LIVERPOOL won a seventh straight match from the start of a season for the first time by easing past a luckless Southampton at Anfield.
The hosts took the lead after just 10 minutes when Xherdan Shaqiri’s cross deflected off Shane Long and then Wesley Hoedt for what was a peculiar own goal.
Joel Matip rose above opposing centre-back Jannik Vestergaard to head in Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner and double the advantage.
Liverpool effectively made sure of victory just before the break as Shaqiri’s superb freekick came down off the crossbar and Mohamed Salah turned the ball in from close range.
Joao Moutinho’s superb strike earned Wolves a draw at Manchester United as the newly-promoted visitors continued their strong start to life in the Premier League.
The Portugal midfielder whipped in from the edge of the area as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side matched that of his former manager Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.
Wolves were lively in the first half and unlucky to go behind as Fred netted his first goal for United – the Brazilian firing in from just inside the box after Paul Pogba’s excellent touch.
Burnley, who face Cardiff next Sunday, moved off the foot of the table with an emphatic first win of the season over Bournemouth at Turf Moor.
The Clarets were 2-0 up by halftime, with goals in quick succession from Matej Vydra and Aaron Lennon just before the break.
Bournemouth dominated in the second half, but Burnley substitute Ashley Barnes converted after Johann Berg Gudmundsson hit the post to extend the lead.
Barnes added a second just before the end to seal the hosts’ victory.
Watford had to settle for a draw at Fulham after Aleksandar Mitrovic struck late on to earn the hosts a point. Earlier, the Hornets punished a poor start by Fulham as Andre Gray sidefooted home inside 90 seconds.
Newcastle earned only their second point of the season as they held Crystal Palace at a rain-drenched Selhurst Park.
And in the late game, Tottenham moved to fifth in the table after a battling 2-1 win over Brighton, with Harry Kane (penalty) and Eric Lamela on target for Spurs. Anthony Knockaert repied.