The second Premier League weekend began at Swansea with Manchester United taking on Swansea City in an early kick-off. Liverpool played their first game at Anfield this season with doubts surrounding Philippe Coutinho's career at the club as the Brazilian was subject to a £119M bid from Barcelona earlier this week. The bid was rejected instantly by Liverpool but with the player still out of action for Liverpool, rumours continue to grow and the next two weeks will tell if Barcelona can sign the Liverpool number 10.

United going strong

United coming on the back of a 4-0 opening weekend win at home to West Ham struggled to find any rhythm till Eric Bailey scored the first goal on the cusp of half-time.

The Swans were resolute in defence for the most part of the game but struggled to generate any attacking flair. The second half saw United score 3 goals in 4 minutes coming from Lukaku, Pogba and Martial. Henrikh Mkhitaryan had a very good outing and picked up the man of the match award owing to his stellar performance and two assists. With two emphatic 4-0 victories, home and away, United have announced that they are ready to challenge for the title.

Liverpool scrape by

Liverpool had flashbacks of last season when they conceded late on to lose out on three points at Watford last weekend. They played their first home game of the season and much like last season struggled to break down a team which chose to sit back and counter-attack.

Liverpool came to the match on the back of an impressive 2-1 victory away at Hoffenheim in their Champions League qualifier game. Jürgen Klopp made 5 changes to the side that started midweek and while the match was overall frustrating for the Reds, a lucky break was enough for Sadio Mane to pounce on and slot a well-placed shot past Hennessey from close range.

Liverpool next faces Hoffenheim at home to secure their Champions League group position.

Other results

Elsewhere in the Premier League, West Brom continued their impressive start to the season with another 1-0 victory, this time away at Burnley. Southampton and West Ham produced an entertaining affair as the Saints scored in injury time through a Charlie Austin penalty to win 3-2.

Brighton & Hove Albion lost away at Leicester City 2-0 while Watford picked up three points with a 2-0 victory over Bournemouth. Brighton & Hove Albion and Bournemouth are both yet to get their names on the points board and have not scored a single goal over the two-match weekends.

Sunday sees the big match between the first and second placed teams from last season as Tottenham face Chelsea at home. Antonio Conte has deemed striker Diego Costa as "the past" and looks set to build a campaign without the Spanish attacker who has scored 52 goals in 89 appearances for the London side.