Haaland's Hat-Trick, Son's Brilliance, and Ferguson's Heroics
In the Premier League action over the weekend, Manchester City's Erling Haaland continued his goal-scoring spree with a fifth Premier League hat-trick, helping his team maintain a perfect start with a 5-1 victory over Fulham. Meanwhile, Son Heung-min netted a hat-trick for Tottenham Hotspur in a 5-2 win against Burnley.
Teenage striker Evan Ferguson also secured a hat-trick for Brighton & Hove Albion in their 3-1 triumph over Newcastle United in the late kick-off match.
Haaland, who had an outstanding debut season with City, already has six goals this season, with his hat-trick against Fulham. Julian Alvarez and Nathan Ake also found the target for City, while Tim Ream scored for Fulham before Haaland stole the show.
Manchester City, aiming for an unprecedented fourth consecutive English league title, currently holds a perfect record of 12 points. Tottenham Hotspur follows with 10 points after their 5-2 victory over Burnley.
West Ham United, who secured a 2-1 win against Luton Town, also have 10 points from their first four games of the season.
Chelsea's challenges under manager Mauricio Pochettino persisted as they suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Nottingham Forest, with substitute Anthony Elanga scoring the decisive goal.
Everton finally scored their first goals of the season in a lively 2-2 draw against Sheffield United, while Brentford played out a 2-2 draw at home against Bournemouth.
Brighton's 18-year-old Evan Ferguson stole the spotlight in the late game against Newcastle, scoring a hat-trick that lifted his team to fourth place with nine points.
Erling Haaland's performance also set a new Premier League record, as he became the quickest player to achieve 50 goal involvements, with 41 goals and nine assists, accomplishing this feat in just 39 games compared to Andy Cole's 43.
Despite manager Pep Guardiola's absence due to back surgery, Manchester City faced initial difficulties against Fulham. However, they eventually secured the win, even with a controversial VAR decision allowing Ake's goal in first-half stoppage time.
Tottenham's Son Heung-min continued his impressive start to the season with a hat-trick against Burnley, helping his team come from behind to secure a 5-2 victory.
Meanwhile, Chelsea's struggles in the league continued, despite significant investments in the team, as they managed only one win in their first four games under Pochettino's leadership. Forest's Elanga scored early in the second half to seal Chelsea's 1-0 defeat, leading to dissatisfaction among the fans.
Everton had a roller-coaster match against Sheffield United, with Abdoulaye Doucoure opening the scoring, but the home side, led by new signing Cameron Archer, equalized and even took the lead before Arnaut Danjuma ensured a draw for Everton.