📝 🦁 Premier League roundup: De Bruyne assists, Ceballos sparkles, Pukki the Finnish finisher
📝 🦁 Premier League roundup: De Bruyne assists, Ceballos sparkles, Pukki the Finnish finisher
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📝 🦁 Premier League roundup: De Bruyne assists, Ceballos sparkles, Pukki the Finnish finisher

Matchday 2 of the Premier League threw up some outstanding individual performances, a goalkeeper blunder and yet more VAR controversy between Manchester City and Tottenham.

Arsenal and Liverpool are the only sides 100% records after two games and four sides at the foot of the table have yet to pick up a point. Before tonight's clash between Wolves & Manchester United, we take a look at the major talking points. 

Liverpool equals five-year-old win record 🔴 

Liverpool notched up their 11th consecutive top-flight victory with a 2-1 win at Southampton, equalling the club record set under Brendan Rodgers back in April 2014. Saints old boy Sadio Mané was on hand to score in sublime fashion for the Reds to cancel out goalkeeper Adrian's earlier blunder. Senegalese star Mané has 20 goals for the club in 2019 - eight more than their next highest scorer, Mo Salah (12) in this calendar year.

Ceballos, De Bruyne, Pukki shine ❇️

Arsenal's tradition of finding talented Spanish playmakers seems to have continued with Dani Ceballos following in the footsteps of Santi Cazorla and Cesc Fabregas. The on-loan Real Madrid man completed four dribbles, two tackles and laid on two assists on his home debut at Emirates Stadium. 

Speaking of assists, Kevin De Bruyne is back to his best after producing two typically whipped crosses that turned into goals in City's thrilling 2-2 draw with Tottenham. City thought they had snatched the win, only for VAR to rule out Gabriel Jesus's late strike. It was the first time in 16 encounters that City has failed to win a match, and it was a clash they dominated in terms of the stats. Pep's side had 30 shots on target compared to Tottenham's three, but they must settle for a share of the points. One of City's goal-scorers, the clinical Sergio Aguero, has now directly contributed 76 goals in 75 games against top-six sides (54 goals & 22 assists). 

Norwich's Finnish finisher Teemu Pukki notched a hat-trick to take his season tally to four goals after two matches, continuing his fine scoring form from the Championship last season. Pukki has scored 33 league goals for the club since the start of last season, more than any other player across the top four tiers of English football.

Efan Ekoku was the last Norwich player to score a hat-trick, and that feat was achieved in 1993.

Lampard winless in three matches 🔵 

Leicester City came from behind to draw 1-1 with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and make Frank Lampard the first Blues boss since Rafael Benitez (2012-13) to fail to win any of his first three games in charge. Chelsea's next match is away to in-form Norwich where they will have to manage the danger posed by Pukki, one of the form strikers in England. 

What's next? 🗓 

The Monday night football sees Wolves host Manchester United at Molineux, a ground where they've beaten Solskajer's men twice in a row in Cup and League clashes by a 2-1 scoreline.

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