Tottenham deservedly ended Pep Guardiola’s perfect Premier League start and underlined their own title credentials with a thrilling victory over Manchester City at White Hart Lane. Guardiola had won his previous six games and 10 of his previous 11 matches in charge, but City were outplayed by a vibrant Spurs who moved second in the table and are now the league’s only unbeaten team. Spurs dominated from the start and were in front early on when Aleksandar Kolarov sliced Danny Rose’s cross into his own net after nine minutes. Dele Alli confirmed their superiority eight minutes before half-time with a cool finish from Son Heung-min’s pass. With the clock beyond the allotted two minutes of injury time, Arsenal take a short corner, Sanchez whips a ball to the near post, Walcott wins the flick and both Oxlade-Chamberlain and Koscielny are there at the back post. Somehow between them, they force it trickling over the line. One of the scrappiest goals you are ever likely to see. Replays show that from all of one yard out, Oxlade Chamberlain hit the ball into Koscielny’s hand, which was not seen by the referee, the ball cannoning into the net.
Stoke snatched a point at Manchester United as Joe Allen capitalised on a spill from David de Gea to punish the hosts’ lax first-half finishing. After a string of saves from Lee Grant before the break, United made the breakthrough when substitute Anthony Martial swept home a curling shot. Paul Pogba rattled the bar with a header as United mounted a late siege on the Stoke goal, but Mark Hughes’ side clung on to the point that takes them off the bottom of the table.