English Premier League Round Up : Matchweek 4
Manchester United saw their lead at the top of the table cut after a 2-2 draw with Stoke City, as Romelu Lukaku moved clear at the top of the goalscoring charts. The Belgium international struck his fourth Premier League goal of the season, his first shot initially parried by goalkeeper Jack Butland before he fired home the rebound.
Danny Welbeck scored twice to put Arsenal’s English Premier League (EPL) campaign back on track with a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth on Saturday that left the south-coast club winless after four matches. Welbeck headed Arsenal in front after six minutes after meeting Sead Kolasinac’s cross at Emirates Stadium. Alexandre Lacazette, who was restored to the lineup after starting the 4-0 loss at Liverpool on the bench, scored the second goal of his Arsenal career in the 27th minute. Welbeck hit the target again five minutes into the second half as Arsenal recovered from losses to Stoke and Liverpool.
Chelsea made it three wins in a row in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory away to Leicester City. Alvaro Morata opened the scoring with his third of the season before N’Golo Kante fired home against his old club to make the points safe, in a match that saw Eden Hazard make his first appearance of the season for the Blues.
Manchester City moved level on points with United, and Gabriel Jesus also rose up the goalscoring charts with a double in the 5-0 win over Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium. City was in pole position thanks to Sergio Aguero’s 171st goal for the club (only six off the record). But once reduced to ten men, Liverpool folded dramatically.Gabriel Jesus added a second before half time after finding space in the centre of the goal to convert an easy header. The young Brazilian scored a second early in the second half after some charitable work by his strike partner, and a brace from Sane handed Jurgen Klopp his biggest hiding since 2006.
Harry Kane’s 100th Tottenham goal set the tone for a convincing display from Mauricio Pochettino’s side as the team cruised to a 3-0 victory against a lacklustre Everton. Brighton and Hove Albion registered an historic first Premier League win with a 3-1 home success over West Brom .Watford recorded their first win against Southampton in eight games to maintain their unbeaten start to the season, and at the same time, inflict a first defeat upon the Saints.