Dream start for deadline day shopping Antony. The attacker scored in his first game for Manchester United and was instrumental in the win over unbeaten leaders Arsenal. Previously, Brighton & Hove Albion beat bottom-placed Leicester City.
Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal (1-0)
Manchester United finally put the miserable start to the season behind them with two defeats and ended the winning streak of the previously undefeated leaders Arsenal with a 3-1 home win. The 1-0 lead (35th) for the “Red Devils” was achieved by new striker Antony, who had only been signed by Ajax Amsterdam on Deadline Day for 95 million euros (record sale in the Eredivisie). The Londoners, who were the only ones to win all five league games up to Sunday evening, equalized through Bukayo Saka (60th), but Marcus Rashford decided the game at Old Trafford with a brace (66th, 75) for the hosts.
The Gunners remain Premier League leaders but failed to capitalize on pursuers Manchester City’s slip-up (1-1 v Aston Villa). Instead, the lead is only one point. Manchester United defended fifth place in the table with their fourth win in a row, three points less than Arsenal.
Brighton & Hove Albion 5-2 Leicester City (2-2)
Brighton & Hove Albion have retained their place in the top four teams in the Premier League. The “Seagulls” win against a troubled Leicester City mainly thanks to a strong second half. After the first 45 minutes, the game was still balanced at 2:2. Kelechi Iheanacho put Leicester ahead in the first minute, but an own goal from Luke Thomas (10′) quickly leveled the scores at 1-1. Moises Caicedo then turned the game around for the first time in Brighton’s favor (15′), before Patson Daka restored the score at half-time (33′). after the change of sides, the back and forth was over. Leandro Trossard (64th) and twice Alexis Mac Allister (71st, 90th + 7) shot Brighton to a clear fourth win of the season, which secures fourth place for the hosts.