6️⃣ Six talking points from the Premier League's weekend action

6️⃣ Six talking points from the Premier League's weekend action

English Premier League matchday three served yet another exciting football action with unexpected results, and twists. 

Leicester City are still at the top of the table with a 100% record, same as Everton, who seem to be making good progress under Carlo Ancelotti. 

Frank Lampard's Chelsea and Ole Gunnar's Man United are still unconvincing after three matches and there are many more talking points. 

We take a look at some of the standout talking points so far. 

Manchester United Survive

The most-talked about match of the weekend, a crazy Premier League match at the Amex Stadium. A total of five goals were scored, with the last the most bizarre. 

United led 2-1 until the 93rd minute when the hosts deservedly equalized and seemed to force a draw. But the drama was far from over as United got a penalty after Neal Maupay handled the ball on the 96th minute. 

The referee had already blown the final whistle, but a VAR check meant the penalty had to be taken, and Bruno Fernandes calmly slotted to win it with the last kick of the ball. 


Chelsea stunned

A perfect description of a game of two halves. Frank Lampard's men found themselves trailing 3-0 after half-an-hour against West Bromwich. 

Individual mistakes led to the goals, but they staged an unbelievable come-back in the second period to force a 3-3 draw!  

And it was not Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, or any big-name summer arrival who came to their rescue but the stars from last season; Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Tammy Abraham. 

Man City humbled

Pep Guardiola's season has started in a similar fashion to the 2019/20 campaign. They won their first match but were underwhelming at home against Leicester City. 

The team was however understrength against the Foxes as a result of injuries, but that's no excuse for the horrible show at home. 

Three of City's defenders conceded penalties, and it was the first time Pep Guardiola lost by five goals in any league match at home. 

Can they wrestle the title from Liverpool? Not if they blow hot and cold. 

Vardy's love for City

Jamie Vardy. The Englishman loves scoring against Manchester City and he did it, once again. 

A stunning hat-trick, his second against the Manchester club, was the catalyst to the resounding win, with his second a thing of beauty. 

He has become the only second player to score a hat-trick against a Pep Guardiola-coached side, with Lionel Messi the other. Special company. 

VAR, again

Another weekend, same question marks over the VAR and new handball law.

Everton were awarded a controversial penalty against Crystal Palace on Saturday, and it was a similar scenario again on Sunday as a last-minute controversial penalty decision denied Tottenham victory against Newcastle. 

Andy Carroll's header hit Eric Dier on the arm and the referee, after consulting the VAR, gave the penalty, much to the amusement of the Spurs players. 


The season has started with a boom! Last week was the highest-scoring matchday in the Premier League's history since the 20-team league came into place. 

The goals continued this weekend, but perhaps one thing to note is the number of penalties. So far, after 26 games of the season, 21 penalties have been awarded!

One thing the new season promises,  is goals, and lots of them. 

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