In four minutes, Manchester City turned a two-goal deficit to stave off defeat at Newcastle United. Right in the middle: Erling Haaland. The English champions still fail in the first real league test. Thomas Tuchel and his Chelsea FC got it much worse.
The defending champion Manchester City loses feathers for the first time in the 3: 3 (1: 2) against Newcastle United: The English champions saved in the Premier League at the Magpies after a 1: 3 deficit thanks to a double strike by Erling Haaland (60th) and Bernardo Silva (64th) still the draw. National player Ilkay Gündogan (5th) initially gave City the lead with his second goal of the season before Miguel Almiron (28th), Callum Wilson (39th) and Kieran Trippier (54th) turned the game around. It was a sheikh duel (Newcastle United have been sold to a consortium with Saudi participation, City is owned by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan from Abu Dhabi) and at the same time the first real test for the Skyblues, who are now down seven points in the table three games in second place behind Arsenal (nine points).
The Londoners went top of the table with their third win in the third game of the season. The Gunners won 3-0 (2-0) at AFC Bournemouth. Norway's former "child prodigy" Martin Ödegaard (5th/11th) put Arsenal on the road to victory with a double strike. William Saliba (54th) increased. On Monday evening, Manchester United will welcome Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool in the middle of their crisis.
Soccer coach Thomas Tuchel meanwhile suffered his first defeat of the season with Chelsea – and it was embarrassingly obvious. Chelsea surprisingly lost 3-0 (2-0) at Leeds United on Sunday and have a disappointing four points after three games.
For Leeds with team manager Jesse Marsch (formerly RB Leipzig), the American Brenden Aaronson, who used a bad mistake by Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy (32nd), met Rodrigo Moreno (37th) and Jack Harrison (69th). Mendy had tried to dribble Aaronson out with a hook. To make matters worse, Kalidou Koulibaly saw the yellow-red card (84th). National players Kai Havertz (Chelsea) and Robin Koch (Leeds) were both in the starting XI.
Tuchel is expected to miss Chelsea against Leicester City next Saturday. The team manager has been given a one-game ban for his altercation with Antonio Conte (Tottenham Hotspur). However, the sanction does not take effect until the written justification has been published.
DFB kicker Thilo Kehrer experienced a failed debut at West Ham United. The defender, who moved from Paris St. Germain to London, caused the penalty kick in the 0: 2 (0: 1) against Brighton and Hove Albion, which Alexis Mac Allister (22nd) converted to 0: 1.
National goalkeeper Bernd Leno celebrated a win on his debut for Fulham on Saturday. The Londoners won against the surprise team of FC Brentford 3: 2 (2: 1). Serbian Aleksandar Mitrovic (90th) scored the winning goal. Leno has been a strong backing for his team after sitting on the bench for the first two games.