Gameweek three of the English Premier League saw one Toffees player continue his hot start to the league, a surprise result against one of the big four and an interesting conclusion to one of the games.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin proving his worth
Everton is currently having a flying start to their 2020-21 campaign as they sit undefeated in the league in third spot.
Since Carlo Ancelotti brought in new talents such as midfielder Allan and attacking midfielder James Rodriguez, they have propelled the Merseyside club to their best-ever start in recent years.
However, Ancelotti’s biggest accomplishment could be rejuvenating Everton striker Calvert-Lewin into one of the most feared strikers in the Premier League.
Calvert-Lewin was probably unlucky not to get a mention last week after his hat-trick, but alas he found the scoresheet in the sides 2-1 win over Crystal Palace, and has now bagged five goals in three games and is currently leading the golden boot race.
Leicester smash five past City
By now, we probably know that Leicester isn’t a pushover side and that they now have their eyes sets on a top-four finish each year, but then there is Manchester City, who have been the club that has set the bar for the past couple of years.
They have a bigger budget than most and are one of the most feared sides in the competition, however, even they were left surprised as to what transpired when they met the Foxes at home.
Despite City winger Riyad Mahrez opening accounts with a splendid goal, thrashing the ball into the top left corner with pace, Leicester caught the home side on the counter-attack and it seemed as though City’s defence was caught napping.
Twice the Manchester club gave away a penalty to Jamie Vardy as he converted on both occasions to nab his hat-trick.
James Maddison added salt into the wounds to score the Foxes’ fourth goal from range.
Ake gave City a consolation goal soon after but by the 87th minute City gave away yet another penalty as Youri Tielemans converted as Leicester make a statement win over one of the title favourites.
VAR causes drama after the final whistle
If you wanted a grandstand finish, then the Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester United clash is the one for you.
After Brighton were trailing 2-1 with a few minutes before the full-time whistle, they were on the attack and hit the post multiple times before Solly March scrambled in an equaliser in injury time on the 95th minute.
At this stage, Manchester United had one last roll of the dice as they earned themselves a corner and the delivery to the box was menacing until Brighton cleared away the danger.
The referee blew for the full-time, however, went to the VAR as there was a suspected handball from Neal Maupay.
Replays showed on the VAR footage that the ball did hit Maupay’s arm and the referee, upon the VAR’s advice, overturned his decision to award United the penalty – among the confusion of many players, fans and pundits alike.
Bruno Fernandes made no mistake of the penalty as United came away with the controversial three points.