LONDON: Watford came from behind to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season as two quick-fire headers gave them a 2-1 win over Tottenham at Vicarage Road in the English Premier League.
After a first half for the purists, Spurs took the lead through Abdoulaye Doucoure’s own goal (54), and it would have been 1-1 in own goals had
Toby Alderweireld’s header not come off the bar at the other end shortly after.
But Watford did equalise through Troy Deeney’s cute header from Jose Holebas’ superb free-kick (69), and shocked Spurs with another header as Craig Cathcart converted Holebas’ corner from the left (76).
The result ends Tottenham’s own perfect start to the campaign, while Watford have won all four opening league games for only the second time in their history, and the first in the top flight
Romelu Lukaku scored twice as 10-man Manchester United returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor.
United looked on course for a routine victory when Lukaku headed them ahead on 27 minutes and doubled their tally with a close-range second a minute before half-time.
But after Paul Pogba had a second-half penalty saved by Joe Hart, United had to play the final 19 minutes a man down when Marcus Rashford was shown a straight red card for head-butting Phil Bardsley.
Three days on from their Europa League exit against Olympiakos, Burnley showed little sign of mounting a late comeback, although Sam Vokes’ header drew David de Gea into action in stoppage time.
But United ground out their second win of the season to move up to 10th in table, while Burnley remain second from bottom after their third successive defeat.
Alexandre Lacazette’s 81st-minute winner saw Arsenal edge out a spirited Cardiff side 3-2 for Unai Emery’s first away victory as head coach.
Shkodran Mustafi headed the Gunners ahead after 12 minutes from an Aaron Ramsey corner, but goal-shy Cardiff had several chances to level before Víctor Camarasa turned Joe Bennett’s cross home at the second attempt in first-half injury-time.
The goals kept flowing after half-time with a brilliant curled Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finish from outside the box (62) putting Arsenal back ahead, before Danny Ward levelled from a Sean Morrison flick at a free-kick (70).
But Emery’s first away success was secured nine minutes from time when Lacazette swivelled and fired a rocket of a shot inside Neil Etheridge’s near post.