EPL Table: 2017 Week 2 Standings After Sunday's Premier League Scores

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistAugust 20, 2017

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Willian of Chelsea and Mousa Dembele of Tottenham Hotspur battle for possession during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 20, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Marcos Alonso scored twice to give Chelsea their first win of the 2017-18 Premier League season on Sunday, beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in the north Londoners' opening match at temporary home Wembley Stadium.

A pinpoint Alonso free-kick separated the two teams until Michy Batshuayi's late own goal provided Spurs with a lifeline, but the Spaniard was on target again in the 88th minute to settle the scoreline at the scene of April's FA Cup semi-final win over the same opponents.

Huddersfield Town made it two wins from two Premier League outings earlier on Sunday, beating Newcastle United 1-0 thanks to a rare piece of class from Terriers midfielder Aaron Mooy.

Last season's Huddersfield Player of the Year unearthed a curling effort from inside the box after the Magpies toiled in their efforts to find a way past Terriers goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.

Read on for a roundup of Sunday's Premier League games and a look at the top-flight standings as manager David Wagner's Huddersfield kept their place alongside leaders Manchester United.


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Premier League Results

Huddersfield Town 1-0 Newcastle United

Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Chelsea


Premier League Standings (Goal Difference)

1. Manchester United - 6 (+8)

2. Huddersfield Town - 6 (+4)

3. West Bromwich Albion - 6 (+2)

4. Watford - 4 (+2)

5. Liverpool - 4 (+1)

6. Southampton - 4 (+1)

7. Manchester City - 3 (+2)

8. Tottenham Hotspur - 3 (+1)

9. Leicester City - 3 (+1)

10. Everton - 3 (+1)

11. Arsenal - 3 (0) 

12. Burnley - 3 (0)

13. Chelsea - 3 (0)

14. Stoke City - 3 (0)

15. Swansea City - 1 (-4)

16. Newcastle United - 0 (-3)

17. Bournemouth - 0 (-3)

18. Crystal Palace - 0 (-4)

19. Brighton & Hove Albion - 0 (-4)

20. West Ham United - 0 (-5)

Visit the official Premier League website for the latest results and a look at the standings in full.


Alonso Double Sinks Spurs in Wembley Debut

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte outmanoeuvred Spurs counterpart Mauricio Pochettino in a battle of wits at Wembley, where the absences of Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas and Gary Cahill didn't prevent the Blues from taking maximum points.

Alonso took the game by the scruff of the neck and curled home a superb free-kick from the right edge of Tottenham's area after 24 minutes, via Squawka:

Squawka News @SquawkaNews

Marcos Alonso finds the top corner of the Tottenham goal from his free-kick to give Chelsea the lead. 🎯 https://t.co/HwpXVmLAkj

Tiemoue Bakayoko made his debut for the Blues in a midfield that also contained David Luiz, while Andreas Christensen made his first start of the season at centre-back, with Cesar Azpilicueta and Antonio Rudiger either side.

Harry Kane hit the crossbar shortly before half-time and had chances to score, but it wasn't until substitute Batshuayi headed in an own goal from a Christian Eriksen free-kick in the 82nd minute that they found the breakthrough. Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker saw the funny side:

Gary Lineker @GaryLineker

Sensational substitution from Conte. Batshuayi scores with practically his first touch.

Tottenham stayed level for all of six minutes, however, when Luiz won possession in midfield before the ball found its way to Alonso, who steamed into the box before lashing a second past Hugo Lloris.

Chelsea's first win of the season provided some relief following a shock defeat to Burnley in last Saturday's opener, while Spurs' tenure at Wembley has got off to a poor start.


Mooy's Boys Shine Against Familiar Foes

A year and one week after meeting in the Championship, promoted sides Huddersfield and Newcastle collided as top-tier enemies on Sunday, when it was the Terriers who backed up their bark at the John Smith's Stadium.

The two teams showed a lack of Premier League pedigree in a messy affair, but Mooy provided a neat finish early in the second period to provide some poise, as detailed by Fox Sports' Daniel Garb:

Daniel Garb @DanielGarb

Unbelievable Aaron Mooy! Another Australian finds the back of the net in the Premier League and what a way to do it. Some goal. ⚽️🇦🇺🙌

BBC Sport reported in June that Huddersfield signed Mooy from Manchester City for a then-club record £8 million, and he's proving worthy of the investment.

Scrappy though the game was, Wagner's men were deserving victors against a lacklustre Newcastle team, and BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey hailed their sterling start to their maiden Premier League season:

Jake Humphrey @mrjakehumphrey

So impressive Huddersfield. Making so many people question all they think about football. Team spirit, desire, belief, talent...👏👏👏👏👏👏

The Terriers have to make use of their point opportunities now, owing to the fact they begin a run of difficult games at the end of September when they will face Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Manchester United in quick succession.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez, meanwhile, will see Sunday's loss to last season's Championship runners-up as further evidence that he needs to make more squad additions before the transfer window shuts.


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