Saturday’s action in gameweek six of the Premier League produced crucial wins for Leicester and Manchester City, amongst others. Here are more details of what happened in Saturday’s top-flight matches:
Leicester come back to beaten Spurs
Leicester produced a spirited to come back from a goal down to beat Tottenham 2-1 at the King Power Stadium.
The home side looked to have taken the lead when Wilfried Ndidi found the net after Pablo Gazzaniga had fumbled the ball. However, a VAR check disallowed the effort for offside.
The visitors took soon afterwards, as Harry Kane produced a determined run which eventually led to the striker beating Kasper Schmeichel from the ground after Caglar Soyuncu shoved the England forward over in the penalty area.
Spurs looked to have doubled their lead in the second period, as Serge Aurier’s effort from just outside the area was ruled out by VAR due to offside. The game changed completely on 69 minutes, as Portuguese full-back, Ricardo Pereira fired home from 12 yards after a slight scramble in the Spurs penalty area.
The two teams had opportunities to win the game, but it was the home side who scored a second goal on 85. Playmaker James Maddison picked up the ball and produced a superb finish from 25 yards out.
The victory moved Leicester up to third place in the Premier League table, as the Foxes continue their promising start to the season. Their status of dangerous outsiders for a top-four spot now looks justified.
The result was a poor one for the visitors, who slipped to fifth place and have now thrown away leads in three of their last four outings.
Manchester City break record against Watford
Reigning English champions Manchester City recorded an 8-0 home hammering of Watford at the Etihad Stadium, breaking a Premier League record in the process by becoming the team to score five goals the fastest in the history of the competition.
City took less than a minute to open the scoring, as David Silva tapped home a Kevin De Bruyne cross. The home side doubled their lead on seven minutes, as Sergio Aguero scored from the penalty spot after Ben Foster had brown Riyad Mahrez in the penalty area.
Mahrez got in on the act on 12 minutes, as the Algerian’s free-kick from the edge of the Watford box deflected past Foster. City scored their fourth on 15 minutes, as Bernardo Silva produced a simple finish after a knockdown by Nicolas Otamendi.
The record-breaking fifth goal arrived on 18 minutes, as Otamendi himself scored at the back post from an Aguero cross.
Watford then enjoyed some respite, but only until the 48th minute. David Silva put namesake Bernardo through on goal and he applied a simple finish. The Portuguese international completed his hat-trick on the hour, firing through the legs of Foster.
De Bruyne made it eight in the 85th minute, producing a powerful drive into the roof of the net. The Belgian also dragged an effort wide of goal, which would have equalled Manchester United’s 9-0 hammering of Ipswich Town back in 1995.
The victory moved City to within two points of league leaders Liverpool, who play Chelsea later today, while dramatically improving their goal difference.
Saturday’s other Premier League results
Burnley 2-0 Norwich
Everton 0-2 Sheffield United
Newcastle 0-0 Brighton
Will Manchester City now produce their top form after the hammering of Watford?