Manchester City made it three wins in three after two second half goals from Aleksandar Kolarov and Samir Nasri gave them a 2-0 win at Everton.
It was a history making evening for City at Goodison Park as that was their ninth consecutive win, equaling a club record that has remained intact since 1912.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side went into the match at the back of a 3-0 demolition of champions Chelsea and never looked in danger of losing their early season momentum in Merseyside.
In an entertaining first half, Romelu Lukaku had a goal disallowed for offside and also rattled the crossbar with a free-kick while David Silva also struck the post but City were worthy winners at full time as they secured only their fourth league victory at Goodison in their last 19 visits.
The win ensured City returned to the top of the table and they remain the only side with a 100% win record from three games, although Liverpool could join them should the Reds beat Arsenal in their Monday night meeting at the Emirates.
In another match, Southampton’s indifferent start to the season continued after they were held to a barren stalemate at promoted side Watford, both sides still without victory in their opening three matches.
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