Liverpool and Arsenal relied on goals from their in-form strikers to secure 1-0 home wins over their biggest rivals on Sunday, handing Manchester United and Tottenham their first defeats of the Premier League season.
England international Daniel Sturridge flicked in a fourth-minute header in Liverpool's gritty victory over United at Anfield, putting his team top of the standings on a maximum nine points.
France striker Olivier Giroud also grabbed his third goal in as many games, settling the north London derby at Emirates Stadium against a Tottenham side that has spent more than 100 million pounds this summer but still hasn't scored in open play.
Swansea won 2-0 at West Bromwich Albion in Sunday's other game thanks to goals by Ben Davies and Pablo Hernandez.
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