Dyche’s dream start and title challengers stutter – 5 things from Premier League

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Everton enjoyed a new manager bounce with victory over Premier League leaders Arsenal at Goodison Park, before title rivals Manchester City also suffered a defeat at Tottenham.

Liverpool’s troubles continued with defeat at Wolves, while the pressure mounted on Southampton boss Nathan Jones with another defeat.

Here, the PA news agency take a look at five things we learned from the weekend’s action.

Dream start for Dyche

New Everton boss Sean Dyche found the right mix of energy and persistence to kickstart the team in his first match in charge on Saturday. While tougher tests lie ahead – starting with the Merseyside derby at Anfield – Everton fans will at least have been given some hope from the way Dyche’s reorganised side, which included the recalled Abdoulaye Doucoure, saw off the Gunners with a second-half goal from James Tarkowski.

Record-breaker Kane gives City the Blues

Manchester City could have cut the gap on leaders Arsenal to two points with victory at Tottenham on Sunday afternoon. However, it was Spurs captain Harry Kane who took the headlines. Kane’s strike on 15 minutes saw him move past Jimmy Greaves’ mark to become Tottenham’s record goalscorer with 267 and so limit the damage for their north London rivals.

Arteta to go back to basics

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta looks dejected
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants his players to regroup quickly following defeat at Everton (Peter Byrne/PA)

Reds troubles rumble on

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
There was little for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to smile about at Molineux (Tim Goode/PA)

Saints boss under fire

Southampton manager Nathan Jones after the Premier League game at Brentford
Southampton manager Nathan Jones remains defiant (John Walton/PA)

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