Manchester City slipped to a shock first Premier League defeat of the season when they were beaten 2-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers yesterday, while Tottenham Hotspur overcame nine-man Liverpool by the same score thanks to a stoppage-time Joel Matip own goal.
Manchester United’s campaign of woe continued with a 1-0 home loss to Crystal Palace but there were no such troubles for Arsenal who, along with Spurs, closed the gap to leaders City to one point with a rampant 4-0 win at Bournemouth.
There were also celebrations for promoted Luton Town, who earned their first success of the season at Everton.
Man City had been imperious this term and made the trip to Wolverhampton having won all six of their opening league games.
A Ruben Dias own goal put Wolves 1-0 up in the 13th minute, but Julian Alvarez levelled with a bending free kick past Jose Sa in the 58th.
Hwang Hee-chan restored the home side’s lead on the counter-attack in the 66th by firing into the net from close range, which proved to be the winner.
Having been beaten at Newcastle United in midweek in the League Cup, City have lost back-to-back games in all competitions for the first time since January last season.
Liverpool missed the chance to go top when they conceded in the 96th minute to lose at Spurs after having two players sent off and a goal wrongly ruled out for offside.
Matip turned into his own net to seal the win for Spurs, who moved up to second in the table, after Cody Gakpo had struck in first-half stoppage time to cancel out Son Heung-min’s 36th-minute opener.
United slumped to their fourth loss of the Premier League season as an early Joachim Andersen strike gave Palace a 1-0 win at Old Trafford.
Arsenal maintained their unbeaten start to the season on the south coast as Kai Havertz opened his account for the London club and Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard and Ben White also scored.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, who have yet to concede away from home this season, ended the day in third with 17 points.
Andoni Iraola’s winless Bournemouth side dropped into the relegation zone and are 18th with three points from seven games.