PREMIER LEAGUE – Spurs thump Southampton; Chelsea eke out win against Everton

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Tottenham Hotspur overcame an early hiccup Saturday to pound Southampton 4-1, while Chelsea needed a penalty to prevail 1-0 over Everton.

With six of the 20 Premier League sides – including reigning champions Manchester City – yet to play their first matches, Spurs are top of the table thanks to better goal difference than the five other teams that also won their openers.