Chelsea move to top of Premier League table, Manchester United win 2-1 at West Ham
Chelsea powered to the top of the Premier League with an impressive 3-0 win at Tottenham, while David de Gea saved a stoppage-time penalty to preserve Manchester United’s 2-1 victory at West Ham.
Chelsea powered to the top of the Premier League with an impressive 3-0 win at Tottenham, while David de Gea saved a stoppage-time penalty to preserve Manchester United’s 2-1 victory at West Ham after Jesse Lingard returned to haunt his old club on Sunday.
Thiago Silva put Chelsea ahead with a 49th minute header before N’Golo Kante netted with a long-range effort that deflected off Eric Dier eight minutes later.
Thomas Tuchel’s unbeaten side sit top of the Premier League after winning four of their first five games, while Tottenham have suffered two successive top-flight defeats.
Chelsea have only conceded one league goal so far this season despite a tricky fixture list that featured trips to Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal.
“I was absolutely not happy with the first 45 minutes,” Tuchel said. “I had the feeling we wanted to impress by pure skills.
At the London Stadium, West Ham boss David Moyes, who tried to re-sign Lingard after his successful loan spell last season, saw the United substitute curl in the 89th minute winner. There was still time for heart-stopping drama when VAR ruled United defender Luke Shaw had handled the ball in the area.
Lingard’s goal was welcome redemption for the England forward, whose woeful back-pass gifted Swiss side Young Boys a 2-1 Champions League win against United in midweek.
“I had a good time at West Ham but I have to move on and do my best with Man United,” Lingard said after securing his side’s fourth win in five league games this term.