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There is only one club without a point as the season hits its first international break of this Premier League campaign. West Ham United lost late to newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers to remain pointless. Burnley fell to Manchester United and Newcastle lost to fill the bottom three. Huddersfield Town drew while Cardiff City and Crystal Palace lost to recap the bottom.
The Hammers are bottom after Gameweek 4 after losing in second-half added time to Wolves Saturday. Though West Ham was outshot and out-possessed the visitors, it appeared the club was going to come away with its first point of the season. Second-half substitute Adama Traoré was played in on goal by fellow-substitute Léo Bonatini after Rúben Neves tackled Carlos Sánchez at midfield in added time. Traoré slotted past Łukasz Fabiański to give Wolverhampton its first win back in the Premier League.
Burnley is a surprise in the bottom three after the success last season. The Clarets fell for the third time this season in the 2-0 loss to Manchester United. Romelu Lukaku scored both goals for the Red Devils in the victory. The first was a header in the 27th minute after a teasing cross from Alexis Sánchez. The second came just before halftime with Lukaku being the first to pounce after a Jesse Lingard shot was deflected twice. Also, Joe Hart saved a Paul Pogba penalty and Marcus Rashford was shown red in the match.
Huddersfield Town drew 1-1 with Everton Saturday and the club is just outside the relegation zone. Philip Billing nodded in the opening goal in the 34th minute after a Chris Löwe corner was deflected into Billing’s path. Dominic Calvert-Lewin equalized two minutes later when Lucas Digne curled in a cross that was headed home by the English striker. Everton is seventh.
Cardiff City fell 3-2 to Arsenal Sunday. Shkodran Mustafi headed home a Granit Xhaka corner. Víctor Camarasa equalized right before halftime for the first goal of the season for the Blue Birds. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave the Gunners the lead in the 62nd minute after curling in a shot from deep after an Alexandre Lacazette flick. Danny Ward tied the score again eight minutes later and the points could have been shared. Lacazette finished off Cardiff City with a goal in the 81st minute.
Finally, Southampton beat Crystal Palace 2-0. Just after halftime, Cédric Soares played a long curling ball from inside his own half and the ball sliced through the whole Eagle defense and Danny Ings buried the chance from the center of the box. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg sealed the game in second-half added time on a breakaway after a Crystal Palace corner.