Plus Brighton pile more misery on Newcastle, Wolves’ fine run of form comes to an end against Watford and the south-coast derby finishes goalless
There were goals galore as the Premier League returned with a bang on Saturday after the international break.
Here’s what happened in the 3pm kick-offs…
Cardiff 4-2 Fulham
Cardiff climbed off the foot of the Premier League by beating Fulham 4-2 to record a first win of the season.
Fulham laid claim to the goal of the game through Andre Schurrle’s majestic early strike, but the league’s leakiest defence soon conceded twice to the excellent Josh Murphy and the energetic Bobby Reid.
Highly-rated 18-year-old Ryan Sessegnon levelled before half-time with his first Premier League goal, but makeshift striker Callum Paterson restored Cardiff’s lead and substitute Kadeem Harris secured the victory three minutes from time.
Manchester City 5-0 Burnley
Joe Hart endured a difficult return to the Etihad Stadium as champions Manchester City powered to a comfortable 5-0 win over Burnley in the Premier League.
The former City goalkeeper earned a standing ovation and made a series of fine saves on his first return to the club with whom he won two league titles on Saturday.
But it was hardly enough to stifle rampant City, who eased to another victory with goals from Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane.
West Ham 0-1 Tottenham
Erik Lamela marked his first Premier League start of the season by firing Tottenham to a 1-0 victory at West Ham.
The Argentinian attacker was preferred to fit-again Christian Eriksen by manager Mauricio Pochettino and repaid that faith with a first-half winner.
Victory in a feisty London derby meant a fourth straight league win for Spurs to lift them into the top four.
However, back-to-back defeats for West Ham means their recent revival has hit the buffers, their promising start to the afternoon turning sour seven minutes before the interval.
Newcastle 0-1 Brighton
Beram Kayal’s close-range finished handed Brighton a first Premier League away win in almost 12 months as they condemned Newcastle to a 1-0 defeat.
There was a touch of fortune about Kayal’s 29th-minute strike as he deflected home Jose Izquierdo’s volley, on an afternoon when striker Glenn Murray left the field on a stretcher with a head injury.
It left the Magpies without a win from their opening nine league fixtures, an unwelcome first, and having won just one of their last 15 games in all competition. It is their worst start to a Premier League season.
Wolves 0-2 Watford
Rapid-fire Watford ended their winless run after two goals in 58 seconds secured a deserved 2-0 win at Wolves.
The Hornets bagged their 50th Premier League win after Etienne Capoue and Roberto Pereyra struck inside a minute midway through the first half at Molineux.
It was Watford’s first win in six attempts and lifted them above Wolves into seventh.
Defeat ended Wolves’ six-game unbeaten run as Watford breached a defence which had conceded one goal in their past seven games in all competitions.
Bournemouth 0-0 Southampton
Southampton failed to score for the fourth successive Premier League game as they held high-flying Bournemouth to a 0-0 draw.
Saints played their part in a tight encounter at the Vitality Stadium but struggled to create and have now gone 385 top-flight minutes without finding the net.
Bournemouth, who maintained their unbeaten home record with the stalemate, were also guilty of lacking a cutting edge and needed 72 minutes to produce an effort on target.