In an attacking sense, Villa were disappointing – N’Zogbia is still to live up to his pre season billing.
MOTM: Richard Dunne- Solid. A second clean sheet of the season.
FOTM: Jamie O’Hara- Popular fantasy option, but sullied his performance today with a yellow card.
Blackburn 0-1 Everton- Tim Howard is the clear star, saving one penalty and seeing another hit the post. A clean sheet too makes the American man of the match.
Both Mauro Formica and Junior Hoilett were guilty of missing from the spot, while Mikel Arteta kept his cool in the closing stages.
MOTM: Tim Howard- Clean sheet, penalty save.
FOTM: Junior Hoilett- Penalty miss and a yellow card.
Chelsea 3-1 Norwich- Chelsea have failed to live up to expectations so far, and were flattered by a three-one scoreline. Grant Holt got off the mark for Norwich, while Bosingwa, Mata and Lampard also scored their first goals of the season.
After coming on mid way through the second half, Mata was terrific, linking play well and scoring the third goal.
MOTM: Frank Lampard- A goal and an assist edge him ahead of Bosingwa.
FOTM: John Ruddy- Sending off was harsh, but still, he’s flop of the match.
Swansea 0-0 Sunderland- I thought the Swans were supposed to be entertainers! – another 0-0 draw for the newly promoted side.
Michel Vorm is fast becoming one of the league’s stand out goalkeepers, this his second consecutive clean sheet. A new look Sunderland side continues to struggle though, now they’re winless in three.
MOTM: Michel Vorm- Great saves, great player.
FOTM: Danny Graham- He just keeps on missing.
Wigan 2-0 QPR- I never thought I would say this, but Franco Di Santo actually had a good game. Two goals makes him a clear MOTM, though Emmerson Boyce also deserves a shout for an assist and a clean sheet.
QPR have been very inconsistent thus far, still nothing to write home about from star creator Adel Taarabt.
MOTM: Franco Di Santo- Two goals, an easy choice.
FOTM: Danny Gabbidon- Most popular, so he edges out all the other QPR defenders.
Liverpool 3-1 Bolton- First goals made this one interesting, with Henderson and Adam both getting off the mark for their new club. A goal from defense for Martin Skrtel also worth mentioning, though his performance was sullied by Klasnic’s late consolation.
The form of Klasnic this season has been spectacular – three goals in three games make him the league’s top scorer.
MOTM: Charlie Adam- A goal and an assist.
FOTM: Gretar Steinnson- Three conceded and a booking to boot.