The reigning champions and last year’s dominant Treble victors managed to overcome the absence of their manager, Pep Guardiola, who was recovering from back surgery. In a match against newly-promoted Sheffield United, they secured a 2-1 victory thanks to a late winning goal by Rodri at Bramall Lane. Despite Erling Haaland’s rare missed penalty, they held strong and emerged triumphant.
West Ham took the lead early on by defeating Brighton 3-1 with an impressive performance on the south coast, allowing them to top the table on Saturday. Arsenal also reached seven points after a comeback against Fulham, but Joao Palhinha’s late goal, coupled with Calvin Bassey’s red card, resulted in a draw. Meanwhile, Manchester United staged a remarkable comeback, overcoming a two-goal deficit to beat Nottingham Forest 3-2 at Old Trafford.
In other Saturday fixtures, Crystal Palace and Brentford settled for a 1-1 draw. Chelsea initiated an eventful weekend of top-tier matches with a 3-0 victory over Luton, marking their first win under the leadership of Mauricio Pochettino. Raheem Sterling netted twice, and Nicolas Jackson secured his debut goal for the team, propelling the west London side forward.
On Saturday, Tottenham secured a 2-0 victory against Bournemouth, with goals from James Maddison and Dejan Kulusevski. Aston Villa continued the action on Sunday by defeating newly-promoted Burnley 3-1.
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