Aston Villa preserved the Premier League’s solely 100% document as Ross Barkley’s late aim earned it a 1-Zero win at Leicester City on Sunday to maneuver into second place, one level behind early chief Everton whose excellent begin ended on Saturday.
Gareth Bale’s first look for Tottenham Hotspur for seven years, following his mortgage transfer from Real Madrid, was eclipsed by West Ham United who scored thrice late on to attract 3-Three within the London derby.
Villa’s dream begin to the brand new season, following final season’s slim escape from relegation, continued as Barkley sealed a typically dour Midlands derby in stoppage time — his second aim since becoming a member of from Chelsea.
Dean Smith’s aspect have received 4 out of 4, the primary time Villa has performed that within the high flight for the reason that 1930-31 marketing campaign when it went on to complete second.
“An important win today,” Barkley, who additionally scored within the 7-2 win over champions Liverpool earlier than the worldwide break, stated. “I dedicated that goal to the physio because I was 50-50 in the week and he did a really good job getting me right.”
Villa is one level behind Everton who drew 2-2 with Liverpool in a controversial Merseyside derby on Saturday which left Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk with a severe knee damage that can require surgical procedure.
While the Premier League aim rush slowed a little bit on Sunday, it didn’t in North London the place Tottenham and West Ham battled out a rare derby.
Son Heung-min put Tottenham forward inside a minute and two objectives from Harry Kane had Spurs three up after 16 minutes.
Bale, again on the membership he left in 2013 to begin a trophy-laden profession at Real Madrid, got here off the bench within the 72nd minute for his eagerly-awaited homecoming, however the script was not written for the Welsh winger.
Fabian Balbuena’s 82nd minute header and Davinson Sanchez’s personal aim arrange a nervy finale after which within the fourth minute of stoppage time Manuel Lanzini fired an unstoppable shot from outdoors the realm to spark wild celebrations from the customer.
Bale missed an awesome probability when the rating was 3-2.
“That’s three matches at home and two draws that could perfectly be two victories, and it’s a big punishment because we look to the table and it’s difficult to believe after scoring so many goals and playing so well that we only have eight points,” Spurs supervisor Jose Mourinho stated.
West Ham is the primary crew in Premier League historical past to keep away from defeat in a recreation having trailed by at the least three objectives as late because the 81st minute.
“We are playing against a team everyone is talking about and after 10 minutes I was thinking ‘is this going to be six or seven?’ We changed and it made us better,” West Ham supervisor David Moyes stated.
Palace had held on to the lead given them by Wilfried Zaha’s 19th-minute penalty however three factors would have been greater than it deserved in opposition to arch-rivals Brighton.
Substitute Alexis Mac Allister netted within the 90th minute to present Brighton some extent though it had Lewis Dunk despatched off in stoppage time for a poor sort out on Gary Cahill.
Sheffield United substitute Billy Sharp transformed a late penalty to earn his aspect some extent in opposition to Fulham who had taken the lead shortly earlier than when Ademola Lookman marked his first begin with a wonderful solo effort.