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Premier League results: Gameweek 8

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Aubameyang was on target for Arsenal
Aubameyang was on target for Arsenal / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages
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Woah, that was a long international break, wasn't it? At least it's over now, so we can get back to life in The Best League in the World™.

There were a shed load of fascinating narratives bubbling away before international fixtures got in the way, and there were plenty of intriguing games in store for us this weekend.

The action got underway in belting fashion courtesy of Liverpool running riot at Watford in the early kick off, before Leicester bested Manchester United at the King Power Stadium, and Chelsea narrowly overcame a vibrant Brentford in west London.

On Sunday, we saw West Ham grind out a win over Everton, while Harry Kane finally broke his Premier League scoring duck at St James' Park.

Here is everything you need to know about that and the rest of gameweek eight in the Premier League...


Saturday

Watford 0-5 Liverpool

Mohamed Salah, Danny Rose
Salah stole the show / Richard Heathcote/GettyImages

Almost inevitably, Mohamed Salah stole the show in the weekend's early kick off at Vicarage Road.

First, he provided an outrageous outside-of-the-boot assist for Sadio Mane before scoring yet another sublime individual goal shortly after half-time, dribbling away from three defenders before curling home.

Elsewhere there was a hat-trick of tap-ins for Bobby Firmino on a perfect afternoon for Jurgen Klopp's men, and a forgettable first game in charge for Watford boss Claudio Ranieri.

You can read player ratings for both sides here.


Southampton 1-0 Leeds United

Armando Broja
Big win for Southampton / Eddie Keogh/GettyImages

Southampton deepened Leeds United's concerns at the bottom end of the table on Saturday afternoon, earning a 1-0 victory over the Whites at St. Mary's.

The first half was a fairly tame affair, with the hosts enjoying more of the possession, and creating the better chances. Leeds failed to register a single shot on target in the opening 45 minutes, and Southampton's only regret would have been their inability to beat Illan Meslier.

The deadlock was broken eight minutes into the second half however, when Southampton pulled off a lightning counter attack, which ended with Redmond picking out Broja in the middle for his first Premier League.

Leeds struggled to threaten the Southampton goal, despite being in desperate need of an equaliser, failing to record a single shot on target over the entire 90 minutes, and amassing only three efforts all match.

You can read the player ratings for both teams here.


Norwich City 0-0 Brighton

Norwich remain at the foot of the Premier League and without a win all season after a 0-0 draw with Brighton at Carrow Road.

The two sides exchanged decent chances, with Josh Sargent and Leandro Trossard both coming close to opening the scoring, but in reality, neither side had enough about them to find the back of the net.

You can read the player ratings for both teams here.


Aston Villa 2-3 Wolves

Ruben Neves
Neves / Alex Morton/GettyImages

Wolverhampton Wanderers won a dramatic West Midlands derby in thrilling fashion after a deflected goal from Ruben Neves gave them a 3-2 victory over Aston Villa in stoppage time.

Despite the score at the break being 0-0, the opening 45 minutes between the two sides was entertaining. Both goalkeepers were called into action to prevent their teams from going behind, but the fun really ramped up after the break.

Danny Ings headed hope the opener, and John McGinn doubled Aston Villa's lead soon after, but a scrappy finish from Romain Saiss gave Wolves a route back into the game.

With the wind in their sails, Wolves went on to snatch all three points as late goals from Conor Coady and Ruben Neves left the crowd stunned.

You can read the player ratings for both teams here.


Leicester City 4-2 Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo
Man Utd lost / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

Leicester scored three times in the final 12 minutes of their Premier League clash with Manchester United at the King Power Stadium to secure an emphatic 4-2 win.

The game had been very watchable for the most part but truly sprung into life in the closing stages when Caglar Soyuncu, Jamie Vardy and Patson Daka scored for Leicester, while Marcus Rashford also netted in the midst of that Foxes flurry on his long awaited returned to action.

United had taken the lead against the run of play in the first half when Mason Greenwood unleashed a screamer into the top corner. But Leicester were back on level terms when Kelechi Iheanacho stole the ball off a sluggish Harry Maguire at the half hour stage and fed Youri Tielemans, whose looping effort rippled the back of the net.

Soyuncu put Leicester into a 2-1 lead with just over 10 minutes to go when the ball kindly fell at his feet in front of an open net in the six yard box. But only moments had passed when Rashford equalised at 2-2 after peeling off the back of the Leicester defenders.

Leicester went straight back ahead, almost from kick-off, when Vardy clinically smashed as half volley past David de Gea, while bright substitute Daka made sure of the win in stoppage time.

You can read the player ratings for both teams here.


Manchester City 2-0 Burnley

Bernardo Silva
City won / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Man City continued their impressive start to the Premier League season with a 2-0 victory over Burnley at the Etihad Stadium.

Bernardo Silva opened the scoring on the afternoon when he turned home the rebound from Phil Foden's effort on 12 minutes, but Pep Guardiola was still left wanting more from his side at the break.

The hosts responded to their manager's call as Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte both came close, before Kevin De Bruyne lashed home a counter attack to seal the victory.

You can read the player ratings for both teams here.


Brentford 0-1 Chelsea

Edouard Mendy
Chelsea had Mendy to thank / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages

Chelsea returned to the top of the Premier League with an uninspiring 1-0 win at west London rivals Brentford.

The Blues took the lead shortly before half time as Ben Chilwell thundered home a sumptuous volley, but Brentford came out like a side possessed in the second half and unleashed hell on Edouard Mendy's goal.

The Senegal stopper posted a career-high number of saves as Chelsea fought for their lives and held on for the scrappiest of wins.

You can read the player ratings for both teams here.


Sunday

Everton 0-1 West Ham

Angelo Ogbonna
Ogbonna was the unlikely game winner / Jan Kruger/GettyImages

West Ham's strong start to the season continued on Sunday as Angelo Ogbonna's second-half header gave them a hard-fought 1-0 away win over Everton.

Clear-cut chances were at a premium throughout but the Hammers just about edged proceedings. Tomas Soucek had a goal ruled out for offside before the break, in the only real action of note in the first half.

During the second period, Everton continued to struggle without unavailable pair Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison with West Ham settling the game just over 15 minutes from time.

Ogbonna was the hero, glancing home Jarrod Bowen's in-swinging corner to secure his side's fourth win of the Premier League season.

You can read the player ratings for both teams here.


Newcastle 2-3 Tottenham

Steve Bruce
All eyes will be on Steve Bruce / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

Harry Kane broke his Premier League scoring duck to help Tottenham secure a 3-2 win over Newcastle, who kicked off the Saudi-backed ownership era in disappointing fashion.

However, the game was overshadowed somewhat by a first-half stoppage as medical staff saw to an emergency in the East Stand at St James' Park. Thankfully, the supporter affected is stable and recovering in hospital.

Prior to that, the game witnessed three goals. Newcastle took an early lead courtesy of a Callum Wilson header before strikes from Tanguy Ndombele and Kane - whose effort was initially ruled out for offside - gave Spurs the lead.

When the players came back out for remainder of the opening period, Son Heung-min struck to make it 3-1 before the break.

Spurs controlled the second half with substitute Jonjo Shelvey being dismissed for two bookable offences seven minutes from time. Tottenham did hand their opponents a lifeline before the end though, with Eric Dier scoring a comical own goal in the closing stages.

You can read the player ratings for both teams here.


Monday

Arsenal 2-2 Crystal Palace

Alexandre Lacazette
Lacazette earned Arsenal a point / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Patrick Vieira's return to Arsenal was one of the biggest stories of the Premier League weekend, but Crystal Palace's former Gunners captain couldn't get one over his old club as Alexandre Lacazette stole a point for his side with a late equaliser.

Things started rosily for Arsenal, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang being sharp in the box to turn one in after Vicente Guaita had made a decent save.

However, the Eagles grew into the ascendancy almost immediately after going behind and equalised when Christian Benteke took advantage of Thomas Partey's mistake to fire beyond Aaron Ramsdale.

Palace were rewarded for their dominance when Odsonne Edouard clattered one in off the crossbar in emphatic fashion. It looked to be another disappointing result for Mikel Arteta's side, but Lacazette scrambled one in during injury time to earn the hosts a point.

You can read the player ratings for both teams here.


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