LONDON: Chelsea powered to the top of the Premier League with an excellent 3-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur, while David de Gea conserved a stoppage-time penalty to maintain Manchester United’s 2-1 success at West Ham United after Jesse Lingard went back to haunt his old club on Sunday.
On an emotional day in north London, Chelsea as well as Tottenham paid tribute to their former demonstrator Jimmy Greaves, who died aged 81 on Sunday.
In a moving tribute, several former Tottenham greats, consisting of Greaves’ old team-mate Martin Chivers, lined up on the touchline to join both teams as well as the 62,000 crowd in a min’s praise.
It was Chelsea who revealed the aggressive instincts that made Greaves Tottenham’s record scorer with 266 objectives in 379 looks between 1961 as well as 1970.
Greaves started his career with a prolific spell at Chelsea as well as netted 44 times in 57 appearances for England, including in their 1966 World Cup-winning squad.
He would certainly have admired the callous method Chelsea exterminated their London rivals.
Thiago Silva put Chelsea in advance with a 49th min header prior to N’Golo Kante netted with a long-range initiative that dispersed off Eric Dier 8 mins later.
Kante’s very first club goal since December 2019 was followed by Antonio Rudiger’s fine low finish in stoppage-time.
Thomas Tuchel’s unbeaten side rest top of the Premier League after winning 4 of their initial 5 games, while Tottenham have experienced 2 successive top-flight defeats.
Chelsea have only yielded one league objective so far this period in spite of a complicated component listing that featured trips to Liverpool, Tottenham and Toolbox.
At the London Stadium, West Ham employer David Moyes, who attempted to re-sign Lingard after his effective finance spell last season, saw the United replacement crinkle in the 89th min champion.
There was still time for heart-stopping dramatization when VAR ruled United defender Luke Shaw had taken care of the ball in the location.
Moyes sent on club captain Mark Noble to take the spot-kick however De Gea jumped to his left to maintain it out, triggering wild scenes of event from the United players when the final whistle blew secs later on.
It was the United caretaker’s very first penalty conserve given that April 2016, finishing a run of 40 succeeding spot-kicks faced for club as well as country without a conserve, consisting of combats.
Lingard’s objective was welcome redemption for the England forward, whose woeful back-pass gifted Swiss side Young Kids a 2-1 Champions Organization win versus United in midweek.
” I had a good time at West Ham but I need to carry on and also do my finest with Male United,” Lingard stated after securing his side’s fourth win in 5 organization games this term.
” I have been striving and to get rid of last week wasn’t simple yet to get minutes and score was excellent.”
Previously, Cristiano Ronaldo touched in to negate Said Benrahma’s opener for his fourth goal in 3 games since his return to United from Juventus.
West Pork took the lead in the 30th minute when Benrahma’s initiative from the side of the box took a massive deflection off Raphael Varane and also entirely wrong-footed De Gea.
The goal galvanised the site visitors and they were level just five mins later on, with Ronaldo poking the ball past Lukasz Fabianski after the goalkeeper had conserved his first shot adhering to a Bruno Fernandes cross.
Lingard left the Hammers faithful with a bitter preference in their mouths when he curved a stunning shot into the leading right corner.
Moyes protected his choice to hand fine obligations to Noble, normally rock-solid from the area.
” We got a penalty shot and also I have among the best fine takers in the Premier League and also Europe,” he told the BBC. “I think if I had not decided I ‘d have been a lot more frustrated with myself.”
Brighton & Hove Albion kept their surprisingly solid start, beating Leicester City 2-1 to go up to 4th area.
Neal Maupay racked up a first-half fine as well as Brighton doubled their lead through Danny Welbeck early in the second fifty percent.
Jamie Vardy scored his 150th goal in all competitors for Leicester but it was not enough to rescue a point.
In Saturday’s late match, Rafa Benitez sagged to his initial loss as Everton supervisor as Leon Bailey influenced Aston Suite to a 3-0 win in the most-played top-flight fixture in English football.
Everton’s four-game unbeaten run had actually taken them 10 points yet they were provided a fact check as they yielded 3 times in 10 minutes after the break at Rental property Park.
On as a 61st-minute substitute at 0-0, Bailey swung in a corner that was headed right into the net by Everton defender Lucas Digne for 2-0 before lashing house the third objective in the 75th. Matty Cash had actually thumped in the opener in 66th– his first objective for the club.