When Saturday's first match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City kicked off, a tennis-like score was seemingly on cards.
Wolves are one of the promoted sides and had lost to a 10-men Leicester City last week by a 2-0 margin. City, on the other hand, were coming from a 6-1 win over Huddersfield.
Yet at Molineux, it was Wolves who went ahead after a 57th minute, thanks to a Willy Boly strike.
There was controversy attached to the goal with Boly seeming to use his hand in the process. He also looked off-side. The continued lack of VAR in the Premier League reared up its head again.
City equalised in the 69th minute with an Aymeric Laporte header of an Ilkay Gundogan free kick. Wolves goalkeeper, Euro winner Rui Patricio made notable saves from Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero before and after half-time.
Yet for all of Wolves' good work, they are yet to win in the league. One expects this match to be an anomaly in City's title defence. Three other sides though do have a 100 per cent record ahead of them. Liverpool, Chelsea and surprisingly Watford have won all of their three matches.
Liverpool were dominant against Brighton with 22 shots on goal to Brighton's six. They won 1-0 through Mohamed Salah's second goal of his campaign.
Chelsea maintain 100 per cent record
Chelsea won a hard-fought victory over Newcastle United with an Eden Hazard penalty and a DeAndre Yedlin own-goal. The Magpies had scored an equaliser in the 83rd minute through ex-Real Madrid striker Joselu.
It was a credible performance from Benitez's team considering the fact that there were four debutantes. Captain Jamaal Lascelles was a notable absentee with media reports suggesting that he was dropped following a training ground argument over Benitez's tactics. Officially he was said to have suffered an ankle injury.
Arsenal open league account
Arsenal finally got their Premier League campaign going with a 3-1 win over West Ham. Danny Welbeck sealed the points late on for Unai Emery's first win in the league. West Ham remain the only team yet to get a point.
The most thrilling weekend match was a 2-2 draw between Bournemouth and Everton. Both clubs had a player sent off remarkably before they each scored their goals.
There were 12 minutes of added time due to Everton's Michael Keane suffering a hairline skull fracture. Keane will be out of action for a month while the promising Richardson will be out for at least three matches after a headbutt.