Arsenal 2-2 Manchester City
Arsenal were denied all three points against the champions as a late Martin Demichelis goal earned City a draw. Two goal England hero Danny Welbeck made his debut for Arsenal and was extremely unlucky not to be rewarded with a goal after his early effort struck the inside of the post. Moments later Sergio Aguero made the home side pay, slotting home after good build up play from Navas to give City the lead. Arsenal were level just after the hour mark. Man of the match Wilshere coolly scored his first Emirates goal for a year clipping the ball over England colleague hart to level the scores. The impetus was with the home side and they completed the turn around on 73 minutes. A sensational volley by Sanchez into the top corner gave the Gunners the lead for the first time. Just as Arsenal sensed three points Demichelis towering header from a corner made the score 2-2. City were unlucky not grab all three points in stoppage time when Kolarov and Dzeko were denied by the post and Szczesny respectively.
Chelsea 4-2 Swansea
Chelsea came from behind to make it four wins from four as Diego Costa scored his first Premier League hatrick at home to Swansea. Chelsea fell behind after only 11 minutes; Neil Taylor’s fantastic cross was turned into his own net by captain John Terry. Chelsea had to wait until first half stoppage time to wipe out Swansea’s advantage, man of the moment Costa’s thumping header made it 1-1. The turning moment in the game. From then on it was plain sailing for the home side. Costa grabbed his second slotting away after a superb one two between Hazard and Fabregas. Costa made it seven goals in his first four games (the first player in Premier League history to do so) converting Ramires shot past Fabianski. Late sub Remy scored his first goal for the Blues just before Shelvey added a late consolation for Swansea.
Crystal Palace 0-0 Burnley
Burnley made it two nil nil draws on the bounce as Neil Warnock’s first game back at Crystal Palace ended in a stalemate. Neither side could fashion any real chances, although Burnley had a golden opportunity to snatch all three points and gain their first win of the season. But Airfield’s penalty was expertly saved by Speroni to ensure the scores stayed level.
Southampton 4-0 Newcastle United
Southampton convincingly beat Newcastle to gain their first home win of the season, as for Newcastle their miserable start to the season continues. The Saints took the lead early in the first period. Pelle headed home after a beautiful move from the home side, Bertrand’s perfect cross found him. Southampton’s lead was soon doubled. Pelle scored his second of the afternoon after his scuffed shot found Tadic and the midfield man laid back across for Pelle to tap home. It was soon three just after half time. More awful defending from Newcastle allowed Cork to sneak in, round Krul and score his first goal for the club. Morgan Schneiderlin rounded off the afternoon with an absolutely beauty, the Frenchman placed his shot perfectly into the top corner in the final few minutes to leave Newcastle and Pardew winless.
Stoke City 0-1 Leicester City
Leicester won their first game back in the top flight after record signing Ulloa scored his third Premier League goal in only three outings. He did fantastically to convert Konchesky’s cross to seal the three points and send the sell-out travelling fans wild. As for Stoke, this loss was their second home defeat of the season already.
Sunderland 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs were made to rue missed chances as a late Harry Kane own goal cost them all three points and a third straight win at the Stadium of Light. Spurs took the lead on just three minutes. Chadli swept home after Adebayor’s initial effort was saved. Tottenham’s lead didn’t last long. A mere 90 seconds infact, Adam Johnson’s super run and finish found the bottom corner with the aid of a deflection. Mousa Dembele nearly put the away side but in the lead but the midfield man was extremely unlucky to see his effort crash against the post. They did eventually take the lead just minutes into the second period, Eriksen finished off after a goalmouth scramble in the Sunderland box. Tottenham then hit the woodwork again, Lamela did brilliant to beat his man but saw his shot that was heading for the top corner come back off the crossbar. Sunderland made them pay just eight minutes from time. The unlucky man was Harry Kane, the ball hitting him leaving Lloris helpless and earn the home side an unlikely point.
West Bromwich 0-2 Everton
Everton won their first game of the season to leave West Brom winless and bottom of the league. It was Baggies old boy Lukaku who came back to haunt them. The big man opened the scoring after just two minutes and his celebration was expectedly muted. West Brom never really looked like getting back in the game and were punished when Mirallas doubled the blues lead. His shot found the bottom corner. Foster will be tremendously disappointed with the part he played in the goal. The margin of victory could have been greater but Foster saved terrifically in quick succession from Osman.
Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa
Aston Villa made it four seasons unbeaten at Anfield in a row after a one nil victory to maintain their unbeaten smart to the campaign. A solitary Gabby Agbonlahor goal midway through the first half was enough for all three points. Liverpool’s best chance came from Coutinho, the Brazilians second half effort struck the post.
Manchester United 4-0 Queens Park Rangers
Louis Van Gaal and Manchester United won their first game of the season with new signings Angel Di Maria and Andrea Herrera staring in a straight forward win against QPR. Di Maria scored his first goal for the club when his free kick evaded everyone and found the far corner. It was two and soon three nil. Herrera helped himself to his first Manchester United goal just before Rooney made it 3. Mata rounded off the scoring in the second half when Di Maria’s wayward shot found him unmarked in the box and he stylishly slotted home.
Hull City 2-2 West Ham United
West Ham and Hull played out an enjoyable 2-2 draw in this week’s Monday night football. Record signing Abel Hernandez opened the scoring for Hull climbing highest to score past Adrian to give the Tigers the lead. West Ham were level just minutes into the second half after a spectacular long range effort by Enner Valencia from 25 yards ,his first goal for the club. They weren’t level for long as West Ham old boy Mo Diame capitalised on poor defending, a fine run and finish put his new club back in the lead. The fourth player to score his first goal for the club was Diafra Sahko who made it 2-2 and despite a late Valencia header that struck the bar the scores stayed 2-2.
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