Boly’s controversial goal earns point
PREMIER LEAGUE: Champions Manchester City dropped their first points of the new season as they were held to a 1-1 draw at promoted Wolves.
Defender Aymeric Laporte rescued a point for Pep Guardiola’s side in an eventful contest at Molineux, heading a 69th-minute equaliser to cancel out Willy Boly’s controversial opener.
Boly had netted just before the hour when his attempted diving header went in off his arm.
A first-half goal from last season’s top scorer Mohamed Salah proved enough for Liverpool to beat Brighton 1-0 at Anfield and make it three wins in as many matches.
But it took a fine late save from new signing Alisson to secure victory with the Brazilian keeping out a header from Pascal Gross.
Unai Emery claimed his first victory as Arsenal manager as the Gunners came from behind to win 3-1 against West Ham, who are still to claim a point under Manuel Pellegrini.
Marko Arnautovic put the Hammers ahead after combining with Felipe Anderson after 25 minutes but Arsenal quickly responded through Nacho Monreal.
Arsenal benefitted from a slice of fortune to go ahead in the 70th minute as Alexandre Lacazette’s cross deflected in off Issa Diop and Danny Welbeck wrapped up the scoring late on.
Bournemouth came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Everton in a clash at the Vitality Stadium that saw both sides finish with 10 men.
The Toffees lost Richarlison for a headbutt on Adam Smith late in the first half, but they took control after the break with goals from Theo Walcott and Michael Keane.
The Cherries also had Smith dismissed for bringing down Walcott, but they hit back to snatch a draw with a Joshua King penalty and Nathan Ake’s strike in the last 15 minutes.
Harry Maguire scored a superb stoppage-time winner as Leicester came from behind to beat 10-man Southampton 2-1 at St Mary’s Stadium.
Ryan Bertrand had put Saints ahead with a fine strike seven minutes after the restart, but the visitors quickly responded through Demarai Gray.
Southampton had midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg sent off for a second bookable offence 13 minutes from time and defender Maguire made them pay with a fine strike.