The Premier League has treated us to a brilliant day of football on Saturday.
Here’s how it all played out …
Newcastle 1-4 Manchester United
Scorers: Shaw (OG) 2′ ; Maguire 23′, Fernandes 86′, Wan-Bissaka 90′, Rashford 96′.
Newcastle raced into an early lead when Luke Shaw turned Emil Krafth’s cross into his own net inside the first two minutes.
However, Harry Maguire recovered from his sending off for England in midweek to head past Karl Darlow to level proceedings.
Bruno Fernandes missed a penalty for the first time in his career following Jamal Lewis’ foul on Marcus Rashford, with Darlow pulling off an outstanding save to deny the Portuguese midfielder.
Fernandes shook off that blow to fire the visitors into the lead with just four minutes to go linking up with Rashford but slotting into the net off the far post.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka scored his first goal for the club with a thumping finish in the last minute, before Rashford got the goal his performance deserved with a composed finish to add some gloss to the scoreline.
Manchester City 1-0 Arsenal
Scorers: Sterling 23′.
Raheem Sterling scored the only goal of the game after 23 minutes, sliding the ball home after Bernd Leno had parried Phil Foden’s shot into his path.
Leno was almost at fault again as he parried Riyad Mahrez’s effort back into the feet of the Algerian before some good defending kept the forward at bay.
Man City didn’t have the same problem down the other end as Ederson was in top form, producing a string of good saves towards the end of the first-half.
The Brazilian was at his best as he denied Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from close range and also denied Bukayo Saka with a strong arm as Arsenal looked to get back into the game.
Pep Guardiola’s side kept the Gunners at bay for the second half and now move up to 10th with their second win of the season.
Chelsea 3-3 Southampton
Scorers: Werner 15′, 28′, Havertz 59′; Ings 43′, Adams 57′, Vestergaard 92′
Timo Werner thought he’d given Chelsea an early lead in this one only for his headed goal to be ruled out by the offside flag.
But the German striker did bag his first Premier League goal with a lovely finish in the 15th minute, before doubling his tally soon after.
However, Danny Ings got Southampton back in it just before half-time when he rounded Kepa Arrizabalaga to score.
Then in the second half, Saints drew level through Che Adams following a moment of madness from Kepa.
They were level for just two minutes, however, as Chelsea went down the other end and Werner squared for Kai Havertz to make it 3-2.
Kepa then made a good save to deny Ings an equaliser 10 minutes from time.
But in the 92nd minute, Southampton did get their equaliser when Jannik Vestergaard guided an Ings shot into the far corner with his head.
Everton 2-2 Liverpool
Scorers: Keane 19′, Calvert-Lewin 81′; Mané 3′, Salah 72′
Liverpool took the lead after less than three minutes at Goodison Park when Sadio Mané smashed home an Andy Robertson cross into the box.
But the Reds then lost Virgil van Dijk to injury following a robust challenge from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. A penalty was not awarded due to the fact Van Dijk was offside when the ball came in.
The Toffees then equalised when Adrián was unable to keep out Michael Keane’s close range header.
Liverpool pressed for a second goal but it was Everton who almost went in front when Richarlison rattled the post just before the hour mark.
But with 20 minutes remaining, the away side did retake the lead when Mohamed Salah finished brilliantly following a sloppy clearance from Yerry Mina.
Garbage from Mina
However, 10 minutes later it was 2-2 when Dominic Calvert-Lewin leapt like a salmon to head home his 10th goal of the season.
We can’t beat this guy. What a leap! 🤯
@Phil Costa –
The drama wasn’t done there because in the dying minutes, Richarlison was shown a straight red card for a studs up lunge on Thiago.
And in stoppage time, Jordan Henderson thought he’d scored the winning goal, only for it to be ruled out for a ridiculous VAR offside call against Mané.