Wolves 2 - Crystal Palace 0
Daniel Podence and Rayan Ait Nouri scored for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side. Palace had a goal disallowed and a penalty not given, both for VAR-discovered offside.
Sheffield United 0 - Manchester City 1
Kyle Walker’s goal was enough to lift City over Sheffield at Bramall Lane. The Blades only managed one shot all game and look to be a completely different side from the one that started last season so hot. They’re legitimate contenders for the drop.
Burnley 0 - Chelsea 3
New additions Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner both scored for the Blues, as did Kurt Zouma. Christian Pulisic was slated to start but was a late change out of the starting lineup when his hamstring injury flared up again. Burnley is winless on the season so far.
Liverpool 2 - West Ham United 1
A first half penalty from Mo Salah and an 85th minute winner from Diogo Jota lifted the Reds to a comeback victory over the Hammers. Salah earned his penalty off some contact that he definitely made the most of, leading to a bit of conversation (again) about his propensity to go to ground.
Aston Villa 3 - Southampton 4
James Ward-Prowse hit a double on his birthday, Jannik Vestergaard scored early, and Danny Ings’ 58th minute “oh by the way” goal turned out to matter when Villa scored two (Ollie Watkins and Jack Grealish) in second half added time. Danny Ings looks to have suffered a serious knee injury, unfortunately. The shine looks a bit off the Villa apple after consecutive losses.
Newcastle 2 - Everton 1
The shine has gone off the Everton apple a bit as well, also after consecutive losses. Callum Wilson scored a brace for Newcastle, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s added-time goal wasn’t enough. To be fair to the Toffees, they were without James Rodriguez (testicle injury) and Richarlison (suspension).
Tottenham Hotspur 2 - Brighton & Hove Albion 1
A dubiously-earned Harry Kane penalty (he did his extremely dangerous back-under a jumping opponent thing to earn it) and a Gareth Bale 73rd minute goal were enough to overcome Tariq Lamptey’s goal, which probably should have been ruled out for a foul in the buildup.
Still to play today — Fulham host West Brom and Leeds host Leicester.