Its early days yet, but the English Premier League has begun to take shape with already with the Manchester clubs firmly at the summit of the table, tearing up defenses with avalanche of goals whilst maintaining a solid back line.
Lukaku can’t stop scoring, Harry Kane is on fire as Manchester City making a statement of intent.
On match day seven, Romelu Lukaku scored his seventh goal in his seventh EPL game for Manchester United to equal Andy Cole’s record of scoring seven goals in his first seven games for the Club. Manchester United cruised to a routine 4-0 win over bottom side Crystal Palace, who are having the worst start to the Premier League after losing all their seven games and without scoring a single goal.
United’s city rivals Manchester City gave a clear statement of intent after beating Champions Chelsea at Old Trafford with a dominant display. Kevin De Bruyne, a former Chelsea reject came back to bite them with a sumptuous goal that left the Bridge silent. Chelsea have now lost twice already at home, following their opening day defeat to Burnley.
Meanwhile, Newcastle United’s Joselu cancelled out a Philippe Coutinho 29th minute strike to leave Liverpool with just a win in their last seven games, leaving manager Jurgen Klopp increasing frustrated.
On his 21st anniversary, Manager Arsene Wenger celebrated with a 2-0 win over Brighton. Nacho Monreal opened the scoring for the gunners before, Alex Iwobi celebrated Nigeria’s 57th independence with a second in the 52nd minute.
Elsewhere, Jeff Hendrick finished off a magnificent Burnley team move to beat Everton at Goodison Park as the Clarets’ impressive start to the season continued. Burnley’s victory at Goodison is the second win at the venue since 1963.
Stoke City left it late when 36 year old striker Peter Crouch came on in the 70th minute to poke in the winner as they beat Southampton 2-1, Senegalese Mame Biram Diouf scored the opener before Japenese Yushida equalizer.
Leicester City could not score and were held by a resolute Bournemouth at the Vitality Park.
Meanwhile, it was a goal scoring draw between West Brom and Watford. Brazillian Richarlison scored an injury time equalizer as the hornets came back from two goals down to draw with the Baggies.
Solomon Randon and former Manchester United defender Johnny Evans scored for West Brom before Abdoulaye Dacore halved the deficit.
In the battle of brothers in London, Andre Ayew had the last laugh after West Ham United defeated Swansea City 1-0 thanks to a Diafra Sakho last minute strike easing the pressure of manager Slaven Bilic.
By Lukman Evergreen Mumin