David Moyes era at West Ham started with defeat at the hands of Watford. A first Watford goal for Will Hughes on the 11th minute wasn’t the start that Moyes was looking for.
The instrumental Richarlison added the second on the 64th minute and Watford held onto the victory.
Moyes did start with an attacking team with Manuel Lanzini, Andy Carroll and Marco Arnautović all started but couldn’t come up with the goods. After the game the West Ham fans booed Moyes and the team off the pitch.
Manchester City maintained their dominance to this Premier League season registering a 2-0 win at the home of Leicester City.
City started with their record goalscorer Sergio Aguero on the bench after he fainted on international duty but that didn’t stop them from being their blistering best.
Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem sterling combined beautifully on the edge of the box before the Englishman clipped a beautiful pass onto the onrushing David Silva who unselfishly squared the ball to Gabriel Jesus to open the scoring on the 45th minute.
Leicester started the second half brightly, Harry Maguire hit the post from a scramble in the box but less than 30 seconds later City had put together a scintillating counter attack resulting in an absolute rocket finish from the left foot of Kevin De Bruyne. There was a dark spot on the match as John Stones was lost to a hamstring injury and Guardiola expects him to be out for 6 weeks.
Manchester United weren’t about to let their neighbours outdo them as they put in a wonderful performance of their own, dismantling Newcastle 4-1 at Old Trafford.
Surprisingly, Newcastle took the lead on the 14th minute as Dwight Gayle swept home a finish from the right hand side of the box. However, United had regained the lead by half time thanks to headers from Anthony Martial and Chris Smalling.
The returning Paul Pogba got in on the action in the 54th minute following a beautiful move involving Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford. Finally, Lukaku put the gloss on the score ending his goal drought with an emphatic finish into the roof of the net.
Chelsea kept pace with the two Manchester sides by dismantling West Brom 4-0 at the Hawthorns. Chelsea were at it from the beginning and the partnership between Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard is continuing to flourish.
Hazard, enraged from what he perceived to be an earlier foul picked up the ball and span away and unleashed a ferocious left foot shot than Ben Foster could only parry but Morata was on hand to finish for the opener.
Hazard didn’t have to wait to add his name to the scoresheet as he broke through the defence and rounded Foster for the easy finish. Marcos Alonso added the third from a Cesc Fabregas free kick and Hazard compounded the misery of the Baggies by adding his second and Chelsea’s 4th.
Elsewhere in the league, Liverpool’s summer signing Mohamed Salah put on a show as the Reds eased past a hapless Southampton side 3-0. Salah scored the first two before Coutinho added the third midway through the second half.
Callum Wilson netted a hat-trick as Bournemouth tore Huddersfield to shreds in a 4-0 dismantling. Burnley kept up their impressive form as they beat Swansea 2-0 courtesy of goals from Ashley Barnes and former Swansea man Jack Cork.
Crystal Palace and Everton played out an enjoyable game sharing the points in a 2-2 affair. Roy Hodgson will be encouraged by what he has seen recently but individual errors are costing the Eagles valuable points.