Pole place on this unpredictable Premier League season modified fingers twice on Saturday as Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham moved to the summit.
Leicester Metropolis – not in motion till Sunday – began the day on high of the pile, however victories for Chelsea after which Spurs noticed the Foxes nudged down to 3rd.
Elsewhere, Manchester United belatedly received up and working at Outdated Trafford, whereas Brighton and Hove Albion additionally triumphed.
We replicate on one other topsy-turvy day of top-flight motion with assistance from Opta information.
Newcastle United 0-2 Chelsea: Tammy and Timo group up
Chelsea had taken high spot within the day’s early fixture because of a 2-Zero success at St James’ Park, their 26th Premier League win over Newcastle United.
It was a well-recognized sinking feeling for Newcastle and Federico Fernandez, who put by means of his personal web for the opener. The previous Argentina defender has scored a joint-high 5 personal objectives since his 2014 top-flight debut, whereas this was the Magpies’ fifth house defeat in seven.
Tammy Abraham wrapped up victory together with his 23rd aim in all competitions because the begin of final season, 11 greater than another Chelsea participant.
Timo Werner couldn’t get on the scoresheet regardless of a number of possibilities however teed up Abraham’s strike, his 11th aim involvement in his previous 10 appearances in all competitions.
Edouard Mendy was scarcely troubled on the different finish and stored his seventh Chelsea clear sheet in 9 video games. The Blues have three in a row away within the Premier League.
Aston Villa 1-2 Brighton and Hove Albion: Extra Welbeck woe for hosts
Brighton landed their second Premier League win of the season and simply their fifth in 27 makes an attempt as Aston Villa went down 2-1 at house.
It ought to have come as no shock to see Danny Welbeck break the impasse, nevertheless, as he netted his fifth top-flight aim in opposition to Villa, a profession excessive. Solely Robbie Fowler (5) has extra Premier League strikes at Villa Park as a visiting participant than Welbeck’s 4.
Ezri Konsa responded, a league-high ninth set-piece aim conceded by Brighton this time period, earlier than Solly March’s high-quality strike earned the factors regardless of Tariq Lamptey’s late crimson card.
England’s Jack Grealish was the topic of reward throughout the worldwide break and of Brighton’s attentions on Saturday. He was fouled seven occasions and has earned no less than one foul in every of his previous 102 league appearances.
Tottenham 2-Zero Manchester Metropolis: An evening for Spurs to savour from the summit
Tottenham completed a day on high of the Premier League for the primary time since August 2014 after beating Manchester Metropolis 2-Zero at house.
And never since January 1985 had Spurs loved the view from the summit in a single day within the high flight after no less than 9 video games of a season.
They had been set on their manner by Son Heung-min’s fifth aim in his previous 5 video games in opposition to Metropolis in all competitions, arriving after simply 4 minutes and 19 seconds – the earliest Metropolis have conceded within the Premier League since Theo Walcott netted after 4 minutes and 6 seconds in December 2016.
The second – created by Harry Kane’s ninth help of the marketing campaign – got here courtesy of Giovani Lo Celso, simply 35 seconds after his arrival as an alternative. The one different Tottenham participant to attain inside a minute of coming off the bench within the league since 2006-07 was Lucas Moura in August 2019, additionally in opposition to Metropolis.
Metropolis lacked the identical scientific contact and have misplaced consecutive video games in opposition to Spurs with out scoring regardless of making an attempt 41 photographs throughout the 2 fixtures.
Manchester United 1-Zero West Brom: Dwelling comforts return for Purple Devils
United had been aided by penalty controversy as they defeated West Brom 1-Zero to lastly win at house within the Premier League this season, their first such victory in seven makes an attempt going again to final time period.
An obvious foul on Conor Gallagher seemed to have given the Baggies an opportunity from 12 yards, however that call was overturned on evaluation and United as an alternative had a spot-kick following a handball. Bruno Fernandes’ try was saved, just for a re-take to be granted and dispatched.
That strike was United’s first house league aim in 324 minutes – since Fernandes’ penalty in opposition to Tottenham – and proved sufficient for a much-needed success.
It was maybe inevitable a spot-kick ought to present the Purple Devils’ salvation, as 16 per cent of their Premier League objectives because the begin of final season – together with seven of Fernandes’ 14 – have been penalties.
West Brom had not been crushed on their earlier two journeys to Outdated Trafford however have now did not win any of their opening 9 video games to a league season for the primary time since 1985-86.
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