Week 6: Arsenal outclass London rivals Chelsea, Man United send four past champions Leicester

Arsenal recorded their fourth successive Premier League victory and moved up to third in the table, as Arsene Wenger’s side outclassed London rivals Chelsea 3-0 at the Emirates.

Alexis Sanchez took advantage of Gary Cahill’s defensive error and chipped the ball over the head of Thibaut Courtois to open the scoring after just 11 minutes and Arsenal were 2-0 up three minutes later when Theo Walcott tapped in from Hector Bellerin’s cross.

Mesut Ozil added a third before half time as Arsenal thrashed Chelsea image: theguardian.com

Mesut Ozil added a third before half time as Arsenal thrashed Chelsea
image: theguardian.com

Mesut Ozil’s first goal of the season made it 3-0 five minutes before half time as the German started and finished an excellent Arsenal counter attack as Arsenal inflicted a second league defeat in a row for Antonio Conte’s Chelsea.

They are just a point behind North London rivals Tottenham in second place as Son Heung-min’s brace helped Spurs to a 2-1 victory at Middlesbrough to ensure their best start to a season in 51 years.

The South Korean Son fired Spurs ahead after just seven minutes with a low left-footed strike and he bagged his fourth goal in three games to double their lead on 23 minutes as fired home curling effort from the edge of the box.

Defender Ben Gibson pulled one back for Boro on five minutes after the hour mark as he headed home from Stewart Downing’s free-kick but Spurs held on for all three points to maintain their unbeaten start.

Man City also maintained their unbeaten start to the season and they made it ten wins from ten in all competitions under Pep Guardiola with a hard-fought 3-1 victory at Swansea.

Sergio Aguero returned to the starting line-up after a three game ban and it only took him nine minutes to find the net as he fired the ball between Lukas Fabianksi’s legs and into the net but Fernando Llorente rifled home a half-volley to level things up four minutes later.

Aguero pulled the Premier League leaders back in front from the penalty spot on 65 minutes after Mike van der Hoorn fouled Kevin De Bruyne, before Raheem Sterling made sure of the victory on 77 minutes with a brilliant solo effort.

Man United got back to winning ways after two successive league defeats as Joe Mourinho saw his side thrash champions Leicester 4-1 with Paul Pogba scoring his first goal since his record-breaking move to return to the Red Devils.

Chris Smalling headed home from Daley Blind’s corner to give United the lead on 22 minutes before Juan Mata finished a superb team goal from the Red Devils on 37 minutes with a left-footed effort from inside the box.

Five minutes later it was 4-0 as Marcus Rashford tapped in Juan Mata’s flick on from a Blind corner on 40 minutes before Paul Pogba added number four with the Frenchman heading in from another Blind corner kick.

Substitute Demarai Gray scored a spectacular long-range effort on the hour mark but it proved nothing more that a consolation goal for the champions who fell to a third defeat of the season.

Elsewhere, James Milner scored two penalties as Liverpool thrashed ten-man Hull 5-1, while Bournemouth ended Everton’s unbeaten start to the season with Junior Stanislas netting the only goal in a 1-0 win for the Cherries.

Chris Smalling opened the socring in Man Utd's big win over Leicester image: punditarena.com

Chris Smalling opened the scoring in Man Utd’s 4-1 win over Leicester
image: punditarena.com

Saturday 24 Sep

Man United 4-1 Leicester (Smalling 22, Mata 37, Rashford 40, Pogba 42 | Gray 60)
Bournemouth 1-0 Everton (Stanislas 23)
Liverpool 5-1 Hull (Lallana 17, Milner pen 30, pen 71, Mane 36, Coutinho 52 | Meyler 51, Elmohamady s/o 29)
Middlesbrough 1-2 Tottenham (Gibson 65 | Heung-min 7, 23)
Stoke 1-1 West Brom (Allen 73 | Rondon 90)
Sunderland 2-3 Crystal Palace (Defoe 38, 60 | Ledley 61, McArthur 76, Benteke 90)
Swansea 1-3 Man City (Llorente 13 | Aguero 9, pen 65, Sterling 77)
Arsenal 3-0 Chelsea (Sanchez 11, Walcott 14, Ozil 40)

Sunday 25 Sep

West Ham 0-3 Southampton (Austin 40, Tadic 62, Ward-Prowse 90)

Monday 26 Sep

Burnley 2-0 Watford (Hendrick 38, Keane 50)

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