The second weekend of the 2019/20 Premier League season saw plenty of drama, on Saturday.
VAR was again a main talking point as champions Manchester City and Tottenham played out a 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium.
Raheem Sterling headed City in front in the 20th minute – his fourth goal in two games – before Erik Lamela curled Spurs level.
Sergio Aguero’s smart finish from another Kevin De Bruyne assist gave City a 2-1 half-time lead, but substitute Lucas Moura’s first touch after replacing Harry Winks salvaged a point for the visitors.
Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino scored as Liverpool continued their 100 per cent start by beating Southampton 2-1.
After Saints missed a couple of chances, the Reds went in front on the stroke of half-time when Mane curled a superb effort into the top corner against his former club.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang kept up his fine scoring run against Burnley in Arsenal’s 2-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium.
The striker made it seven goals in four games versus the Clarets with the winner in the 64th minute, securing the Gunners an 11th consecutive win over Sean Dyche’s side.
Alexandre Lacazette had shown great determination to nutmeg Nick Pope while on the floor to put Arsenal ahead in the 12th minute before Ashley Barnes’ third effort of the season levelled things up just before half-time.
Teemu Pukki scored a hat-trick to fire Norwich to a 3-1 win over Newcastle in their maiden home game back in the top flight.
Hammered 4-1 at Liverpool in their first outing last week, the Canaries hit back in style courtesy of their talisman’s treble.
Aston Villa suffered disappointment, losing 2-1 to Bournemouth at Villa Park.
The Cherries were 2-0 up after 12 minutes as Josh King scored from the penalty spot after Callum Wilson was brought down by Tom Heaton and Harry Wilson marked his debut with a deflected strike.
Douglas Luiz gave Villa hope in the 71st minute but the visitors held on.
Leandro Trossard’s second-half strike secured Brighton a 1-1 draw against West Ham.
The Belgian thought he had scored the opener in the 27th minute only for VAR to rule it out for offside.
Javier Hernandez’s clinical finish then gave the Hammers a 1-0 lead on the hour mark, but Trossard equalised shortly after.
Bernard’s 10th-minute goal gave Everton a 1-0 win over Watford, who suffered a second consecutive defeat, at Goodison Park.
Premier League results
Arsenal 2-1 Burnley
Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth
Brighton 1-1 West Ham
Everton 1-0 Watford
Norwich 3-1 Newcastle
Southampton 1-2 Liverpool
Man City 2-2 Tottenham
Premier League fixtures on Sunday
Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace (2pm KO)
Chelsea vs Leicester City (4.30pm KO)
Culled From TalksSport.com