The international break in the new season is already upon us but not before producing three weekends of enthralling football in the domestic league.
The Premier League saw some superb games this weekend with plenty of teams managing to find their best while some found it hard to get going.
There were plenty of positives to take for the teams ahead of the international break which will give the managers some time to improve the chemistry in the squad.
But they will have to look deep into the final weekend of the league before the break to help them achieve it so let’s take a look at 10 talking points from the 3rd match day of the Premier League:
Danny Rose gives Tottenham an undeserving point:
Travelling to the White Hart Lane and dominating the game for 70 odd minutes and getting a point is not a bad result for Liverpool in their 3rd away game of the season already. Pochettino’s side were outplayed at times in the game but an equalizer from Danny Rose was enough for the Spurs to steal a point from the Reds.
Conte keeps going:
The former Italian boss has three wins in his first three Premier League games thanks to a 3-0 victory over Burnley at the Stamford Bridge this weekend. Eden Hazard, Willian and Victor Moses were all on target for Conte’s side who are at the top of the table at the moment.
Ozil and Sanchez help Arsenal get all three points:
Arsene Wenger’s side managed to finally put together a performance deserving of all three points as they beat the Hornets in their back yard with goals from Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez which has finally kick started the season for Gunners in fine fashion.
Sunderland finally on the board:
The St Marys was host to a thrilling game this weekend as Southampton managed to steal a point with a late equalizer from Jay Rodriguez after Jermaine Defoe gave Sunderland a lead that stood just for the 5 minutes. The last few fanatic minutes of the game saw the Black Cats hold on professionally to a point which is their first this season.
The Champions are off the mark:
After a loss in the first game and a point from the second, Leicester City, the Premier League title holders finally managed to post a victory thanks to goals from Jamie Vardy and Wes Morgan as they managed to hold on to all three points even after a late scare from Leroy Fer as Swansea fell for their second defeat of the season.
Potters done by the Toffees:
The Goodison Park witnessed a rather dull affair this weekend as the Toffees managed to steal all three points away from Stoke and that with an own goal from Shay Given in the second half. Both teams looked lethargic and lacking in ideas and Ronald Koeman, Everton’s manager will be happy with the result.
Scott Dann gives Palace their first point of the season:
Crystal Palace looked like they were heading to their third consecutive defeat after the Cherries managed to hang on to a lead that was given to them by Joshua King early in the first half. But a late strike from Scott Dann was enough for Palace to steal a point as Alan Pardew is finally off the mark this season.
Marcus Rashford gives Mourinho a perfect start:
After two wins from the first two games, Manchester United were made to work hard for even a point against newly promoted Hull City this weekend. They looked like they would only get a point from this game until young Marcus Rashford gave them an unassailable in stoppage time to keep Mourinho’s wining start at Old Trafford intact.
Aitor Karanka still unbeaten in the Premier League:
Middlesbrough managed to hang on to a point in their trip to the Hawthorns as West Brom looked a dull side on the night. Both teams found it hard to create any chances on the night as the defenses cancelled out the attacks as both teams share a point a piece from the dull 0-0 draw on the night.
Guardiola continues his run:
The Manchester City manager will have been happy after looking at his team’s performance against the Hammers this weekend. A brace from Raheem Sterling along with a goal from Fernandinho were enough for the Citizens to get the better of the West Ham side that looked decent but just not good enough on the night.