There were some sensational performances in the English Premier League on Saturday as champions Manchester City won four games on the bounce with a thumping 5-1 win over Fulham to remain on top of the table with 12 points.
Erling Haaland scored his first hat-trick of the season and his seventh since signing for the Cityzens in the dominant win by City who were without manager Pep Guardiola recuperating from a successful operation to his back injury.
Haaland was named PFA Player of the Year in England and got a similar award from UEFA on Thursday.
Julian Alvarez got one of the five goals while Nathan Ake scored what was a very contentious goal.
At Stamford Bridge, former Manchester United youngster Anthony Elanga came off the substitute bench and scored his first Nottingham Forest goal to secure a hard-fought Premier League victory over Chelsea.
Nigeria international Taiwo Awoniyi slid the ball under the legs of Thiago Silva and onto the path of the advancing Elanga to finish past Victor Sanchez in goal for the Blues.
Nicolas Jackson missed a glorious opportunity to equalise inside the final 10 minutes, firing over from inside the six-yard box after being teed up by Raheem Sterling.
Son Heung-min scored a hat-trick as Tottenham recovered from a goal down to thrash home side Burnley at Turf Moor and continue their unbeaten start to the Premier League season.
Lyle Foster finished a lovely, flowing move to give the Clarets an early lead, but Son’s delicate finish restored parity 12 minutes later and the visitors never looked back.
James Maddison then scored a beautiful goal with an incredible placed shot from outside the opposition box.
At the Gtech Community stadium, teenage sensation Evan Ferguson scored a hat-trick to demonstrate his remarkable potential and help Brighton lay down a marker for another special Premier League season as they outgunned Newcastle United 3-1.
Callum Wilson scored a late consolation for the Toons during the game which was the last of Saturday’s fixtures.
In Friday’s game, West Ham United defeated Luton Town 3-1.
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Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.