Newly promoted Burnley secured their first win of the season with an impressive 2-0 win over Liverpool at Turf Moor.
The Clarets led after just two minutes when Welshman Sam Vokes smashed in a strike on the turn from just outside the area. They doubled their lead before the break when Andre Gray collected debutant Steven Defour’s pass, before cutting inside and slotting in with his left-foot and complete a historic win.
Manchester City impressed as they thumped Stoke City 4-1 at the Bet365 Stadium. Sergio Aguero had City two up at half-time with a penalty and a neat header, before Bojan pulled one back for the Potters from the spot. However Nolito came off the bench to net twice in the closing stages after being set up by Kelechi Iheanacho and Raheem Sterling, to ensure Pep Guardiola kept his 100% record as City boss.
Chelsea left it late to come from behind and beat Watford 2-1 at Vicarage Road. Etienne Capoue put the Hornets ahead with his second strike in as many games, before Michy Batshuayi came off the bench to equalise for the visitors. With just three minutes remaining, Diego Costa was played through by Cesc Fabregas and the Spaniard coolly finished under Heurelho Gomes to keep Chelsea’s winning record.
Manchester United made it two wins from two under Jose Mourinho as they cruised to a 2-0 win over Southampton at Old Trafford, in Paul Pogba’s first game since his £89m move. It was Zlatan Ibrahimovic who would steal the headlines though, with a trademark bullet header for his first before netting a penalty for his second after Luke Shaw was tripped, to make it three goals in two league games for the Swede.
Hull City continued from where they finished last weekend as they beat Swansea City 2-0 at the Liberty Stadium. The Tigers took the lead with just 11 minutes left when Shaun Maloney diverted the ball in from close range after Curtis Davies’ flick-on. Mike Phelan’s side sealed the points in stoppage time when Maloney turned provider to tee up Abel Hernandez to finish and take them to a surprise two wins from two.
Middlesbrough secured their first win since returning to the top-flight with a 2-1 triumph over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Cristhian Stuani scored two wonderful goals to put Boro two up before half-time, the first a stunning strike from 25 yards out, before a well worked team goal for the second. The Black Cats did pull one back through Patrick van Aanholt’s tap-in, but couldn’t prevent a second defeat to start the season.
Ronald Koeman secured his first win as Everton boss with a 2-1 win over West Brom at the Hawthorns. It was the home side who took the lead when Gareth McAuley headed in from a corner, but the Toffees levelled through Kevin Mirallas after a lovely move. The visitors netted the winner on the hour mark when Gareth Barry nodded in at the far post on his 100th league appearance for the club.
Tottenham secured their first win of the season with hard-fought 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane. It took until the 82nd minute for Spurs to find the breakthrough, when Harry Kane nodded towards goal and Victor Wanyama was on-hand to flick the ball into the net, to leave Palace with two defeats to open the campaign.
It took a late goal for West Ham United to overcome AFC Bournemouth 1-0 in their first game at the London Stadium. In a poor game for the most part, Harry Arter was shown a red card with 15 minutes remaining for a second yellow card offence. The Hammers took advantage of the extra man with five minutes left as Michail Antonio headed in at the backpost from Gokhan Tore’s cross to become the first league scorer at the stadium.
The top two from last season couldn’t be separated on Saturday night as Leicester City and Arsenal drew 0-0 at the King Power Stadium. Both sides had chances to win the game, with Jamie Vardy blazing over when through on goal, whilst for the Gunners Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain shot narrowly wide to leave both sides winless after two games.
Player of the Weekend: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal)
Team of the Weekend: Burnley
Goal of the Weekend: Cristhian Stuani (Middlesbrough – First goal)