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Anthony Martial scored his fifth goal in four league games at Manchester United with Burnemouth

Anthony Martial scored his fifth goal in four league games at Manchester United with Burnemouth

Who gave their job and is a top class and who will make post-school lines? This is the Premier League scores this week …

Manchester City returned to the top of the table with Southampton win 6-1 in Etihad, but there was joy at the other end of the table – as Newcastle eventually got the first win of the season, winning Watford 1-0.

Elsewhere, Liverpool lost ground to 1-1 draw in Arsenal, while Manchester United came back – again – to beat Bournemouth.

So the results tell the full story? Read about each weekend's team rating …

Manchester City – A.

Manchester City broke Southampton on Sunday afternoon, scoring six goals to score two points clear at the top of the Premier League with a goal difference of +29 after just 11 games. And you get the feeling that you have to come more from this group.

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Characteristics of the Manchester City win with 6-1 in Southampton in the Premier League.

Characteristics of the Manchester City win with 6-1 in Southampton in the Premier League.

They are an irresistible forward force, but still allow their opponents opportunities at the other end. Southampton had 12 shots in the match and ended 505 minutes without goals when Danny Ings pulled John Stones and hit a penalty shootout when he dropped off Ederson.

Perhaps it was not the supreme performance with their own high standards, but it would be certain to give them something other than an A grade. (Stephen Mills)

Sky Sports Fantasy Soccer top score: Raheem Sterling (27 points)

Leicester City – A.

Leicester handled a difficult afternoon with professionalism. There were emotions in the show before the fight, as tributes were given to the owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and the four other people killed in a crash helicopter last weekend. With that in mind, it was not surprising that Leicester needed time to settle in the contest, but once in their step he looked at the best team.

Demarai Gray gave the decisive moment and the defense was held back against Cardiff's threats to secure a victory that was dedicated to the Srivadadanabrambah. (James Walker-Roberts)

Sky Sports Fantasy Soccer top score: Demarai Gray (12 points)

West Ham United – A-

There were very few negatives for Manuel Pellegrini to move away after seeing his side dominate Burnley and getting a well-earned three points.

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Characteristics of the West Ham victory over Burnley in the Premier League.

Characteristics of the West Ham victory over Burnley in the Premier League.

Felipe Anderson has fought to justify his £ 42m pay, but scored twice and could have another pair. Twenty-year-old Grady Diangana was impressive in the right wing, Declan Rice striker in the middle and Marko Arnautovic continued attack on the attack.

Much has been made to the West Ham injury list, but they replace Michael Antonio and Javier Hernandez for the fourth goal in the game. West Ham struggled to face Burnley's set-pieces, but otherwise, it was an almost flawless performance at the London Stadium. (Oliver Young-Myles)

Sky Sports Fantasy Soccer top score: Felipe Anderson (20 points)

Manchester United – B +

The United has apparently gotten brownie points for how they responded to falling back in the 11th minute of Callum Wilson's opener on the south coast.

In fact, no team has recovered to earn more points in the Premier League this season than the seven United States have collected from lost seats.

At the same time, however, Jose Mourinho's team was desperately poor – or "terrible" in the words of the United Amphitheater – at the opening half hour of Life when they could have scored more than one goal behind.

And that will surely worry the Portuguese, with United keeping only one clear card and giving 18 goals in just 11 games so far. (Richard Morgan)

Sky Sports Fantasy Soccer top score: Anthony Martial (7 points)

Tottenham – B +

Many teams will be betting on Molineux this season – Manchester City has already – but the Spurs crossed a tough distant part of their tooth skin despite the launch of a rotating team without Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Eric Dier or even Davinson Sanchez the starting line.

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Highlights from Tottenham 3-2 victory over Wolves in the Premier League.

Highlights from Tottenham 3-2 victory over Wolves in the Premier League.

They rarely hit the Black Country first place but showed the clinical touch of a qualifying team to come out in a 3-0 lead only to fly after accepting a pair of unnecessary penalties. Three points are all that matter at the end of 90 minutes, but Spurs' defensive naivete was in stark contrast to the aggressive ruthless and needs to be improved. (Ron Walker)

Sky Sports Fantasy Soccer top score: Erik Lamela (13 points)

Chelsea – B +

Chelsea took time to go on a side of the Palace that used Wilfried Zaha's rhythm on the bench in a disturbing opening of 25 minutes at Stamford Bridge. With Eden Hazard not being considered fit enough for the whole game, the Belgian looked as Alvaro Morata and Pedro drove the line.

The collaboration began in 35 minutes, as Pedro's low cross was instinctively filled with Morata and the pair was crucial for Chelsea to respond to the failure of the Anderson Town equalizer, both scoring quickly to secure the victory. Chelsea was by no means the best, but Morita's look to regain confidence in the finish would have been hailed by Maurizio Sarri.

Winning was the 11th undefeated game in the Premier League for the Italian – a common record for the amount of games without winning a new manager in the division. If Sarri is to overcome this record next week, Morata could keep the key. (Jack Wilkinson)

Sky Sports Fantasy Soccer top score: Alvaro Morata (21 points)

Everton – B +

After a relaxed performance against Manchester United, Everton returned to victory in Goodison Park. It was a steady appearance by themselves, so much so that director Marco Silva called it "better home performance this season".

However, while it looked impressive for much of the game, it was not overly tested by the Brighton Bar in a corner from which it scored. The Seagulls rarely went after that and Jordan Pickford had only one off to make the entire 90 minutes with a more competitive game required to really test their credentials this season. (Charlotte Marsh),

Sky Sports Fantasy Soccer top score: Richarlison (19 points)

Bournemouth – B.

Having started so well in Showcase on Saturday, Bournemouth will feel more than a little impatient not to have scored at least one point against United.

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Characteristics of Manchester United victory in Bournemouth in the Premier League

Characteristics of Manchester United victory in Bournemouth in the Premier League

However, in the end, the pressure of the second half of the visitors said that the side of Eddie Howe lost home for the first time in the Premier League this campaign.

That being said, despite the failure, Bournemouth is still over the United on the table for the difference in goals after an excellent start of the season. (Richard Morgan)

Sky Sports Fantasy Soccer top score: Nathan Ake (6 points)

Liverpool – B-

This was not the vintage galloping Liverpool we are accustomed to this season, but another result off to a top six side has to go down as a positive one.

The side of Jurgen Klopp once again showed his defensive qualities – Virgil van Dijk was brilliant – but it is clear that the three-level attack is a bit short of last season and the first few weeks of this term.

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Highlights from Arsenal 1-1 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League.

Highlights from Arsenal 1-1 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League.

Nevertheless, they almost left a much improved arsenal with three points, and you are always guaranteed entertainment. (Gerard Brand)

Sky Sports Fantasy Soccer top score: James Milner (8 points)

Cardiff – B-

While most of the focus in front of the race was at Leicester, it should not be overlooked that the events of the week affected Cardiff. Neil Warnock said the accumulation was "surreal" and suggested earlier in the week that he did not think the game should go ahead.

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Characteristics of Leicester's 1-0 win in Cardiff in the Premier League.

Characteristics of Leicester's 1-0 win in Cardiff in the Premier League.

But Cardiff was perfect hosts for Leicester as they showed their support and helped to commemorate those killed in the crash of the helicopter last weekend. As soon as the game began, Cardiff threw two chances in the first half but then struggled to create much more after Leicester settled. (James Walker-Roberts)

Sky Sports Fantasy Soccer top score: Neil Etheridge (2 points)

Wolves – B-

The performance of wolves deserved more than that, but they are not Premier League premieres and should not score four goals to win any home game. Some of the goals they gave away against the Spurs were students, allowing Lucas Moura to have a free header to put them 2-0 within three minutes of their retirement.

If there was any doubt about the evolution of this Wolves team after three defeats in a row, their persistence and faith until the end will stop them in good shape but only if they are better in both positions – and do not require two sanctions to take them back to a game. (Ron Walker)

Sky Sports Fantasy Soccer top score: Raul Jimenez (14 points)

Newcastle – B-

This was a big step in the right direction for the men of Rafa Benitez, who scored the first win of the season, which could potentially be a springboard.

It was not the most beautiful of the performances, as they led their luck at times to a wasted Watford attack, but there was enough determination in the show. (Lewis Jones)

Sky Sports Fantasy Soccer top score: Martin Dubravka (9 points)

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Characteristics of Newcastle's victory over Watford in the Premier League.

Characteristics of Newcastle's victory over Watford in the Premier League.

Arsenal – B-

The results improved under Unai Emery, but what was more impressive than Saturday's game was just how much the Emirates crowd is with this new arsenal.

The old features were there. inflated attacks and slightly skeptical defense, but there seems to be a new strength in the middle thanks to Lucas Torreira.

Moreover, the atmosphere of the Emirates has dramatically improved and has been segregated. The top four is a realistic goal and this new module will help. (Gerard Brand)

Sky Sports Fantasy Soccer top score: Rob Holding (7 points)

Brighton – G.

The Seagulls could not reproduce the format they had during their unbeaten run of three games before Saturday's game. Their defense was found to be missing too often at Goodison Park, with Lewis Dunk going from the hero to scratch after his bad pass allowed Richarlison to score third in Everton.

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Characteristics of Everton's 3-1 victory over Brighton in the Premier League.

Characteristics of Everton's 3-1 victory over Brighton in the Premier League.

But it was not only Dunk who took responsibility, as Brighton's back did not stand when he was actually tested. Glenn Murray was very quiet in front and threw his goal by a bit, not offering much to go. Chris Hughton admitted it was a tough afternoon for his side and will return to the board this week to return to the winning ways. (Charlotte Marsh)

Sky Sports Fantasy Soccer top score: Lewis Dunk (6 points)

Crystal Palace – G.

The palace showed encouraging signs in the first stages against Chelsea and also in the second half when they returned to the game via the Anderson Townsend equalizer. However, they spent most of the match in their own half and did not really look like getting back to it when Chelsea scored twice fast to advance 3-1 ahead.

They still do not have a real edge in the last third and the respite does not seem to be in the immediate horizon as they face Tottenham and Manchester United in the next two fights. (James Walker-Roberts)

Sky Sports Fantasy Soccer top score: Andros Townsend (8 points)

Burnley – K.

Burnley presented some of the features one would expect from a Sean Dyche team, showing the character and the spirit coming back twice and almost a third time when Chris Wood arrived late in the bar.

Still another feature of Burnley's success at Dyche was their defensive decision and organization that seemed to leave them completely this season. In 2017-18, they received 1.02 goals per game. This season they leave at a yield of 2.27 per game.

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Characteristics of the West Ham victory over Burnley in the Premier League.

Characteristics of the West Ham victory over Burnley in the Premier League.

Burnley have gone from the sixth best defense in the Premier League to the second-worse than making a single change to their normal five back; the impressive Joe Hart replacing the injured Nikos Pope in the goals. They have to tighten.

Sky Sports Fantasy Soccer top score: Johann Berg Gudmundsson (8 points)

Watford – C-

Having played their game full of confidence after two wins, Javi Gracia will be disappointed with the quality of Watford vs. Newcastle.

They collected 16 shots in the match, but only one of them was on target and 13 of their attempts came in opening for 45 minutes. Gerard Deulofeu was the main culprit, rejecting a hat openings. (Lewis Jones)

Sky Sports Fantasy Soccer top score: Etienne Capoue (3 points)

Southampton – E.

Here's the good news. Southampton did not score in five Premier League games before Sunday and Danny Ings's 30-minute penalty – he won himself a foul from Manchester City goalkeeper Eddison – ensured that he would not take six top flight games without goals for the first time.

But that's about as much consolation as Mark Hughes will get on a trip to Etihad that showed how far behind the elite teams are. They admitted six goals, three of which came in the first 18 minutes as the Saints' defense seemed crazy and nervous. They took chances in the second period, but they remain unhelpful to score from the open game, no matter what combination of Hughes progresses. Another era of the fight awaits if they can not concentrate more on an aggressive concept. (Stephen Mills)

Sky Sports Fantasy Soccer top scores: Danny Ings (9 points)

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