Tottenham Hotspur moved prime of the Premier League after a formidable 2-0 victory over Manchester Metropolis whereas Chelsea beat Newcastle United and Manchester United secured their first dwelling win of the marketing campaign on Saturday.
Jose Mourinho`s Spurs, unbeaten of their final eight video games, have 20 factors from 9 matches whereas Frank Lampard`s Chelsea are on 18 factors after their 2-0 win at Newcastle.
Third-placed Leicester Metropolis (18 factors) are at fourth-placed Liverpool (17 factors) on Sunday and would return to the highest with a win at Anfield.
Pep Guardiola`s Metropolis slipped to eleventh with United`s victory shifting them above their native rivals to ninth. Spurs now absolutely appear like a Mourinho crew, stable on the again, hard-working in midfield and lethal on the break and that was sufficient to beat a Metropolis crew who’ve managed simply 10 targets in 9 video games.
Son Heung-min`s prolific kind continued, the South Korean opening the scoring within the fifth minute together with his ninth aim of the season. A superbly weighted cross from Tanguy Ndombele picked out Son`s completely timed run and the striker stored his cool to slide the ball via the legs of the advancing Ederson.
Harry Kane for Spurs and Aymeric Laporte for Metropolis each had targets disallowed earlier than substitute Giovani lo Celso settled the match simply 35 seconds after coming off the bench.
Whereas Mourinho would have been delighted to have put one over on Guardiola, who he jousted with throughout his time in Spain when he coached Actual Madrid and his rival was answerable for Barcelona, he wasn`t getting carried away by the desk.
“We’re not combating for the title, we’re simply combating to win each match,” stated the Portuguese coach.
At St James` Park an personal aim by Federico Fernandez and Tammy Abraham’s second-half effort secured a 3rd straight win for Chelsea.
The Blues took the lead within the tenth minute when Fernandez, underneath stress from Ben Chilwell, turned in Mason Mount’s cross. Isaac Hayden wasted a terrific probability to equalise on the hour however Timo Werner burst via on aim earlier than passing to Abraham to double Chelsea’s lead.
“We put the sport away with knowledgeable efficiency,” Lampard stated. “The result’s key as a result of the Premier League is hard and relentless.” A twice-taken penalty from Bruno Fernandes gave United a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion, their first Premier League win at Outdated Trafford this season.
Fernandes’s first effort was saved by West Brom keeper Sam Johnstone however the referee ordered the kick be re-taken after ruling the keeper had come off his line and the Portuguese midfielder made no mistake with the second try.
Winless West Brom’s frustration was doubled by the truth that the penalty got here eight minutes after that they had a spot-kick award overturned after assessment.
Brighton & Hove Albion received at Aston Villa for the primary time with an enthralling 2-1 victory. Solly March grabbed the winner with a stunning end after Ezri Konsa’s equaliser had cancelled out Danny Welbeck`s first aim for Brighton, a intelligent chip.
There was late drama, nevertheless, when Brighton full again Tariq Lamptey was despatched off for a second yellow card in stoppage time and Villa had a penalty overturned after the referee rescinded his resolution having considered the monitor.