Manchester United suffered an embarrassing 4-0 thrashing by Brentford to sink to the underside of the Premier League.
As hovering temperatures throughout England meant water breaks have been launched in any respect this weekend’s Premier League video games, United melted away within the first-half in West London to proceed Erik ten Hag’s nightmare begin as supervisor.
The Pink Devils have been 4-0 down after simply 35 minutes as Josh Dasilva, Mathias Jensen, Ben Mee and Bryan Mbuemo put Ten Hag’s males to the sword.
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“I really feel actually sorry for the followers, we allow them to down,” stated Ten Hag.
“I feel Brentford have been extra hungry and we conceded targets to particular person errors. You’ll be able to have a plan however that places the plan within the bin.”
Cristiano Ronaldo was chosen within the Dutch coach’s beginning line-up after beginning final weekend’s 2-1 defeat to Brighton on the bench, however reasonably than driving to the rescue, his presence solely compounded United’s issues.
United have now misplaced seven consecutive league video games away from dwelling for the primary time since 1936. They completed the day on the underside of the Premier League desk for first time since August 1992.
CITY ‘CAN GO UP A LEVEL’
Manchester Metropolis went high because the champions rolled over Bournemouth 4-0, whereas Arsenal even have a most six factors from two video games after Gabriel Jesus starred of their 4-2 win over Leicester.
Erling Haaland failed to attain on his dwelling debut for Metropolis however the Norwegian confirmed there may be extra to his recreation than targets as he used his power earlier than sliding in Ilkay Gundogan to open the scoring on the Etihad.
Kevin De Bruyne then took centre stage with a scintillating end with the surface of his proper foot to seek out the far nook earlier than the Belgian turned supplier for Phil Foden to make it 3-0 earlier than half-time.
“I feel we are able to go up a degree,” warned De Bruyne. “Main 3-0 pretty shortly makes it straightforward.”
Metropolis eased off after the break however added to their lead 11 minutes from time when Jefferson Lerma turned Joao Cancelo’s cross into his personal internet.
Haaland’s arrival at Metropolis was one of many components behind Jesus’ departure and the Brazilian is already trying like a discount for the Gunners as he marked his dwelling debut with two targets and two assists to keep up Arsenal’s excellent begin. Jesus’ grew to become the primary Arsenal participant to attain two targets on dwelling Premier League debut.
Jesus was typically deployed in wider areas by Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola, however was dropped at Arsenal to be a quantity 9 as he goals to safe a spot on the World Cup later this yr with common video games as a centre-forward.
“I’m actually having fun with taking part in quantity 9 for Arsenal,” stated Jesus. “I wasn’t not pleased at Metropolis, however I simply needed to play.”
The 25-year-old confirmed his eye for purpose with a luxurious chip over Danny Ward to interrupt Leicester’s resistance and doubled his tally by heading dwelling a nook on the again submit.
Twice Leicester got a lifeline by Arsenal errors by William Saliba’s personal purpose and James Maddison’s strike that squirmed beneath Aaron Ramsdale.
Nevertheless, on each events, Mikel Arteta’s males hit again shortly to revive a two-goal lead by Granit Xhaka and Gabriel Martinelli.
GERRARD BEATS LAMPARD
Steven Gerrard gained his first managerial conflict with former England teammate Frank Lampard as Aston Villa beat Everton 2-1.
Objectives from Danny Ings and Emi Buendia eased the strain on the previous Liverpool captain after a run of two wins of their earlier 12 video games relationship again to final season.
Nevertheless, Villa needed to survive a nervy end as Lucas Digne’s personal purpose gave Everton hope earlier than Emi Martinez twice denied Anthony Gordon.
Leeds missed the prospect to hitch Metropolis and Arsenal on six factors, blowing a 2-0 lead to attract 2-2 at Southampton.
Brighton and Newcastle did not construct on their spectacular begins final weekend as each missed possibilities aplenty in a 0-0 draw on the Amex.
It was additionally scoreless between Wolves and Fulham at Molineux after Aleksandar Mitrovic noticed a late penalty saved by Jose Sa within the dwelling group’s purpose.