EPL 2021 Gameweek 3: Manchester City wins, Leicester City back on winning ways, Tottenham Hotspur leads point table

Tottenham have registered three consecutive win in the first three weeks of English Premier League

The third game week of the premier league season has come and gone. These were the results of the matches in the Gameweek.

Home TeamScoreAway Team
Manchester City5-0Arsenal
Aston Villa1-1Brentford
Brighton0-2Everton
Newcastle United2-2Southampton
Norwich1-2Leicester City
West Ham2-2Crystal Palace
Liverpool1-1Chelsea
Burnley1-1Leeds
Tottenham Hotspur1-0Watford
Wolves0-1Manchester United

Manchester City 5-0 Arsenal

Manchester City demolishes Arsenal: Manchester City enjoyed their second consecutive 5-0 win in the Premier League campaign by demolishing Arsenal 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

City scored thrice in the first half with Ilkay Gundogan opening the scoring in the 7th minute, Ferran Torres adding the second in the 12th and Gabriel Jesus (43′) finishing the half with another goal. Whereas for Arsenal, Granit Xhaka was sent off in the 35th minute for a two-footed tackle on Cancelo.

In the second half, Rodri (53′) and Torres (84′) scored to add more misery to Arsenal’s Premier League campaign.

Arsenal after the first 3 games are at the bottom of the league and are yet to score their first goal in this Premier League campaign.

StatsMan. CityArsenal
Goals Scored50
Possession (%)8020
Shots (on target)25 (10)1 (0)
Accurate passes (pass success)693 (92%)125 (68%)
Corners140
Fouls Conceded57
Next OpponentLeicesterNorwich

Aston Villa 1-1 Brentford

Unbeaten Brentford plays out a draw at Villa: Newly Promoted side Brentford managed to pull out a draw at Villa Park and are still unbeaten after the first three games of the Premier League campaign.

In an equally contested game, Brentford opened the proceedings with a goal from Ivan Toney in the 7th minute. But Villa was quick to respond and replied through Emiliano Buendia in the 13th minute.

Both teams had chances in the second period as well but were unable to capitalize as the game ended in a stalemate between the two sides.

StatsAston VillaBrentford
Goals Scored11
Possession (%)4654
Shots (on target)7 (5)9 (2)
Accurate passes (pass success)269 (74%)334 (77%)
Corners32
Fouls Conceded1514
Next OpponentChelseaBrighton

Brighton 0-2 Everton

Everton gets a crucial win away at Brighton: Everton ended the winning start to Brighton’s campaign with a win away at the American Express Community Stadium. Goals from Demarai Gray (41′) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (58′) helped the visitors get the crucial three points.

A moment of controversy erupted in the game when Everton won the penalty. Both Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin were seen arguing to take the penalty and the other Everton players had to intervene to calm them down. In the end, Calvert-Lewin took it and scored the second goal for Everton. Rafa Benitez’s men now have 7 points from their three games in this Premier League season.

StatsBrightonEverton
Goals Scored02
Possession (%)6634
Shots (on target)14 (3)14 (5)
Accurate passes (pass success)529 (86%)243 (77%)
Corners45
Fouls Conceded79
Next OpponentBrentfordBurnley

Newcastle United 2-2 Southampton

Newcastle, Southampton play out a thriller: Fans in attendance at St. James’ park were treated to a thriller of a game as Newcastle and Southampton locked horns in game week 3.

Newcastle scored first via Callum Wilson (55′) but was pulled back shortly as Elyounoussi (74′) soon equalized for Southampton. In the 90th minute, Newcastle thought they had won the game with a scintillating goal from Saint-Maximin but Southampton had other ideas.

Southampton won a late penalty in the sixth minute of injury time (90+6′) as Armstrong was fouled by Lascelles and Ward-Prowse stepped up and scored the spot-kick with the last kick of the game.

StatsNewcastleSouthampton
Goals Scored22
Possession (%)3664
Shots (on target)10 (5)22 (6)
Accurate passes (pass success)203 (69%)463 (86%)
Corners44
Fouls Conceded116
Next OpponentMan. UnitedWest Ham

Norwich 1-2 Leicester City

Leicester City returns back to winning ways: Leicester returned back to winning ways with a crucial 1-2 victory away at Norwich.

Jamie Vardy opened the proceedings early for the Foxes with a goal in the 8th minute following a mistake by Brandon Williams. The Canaries though, leveled the scoring just before halftime as VAR awarded them a penalty, which was scored by Teemu Pukki in the 44th minute.

In the second half, which was dominated by Norwich, Leicester made the most of their chances with a goal from Marc Albrighton (76′) who scored 20 yards out. Norwich did have their hearts broken as a late equalizer from a corner was ruled off for offside. The win pushes the Foxes to six points from their opening three fixtures. 

StatsNorwichLeicester
Goals Scored12
Possession (%)4456
Shots (on target)14 (4)9 (3)
Accurate passes (pass success)285 (77%)364 (77%)
Corners99
Fouls Conceded89
Next OpponentArsenalMan. City

West Ham United 2-2 Crystal Palace

Points shared at the London Stadium: West Ham and Everton shared the points in a 2-2 draw at the London Stadium after a strong comeback from the visitors.

West Ham was cruising at halftime with a goal from Fornals in the 39th minute, but Crystal Palace showed enough grit to snatch a leveler in the 58th minute through Gallagher.

West Ham again scored in the 68th minute through the in-form Michael Antonio but within a couple of minutes, Palace again found themselves level with another strike from Gallagher (70′).

StatsWest HamCrystal Palace
Goals Scored22
Possession (%)4654
Shots (on target)14 (4)9 (2)
Accurate passes (pass success)295 (78%)380 (82%)
Corners53
Fouls Conceded107
Next OpponentSouthamptonTottenham

Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea

Liverpool and Chelsea share the spoils in Anfield: The Biggest Game of the Gameweek was played on Saturday as the Blues challenged the Reds at Anfield.

The game started off very well for the visitors as Chelsea scored early as Kai Havertz provided a spectacular finish from a corner to power the Blues into the lead in the 22nd minute.

Drama ensued late in the first half as Reece James was sent off for Clearing the ball off the goal line. Mohammed Salah scored from the resulting penalty as Liverpool got their goal back in the 45th minute.

Liverpool dominated the second half against the 10 men of Chelsea, having a total of 24 shots in the match but Chelsea’s goalkeeper Edouard Mendy stood strong to deny Van Djik and Salah from scoring a winner.

StatsLiverpoolChelsea
Goals Scored11
Possession (%)6634
Shots (on target)24 (7)6 (3)
Accurate passes (pass success)598 (86%)268 (72%)
Corners123
Fouls Conceded134
Next OpponentLeedsAston Villa

Burnley 1-1 Leeds

Burnley, Leeds share the spoils: Leeds and Burnley played out a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor in a game that was more in favor of Marcelo Bielsa’s men.

After a slow and goalless first half, the game came into life in the 61st minute as Chris Wood opened the scoring for Burnley. Leeds tried to come back, creating many chances after that and their perseverance finally paid off as Patrick Bamford (86′) equalized in the dying minutes to get a point for Leeds.

Both the clubs are yet to register a win in the ongoing Premier League campaign.

StatsBurnleyLeeds
Goals Scored11
Possession (%)3664
Shots (on target)12 (3)12 (2)
Accurate passes (pass success)198 (68%)426 (82%)
Corners55
Fouls Conceded139
Next OpponentEvertonLiverpool

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Watford

Tottenham continues their good form: Heung-Min Son scored with a stunning freekick in the 42nd minute as Tottenham made it 3 wins in 3 games in their Premier League campaign.

The game was dominated throughout by Tottenham as Watford just had 2 shots on target. Kane and Hojberg pushed to find the second goal for the Spurs but were denied by the brilliant Bachmann as Tottenham won the game 1-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

StatsTottenhamWatford
Goals Scored10
Possession (%)5842
Shots (on target)15 (8)9 (2)
Accurate passes (pass success)439 (88%)297 (82%)
Corners103
Fouls Conceded814
Next OpponentCrystal PalaceWolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Manchester United

Greenwood snatches a late winner for the Red devils: Mason Greenwood once again proved that he is wise beyond his years with a late goal to get Manchester United 3 points away at Wolves.

The Match was very balanced, with the Wolves arguably playing better than the Red Devils. The United midfield was caught guilty of losing possession on many occasions as the trio of Fred, Pogba, and Fernandez got booked in the game.

All the buzz before the game was about Cristiano Ronaldo signing for Manchester United once again rather than the game itself. It is expected that the Portuguese will play for Manchester United on 11th September in their game against Newcastle United.

StatsWolvesMan. United
Goals Scored01
Possession (%)4456
Shots (on target)15 (6)10 (3)
Accurate passes (pass success)349 (82%)478 (87%)
Corners57
Fouls Conceded79
Next OpponentWatfordNewcastle

EPL 2021 Points Table

The points Table after the first 3 games is as follows:

StandingsClubGoal DifferencePoints
1Tottenham Hotspur+39
2West Ham+57
3Manchester United+57
4Chelsea+57
5Liverpool+57
6Everton+47
7Manchester City+96
8Brighton16
9Leicester City-16
10Brentford25
11Aston Villa14
12Watford-23
13Southampton-22
14Crystal Palace-32
15Leeds United-42
16Burnley-31
17Newcastle United-41
18Wolves-30
19Norwich-90
20Arsenal-90

Jasvinder Singh
I am Jasvinder Singh, a content specialist editor at Kheltalk, who is a sports enthusiast. I try to cover every cricket game being played on the planet. For me, sports is not limited to just writing but also playing it on the field as well.
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