Game week two of the Premier League threw in some surprise results as well as having a few ties hitting the back of the net more than once, here is what we took out of the second matchday of the Premier League.
Thiago Alcantara shines on Liverpool debut
Just days after signing with his new club from Bayern for a fee of 20 million euros (AUD 32.7 million), Thiago Alcantara came off the bench for a second half cameo in his first outing in a Liverpool shirt and boy was it a great debut.
He helped set up Liverpool’s first goal with a nice linkup play to give Sadio Mane a perfect header and linked up well providing a more free-flowing style of play to Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The Spaniard also broke a Premier League record, out-passing all of Chelsea’s players despite only being on the pitch for 45 minutes, as he had 75 successful passes.
Chelsea goalkeeping woes still continue
Whatever Kepa Arrizabalaga does it seems to be the wrong thing.
The world’s most expensive goalkeeper has had a horrid time at Stamford Bridge since arriving at Chelsea in 2018, and against Liverpool, it was no different.
Having collected the ball from Fikayo Tomori, Arrizabalaga trapped the ball and instead of looking to either side of his goal, he gently tapped the ball forward hoping to find Jorginho. The result gave the ball to Sadio Mane who scored his second goal of the afternoon and gave Liverpool a 2-0 win.
This is just another long line of mistakes from the 25-year-old and would almost certainly force Frank Lampard to look at the market for goalkeepers.
Leeds could provide excellent entertainment this year
Despite losing to Liverpool last week in a 4-3 shootout which impressed the neutrals, this time against Fulham, they got the three points to claim their first win in their Premier League return in a similar fashion.
Leeds once again showed why they are fun to watch as they scored another four goals as the Whites defeated Fulham 4-3.
Their play was clinical in the front end of the pitch as Patrick Bamford, Mateusz Klich, and Helder Costa all got their names on the scoresheet.
It now means that Marcelo Bielsa has conceded seven goals but has also scored seven in his first two Premier League outings.
But it is his attacking style that has received plaudits from the neutrals, at least when we see Leeds play the spectators are guaranteed goals and a tight game, this could be fun to watch.
Son Heung-Min shines as Spurs put Saints to the sword
If you wanted goals, well then this match was perfect for you as Tottenham responded from their opening day defeat to Everton to smash Southampton 5-2.
However, the day belonged to Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min who were both influential in the Southampton rout.
Son as scored four goals at St Mary’s with his first coming just before the main break, and his second only seconds after the it, with his third and fourth coming in the 64th and 74th minutes of the game.
Despite normally playing on the wing, Son played like a traditional striker with Harry Kane playing in behind him, as Son kept finding space to run onto balls coming his way and with a keen eye for goal applied the trigger and most times it went into the desired outcome, the back of the net.
It seems that Tottenham has found a new centre-forward in its system.
Zaha makes theatre of dreams his own
For the first time in Crystal Palace’s history, the Eagles have won their opening two matches since being in the top flight, with a win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Jordan Ayew was causing problems for the Red Devil’s defence on the left-wing before Andros Townsend tapped in to get the Eagles first.
However, it was former United player Wilfred Zaha who stole the show at the ‘theatre of dreams’ as he claimed the man of the match award after causing problems all over the park.
He got rewarded for his efforts when he scored two goals in his side’s 3-1 win, which included a penalty and a stunning goal where he took on Victor Lindelof in the 85th minute.