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The English Premier League continued this weekend with defending Champions Liverpool coming back from a goal down in spectacular fashion courtesy of Diogo Jota to defeat in-form West Ham to go top of the table on Saturday.

£33.3m summer arrival from Ajax, Hakim Ziyech, provided some great excitement for his new club, as he scored and provided an assist in Chelsea's 3-0 demolition of winless Burnley on his debut. Also, on Saturday, Kyle Walker marked his 100th Premier League appearance for Manchester City with a goal against his former club as Pep Guardiola's side beat Sheffield United.

Earlier on Friday, teenager Rayan Ait-Nouri scored on his Wolves debut as his side picked up a deserved victory over Crystal Palace at Molineux.

And on Sunday, Southampton survived a late rally from Aston Villa to move up fourth on the log. Everton missed the chance to return to the top of the table as they lost a second straight in as many outings for the first time this season at Newcastle, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's second-half penalty gave Arsenal their first Premier League away win over Manchester United since 2006. And in the last game of the day, Gareth Bale's first goal since re-signing for Tottenham helped his side beat Brighton to go second in the Premier League table.

And on Monday, Fulham secured their first Premier League win of the season as they beat West Brom to move out of the bottom three, and Leicester recorded an emphatic win at Leeds to move to within a point of Premier League leaders Liverpool.

EPL Week 07 Standings

EPL Week 07 Scores At A Glance

Friday

Wolves 2-0 Crystal Palace

Saturday

Sheffield United 0-1 Manchester City

Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

Liverpool 2-1 West Ham

Sunday

Aston Villa 3-4 Southampton

Newcastle 2-1 Everton

Manchester United 0-1 Arsenal

Tottenham 2-1 Brighton

Monday

Fulham vs. West Brom

Leeds United vs. Leicester City

Friday

Wolves 2-0 Crystal Palace

Earlier on Friday, Wolves moved level on points with Everton and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League thanks to a 2-0 victory over 10-man Crystal Palace at Molineux.

A minute after Michy Batshuayi had a goal correctly disallowed for offside for the visitors, debutant Rayan Ait-Nouri opened the scoring (18) when his first-time shot arrowed into the bottom corner.

Daniel Podence doubled his side's advantage nine minutes later and everything was going Wolves' way. Palace thought they had a penalty just before the break after Patrick van Aanholt was brought down by Willy Boly, but referee Martin Atkinson's decision was overturned by VAR with the full-back offside in the build-up.

Wolves' two first-half goals proved to be enough and a bad evening for Palace got even worse in the dying stages when captain Luka Milivojevic was sent off after a VAR review for a late challenge on Wolves substitute Joao Moutinho. Wolves have the 5th spot on 13 points and C. Palace in 13th.

Saturday

Sheffield United 0-1 Manchester City

Kyle Walker's first-half strike was enough to see his current side Manchester City beat his childhood club Sheffield United 1-0 in the Premier League.

The right-back came through the Blades academy and amassed 35 first-team appearances over two spells, but it was his goal from range in the 28th minute which sealed all three points for Man City.

Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale made a number of saves to deny the visitors and the Blades were an improved side in the second half, but they lacked a finishing touch. John Lundstram - who has turned down an improved deal with the club - lifted an effort just over the crossbar in the 70th minute in the pick of their chances.

It leaves Chris Wilder's side without a Premier League win this season and they remain in 19th place with one point. Man City has the 10th spot with Sheffield United in 18th.

Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

Chelsea kept a fourth clean sheet in a row as Frank Lampard’s side blew away Burnley 3-0 with Hakim Ziyech scoring on his first Premier League start.

The arrival of Edouard Mendy, who has conceded just one goal in six appearances, seems to have settled Lampard's team down defensively, although the goalkeeper was not tested at Turf Moor from the moment Ziyech (26) put the visitors in front.

Kurt Zouma powered home his third goal of the Premier League season (63) from a Mason Mount corner before Timo Werner wrapped up the points with a majestic finish (70) to send Burnley bottom of the league.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche celebrated his eighth season in the job earlier this week but may face his stiffest task to date in trying to keep his team away from the bottom three. From their opening six games, they have taken just one point, scoring just one goal in their last six in all competitions.

Liverpool 2-1 West Ham

Diogo Jota's third straight Anfield goal in the Premier League got Liverpool out of jail with a 2-1 comeback victory against a stubborn West Ham.

For the third time in four Premier League games at Anfield this season champions Liverpool conceded first, as Pablo Fornals capitalised on a sloppy Joe Gomez clearance to guide in off the post from 12 yards (10).

But Liverpool's leveller was equally as cheap as Arthur Masuaku's needless nibble on Mo Salah in the box earned the hosts a penalty, which Salah duly converted (42).

Liverpool huffed and puffed as sub Jota saw his rebounded effort chalked off by VAR for Sadio Mane's foul on Angelo Ogbonna (77), but Jota got his chance again and converted fellow sub Xherdan Shaqiri's brilliant through ball to give Liverpool the win (85).

The win, helped over the line by a man-of-the-match performance from debutant Nat Phillips at centre-back, means Liverpool are now 63 top-flight games unbeaten at home, equaling their record from 1978 to 1980.

Sunday

Aston Villa 3-4 Southampton

James Ward-Prowse scored two stunning first-half free-kicks to help in-form Southampton beat Aston Villa 4-3 at Villa Park.

The visitors thought they had taken an early lead when Ezri Konsa inadvertently headed into his own net, only for the Video Assistant Referee to spot a very tight offside against Che Adams.

However, the visitors brushed aside that disappointment to open the scoring after 20 minutes thanks to Jannik Vestergaard's bullet header, before the Saints captain took over on his 26th birthday.

The England international became the first player in Premier League history to score two direct free-kicks (33 and 45) in the first half of a game to put his side in total control, before Danny Ings' long-range curler made it 4-0 13 minutes after half-time.

Despite Tyrone Mings's glancing header (62), an Ollie Watkins penalty (90+3) and Jack Grealish's clever finish (90+7), though, it was too little, too late for the home side, who slipped down to sixth in the table, while Ralph Hasenhuttl's team jump up to third.

Newcastle 2-1 Everton

Everton missed the chance to go top of the Premier League as their lack of squad depth was showcased in a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle.

Steve Bruce's side exploited the Toffees' lack of strength in depth without Lucas Digne, Richarlison, James Rodriguez and Seamus Coleman as Callum Wilson scored a second-half double (58 and 84).

Wilson's first came from the penalty spot after Andre Gomes clumsily fouled the striker before the former Bournemouth man wrapped up the points by finishing off a counter-attack, spearheaded by Ryan Fraser. Dominic Calvert-Lewin set up a grandstand finish with a neat finish (90) but it only proved to be a consolation.

Carlo Ancelotti, who decided to drop Jordan Pickford in place of Robert Olsen in goal, has now suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time as Everton boss.

Manchester United 0-1 Arsenal

Arsenal ended a run of 29 games without a win at a big-six side as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's second-half penalty gave them a 1-0 victory at Manchester United.

In Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's 100th game in charge, Manchester United's much talked about diamond midfield struggled to deal with Arsenal's energy, and the visitors had the better of the chances as Willian hit the bar and Bukayo Saka headed over unmarked.

Aubameyang curled an effort just wide after the break, but he got another chance from 12 yards after Paul Pogba had fouled Hector Bellerin in the box, and the Gabon striker duly converted (69) to end the Gunners' hoodoo, which had lasted since 2015.

Arsenal's deserved win moves them into the top half, but Manchester United, who hit the post via a double Mohamed Elneny and Bernd Leno deflection late on, have just seven points from six games and the 15th spot.

Tottenham 2-1 Brighton

Gareth Bale scored his first goal since his return to Tottenham to secure Jose Mourinho's side a 2-1 victory over Brighton to move second in the Premier League.

Brought on in the 70th minute with the scores locked at 1-1, it took the 31-year-old just 200 seconds to make an impact, heading home Sergio Reguilon's cross to seal all three points.

Harry Kane had given Spurs the lead in the 13th minute after winning and scoring a penalty after a foul from Adam Lallana and some VAR intervention.

VAR was at the centre of Brighton's equaliser too as Tariq Lamptey's cool finish stood despite referee Graham Scott checking the pitchside monitor for a potential foul from Solly March on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. It was a controversial moment and a first for VAR in the Premier League, but it was soon all forgotten as Bale sealed all three points with his first goal for the club in seven years and 166 days.

Monday

Fulham 2-0 West Brom

Fulham secured their first win of the Premier League season thanks to a 2-0 victory against West Brom at Craven Cottage.

The damage was done in four first-half minutes as Bobby Decordova-Reid's header (26) and Ola Aina's thunderbolt (30) saw Fulham storm into the lead.

Karlan Grant wasted a glorious chance to bring West Brom back into the game just before half-time, and there was no way back for Slaven Bilic's side, who remain without a league win this season, after the break.

Victory sees Fulham, who were denied a late third by goal-line clearances from Conor Townsend and Semi Ajayi, move out of the relegation zone and above West Brom, who slip into the bottom three.

Leeds United 1-4 Leicester City

Jamie Vardy inspired Leicester City to a comprehensive 4-1 victory at Leeds United on Monday Night Football to move the Foxes up to second in the Premier League.

First-half strikes from Harvey Barnes and Youri Tielemans saw the Foxes cruise into the break at Elland Road 2-0 up, though things could have been different had Patrick Bamford not squandered two gilt-edged opportunities.

Stuart Dallas grabbed a lifeline and Pablo Hernandez's rattled the crossbar for an improved Leeds after the break, but the hosts' hopes of a comeback were extinguished 14 minutes from time by Vardy's seventh league goal of the season, before Tielemans' added further gloss with stoppage-time penalty after a VAR review.

Leicester's fourth consecutive away victory lifts them up to second in the Premier League, a point off leaders Liverpool, while Leeds remain 12th in the table after losing back-to-back home games under Marcelo Bielsa for the first time.

Match reports from BBC and skysports were used in this compilation.

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