Arsenal continued their 100 per cent start to the new Premier League season after beating Aston Villa 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday evening.

The Gunners had taken the lead in the 30th minute through Gabriel Jesus, who scored after Villa keeper, Emiliano Martinez fumbled Granit Xhaka’s shot.

Jesus scored to put the Gunners ahead

Arsenal were in total control of the game and could have scored more goals earlier, but Bukayo Saka, who shot wide after facing an empty net, and captain Martin Odegaard were guilty of missing scoring chances.

The Gunners continued to trouble the Villa defence but failed to utilize their chances. In the second half, Odegaard’s goal-bound free-kick was parried to safety by Martinez before also saving Gabriel Martinelli’s volley.

Villa thought they had stolen a point from the high-flying Arsenal when substitute Douglas Luiz scored directly from a corner kick to level the scoreline. The Video Assistant Referee said there was nothing wrong with the goal after goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale protested as he appeared to have been impeded by a Villa player before the goal.

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Steven Gerrard and the Villa bench’s joy was shortlived as Martinelli restored the Gunners’ lead in the 76th minute. The Brazilian speedster latched onto Saka’s cross to send Martinez fumbling for the ball, which landed in the back of the net.

Arsenal remain top of the table with 15 points while Villa are 19h with three points.

Other results

Manchester City vs Nottingham Forest

Erling Haaland
Tearing it up: Haaland bagged another hattrick

It was ugly for Forest as City were at their absolute best to tear the newcomers apart 6-0.

Mr. Dependable, Erling Haaland, was the hero as he bagged another hattrick before Joao Cancelo scored and Julian Alvarez grabbed a brace.

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City continue to trail Arsenal in second place with 13 points while Forest are 15th with three points.

Liverpool vs Newcastle United

Fabio Carvalho sores
Carvalho bagged a late winner for Liverpool

Liverpool players and staff must be thanking mother luck as they had to wait till the 97th minute to beat Newcastle at Anfield.

It was a hard-fought 2-1 win against a spirited Magpies side. Fabio Carvalho was the star as he scored after a scramble to give Liverpool all three points.

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New boy Alexander Isak had given Newcastle the lead in the 38th minute before Roberto Firmino equalized in the 61st minute.

Liverpool rise to fifth place while Newcastle are on six points in 11th place.

AFC Bournemouth vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves vs Bournemouth
Stalemate: Both sides could not score

Bournemouth, fresh from a crushing 9-0 loss to Liverpool and sacking of Scott Parker as manager, played a 0-0 draw with fellow strugglers, Wolves.

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Bournemouth are 16th and Wolves are 18th on the table.

West Ham vs Tottenham Hotspur

Thilo Kehrer West Ham
Kehrer put the ball in his own net

West Ham were behind in the 34th minute after Thilo Kehrer put the ball in his own net. They clawed their way back to salvage a point after Tomas Soucek scored in the 55th minute.

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The Hammers are now 14th, out of the bottom three, with four points while Spurs are third on 11 points.