By Izuchukwu Okosi
Chelsea’s Mitchy Batsuayi scored a brace on Saturday at the Stamford Bridge while Pedro and Cesar Azpilicueta grabbed the other two as Antonio Conte’s side defeated a resolute Watford 4-2 to rise to the fourth place in the English Premier League table with 16 points at least until Sunday afternoon.
Manchester United suffered their first defeat against promoted Huddersfield Town in 65 years with a 2-1 defeat at the John Smith Stadium.
Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre scored the Terriers’ goals while substitute Marcus Rashford who replaced Anthony Martial got United’s goal.
At the Ethiad Stadium, Sergio Aguero made a scoring return for Manchester City following an accident in Holland as Pep Guardiola’s side continued their impressive start to the season with eleven consecutive wins by defeating Burnley 3-0. It was Burnley’s first defeat away from home this season.
Aguero scored the opener from the spot in the 30th minute to equal the goalscoring record of 177 goals set by Eric Brook. Tommy Johnson is third on the list with 166 goals.
Nicolas Otamendi and Leroy Sane were also on the scoresheet for the side who have extended their lead to five points at the top of the table. City now have 25 points while United have 20.
Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi made his ninth start for Leicester City who recorded their second win by defeating Swansea 2-1 Kelechi Iheanacho was however an unused substitute while Ahmed Musa was not listed.
Federico Fernandez conceded an own to hand Leicester City the lead. Shinji Okazaki made it 2-0 and Alfie Mawson grabbed a consolatory goal for the Swans.
The win was the Foxes’ first under caretaker manager Michael Appleton in his first game in charge.
At the St James Park, Newcastle defeated Crystal Palace 1-0 while Bournemouth defeated Stoke City 2-1 at the Bet365 stadium.
Moroccan international Sofiane Boufal produced an individual piece of magic to steer Southampton to a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion after coming off the bench. The performance saw him scoop the Man of the Match award.