World News – GB – English Premier League: Aston Villa maintains perfect start


London: Aston Villa retained the 100% Premier League record as Ross Barkley’s late goal earned them a 1-0 victory at Leicester City on Sunday to move up to second place, a point behind the first leaders Everton whose perfect start ended on Saturday

Gareth Bale’s first appearance for Tottenham Hotspur in seven years, following his loan transfer from Real Madrid, was overshadowed by West Ham United who scored three times late to draw 3-3 in the london derby

Brighton scored late to win a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace Sheffield United and Fulham also drew 1-1 as both sides collected their first points

Villa’s dream of starting the new season, following last season’s short relegation escape, continued as Barkley sealed a generally gloomy Midlands derby in stoppage time – his second goal since his arrival from Chelsea

Dean Smith’s side have won four of four, the first time Villa has done this in the top flight since the 1930-1931 campaign, where they finished second

« An important victory today, » said Barkley, who also scored in the 7-2 win over champions Liverpool ahead of the international break “I dedicated this goal to physio because I was 50-50 this week and he did a very good job to prove me right »

Villa is a point behind Everton who drew 2-2 with Liverpool in a controversial Merseyside derby on Saturday that left Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk with a serious knee injury that will require surgery

While the Premier League goal race slowed down a bit on Sunday, this is not the case in north London where Tottenham and West Ham fought an extraordinary derby

Son Heung-min put Tottenham in the lead in one minute and two Harry Kane goals won three Spurs after 16 minutes

Bale, back at the club he left in 2013 to begin a trophy-laden career at Real Madrid, came off the bench in the 72nd minute for his much-anticipated return home, but the storyline failed. not written for the Welsh winger

Fabian Balbuena’s header in the 82nd minute and self-imposed goal from Davinson Sanchez set up a nervous final, then in the fourth minute of the stoppage time Manuel Lanzini fired an unstoppable shot from the outside the area to spark wild celebrations from visitors

« It’s been three home games and two draws which could perfectly be two wins, and it’s a big penalty because we’re looking towards the table and it’s hard to believe after scoring so many goals and playing so although we only have eight points, « said Jose Mourinho, Spurs manager

West Ham are the first team in Premier League history to avoid defeat in a game after at least three goals late in the 81st minute

« We’re playing against a team that everyone’s talking about and after 10 minutes I was wondering ‘is it going to be six or seven? « We have changed and it has made us better, » said West Ham manager David Moyes

Palace had clung to Wilfried Zaha’s penalty header in the 19th minute, but three points would have been more than they deserved against their big rival Brighton

Substitute Alexis MacAllister scored in the 90th minute to give Brighton a point as they sent off Lewis Dunk in stoppage time for a bad tackle on Gary Cahill

Sheffield United substitute Billy Sharp converted a late penalty to earn his side a point against Fulham who had taken the lead shortly before when Ademola Lookman scored his first start with an excellent solo effort

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