Weekend Shocks and Surprises in the Premier League: Wolves Stun Man City 2-1, Spurs Upset Liverpool
In a weekend filled with unexpected twists and remarkable performances in the Premier League, Manchester City’s previously unbeaten streak came to an abrupt end as they suffered a 2-1 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur secured a thrilling 2-1 victory over a Liverpool side reduced to nine players.
Manchester City had maintained a flawless record by winning all six of their opening league matches. However, their dominance was halted by an early Ruben Dias own goal, giving Wolves the lead. Julian Alvarez managed to equalize for City with a spectacular free-kick, but it was Hwang Hee-chan’s counter-attack goal that ultimately sealed Wolves’ victory.
On the other hand, Liverpool’s pursuit of the top spot was disrupted in a chaotic match against Tottenham. Curtis Jones received a red card early in the game, and Diogo Jota was quickly shown two yellow cards, leaving Liverpool with just nine players. Son Heung-min opened the scoring for Spurs, while Cody Gakpo equalized just before halftime. In a dramatic turn of events, Joel Matip’s late own goal secured Tottenham’s unexpected victory.
Manchester United’s struggles continued as they suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace, marking their worst-ever start to a Premier League season after seven games. In contrast, Arsenal showcased their dominance with a resounding 4-0 victory over Bournemouth, bringing them closer to the top of the league table.
Promoted Luton Town celebrated their inaugural Premier League victory by defeating Everton 2-1, allowing them to climb out of the relegation zone. Aston Villa delivered an outstanding performance, with Ollie Watkins scoring a hat-trick in their 6-1 demolition of Brighton & Hove Albion, propelling them to fifth place in the standings.
Newcastle United extended their winning streak with a 2-0 victory over Burnley, while West Ham United secured a 2-0 win over the bottom-placed Sheffield United.