The new season of the Premier League has already seen a couple of weekends of exhilarating games as clubs from all over the country fight to start off their campaign on a good note.
There were plenty of games which produced some brilliant moments and some that were dull but at the end of the second weekend of the Premier League was as exciting as ever.
The likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United managed to get wins while the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal were left in search for three points.
Here are 10 talking points from this weekend’s Premier League action:
Zlatan takes Manchester United all the way:
The Swede who came to Manchester United just this summer has already scored 3 goals in a Red Devils shirt and has taken the Premier League by the scruff of its neck. He scored twice 16 minutes on either side of the break and gave Mourinho a victory in his first ever match in charge at Old Trafford.
Pep Guardiola has some work to do:
Though Manchester City put 4 past Stoke in their victory at the Britannia, Pep Guardiola’s side were far from convincing on the night. They were not able to keep the ball for long periods and found it hard to break the home side for most of the game. They managed to get 2 of the 4 goals in the last 5 minutes and were far from comfortable in the victory.
Koeman gets his first victory:
The former Southampton man was held to a draw by the Spurs in the last weekend but he has now got his first victory in the Blue of Everton as they managed to come from behind with goals from Gareth Barry and Kevin Mirallas to give the side all three points from the game at the Hawthorns.
Cost scores second winner in two games:
The Spaniard was once again fruitful in the final few minutes of the game as Cesc Fabregas fed him with just 3 minutes to spare for a well-taken goal. Etienne Capoue opened the scoring for Watford but Batshuayi and Costs scored within 7 minutes to give Antonio Conte his second victory in two games. Costa is soon becoming his savior.
Pardew under the pump:
Crystal Palace, who fell for a 1-0 loss to the Baggies last weekend were once again on the losing side as a solitary goal from Victor Wanyama late in the game gave the Spurs all three points from the game. Palace will now be under pressure as they are without a point from the first two games of the season.
Dream start for Mike Phelan:
The caretaker manager at the KC Stadium, Mike Phelan has had the best possible start to his Premier League campaign this season. After beating the Premier League champions on the first matchday, the Tigers put in a dominating performance in the 2-0 victory over Swansea City and are now with 6 points from their first two games in a dream of a start to the campaign.
Burnley breaks records against Liverpool:
It looked like Jurgen Klopp’s side just did not turn up on the night as they did not find the back of the net at the Turf Moor even with 26 attempts and 81% of possession. The 19% of possession Burnley had to score the 2 goals that gave them the victory is a record low for a winning side since the start of the statistic which tells a lot about the amount of work Klopp needs to do at the club in the coming months.
Gunners and Foxes still without a win:
Wenger would have been devastated with the loss to Liverpool on the first weekend but his team were no better in the game against the Foxes this weekend as they did not manage to find the net on the night. However, they managed to keep Leicester City away from goal and earned a point, their first this season.
Stuani double sinks Sunderland:
David Moyes’ side were once again down to a 2-1 score line as a brace from Uruguayan forward Cristhian Stuani was enough for the newly promoted Middlesbrough side to get their first victory on the night. This is the second consecutive loss for the manager who will have to turn things around quickly this season.
Miguel Antonio gives the Hammers a perfect start to their Olympic stadium:
Bournemouth have not had the kind of a start they wanted from this campaign with two losses from their first two games. They fell to a 3-1 scoreline against Manchester United and were handed another defeat at the Olympic stadium by a late winner from Antonio. This was the first game for the Hammers at their new stadium and will be happy to have started with a victory.