LONDON: The double act of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min worked to perfection again to ensure Tottenham Hotspur remain at top of the Premier League after a 2-0 win at home over Arsenal in the North London derby.
Kane now has 14 goals and 12 assists in all competitions, while Son has 13 goals and six assists. The duo helped set up each other’s goals in Sunday’s game that was decided by half-time, reports Xinhua news agency.
Son opened the scoring in the 13th minute after Kane had held the ball up for his run down the left. The South Korean returned the favour in first-half injury-time, picking out Kane’s curling run before the England striker beat Bernd Leno in the Arsenal goal.
Arsenal have lost five of their last seven league games and Sunday’s defeat confirmed their worst ever start to a Premier League campaign.
Liverpool remain second after an easier-than-expected 4-0 thrashing of Wolves on Sunday evening. Mohamed Salah opened the scoring after a defensive error from Conor Coady, and Georginio Wijnaldum doubled Liverpool’s lead with a lovely curling shot in the 58th minute.
Joel Matip headed in a third from Salah’s cross after a corner in the 67th minute and Nelson Semedo’s own goal rounded off a win enjoyed by 2,000 fans in the stands at Anfield.
Chelsea remain third as they continued their excellent form on Saturday, fighting back from a goal down to beat Leeds United 3-1.
Former Chelsea youngster Patrick Bamford put Leeds ahead after four minutes. But Olivier Giroud continued his run of goals to equalize in the 27th minute, before Kurt Zouma put Chelsea ahead with a header from a corner after the hour and Christian Pulisic added a third in injury-time.
Two half-time substitutions helped Manchester United turn things around and claim their 9th consecutive away win after being outplayed for by West Ham for 45 minutes.
With IANS inputs