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5 takeaways from Premier League Matchday 2

Another weekend of exciting English Premier League action is in the books, and boy was there plenty of drama all over the place. For starters, Manchester City got back on track in a big way, while the nightmare continues for Arsenal. 

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Elsewhere, Liverpool made a statement and Manchester United took a step back. In this piece, we've got 5 takeaways from Matchday 2 that really stand out to us. 

Manchester City bounced back with an absolute bang 

At the top of the list, we simply have to talk about the incredible performance by Manchester City in its home debut against Norwich City. MCFC absolutely dominated, taking home a 5-0 victory. 

Following an own goal by Tim Krul, Jack Grealish, Aymeric Laporte, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez all found the back of the net for the reigning EPL champs. The showing was absolutely clinical and it was a fresh reminder of how great City can be. All their haters were out in full force after the loss to Tottenham. Now? Not so much. 

Manchester United took a giant step back against Southampton

Meanwhile for the other club in Manchester, Manchester United suffered a disappointing 1-1 draw against Southampton. The sloppy play from United just one week after a 5-1 win over Leeds United was tough to watch. 

In the midfield, Fred and Nemanja Matic looked terrible. The opening goal came on a big deflection off Fred, which the Brazilian should have attacked with more pace and passion. These were two massive points United has left on the table. This could haunt them later in the season. 

Liverpool was nothing short of impressive again 

As for Liverpool, things continue to go great for Jurgen Klopp's men. After opening the year with a 3-0 win on the road against Norwich City, the EPL giants followed that up with a 2-0 win over Burnley. 

Diogo Jota opened the scoring in the 18th minute, while Sadio Mane made things 2-0 in the 69th minute. LFC is really looking like a title contender. Could they end up winning their second title in the past three seasons? 

Harry Kane is back for Tottenham FC 

The big news for Tottenham FC is that Harry Kane made his season debut with the club against Wolves. The team recorded a 1-0 win thanks to Dele Alli converting from the penalty spot. 

Kane had a glorious opportunity to make things 2-0, but his effort came up short. Getting him back on the pitch is massive, though. Will he finish out the season with Spurs or eventually make his way to Manchester City? We'll find out soon enough. 

Arsenal fans are losing patience with Mikel Arteta 

Things could not be going worse for Mikel Arteta and Arsenal right now. After losing to Brentford 2-0 to start the season, Arsenal welcomed Chelsea to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. 

Well, AFC suffered another 2-0 loss, with Romelu Lukaku and Reece James finding the back of the net. Next up for Arsenal is a showdown with Manchester City. The Gunners very well could open the season 0-3. With fans calling for Arteta to be sacked, a tough decision could be made in the near future. 

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