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Romelu Lukaku bagged a brace and Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba were also on target in a 4-0 triumph for the Red Devils, a result that took them to the top of the standings on goal difference. Spurs won 2-0, courtesy of goals from Dele Alli and Ben Davies.
Here’s a look at the standings:
West Bromwich Albion/3
Brighton & Hove Albion/0
West Ham United/0
For the full Premier League standings, click here.
Spurs and Newcastle served up a relatively drab first half, but last year’s runners-up showed their class after the break, as Alli and Davies put the final score on the board in a span of 10 minutes.
Alli was the victim of an off-the-ball stamp from Jonjo Shelvey early in the second half―the former Swansea City man was rightly sent off―and he got his revenge when it counted. Davies enjoyed a fine outing, playing a starring role at left-back, and he finished off a great team move to double Spurs’ advantage.
While Tottenham impressed, former England international Gary Lineker still found something to complain about:
Gary Lineker @GaryLineker
Kane just can’t score in August. Fantasy football fans everywhere scream in agony.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino spoke of the importance of making a fast start to the season:
Tottenham Hotspur @SpursOfficial
🗣️ Mauricio was delighted to put things right at St James’ Park this afternoon. #COYS https://t.co/jfy8BsuQNJ
Not to be outdone, United also put together a solid outing, with Lukaku soaking up the headlines. The…