Biggest winners and losers from Premier League gameweek seven as Harry Kane stars

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The seventh round of Premier League fixtures saw Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool drop their first points of the season as they were held to a draw by undefeated Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Reigning champions Manchester City returned to the top of the table by comfortably beating Brighton, whilst Tottenham and Arsenal picked up morale-boosting victories over Huddersfield and Watford respectively.

The biggest surprise of the weekend came as Manchester United lost 3-1 against a rejuvenated West Ham, meaning Bournemouth, Leicester and Wolves all leapfrogged the Red Devils with victories.

Everton impressively defeated Fulham at Goodison park whilst Burnley won their second match in succession meaning Cardiff City are yet to win a league match this term.

So, who rose to the occasion and who crumbled under the pressure? Here are our winners and losers.

WINNERS

1) Gylfi Sigurdsson – Everton

Sigurdsson was at the heart of everything good for the Toffees as they comfortably defeated the Cottagers.

The Icelandic international scored a fantastic brace but could have had a hat-trick if he converted his penalty, which cannoned back off the crossbar.

The playmaker was virtually unplayable at times and wowed the home crowd with his brilliant goals. Hopefully for Everton, this is the start of things to come from Sigurdsson.

Virtually unplayable at times: Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Virtually unplayable at times: Gylfi Sigurdsson.

2) Harry Kane – Tottenham

Kane netted twice away to Huddersfield in the first-half last season and the World Cup Golden Boot winner was at it again as he came back to haunt the Terriers.

One well-taken header and one clinical penalty from Kane was enough to secure the three points for Spurs, who currently sit in fourth place in the table.

The Englishman has been slightly criticised for his early season form, but he already has five goals in the top flight.

Kane was on fire against Huddersfield.

Kane was on fire against Huddersfield.

3) Johann Berg Gudmundsson – Burnley

It was a great week for Iceland’s players in the Premier League, with Gudmundsson taking inspiration from compatriot Sigurdsson and inspiring Burnley to their first away win of the season.

Gudmundsson surprisingly scored a header and then set up Sam Vokes with a delightful cross to get the three points for the Clarets.

After no wins in their first five matches, Gudmundsson has stepped up and helped Burnley get back to winning ways.

A great gameweek for the Iceland player.

A great gameweek for the Iceland player.

LOSERS

1) Victor Lindelof – Manchester United

Lindelof simply could not contain Marko Arnautovic and was all over the place at the back for the Red Devils.

His match went from bad to worse as Felipe Anderson’s strike took a huge deflection off him and looped into his own net.

The Swedish international is still struggling to find his feet under Jose Mourinho and was badly exposed by a brilliant West Ham.

It goes from bad to worse for the Sweden international.

It goes from bad to worse for the Sweden international.

2) Cyrus Christie – Fulham

The Fulham full-back was initially named on the bench but was required to come on inside ten minutes as Timothy Fosu-Mensah picked up an injury.

However, Christie simply could not handle the tricky Richarlison, who got past the defender on numerous occasions, with Christie eventually resorting to fouling the Brazilian and deservedly picked up a yellow card.

With Fosu-Mensah likely to miss a few matches, Christie will definitely need to forget this performance and make the most of this chance.

A match to forget for the Fulham full-back.

A match to forget for the Fulham full-back.

3) Newcastle United

Newcastle are in financial turmoil and the results on the pitch are not making things any better.

The Magpies are yet to win a league match this season and fell to another home defeat, this time against Leicester. The toon fans made their negative feelings towards owner Mike Ashley very clear as he attended his first home match since May 2017.

Rafa Benitez’s side simply have no attacking threat and they are already three points adrift from safety as another relegation battle looms.

A relegation battle on the cards for Benitez's Newcastle.

A relegation battle on the cards for Benitez’s Newcastle.

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