Sunday’s games of the Premier League of gameweek two produced an avalanche of goals and some great drama. Here is what happened in Sunday’s Premier League games:
Sergio Aguero grabbed his ninth Premier League hat-trick in a Manchester City shirt, as the Citizens hammered hapless Huddersfield 6-1 at the Etihad Stadium.
The home side struggled to break down the visitors in the opening stages but took the lead through a familiar source on the 25-minute mark. Ederson fired a long ball from a goalkeeper which Aguero got on to ahead of the defender, Town goalkeeper Ben Hamer came out of his goal, only for Aguero to lob the ball back into the net.
City were soon two goals ahead. Marauding wing-back Benjamin Mendy surged forward and the ball broke to Gabriel Jesus, who finished low past Hamer. Aguero soon had his second of the game, tapping home after the Terriers ‘keeper had parried a Mendy cross back into play.
The visitors got a goal back just before the break, as Jon Stankovic scored from close-range from a Steve Mounie flick-on. Just after the break, City restored their three-goal lead, as David Silva curled home a brilliant free-kick from outside the area.
Aguero scored his hat-trick with 15 minutes left on the clock, producing a clever flicked-finish from a Mendy cross. The Citizens made it six on 84 minutes, as Leroy Sane’s hit Hamer and Terence Kongolo before rolling into the net.
The victory moved reigning champions Manchester City back to the top of the table. The visitors have now suffered two defeats from two Premier League games this season.
Watford recorded their second win of the Premier League campaign, winning 3-1 at Burnley’s Turf Moor.
Andre Gray opened the scoring on three minutes, firing a first time effort past Joe Hart after Troy Deeney did well to find his strike-partner. The home side was level three minutes later, as centre-back James Tarkowski headed home from a Johann Berg Gudmundsson corner.
Three minutes into the second half the Hornets regained the lead, with Deeney poking past Joe Hart in the Clarets goal after good work by Abdoulaye Doucoure. The visitors made it three on 51 minutes. Midfielder Will Hughes picked up the ball advanced towards the top of the area before unleashing a fantastic effort on goal.
The win means that Javi Gracia’s team are riding high in the Premier League table in third-place, while Burnley are 15th, having picked up just one point from their opening two top-flight games this season.
For the second straight season, Manchester United suffered a defeat at Brighton. This time around, the Seagulls recorded a 3-2 victory at the AMEX Stadium.
Chris Hughton’s side took the lead on 25 minutes, as veteran striker Glenn Murray got in ahead of the United defence and chipped an effort past David De Gea in the United goal. The home side doubled their lead just two minutes later, as centre-back Shane Duffy fired home a powerful effort after a few poor attempts at clearances from the visitor’s defence.
Jose Mourinho’s got back in the game on 34 minutes, as Belgium international striker Romelu Lukaku headed home. Brighton restored their two-goal advantage just before half time though.
United defender Eric Bailly brought Brighton playmaker Pascal Gross down in the penalty area. The German midfielder then made no mistake with the spot-kick, firing through the legs of De Gea.
United did score a second goal, but it did arrive until deep into stoppage-time. Duffy fouled Marouane Fellaini in the penalty area and Paul Pogba scored from the spot. However, it was too little too late for the visitors to rescue anything from the game.
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