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Premier League 2022-23: 5 talking points from Matchday 3

Jadon Sancho at Manchester United
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Man Utd bounced back from their horrible start to the new season while Arsenal ran rampant again.

Another matchday of Premier League action ended on Monday as teams locked horns with their opponents during the weekend.

Ten matches took place across England, with the league’s table seeing a few significant changes.

As we prepare for another exciting week of Premier League football, let’s review our main takeaways from Matchday 3.

Man City drop points in St. James’ Park thriller

The reigning champions of the Premier League started the new campaign by beating West Ham and Bournemouth.

This weekend, however, they were lucky to escape the defeat against Eddie Howe’s side. Newcastle went ahead 3-1 on home soil but eventually fell short of securing the win.

Erling Haaland brought City back to the game before Bernardo Silva converted Kevin de Bruyne’s insane assist to make it 3-3.

City had more than a few chances to complete their comeback but eventually settled for the draw.

Next up, Pep Guardiola’s side must host Crystal Palce as they hope to reclaim their top spot on the table.

Chelsea beaten by in-form Peacocks

Following a controversial draw derby against Tottenham last weekend, Chelsea suffered spent another frustrating afternoon at Elland Road this Sunday.

Despite making several goalscoring chances early on, Leeds went ahead 2-0 by the end of the first period. 

Tuchel’s side pushed hard to get back into the game but conceded another goal in the 69th minute.Later on, Kalidou Koulibaly received a red card to complete Chelsea’s disappointing display. 

Having slipped to the 12th spot on the table, the Blues will now prepare to host Leicester City next Saturday.

Injury-riddled West Ham already in crisis

West Ham are the only Premier League side that have lost all three of their games so far this season.

David Moyes’ men locked horns with Brighton at the London Stadium this weekend. The Hammers struggled to create chances against the Seagulls’ solid defence.

However, their main source of concern would be their defensive display. Despite adding Thilo Kehrer to his backline, the London side still have a few key defenders out on the sidelines.

Let’s see if they can claim their first victory of the new season against Aston Villa next Sunday.

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Arsenal go top of the Premier League table

Arsenal have taken the Premier League by storm since at the start of the new campaign.

Following their victories over Leicester and Crystal Palace, Mikel Arteta’s men smashed Bournemouth 3-0 on Saturday.

The Gunners remained in charge of the possession throughout the game, creating chances from both flanks. 

Arsenal’s new captain Martin Odegaard scored twice early on while William Saliba secured the victory with a second-half goal.

Gabriel Jesus displayed yet another brilliant display for Arsenal as they prepare to face Fulham at Emirates next weekend.

The Northwest Derby: Liverpool stunned at Old Trafford 

Man Utd started the Erik ten Hag era on a disappointing note, losing their first two games of the new campaign against Brighton and Brentford.

They were by no means the favourites when they faced Liverpool at Old Trafford this weekend. Yet they managed to surprise their arch-rivals with a highly-improved performance.

Cristiano Ronaldo stayed on the bench when United went ahead 2-0 through Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford’s goals.

Liverpool came back into the game after Mohamed Salah’s goal in the 81st minute, but it was too late to escape the defeat.

United will look to build on their unexpected victory when they meet Southampton on Saturday, while Liverpool face Bournemouth in a must-win clash at Anfield.