Arsenal continued their strong start to the season by beating hosts Bournemouth 3-0 in the third round of the English Premier League on Saturday.
With a win outside his rules, Arsenal regained the lead Tottenham temporarily held thanks to a historic goal by Harry Kane in a 1-0 home win over Wolverhampton.
Arsenal stayed on top with a third win to take their tally to 9 points against Tottenham (7) and defending champions Manchester City, who will look to catch up when they travel to Newcastle on Sunday.
The Norwegian Martin Odegaard (5 and 11) and the Frenchman William Saliba (54) scored the goals of the London club.
It is the first time Arsenal have won their first three league games since the 2004-05 season under Frenchman Arsene Wenger.
Spanish coach Mikel Arteta took the same squad for the third game in a row, after the two wins against Leicester City last week 4-2 and Crystal Palace 2-0 in the opener.
And Arsenal imposed their dominance in the first half, Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli’s first-time shot from the left in the area being blocked by Irish goalkeeper Mark Travers (5).
Odegaard scored the first goal after Brazilian Gabriel Jesus, who has been in excellent form since arriving from City this summer, made a skilful break, evaded several players and passed a clever ball to compatriot Martinelli, who slotted it in from the left shot down. the area, kept goalkeeper Travers away to prepare for Odegaard, who followed it into the net ( 5).
The Norway international doubled his side’s lead after full-back Ben White crossed from the right in the center of the area to Jesus, who set up and made to pay, but Odegaard put it in front of him with a powerful left hit in the net ( 11).
The hosts finished the first half without a shot on target and waited until the 51st minute to achieve it through Welshman Chris Mipham’s header, which was blocked by goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.
Saliba scored the third goal with a great left foot shot from the outside of the area into the top left corner of the goal (54).
The Video Assistant Referee “VAR” denied Jesus his third league goal of the season after a double against Leicester, after he canceled a goal for offside after a deep ball that he headed inside the area from Odegaard (72 ) received.
The Bournemouth keeper starred by stopping Jesus’ shot to deny him a third league goal after a brace against Leicester (87) and another for substitute Edward Nketah in the final minute.
Harry Kane scored his 250th goal for Tottenham to lead them to an unconvincing 1-0 win over hosts Wolverhampton.
Caen set a Premier League record (the new system was introduced in 1993) when he scored the most with one team, taking his tally to 185 goals and surpassing former Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero (184) has.
It was also the 250th goal for Caen in various competitions, 16 goals behind the late Jimmy Greaves, the top scorer in the history of the north London side.
Italy coach Antonio Conte commented on his player’s performance, “I know he has achieved another great personal achievement, but we try to work together not only to achieve personal achievements, like last season for example when Son (Heung -min) was the leading scorer in the league, but to try to achieve a feat.” Fantastic together for the team and club” who last won the title in 2008.
“I think every player is ready to exchange personal performance for a trophy. We are working on this side. The road is difficult and long but we have to try to do it,” added Conte, who escaped suspension after a row with the Chelsea coach in the previous phase.
The twenty-nine-year-old managed to score the game’s only goal in the 64th minute, after the ball reached Croatia’s Ivan Perisic from a corner, and he headed it back to Caen, who at is the door of the goal. , who also headed into the net.
Leicester City continued their poor start and suffered a second successive defeat after an opening draw, going down 1-2 at home to Southampton despite going ahead with a fine goal by James Madison from a free-kick (54) .
However, substitute Che Adams’ goals in the second half (68 and 84), the second of which by a beautiful scissors, gave the “Saints” team their first victory.
And after their historic 4-0 win over hosts Manchester United last week, Brentford went down 3-2 at Fulham, with Serbian star Aleksandar Mitrovic’s 90th-minute header.
Fulham took an early 2-0 lead through Jamaican Bobby Reed in the 45th second and Portuguese Joao Paulinha (20). The visitors responded with goals from Denmark’s Christian Norgaard (44) and Evan Toni (71), before Mitrovic gave Fulham their first win.
Crystal Palace beat hosts Aston Villa 3-1 in a match between two teams overseen by Premier League legend Steven Gerrard and Frenchman Patrick Vieira. Aston Villa were first to score through Oli Watkins (5), while Ivory Coast’s Wilfried Zaha (7, 58) and French substitute Jean-Philippe Mateta (71) scored Palace’s goals.
Everton scored their first point of the season with a deadly draw at home to newcomers Nottingham Forest 1-1 through the goal of Demarai Gray (88), seven minutes after the Welshman’s goal, Brennan Johnson, in favor of the guests (81).