This was a North London derby that could have gone either way and in the end, a draw was a fair result for the two impressive sides. Ange Postecoglou has improved Tottenham Hotspur so much in the short time he has been at the club and it is a testament to the Australian that they sit in fourth place in the Premier League, just above Arsenal on goal difference.
The Gunners took the lead when Cristian Romero diverted Bukayo Saka‘s effort into his own net. Saka celebrated by imitating James Maddison‘s celebration of throwing a dart. Maddison responded to this by assisting Heung-Min Son‘s equaliser.
Saka gave Arsenal the lead again from the penalty spot but Postecoglou’s side was not done. Maddison played through Son again, who slotted the ball past David Raya to claim a 2-2 draw.
Everton claimed their first win in the Premier League this season as they defeated Brentford 3-1 at the Gtech Community Stadium. The result moves Everton up to 15th in the division and eases a lot of pressure off Sean Dyche.
Abdoulaye Doucoure fired the Toffees in front with a strike into the top corner early on. However, Brentford equalised through Mathias Jensen‘s strike which went in off the post.
James Tarkowski who had assisted Everton’s first goal gave them their lead back with a header from Dwight McNeil‘s corner. The three points were secured when Dominic Calvert-Lewin found the back of the net to make it three for Dyche’s side.
Manchester City made it six wins from as many games as they defeated Nottingham Forest 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium. It is early days in the Premier League season but Pep Guardiola‘s side are already carving their name on the trophy and given their form they may even do it without losing a match.
Phil Foden fired City into the lead after just six minutes, his goal was assisted by his England teammate Kyle Walker. Erling Haaland soon doubled their advantage with a header from Matheus Nunes‘ cross.
The match was not perfect for the home side as Rodri was sent off for a pushing Morgan Gibbs-White in the second half. The Spanish midfielder will now miss three games including next month’s fixture against Arsenal.
Best of the rest
Newcastle beat Sheffield United 8-0 with remarkably eight different goal-scorers. Sean Longstaff, Dan Burn, Sven Botman, Callum Wilson, Anthony Gordon, Miguel Almiron, Bruno Guimaraes and Alexander Isak all found the back of the net. The result moves the Magpies up to eighth but the Blades are now rooted to the bottom of the division and there will be calls for Paul Heckingbottom to be sacked.
Chelsea suffered another defeat as they lost 1-0 to Aston Villa, with Ollie Watkins getting the winning goal. Mauricio Pochettino‘s side is as low as 14th in the division and questions will be asked if the Argentine is the right man for the job.
The Premier League returns on Saturday, September 30.
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