EPL 2021-22, Matchday 2 review: Tottenham Hotspur climbs atop the table, Manchester United edges past Wolves
The English Premier League 2021-22 saw Matchday 3 coming to an end. Tottenham Hotspur rose to the top spot, while Manchester United scripted a new English football record.
On Sunday, Matchday 3 of the 2021-22 English Premier League came to an end. While three matches were played, there were a couple involving big sides as we review the performances.
Tottenham Hotspur tames Watford to claim top spot
Tottenham Hotspur continued its glorious ride to the season, winning its opening three games. On Sunday, it was up against 12th-placed Watford at home.
Although Spurs was the favourite to see it through, it did not turn out to be real easy. Nevertheless, Son Heung-min's 42nd minute incredible direct free-kick goal handed Nuno Espírito Santo's side its third successive win of the season, therefore shooting to the top spot of the table.
Manchester United edges past Wolves to set new English record
United is already inspired following the re-signing of legendary club talisman Cristiano Ronaldo. Although he did not play on Sunday against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the away clash, it indeed kept United up with its spirit.
United was definitely the favourite to see this through. However, it turned out to be intensely intense, with the host producing most shots. Nonetheless, United dominated with possession and passes, as it was in the 80th minute when Mason Greenwood fired it past the Wolves goalkeeper for the sole winner.
Although the goal created a mild controversy as Wolves believed that Paul Pogba had committed a foul, referee Mike Dean and the Video Assistant Referee ruled it in favour of the visitor.
Meanwhile, United scripted a new record with the win, as it is now unbeaten in 28 EPL away games in a row, going past the previous record of 27 by Arsenal. Also, The Red Devils has risen to the third spot.
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