The away teams shone on matchday 3 of the Premier League as we witnessed just two home teams winning all weekend.
Liverpool and Aston Villa were the only two teams who managed to win at home, as the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United suffered shock losses at their own stadium against much-unfancied opponents.
There were plenty of goals to talk about once again, and we rank the top three goals from matchday 3 of the Premier League.
Honourable mentions: Harry Wilson’s free-kick vs Manchester City, Mohamed Salah’s solo goal vs Arsenal, Ashley Barnes’ strike vs Wolves
Premier League matchday 3: Top 3 goals
#3 Sebastien Haller vs Watford
There’s something about overhead kicks that take your breath away. The technique and speed needed to get them right mean very few try them, and even fewer succeed.
— West Ham United (@WestHam) August 24, 2019
West Ham United’s summer signing Sebastien Haller tried an overhead heel kick — a la Zlatan Ibrahimović — earlier in the game which didn’t come off, but that didn’t bog him down as he scored a nicely timed overhead kick in the second half to secure the points for the Hammers.
The goal was even better considering how crowded the penalty box was. Haller, though, perfectly connected to sink the Hornets.
#2 Daniel James vs Crystal Palace
Daniel James has had some start to his career at Manchester United. Initially touted as an impact player, James could become a key player for the Red Devils considering his maturity belies his age.
Against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, Manchester United were a goal down and missed a penalty, so they were staring down the barrel towards the end.
— Robby Campbell (@RCampbell1399) August 24, 2019
After some nice build-up play that involved some neat one-touch passing, the ball fell to James in the penalty box. The 21-year old didn’t panic. He didn’t try to smash the ball to smithereens. Like a seasoned attacker, he calmly placed the ball past a diving Vicente Guaita to level the scores for United.
#1 Harvey Barnes vs Sheffield United
The scores were 1-1 when Harvey Barnes decided to let it rip from the edge of the penalty area. It was a goal that had everything – power, precision, and technique.
— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 24, 2019
Christian Fuchs’ cross was met by Caglar Soyuncu, and it fell to an onrushing Barnes. The young attacker absolutely nailed it on the half volley, and there was no way back for Sheffield United from there.
It was Leicester’s first win of the season after two draws, and the goal was worthy of the three points.