The second full match day of the season continued in a similar pattern for the most impressive teams from the previous week. Everton stunned Aston Villa with three first half goals in their 3-1 win, and Swansea also made it two out of two after a 3-0 win at home to West Ham. New signing Michu is looking like a bargain with his third goal in two games.
Manchester United registered their first points of the season with a hard fought 3-2 win over Fulham. Robin Van Persie scored a beauty on his home debut in a game overshadowed by Wayne Rooney’s leg injury after being dropped to the bench at kick off.
Elsewhere, Chelsea put on a fine show in the late game against Newcastle, Fernando Torres looking somewhere back to his best with a wonder goal in the 2-0 win, and Eden Hazard again looking like a revelation at his new club.
Norwich and QPR, who both suffered 5-0 reversals the week before, shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw. Bobby Zamora was to thank for the leveler after Djbrill Cisse had missed his spot kick seconds before.
Wigan won 2-0 at new boys Southampton. Di Santo and Kone both scored second half goals; But Tottenham however are still looking for their first win as they could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to West Brom.
The Sunderland vs Reading game was postponed due to awful weather in the north- east.
On Sunday, Stoke and Arsenal played out a poor 0-0 draw at the Britannia Stadium and Manchester City took a decent point from Liverpool as they twice came from behind. A Tevez goal 10 minutes from the end meant that the champions were happy with a 2-2 draw.
By Duncan Robinson
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