Two goals either side of the half time break saw defending Premier League champions Chelsea climb into the top three with a 1-2 win over Leicester City. As both sides suffered from some poor attempts at finishing, it was Chelsea who opened the scoring minutes before the break when Alvaro Morata contacted with a cross from Cesar Azpilicueta, only for Ex Leicester city player N’Golo Kante to double the lead from 30 yards out minutes into the 2nd half. Out of respect for his old club the former Foxes midfielder, who moved to Chelsea following Leicester’s Premier league winning season, refused to celebrate scoring for his new club, instead just returning to the half way line in readiness for the restart.
Leicester’s Jamie Vardy did give the foxes a life line with his 62nd minute penalty that seemed to jump start the home side as they through everything a Chelsea looking for at least a point.
Stokes Eric Choupo-Moting was Stoke Cities hero on Saturday as his double ended Manchester United’s 100% start to the season. After opening the scoring for Stoke 2 minutes before the break, which was the first goal United had conceded in 535 minutes of league football this season. It didn’t take long for the league leaders to equalise as Marcus Rashford continued his fine start to the season, connecting with Paul Pogba’s header to level the scores on the half time whistle.
United’s summer signing Romelu Lukaku headed united into the lead in the 57th minute, but it was Choupo-Moting who again found the net from Xherdan Shaqiri’s corner cross.
As time ran out, both teams pushed for a winner with Lukaku wasting a golden chance missing from 8 yards out, while Stoke keeper Jack Burtland also produced a fantastic effort to deny an own goal in stoppage time.
The result see’s Untied stay at the top of the Premier league on goal difference over rivals Manchester City.