A shambolic Manchester United suffered a club record-equalling defeat in the Premier League era as it crashed to a 6-1 loss at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Son Heung-min and Harry Kane each scored twice for Spurs while United’s Anthony Martial was sent off in the 28th minute as Jose Mourinho celebrated a stunning victory on his return to the club. which sacked him 22 months agoOle Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had taken a second-minute lead through a Bruno Fernandes penalty but Spurs responded quickly, taking advantage of some awful United defending as Tanguy Ndombele and Son put it 2-0 ahead.
United went down to 10 men after Martial was sent off following a clash with Erik Lamela at a corner and then Harry Kane made it 3-1.
Son added his second shortly before the break as United conceded four goals in the first half of a league game for the first time since 1957 — also to Spurs. Serge Aurier made it 5-1 in the 51st before Kane completed the rout from the penalty spot.
Earlier, West Ham shattered Leicester’s unbeaten start with a surprise 3-0 win. In Saturday’s late night match, Leeds United fought back to earn a 1-1 draw against Manchester City.
Second-placed Leicester was brought back down to earth as its three-game winning run came to an end at the King Power Stadium.
Goals from Michail Antonio, Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen ruined Leicester’s bid to win its opening four league games for the first time in its history.
West Ham, which crushed Wolves 4-0 in its previous league game, has won three of its four matches since boss David Moyes tested positive for the coronavirus in September.
At St. Mary’s, Southampton won its second successive league game against lowly West Brom.
Arsenal moved into the top four as two goals in three minutes saw off Sheffield United 2-1.
But the Gunners were fortunate to take all three points at the Emirates as they had an early escape when David Luiz escaped a red card for a pull on Oli Burke.
Papu Gomez extended his scoring streak as Atalanta crushed Cagliari 5-2 for a third consecutive win this season.
Atalanta’s tally is 13 goals in three games played, to sit top of the Serie A table.
“This team is going through an excellent period,” said coach Gian Piero Gasperini.
“They did not suffer much, the goalkeeper was not very busy. The score could have been much bigger.”
The result: Premier League: Leicester 0 lost to West Ham 3 (Antonio 14, Fornals 34, Bowen 83); Southampton 2 (Djenepo 41, Romeu 69) bt West Brom 0; Arsenal 2 (Saka 61, Pepe 64) bt Sheffield United 1 (McGoldrick 83).
Wolves 1 (Neto 56) bt Fulham 0; Manchester United 1 (Fernandes 2-pen) lost to Tottenham 6 (Ndombele 4, Son 7, 37, Kane 31, 79-pen, Aurier 51).
Serie A: Atalanta 5 (Muriel 7, Gomez 29, Pasalic 37, Zapata 42, Lammers 81) bt Cagliari 2 (Godin 24, Joŗo Pedro 53); Benevento 1 (Lapadula 66) bt Bologna 0; Parma 1 (Kurtic 1) bt Hellas Verona 0; Lazio 1 (Milinkovic-Savic 55) drew with Inter Milan 1 (Martinez 30).
LaLiga : Osasuna 2 (Roncaglia 23, Calleri 76) bt Celta Vigo 0; Levante 0 lost to Real Madrid 2 (Vinicius 16, Benzema 90+5); Alaves 1 (Ely 74) bt Athletic Bilbao 0.
Bundesliga : VfL Wolfsburg 0 drew with Augsburg 0; Bayern Munich 4 (Lewandowski 40, 51, 85, Lewandowski 90+3-pen) bt Hertha Berlin 3 (Curdoba 59, Cunha 71, Ngankam 88).
Saturday : Premier League: Leeds 1 (Rodrigo 59) drew with Manchester City 1 (Sterling 17); Newcastle 3 (Saint-Maximin 14, Wilson 65, 77-pen) bt Burnley 1 (Westwood 61).
Serie A: Sassuolo 4 (Berardi 19, Caputo 58-pen, 85, Locatelli 90+3) bt Crotone 1 (Simy 49-pen); Udinese 0 lost to Roma 1 (Pedro Rodriguez 55).
LaLiga : Real Sociedad 3 (Oiarzabal 28-pen, Merino 79, Portu 81) bt Getafe 0; Valencia 0 lost to Real Betis 2 (Canales 19, Tello 74).