This has been United’s worst start to a Premier League season. On a day when most of its big 6 mates recorded routine wins, Manchester United folded in ignominy against an assured West Ham side to lose 3-1
West Ham took and sat back on their lead and United dug out a foothold, flexing their muscle, pushing them back a little. But they laboured to get in behind and the sum total of their first-half efforts was a Romelu Lukaku header that came back off the outside of a post from Ashley Young’s cross.
West Ham deserved credit for their grit and organisation, even if this was no rearguard action, and they went further in front when Andriy Yarmolenko stood up Nemanja Matic and jinked to the left before shooting. The ball deflected off Victor Lindelöf to loop in for an own goal.
Mourinho made an attacking substitution when he withdrew Lindelöf, introduced Marcus Rashford and switched to 4-1-4-1. Rashford’s goal was a beauty – a back-heeled flick from Luke Shaw’s corner.
Seven minutes earlier, Marouane Fellaini had extended Lukasz Fabianski with a header. Was there a way off the canvas for United?
The answer was no. With Mourinho screaming for a foul by Zabaleta on Rashford, the excellent Noble set Marko Arnautovic free for the third.
Arsenal recorded its Seventh successive win with a deserved spanking of Watford courtesy of goals from Craig Cathcart (O.G) and Mesut Ozil.
Arsenal have now won four successive home matches in the past 12 days and must now see if they can take their form out on the road.
Harry Kanu scored two goals to sent Tottenham ahead of hapless Huddersfield.
In the match between Everton and Fulham, Gylfi Sigurdsson chose an ideal time to take the responsibility. The club’s £45m record signing struck twice as Fulham were punished for a profligate performance at Goodison Park. Another Cenk Tosun goal made it a well-deserved victory for Marco Silva’s team.
A Raheem Sterling and a sublime Sergio Agüero goal were enough for Manchester City to establish their dominance over Brighton.