Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring.
Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring.

EPL wrap: Man United crisis deepens

TABLE-TOPPERS Chelsea and Liverpool clashed for the second time this week.

Meanwhile, Wets Ham registered an emphatic victory over strugglers Manchester United on a sunny day at the London Stadium.

Watford suffered another defeat as they slumped to a disappointing 2-0 loss at the hands of the Gunners.




Chelsea and Liverpool remain unbeaten, along with City, after drawing 1-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Eden Hazard's second goal against Liverpool inside 70 hours put the hosts in front in the 25th minute.

The winger raced onto Mateo Kovacic's throughball unchecked before netting past Alisson, who was briefly the world's most expensive goalkeeper until Chelsea paid 80 million euros ($93 million) for Kepa in August.

After beating Liverpool in the League Cup on Wednesday, Chelsea was preparing to inflict the team's first loss of the season until Daniel Sturridge came off the bench to score against his former club.

The striker's brilliant swerving shot beat Kepa in the 89th minute after three minutes on the pitch.




United was ragged from the start at Olympic Stadium, conceding after five minutes when Felipe Anderson flicked in Pablo Zabaleta's cross.

The damage worsened just before halftime when Andriy Yarmolenko's shot took a heavy deflection off Victor Lindelof to head in the opposite direction past goalkeeper David De Gea.

United did pull one back in the 71st when substitute Marcus Rashford turned in Luke Shaw's corner with his back to goal.

But United's defence was cut through with ease when Mark Noble passed to Marko Arnautovic, who struck past De Gea.

Less than two months into the campaign, United's hopes of a first Premier League title since Alex Ferguson's retirement in 2013 are already fading.

With 10 points from seven games, Mourinho has matched the club's previous worst Premier League start under Ferguson's successor, David Moyes.




Pep Guardiola's side dominated from start to finish to leapfrog the Reds at the top of the table.

Immediately after scoring Manchester City's second goal in a 2-0 victory over Brighton, Sergio Aguero was substituted in the 66th minute.

"Sergio is struggling a little bit with some problems in his feet," City manager Guardiola said.

"He is not 100 percent. He made an effort but he hasn't recovered."

Still, the striker also managed to create the opener.

Aguero played in Leroy Sane who crossed for Raheem Sterling to slide in and apply the finish in the first half.





The Gunners kept their winning run in tact thanks to two late goals, which ultimately lifts them above Watford and back into the Premier League's top five.

A 2-0 victory was secured by Craig Cathcart's 81st-minute own goal and Mesut Ozil's strike after some neat interplay by Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette.

The visitors will count themselves unfortunate to be leaving north London empty-handed after dominating for long periods and creating a number of decent opportunities.

"We need to continue to improve with the control, with the possession, with the positioning," Arsenal manager Unai Emery said.




Harry Kane warmed up for Barcelona with a quickfire double to sink Huddersfield.

The Tottenham striker followed up his strike against Brighton with two in the first half at John Smith's Stadium.

He had already passed up an early chance when Christopher Schindler's mistake sent him through and Jonas Lossl saved.

His opener came thanks to Lucas Moura's dogged run right across the pitch.

The Brazilian ended up getting tackled by Terence Kongolo, who injured his knee in the process, but laid the ball back for Kieran Trippier.

England's two World Cup heroes combined, with Trippier crossing and Kane heading firmly into the bottom corner.

He added his second from the penalty spot after Danny Rose was brought down by Florent Hadergjonaj.

The win means Spurs now have back-to-back league victories after their mini-slump.

- The Sun





Mike Ashley was abused by thousands of fans on his first visit to St James' Park in 16 months.

But it is what he saw on the pitch, not what he heard from supporters, that will have concerned the Newcastle owner the most.

It was Newcastle owner first home game since May 2017 was uncomfortable viewing.

A 2-0 loss to Leicester, supplied by a Jamie Vardy penalty following a DeAndre Yedlin handball and a Harry Maguire header from a corner, left Newcastle still winless.

Ashley, who owns retail stores, departed his seat after some home fans chanted "Get out of our club," and "Stand up if you hate Ashley."


DeAndre Yedlin gives away a penalty for a handball.
DeAndre Yedlin gives away a penalty for a handball.



Ivan Cavaleiro scored with his first touch in Premier League football before Jonny doubled Wolves' tally - to pile the misery on Mark Hughes.

Cavaleiro, 24, has been injured so far this season after playing in the Championship last term, following his move from Monaco in 2017.

And after coming on for Diogo Jota after 78 minutes, he made the perfect impression after just 94 seconds, latching on to Raul Jimenez's pass inside the box to finish into the roof of McCarthy's net.

And the late flurry from Wolves was completed when Jonny doubled their lead a few minutes later to fire them up to eighth.

Spanish midfielder Jonny Castro Otto - or 'Jonny' to the rest of us - produced a similar finish to sink Saints when he finished off great work by Matt Doherty, who left Stuart Armstrong for dead before setting up his grateful teammate.

The win means in-form Wolves have now clocked up five top flight games without defeat for the first time since November 1981.

- The Sun


Jonny Otto celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Matt Doherty.
Jonny Otto celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Matt Doherty.


Gylfi Sigurdsson went from villain to hero as Everton won just their second Premier League game of the season against toothless Fulham.

The Toffees star missed a penalty before hitting a stunning opener just minutes later to ease the pressure on Marco Silva.

It was as soft a penalty was awarded for a foul on Dominic Calvert-Lewin, but justice was done when Sigurdsson stepped up and smashed the spot-kick against the bar.

But just five-minutes later, the Iceland star made up for it, curling a stunning low shot from just outside the box into the bottom left-hand corner.

And Silva's side punished again on 66-minutes, Theo Walcott chipping to ball to the back post for sub Cenk Tosun to nod home.

Everton sealed the win just before the end, Bernard squaring for Sigurdsson who slotted home for his second of the day.

- The Sun



Sigurdsson missed a penalty too!
Sigurdsson missed a penalty too!