Premier League Wrap: Manchester United complete Watford's perfect start, Chelsea leading the goal difference

Premier League Wrap: Manchester United complete Watford's perfect start, Chelsea leading the goal difference

Liverpool and Chelsea remain the only perfect Premier League teams. After another big night of action, Manchester United ended Watford's dream start.

After a 2-1 win over the Spurs at Wembley, the Reds could not shy away from the first real test of their title, while Maurizio Sarri's team scored a sensational 4-1 win over Cardiff – Eden Hazard scored a hat-trick.

The Blues are now at the top of the table on goal difference – and this is the first time in 110 years that two teams are five out of five!

United defeated Nemanja Matic 2-1 against Hornets despite a late second yellow, while Bournemouth beat Leicester 4-2, Aaron Mooy's Huddersfield 1-0 to Crystal Palace and Manchester City 3-0 to Fulham.

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Elsewhere, there was also a victory for Arsenal when Unai Emery Newcastle's team beat 2-1 at St. James's Park.

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SPURS 1-2 LIVERPOOL

Liverpool have continued their perfect start to the season to remain at the top of the English Premier League after scoring twice in each half to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Wembley.

Georginio Wijnaldum chose the perfect time for his first away goal in the Premier League when he put Liverpool ahead in the 39th minute on Saturday before Roberto Firmino scored a second goal for Liverpool in the second half

it wins five out of five.

In the aftermath of Liverpool's 1: 4 defeat at Tottenham in October last year, they had the best defensive record in the Premier League as they had fewer goals than any other team. In injury time, however, they were again denied by Erik Lamela.

However, Lamela's goal from an acute angle was only a consolation when the Spurs went into championship defeats for the first time since the last two games of the 2015/16 season, meaning they remain out of the top four.

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WATFORD 1-2 MANCHESTER UNITED

Manchester United finished Watford's unexpectedly perfect start to the English Premier League with a 2-1 win in the fifth round on Saturday.

Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling both scored in the first half within three minutes, and José Mourinho's side had to beat Watford in the second half.

After Andre Gray was left without a goal for Watford, United was reduced in stoppage time to 10 men. Nemanja Matic got a second chance to bring down Will Hughes.

David de Gea could only save one header from Abdoulaye Doucoure, but United secured their third win of the season.

Watford is fourth ahead of United, although the gap between the sides has been reduced to three points.

-AP

CHELSEA 4-1 CARDIFF

Eden Hazard's hat-trick made Chelsea make its perfect start to the Premier League with a 4-1 win over Cardiff on Saturday. Sol Bamba shocked Chelsea with Cardiff's first goal of the season, but Hazard's three goals and a late Willian goal saw Maurizio Sarri become the fourth coach to win his first five Premier League games. He joined an elite club of Carlo Ancelotti (Chelsea), Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) and Craig Shakespeare (Leicester).

Chelsea kept pace with Liverpool at the top of the table.

Former Napoli coach Sarri, starting in England, seemed in jeopardy when Cardiff took the lead after 16 minutes at Stamford Bridge. Bamba hit a flicker from defender Sean Morrison.

Hazard, who has met or supported in each of Chelsea's four games this season, took over the game just before halftime.

The Belgian captain received the ball just before the Cardiff box in the 37th minute and overtook a defender before bouncing off the goal with a powerful finish.

Seven minutes later, he brought Chelsea into the lead. Pedro's cross found Olivier Giroud, who put the ball to Hazard and allowed him to score a goal that was deflected in Bamba.

Chelsea was rarely in control from that point on, but it was not until substitute Willian scored a penalty in the 80s that the blues undoubtedly put the game into the game.

Hazard sent Cardiff goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, who had already scored two penalties this season, in the wrong direction to complete the second Premier League hat-trick of his Chelsea career.

Three minutes later Willian added his own goal and rolled the ball from the edge of the box into the top corner.

Cardiff has two points from five games.

-AP

NEWCASTLE 1-2 ARSENAL

Arsenal beat Newcastle 2-1 on Saturday to celebrate their first ever away win in the English Premier League for more than a year.

Granit Xhaka hit a free kick from distance and helped Mesut Özil to make it 2-0 for Arsenal. A header from Ciaran Clark made for a nervous conclusion. After Unai Emery lost his first two games, he led Arsenal to three consecutive wins.

Arsenal's first away win since May 2017 shows that there is progress under Emery, who replaced Arsene Wenger after last season. After a weak first half, the brilliant Xhaka needed a shot to bring Arsenal into the lead. The Swiss midfielder ruffled a free kick of 25 meters into the top corner.

Xhaka was again heavily involved when Ozil scored the opening goal nine minutes later. The central midfielder landed on the left side in the penalty area and grabbed Alexander Lacazette, who fell with his blocked shot from the edge of the penalty area on Ozil to the ground.

Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has picked up Ozil's rather tame stance, as he did on Xhaka's free-kick, and could prevent the second, if not both, of Arsenal's goals.

Newcastle, still striving for a first win, kept going until the end and got some comfort when Clark took the lead in stoppage time. By that time, a large number of the disappointed St James's park people had already left. Although Rafael Benitez's team has only taken one point from the first five games, all four defeats have fallen against the Big Six of the league.

-AP

MANCHESTER TOWN 3-0 FULHAM

It only took Leroy Sane two minutes to score in his first Premier League start of the season. Manchester City continued their 3-0 victory against Fulham on Saturday.

David Silva scored his 50th EPL goal to put City ahead at half-time before Raheem Sterling scored a comfortable win after the break.

The win keeps title defender City within two points of leaders Liverpool and Chelsea, who both kept a perfect start to the season. Sane, who was voted best youth player by the Premier League last season, only collected 29 minutes in the city's first three games. He was left out of the squad in the final game before the two-week international break.

But after he had rejected problems with himself and Sane, city chief Pep Guardiola reminded the German winger to the starting eleven and was quickly rewarded.

Fulham was a victim of his attempts to back off the ball when Fernandinho intercepted a bad pass from Jean Michael Seri and cleared on the left before coming to Sane, who was close-quartered at Etihad from close range was changed.

Bernardo Silva made his name-winner for Citys second, as his cross fell into the path of David Silva, who led with 21 minutes with the typical coolness to 2: 0.

Raheem Sterling put Fulham ahead in the second half as Sergio Agüero scored the biggest successes. Fulham remains at four points.

-AP

BOURENEMOUTH 4-2 LEICESTER

Ryan Fraser's brace inspired Bournemouth when he defeated the 10-man Leicester 4-2 and continued his strong start to the English Premier League on Saturday.

Scotland winger Fraser struck twice before Josh King converted a penalty and completely controlled Bournemouth through the break.

Leicester captain Wes Morgan was sent off midway through the second half, leaving Adam Smith fourth in Bournemouth's volley. Leicester beat James Maddison and Marc Albrighton in the closing stages.

Bournemouth have 10 points after winning three and one of their first five league games, with their only defeat at league leaders Chelsea. After overcoming a hamstring problem to create Bournemouth's starting lineup, Fraser quickly made an impression.

Striker King set him free on the left and Fraser put his foot on the right before hitting the finish line in the 19th minute.

Bournemouth's other Bournemouth striker, Callum Wilson, then on the assistant for Fraser, passing through him to beat the cool end by the legs of Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

With a comeback that was already a big question for Leicester, Morgan made it on 21 minutes that sent for a second yellow card, but not impossible.

Fraser took advantage of the extra gap left by Morgan's absence and hit Smith, who made his 100th Premier League debut. Only one concentration deficit was able to explain Leicster's late double when Maddison hit off the penalty spot in the 88th minute to score his second goal of the season, and Albrighton scored one minute later.

After a second loss in a row, Leicester has six points from his first five games.

-AP

HUDDERSFIELD 0-1 CRYSTAL PALACE

Wilfried Zaha recalled his importance for Crystal Palace with an impressive solo goal in Saturday's 1-0 win over Huddersfield in the English Premier League. Palace lost their last 12 league games when Ivory Coast winger Zaha was absent, most recently in the previous club of the London club, a 2-0 defeat at home to Southampton before the international break. Roy Hodgson's performance was slightly better at Huddersfield but a moment of individual brilliance from Zaha just before half time earned a barely deserved victory.

He was picking up the ball in the Huddersfield half, in a situation he did not feel threatened.

A few seconds later, the ball flew to the top corner. Zaha used his pace and tricks to reach the edge of the box before going inward to leave two defenders in his wake and a powerful blow.

Huddersfield almost equalized when Aaron Mooy volleyed after 20 minutes in the second half, but Palace defended the game and held his first win – and points – since the first matchday of the season. Last season, Huddersfield have won just one of their last 15 Premier League games, scoring only five goals, only two of them coming this season.

-AP

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