There was plenty of action in the Premier League on Saturday as all ‘top six’ teams were in action due to the resumption of Continental hostilities during the new week.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City took 10-man Liverpool to the cleaners at the Etihad while the Bet365 Stadium proved to be difficult host to yet another Title challenging team as Manchester United could only pick up a draw against Stoke.
There were convincing wins for the big London clubs and Everton was the casualty at home as Spurs got maximum points. Here are the top stats and moments of the games played on Saturday.
Aguero ‘Kops’ Liverpool at home…. Again
It was a very big win for the Citizens at the Etihad and even though there is now the weekly talk of who leads the lines for City, Pep Guardiola started Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus and once again, Aguero scored for City against Liverpool. The Argentine striker has now scored in all six home Premier League games he has played in against the Kops.
First goal… First Win… Brighton gets started!
It was a landmark moment on the South Coast as Pascal Gross scored Brighton and Hove Albion’s first Premier League goal in the club’s history.
The Seagulls are playing in their first ever Premier league season and after breaking the goalscoring duck, Pascal Gross added another goal and assisted Tommer Hemed to score a third to complete a historic 3-1 win for the Premier League first-timers.
Happy Happy Harry!
After seeing off his much spoken of bogey month, Harry Kane scored on the first day of September in England’s World Cup qualifier and he’s opened his account for the 2017-2018 campaign for Spurs as they saw off Everton at Goodison Park.
It was his 100th and 101st goals in just 169 games for Spurs and he has achieved this feat in lesser games than Premier League greats like Ruud van Nistelrooy, Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Thierry Henry.
Lacazette enjoying the Emirates
French striker, Alexander Lacazette scored in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth at the Emirates to mark his second goal in as many home league games for Arsenal. It’s amazing to note that he’s only the second player ever to do that in the history of the club, after Marouane Chamakh in 2010.
Morata scores another header
It is becoming a common sight to see Chelsea’s new Spanish striker, Alvaro Morata, do the damage on the pitch with his head. Following his opening goal in Chelsea’s 2-1 victory at Leicester, Morata has now contributed to 5 goals for Chelsea, all with his head!
Lukaku hits landmark goal… But not enough
Romelu Lukaku scored his 150th club career goal on Saturday but it wasn’t enough to get a win for Manchester United at Stoke.
Lukaku scored 41 at Anderlecht, 17 at West Bromwich Albion, 87 for Everton and now 5 for Manchester United. He would have to shoulder part of the blame for the dropped points though as he missed a clear cut chance to win the game for United in the 81st minute after good work by substitute, Anthony Martial.
Klopp hits new low
It was a humbling defeat for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool at the Etihad on Saturday as Manchester City thumped the Reds 5-0 to inflict Klopp’s worst defeat since his Mainz team was beaten 6-1 by Werder Bremen in October 2006.
After the same number of Premier League games, Jurgen Klopp is still behind Brendan Rogers for total points amassed by the club in the Premier League.