Chelsea were stunned at home to Crystal Palace as they were beaten 2-1 in Jose Mourinho’s 100th league game at Stamford Bridge.
Palace took the lead midway through the second half when Bakary Sako finished for his second in as many games. Radamel Falcao equalised with 10 minutes remaining with his first goal for the club, but Joel Ward headed in Sako’s cross a minute later to give Palace a famous win.
In another shock, West Ham beat Liverpool 3-0 at Anfield for their first win there since 1963. Manuel Lanzini put them ahead early on, before some dreadful defending by Dejan Lovren gifted Mark Noble the second. Philippe Coutinho was sent off for two yellow cards in the second half before Noble was shown a straight red. Diafra Sakho put the icing on the cake for the Hammers with a cool finish in stoppage time meaning Slaven Bilic’s two wins have come at Arsenal and Liverpool.
Manchester City continued their perfect start to the season with a comfortable 2-0 win at home to Watford. Raheem Sterling converted Bacary Sagna’s cross for his first goal for the club before Fernandinho lashed in from David Silva’s pass.
Swansea beat Manchester United 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium to continue their unbeaten start. Juan Mata put United ahead in the second half but Andre Ayew equalised with a header. Bafetimbi Gomis then scored his fourth in as many games this season to secure a third successive win over United for the Swans.
Aston Villa and Sunderland shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Villa Park. Yann M’Vila scored his first goal for Sunderland with a brilliant free-kick to put them ahead. However, Scott Sinclair, who scored a hat-trick against Notts County in midweek, netted twice to put Villa ahead before half-time. Jermain Lens equalised in the second half with his first goal for the Black Cats to rescue a point.
Southampton got their first win of the season with a comfortable 3-0 win over Norwich. Steven Whittaker got sent off on 31 minutes for two yellow cards before Graziano Pelle put Saints ahead. Two goals from Dusan Tadic in the second half sealed an easy win for Ronald Koeman’s side.
Arsenal beat Newcastle 1-0 at St. James’ Park in Saturday’s early kick-off. Aleksandar Mitrovic was shown a straight red card after just 16 minutes for a stamp on Francis Coquelin, and The Gunners scored early in the second half when Fabricio Coloccini deflected into his own net from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s shot.
West Brom beat Stoke 1-0 at the Britannia Stadium with the home side reduced to nine men in the first half. Ibrahim Afellay was shown a straight red for a slap on Craig Gardner and Charlie Adam later on was also shown is marching orders for a stamp. Before half-time, club-record signing Salomon Rondon netted his first for the Baggies with a tidy header at the back post to seal their first win of the season.
Bournemouth and Leicester drew 1-1 at the Vitality Stadium. Callum Wilson netted his fourth in two games with a stunning overhead kick to give the home side the lead but Jamie Vardy scored from the spot late on to keep Leicester’s unbeaten run going.
Spurs and Everton drew 0-0 at White Hart Lane in a drab game on Saturday evening. Harry Kane went closest for Spurs but was denied by the impressive Tim Howard, whilst Tom Cleverley went nearest for the Toffees.
Player of the Week: Andre Ayew (Swansea City)
Team of the Week: West Ham
Goal of the Week: Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)