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Watford move to third, Manchester United win behind Romelu Lukaku double

Watford’s 2-1 come from behind win against Tottenham has taken the Hornets up to third in the Premier League. Watford are one of three Premier League teams to start the season undefeated. Liverpool and Chelsea, who both won this weekend, are the only other two undefeated sides.

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Watford move to third

Javi Gracia’s team came back from a goal down to win at Vicarage Road. Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure allowed an own goal eight minutes into the second half. However, Gracia’s team settled down after the own goal and scored twice through Troy Deeney and Craig Cathcart. Full-back Jose Holebas assisted both goals.

Tottenham’s loss comes just days after defeating Manchester United. The win over the Red Devils led to mass praise for manager Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham’s transfer policy. However, the team’s loss to Watford is sure to see the media make a U-turn on their praise.

Despite Tottenham sinking to defeat with just two shots on target, Gracia’s Watford were outstanding. The Hornets go into the international break with 12 points from 12. Gracia and the club will welcome Manchester United to Vicarage Road when the Premier League resumes on Saturday, September 15.

Manchester United win

Manchester United eased to a 2-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor. Burnley were eliminated from Europa League qualifying on Thursday night and looked exhausted from their European campaign.

Romelu Lukaku scored twice, but Manchester United failed to take advantage of Burnley’s fatigue with further goals. Midfielder Paul Pogba missed a penalty in the 68th minute. Manchester United managed 21 shots with nine on target.

The biggest talking point during the fixture was Marcus Rashford’s 71st-minute straight red card. Rashford entered the match just 10 minutes prior to being sent off for a headbutt on Phil Bardsley. Rashford will miss the club’s matches against Watford, Wolverhampton, and Manchester United’s upcoming EFL Cup fixture.

Luke Shaw featured once again for the Red Devils. The left-back continues his great comeback. The 23-year-old has started all four Manchester United matches this season.