Safe to say that gameweek 3 was a pretty eventful one. On Saturday we saw 4 red cards from the 3pm kick offs, all after the Champions had dropped their first points of the season in the early game. Things also went from bad to worse for Jose Mourinho on Monday night…

The curse of the early kickoff struck at Molineux for Man City as they came from behind to draw with an impressive Wolves side. Aymeric Laporte equalised after Willy Boly shocked the title holders by handling in a somewhat dubious opening goal. At St. Mary’s, Harry Maguire struck a late winner from range to give Leicester City a 2-1 win at Southampton. Elsewhere on the south coast, Bournemouth and Everton played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with one red card a piece. In what some billed as a relegation six pointer, Arsenal came from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 at The Emirates. Huddersfield and Cardiff produced probably the most predictable result of the weekend with a 0-0 draw. In the evening kickoff at Anfield, Brighton were unable to recreate their heroics of last weekend, going down 1-0 to Liverpool thanks to a first half goal from Mo Salah.

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On Sunday, Fulham picked up their first points of the season with an impressive 4-2 victory over Burnley. Meanwhile a superb goal by Wilfried Zaha wasn’t enough to stop Palace losing 2-1 to a Watford side who continued their 100% record. Rafa Benitez’s bus wasn’t quite big enough to stop Chelsea. Newcastle had just 19% of possession at St. James’ Park and after a late flurry of goals were eventually defeated 2-1 by Maurizio Sarri’s men.

The final game of the week came at Old Trafford as Spurs piled yet more misery on to Jose Mourinho and Man Utd. Despite being on top for most of the game, United’s defence yet again cost them the points, resulting in a humiliating 3-0 scoreline. Plaudits should go to Spurs though, Lucas Moura was superb and came up with two well taken goals after Harry Kane headed in the opener. Mourinho was, unsurprisingly, his prickly self in the post match press conference. He stormed out after demanding respect from the assembled press and reminding them of his three Premier League triumphs.

Player of the Week- Willy Boly

Despite conceding 79% of possession to City, Wolves can’t be accused of parking the bus. Their attacking players looked quick and energetic on the break however; it is their goal scoring defensive colossus that wins our player of the week. The Wolves defence had to be at their best to soak up City’s pressure and Boly was integral to that. The big Frenchman was one of the Premier League new boys’ less glamorous signings this summer after making his loan from Porto permanent but, was their top performer against the champions. The defender put in last ditch tackle after last ditch tackle to keep Aguero and co at bay and even opened the scoring at Molineux. The 27 year old got in at the far post and connected with Moutinho’s cross with his hand to controversially put the home side in front. They eventually succumbed to a powerful header from City’s Aymeric Laporte but without Boly’s heroics at both ends of the pitch the blues would already have won the game by then.

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Goal of the Week- Lucas Moura

The Brazilian could easily have claimed our player of the week after his barnstorming performance at Old Trafford. United looked dangerous yet toothless in attack and Spurs made the most of their leaky defence to come out comfortable winners. Every time Lucas got the ball he looked like he would make something happen, running at United’s defence and flying past them with ease on numerous occasions. After a corner was headed in by Harry Kane to give them the lead just after half time, it wasn’t long before Lucas doubled Spurs’ advantage. Christian Eriksen got in behind down the right before squaring to the former PSG man who finished low beyond De Gea. It was his second goal which was the pick of the bunch and put United to bed. After clearing an Alexis Sanchez cross, Spurs broke away at speed and when Lucas came up against Chris Smalling one on one, there was only one winner. The winger accelerated and flew past a helpless Smalling with style before bearing down on goal and blasting the ball home past David De Gea. With 3 goals in 3 Premier League games this season, it looks like a well settled and in form Lucas Moura could be better than any new signing Mauricio Pochettino could have wished for.

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