Santi Cazorla, Harry Kane and Roberto Firmino on scoring returns
Following the international break Santi Cazorla, Harry Kane and Roberto Firmino all scored to help their respective teams to comfortable wins.
Santi Cazorla, who had a break during the week, scored a stoppage-time penalty to give Arsenal a dramatic 2-1 victory over determined Southampton side.
It was his second goal of the season having scored in their 3-1 victory at Watford.
It was the Saints who took the lead when Petr Cech scorted an own goal! He tipped Dusan Tadic’s free-kick onto the bar only for the ball to bounce in off him.
Laurent Koscielny surprised everyone when he equalised with a spectacular overhead kick after the Southampton defence failed to clear Cazorla’s corner.
Cazorla’s penalty came after Jose Fonte was judged to have fouled Olivier Giroud.
The Gunners are five points behind leaders Manchester City – they face PSG on Tuesday in the Champions League and then travel to Hull at the weekend.
Liverpool hammered Premier League champions Leicester 4-1 on Saturday to get their first home win of the season.
The Reds went 1-0 when Roberto Firmino converted James Milner’s pass then Daniel Sturridge’s cheeky backheel found Sadio Mane who made it two.
Leicester pulled one back thanks to Jamie Vardy after a defensive error from Lucas.
But, England international Adam Lallana eased Liverpool’s nerves when he made it 3-1.
The rout was completed when Firmino got his second thanks to a Mane’s assist.
Jurgen Klopp’s team also have seven points from four games, but they have played their first three matches away from Anfield due to the expansion of the Main Stand.
Leicester have four points and have their Champions League debut against Club Brugge on Wednesday whereas Liverpool’s next match is against Chelsea on Friday.
Tottenham are up to fourth place after their 4-0 demolition of Stoke which kept Mark Hughes’ side rock bottom of the Premier League.
Mauricio Pochettino will be especially please that Harry Kane ended a nine-match goal drought- mind you after the game the England striker joked he was surprised to score so early in the season!
Son Heung-min put the London club 1-0 just before half-time and then added a second in the 56th minute with an angled finish.
Dele Alli got the third after Kyle Walker’s neat cut-back and finally Kane made it four after connecting with Son’s low cross.
It got worse for Stoke, who saw boss Mark Hughes sent off, and they are now winless after four games.
Spurs host Monaco on Wednesday in the Champions League and Sunderland on Sunday.
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