Friday night was when the weekend’s headlines were made. Leicester City now share the Premier League record win and own outright English football’s biggest all-time top flight away win.
They also became the second Premier League team to pack two hat-tricks into a match.
Southampton 0-9 Leicester City
Leicester’s nine unanswered goals against Southampton began with a second bite of the cherry for Ben Chilwell and also included a peach of a James Maddison free kick – not to mention a hat-trick for former England man Jamie Vardy.
Manchester City 3-0 Aston Villa
Raheem Sterling beat Tom Heaton to put Manchester City ahead against Aston Villa, for whom Heaton and Tyrone Mings played 90 minutes. The latter missed the header that led to Sterling’s goal but later made an astounding goal-line clearance.Embed from Getty Images
John Stones played the full game for City. Sterling was substituted with 15 minutes remaining.
Brighton & Hove Albion 3-2 Everton
It wasn’t a great day for Everton, who lost at Brighton & Hove Albion. The turning point – the first Premier League penalty overturned in the affirmative by VAR – was given away by Michael Keane.
He and Jordan Pickford played the duration opposite Lewis Dunk for the Seagulls. Everton’s Fabian Delph got 20 minutes from the bench.
Watford 0-0 AFC Bournemouth
Callum Wilson played 74 minutes and picked up a booking in AFC Bournemouth’s goalless draw at Vicarage Road.
West Ham United 1-1 Sheffield United
England pair Declan Rice and Dean Henderson played on opposite sides of West Ham United’s pools three-pointer against Sheffield United.
Burnley 2-4 Chelsea
In the extraordinary Saturday teatime game England’s Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham claimed an assist apiece for Chelsea.
Abraham was replaced with 20 minutes remaining, just before Callum Hudson-Odoi came on; he was later booked for simulation when VAR overturned a penalty decision. Mount and Fikayo Tomori played the full 90.
Nick Pope and James Tarkowski did the same for Burnley.
Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane poached and stooped to tuck in a header in the very first minute at Anfield, but England team-mate Jordan Henderson equalised just after half time to set Liverpool en route to a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur.
They both played 90 minutes, as did Danny Rose, Dele Alli and Trent Alexander-Arnold. Harry Winks was substituted on the hour for Spurs, while Liverpool’s Joe Gomez got five minutes off the bench.
Norwich City 1-3 Manchester United
Manchester United’s spot kick hilarity continued with two saved in their 3-1 win at Norwich City. England’s Marcus Rashford flunked the first but made up for it by scoring United’s second goal just a few minutes later.Embed from Getty Images
He also backheeled an assist for Anthony Martial in the second half. Rashford, like Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, played the full 90 minutes. Jesse Lingard came on for the last ten minutes.
Atletico Madrid 2-0 Athletic Club
Atletico Madrid got another clean sheet because of course they did, and Kieran Trippier played the entire game. Diego Simeone’s side have conceded five times in ten La Liga matches so far this season.
Schalke 0-0 Borussia Dortmund
Jadon Sancho re-took his place in the Borussia Dortmund team after being suspended by his club last weekend, playing the whole of the goalless Revierderby draw against Schalke (and former Everton youngster Jonjoe Kenny).