Lukaku & Chelsea overpower Arsenal

English Premier League

Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea

Romelu Lukaku scored on his return to the Premier League as Chelsea claimed a 2-0 win over London rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Lukaku was drafted straight into the Blues line-up as Timo Werner dropped to the Blues bench, while N'Golo Kante only started on the bench.

For the Gunners, big-money signing Ben White did not feature after testing positive for Covid-19 as Pablo Mari came into the defence alongside Rob Holding.

Lukaku made his presence felt early on as he opened the scoring after just six minutes with a simple tap-in from Reece James' cross down the right flank.

It was only a matter of time before the visitors bagged a second goal as Lukaku and Mason Mount combined to set up James, who took one touch before firing into the far corner.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nuno Tavares were introduced in the second half as the Gunners looked to get themselves back in the contest, with Keiran Tierney and Bukayo Saka making way.

Lukaku nearly added a second goal in the final 20 minutes after getting on the end of Mount's cross, but Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno produced a superb save to ensure the score-line ended 2-0.

Southampton 1-1 Manchester United

Manchester United were unable to maintain their winning start to the Premier League season after drawing 1-1 at Southampton on Sunday afternoon.

Nemanja Matic and Anthony Martial were brought into the Red Devils line-up, with Daniel James and Scott McTominay dropping to bench along with Raphael Varane.

The Saints got the opening goal on 30 minutes as a good passing move ended with Che Adams finding the back of the net via a deflection off Fred.

It took a while for the Red Devils to get going, but they got their equaliser nine minutes into the second half when Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes combined to set up Mason Greenwood, who fired past Alex McCarthy.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opted to introduce Jadon Sancho soon after, with the ineffective Martial making way for the final 30 minutes.

Despite the flurry of changes late on, neither side were able to find a second goal and were forced to settle for a share of the spoils.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Nuno Espirto Santo made a winning return to Molineux Stadium as Tottenham Hotspur registered a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Harry Kane was named on the bench Spurs bench as he continues to be linked with a departure, as Heung-min Son led the attack once again.

Spurs awarded a penalty after eight minutes when Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa brought down Dele Alli, who dusted himself off and converted the spot-kick.

Wolves only had once chance to pull themselves back level in the first half, but pacy winger Adama Traore squandered a glorious chance before the break.

Kane eventually made his way on to the park in the second half, as the England international was introduced in the final 20 minutes for Son.

The Manchester City target did have a chance to get on the score-sheet late in the game, but Wolves' Sa was able to make the save as the encounter finished 1-0.

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