Premier League weekend: 11 things we learned as Martial does it again and City suffer first lossAnthony Martial is yet again the name on everyones lips after another sterling display for Manchester United. The 19-year-old scored twice as United won at So

uthampton, once again drawing comparisons to the Premier Leagues greatest ever striker, Thierry Henry. He wasnt the only new signing to impress this weekend, as Manchester Citys Kevin De Bruyne was their star man despite their defeat to

West Ham. Liverpool continued their poor form when they drew at home to Norwich, while Chelsea defeated Arsenal as Jose Mourinho continued to have one up on Arsene Wenger. But what did we learn from the weekend? Here is what our reporters found out... Martial setting himself up for greatness Goals, goals, goals: Martial cannot stop scoring in the Premier League (Image: Matthew Peters/Man Utd) Even Louis Van Gaal admitted Manchester United had paid a “ludicrous” fee for the teenager as the last transfer window was slamming shut, writes Neil McLeman. But his three goals in his two league appearances have already began to pay back the sizeable investment. And if his finishes today was not quite in the same category as his debut strike against Liverpool, he showed the same ice-cool composure to put the ball away. Down the years the Stretford End have loved a goalscoring hero. It is very early days but the Frenchman is on his way to joining them. Chelsea still have the measure of Arsenal Upper hand: Chelsea have always tended to have the better of Arsenal (Image: Reuters) We expected one of Chelsea’s defenders to be the weakest link, writes John Cross. In fact, it was Nacho Monreal who was left most exposed and was the worst defender on the pitch. Eden Hazard had his best game for ages. Chelsea’s start to the season has been disastrous and has left them shorn of confidence. If there’s one way to get it back then it’s a game against Arsenal. Arsene Wenger had managed just one win in 14 games against Jose Mourinho and now it’s 15. Some teams just have the measure of others. Playing Arsenal was a dream for Chelsea. It gets them firmly back on track. Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will start

in8CancelPlay now Benteke and Sturridge need some help Give them a hand: Benteke and Sturridge had little service (Image: Reuters / Phil Noble) The pair started together for the first time, but received precious little service from their teammates, writes David Maddock. Sturridge was making his long-awaited return from injury, giving Liverpool fan

s bags of optimism - but he was never given the chance to show his classy touch. The midfield was devoid of a creator and that is where one of Liverpools major problems lies. City badly missed David Silva First defeat: City tasted Premier League defeat for the first time all season (Image: Reuters) There was much anticipation about the first glimpse of Citys 165million attacking quartet of Raheem Sterling, David Silva, K

evin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero starting together for the first time, writes David McDonnell. That was until an injury in the warm-up forced Silva out of the game and Jesus Navas in as his replacement. How costly the enforced absence of Silva proved soon became apparent in a City first-half display crying out for his guile and unique ability to pick-pocket opposition defences. Without him, City lacked a creative spark, with only De Bruyne offering any kind of attacking threat for the home side in the opening 45 minutes. West Ham are unrecognisable this season Team of winners: West Ham continued their stunning away form (Image: Reuters) Wherever West Ham finish this season, there is

no denying they have been transformed by new manager Slaven Bilic, who has got them playing with a swagger, zeal and enterprise not normally associated with the Hammers in recent seasons, writes David McDonnell. With flair players like Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini, unerpinne

d by a solid rearguard and with the marauding presence of Diafra Sakho up front, West Ham are now a formidable Premier League force, a fact borne out by their wins at Arsenal and Liverpool this season, and now at the home of Premier League leaders City. Bilics side now sit second in the table, just three points behind City, and are fully deserving of such a lofty position. Tottenham are a team for the future Delight: Heung-Min Son celebrates opening his Spurs account (Image: Ian Walton/Getty) Spurs are much more like a Mauricio Pochettino team, writes Adrian Kajumba. Age-wise Spurs now look more like the impressive team Pochettino built at Southampton. None of the players in his starting XI were over the age of 28 and seven were 25 or under. In fact there was only one player in his entire match-day squad who was over-30 – back-up and benched goalkeeper Michel Vorm, 31. If Pochettino can get them playing consistently like his old side Spurs future will be bright. Berahino justified his recall Back in business: Berahino celebrates scoring

the winner (Image: Dan Mullan/Getty) The forward returned to the starting line-up after his threat to go on strike when deadline day bids from Spurs were rejected, writes James Nursey. And he justified his recall with his first of the season, cleverly diverting in James Morrisons shot from the top of the box to cue wild celebrations from the forward. Stones is a man in form The form man: Stones has seemed to get better since his transfer speculation (Image: Getty) Some questioned whether the Everton defender could keep his focus after a summer dominated by talk of a move to Chelsea. They needn’t have worried, writes Andrew Gwilym. Stones’ comfort in possession was showcased on countless times and he always seemed to be in the right place when an intervention needed to be made. Never write off Leicester Comeback kings: Vardy inspired another Foxes comeback (Image: Action) For the second successive week, Claudio Ranieris side battled back from 2-0 down, writes David Anderson. This time, they appeared dead and buried at Stoke but once again Jamie Vardy was the hero, netting the equaliser as the valiant Foxes maintained their excellent start. Watford will frighten their rivals Racking up the Ws: Watford won at Newcastle for record back-to-back wins (Image: Getty) Even as the teams shook hands you could see this was a physical mis-match, writes Simon Bird. Watford are a bunch of big, powerful, fast lads, who work together to get the best out of themselves. They are raw and lack a cool touch at times, but that can be worked through. Nigerian striker Ighalo looks capable of firing Watford to safety. Troy Deeney was the unsuing hero here, doing a prodigious amount of work. Sunderland winning the race to the bottom Off: Younes Kaboul was sent off for a desperately poor Sunderland side (Image: Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC) Surely a famous club with 40,000 fans backing them at home deserve better than this, but make no mistake: This season is going to be another grim relegation battle, writes Mike Walters. The north-east was once a hotbed of football, the cradle of Milburn, Shackleton, Robson and Stokoe – but half a dozen games into the campaign, it is already the sickbed of the Premier League. Defensively, Sunderland were a shambles at Dean Court. They desperately missed the calming influence and know-how of John OShea, who was laid low by a virus, and their confidence evaporated in the face of Bournemouths early blitz. poll loadingWho will win the Premier League?3000+ VOTES SO FARManchester CityChelseaManchester UnitedLiverpoolArsenalOther