Liverpool 1-1 Everton
Liverpool’s poor recent form continued as a late strike from Phil Jagielka denied them three points in the 223rd Merseyside Derby. Reds captain Gerrard had given the home side the lead with a superb free kick just after the hour mark, although Howard will feel he should have done better. Liverpool thought they had won their first league outing in three but Jagielka had different ideas as his sublime hit flew into the top corner in stoppage time.
Chelsea 3-0 Aston Villa
Chelsea made it five wins from six in a routine home victory against Aston Villa. Oscar helped himself to his first Premier League goal of the season converting home after good work from Willian down the right hand side. Villa’s only effort was a Delph shot that flew just past the post after great play by the young Englishman skipping past two to allow himself the space to take the shot on. Chelsea doubled their lead midway through the second period, who else other than Diego Costa heading home for his 8th goal of the season already. Mourinho’s men added a third late on, Willian tapped home after Costa’s shot was saved by Guzan leaving the Brazilian with an easy finish.
Crystal Palace 2-0 Leicester City
Two goals in three minutes from Frazer Campbell and Palace captain Jedinak were enough to continue their fine early form under new manager Neil Warnock. An impressive performance from the home side moved them up to 8th in the table as for Leicester they will look to bounce back from this defeat when they host Burnley next Saturday.
Hull City 2-4 Manchester City
A brace from Edin Dzeko was enough to give the champions a much needed victory, their first in over a month in the league. City took the lead in the early stages when a quick turn and finish from Sergio Aguero found the bottom corner leaving McGregor with no chance. Minutes later the visitors doubled their lead. A fabulous strike from Dzeko found the top corner from the edge of the box. It didn’t take long for Hull to find a way back in the match as Mangala’s nightmare afternoon was just beginning. Tremendous play from Rosenior who left his marker for dead and put in a wonderful cross, only for Mangala to get their first and head into his own net. Mangala’s after was about to get worse as just after the half hour mark he conceded a penalty. Hernandez calmly rolled in to bring the home side level. Dzeko helped himself to his second of the afternoon finishing well from David Silva’s pass and Frank Lampard sealed the win with his fourth goal of the week.
Manchester United 2-1 West Ham United
Manchester United claimed their second home win on the bounce but it came at a cost as captain Wayne Rooney saw red for kicking out during the second half. Great work down the right hand side from Rafael, whipping over a splendid cross which Rooney fantastically converted to open the scoring. The lead was soon doubled as new signing Falcao combined well with Van Persie who finished well for his second in as many games. West Ham top scorer Sahko reacted quickest after Tomkins header hit the bar to pounce and score his fourth goal in four games, the first Hammers player to do so since 1988. Then came the moment of stupidity from United’s skipper, stupid play from Rooney as he kicked out at Downing catching the West Ham man around the waist and was sent off for the first time in 6 years. Despite this the Red Devils held on for a much needed victory that moved them into the top half for the first time this season.
Southampton 2-1 Queens Park Rangers
A goal of the season contender from inform Southampton strike Pelle was enough to make it six straight wins in all competitions and their fourth in a row in the league. The hosts took the lead in the early moments of the second half. Ryan Bertrand smashed home his first goal since joining on loan from Chelsea. Rangers were level not long after when a superb moment of individual quality made the score 1-1. The Englishman’s first touch and finish was exceptional and QPR were right back in the encounter. An even better goal was to follow not long after and it proved to be the winner. Southampton front man Pelle produced a moment of individual quality, his magnificent touch and acrobatic finish looped over Green and into the top corner. It was enough to keep the Saints in second spot in the table.
Sunderland 0-0 Swansea City
Sunderland made it two stalemates on the bounce as they are still without a win this season after drawing their fifth game of six. As for Swansea this goalless draw will come as a welcome point for Gary Monk’s side after two straight defeats. Neither side had any notable chances with the best falling to inform Swansea winger who fluffed his big moment and both sides had to settle for a point.
Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
The points were shared in the first North London Derby of the season as an Alex Oxlade Chamberlain goal twenty minutes from time ensured that Arsenal stayed unbeaten. The first half consisted of a lot of Arsenal possession without creating much and a lot of good openings from Spurs that were squandered. They finally took advantage of an opening on 55 minutes; Erik Lamela made it six assists for the season when he set up Chadli who stylishly finished for his fourth of the campaign. This woke Arsenal up and after more periods of possession they finally made it count. Spurs failed to clear Cazorla’s cross and Chamberlain was quickest to react to slam for his first strike this term. Both sides were reasonably content at full time although Pottchetino will be the happier of the two managers.
West Bromwich Albion 4-0 Burnley
Burnley remain without a win this season as they slipped to their third defeat of the season already and are without a goal in five games. A brace from Saido Berahino either side of Craig Dawson’s opener and Graham Dorran’s last minute fourth as the Baggies claimed their third win in a week and move into the top half for the first time this season. Berahino was named Sky Sports man of the match in which he helped himself to his fourth and fifth goals of the season already, an impressive start to the season for the English Striker.
Stoke City 1-0 Newcastle United
Newcastle remains bottom of the league after another defeat that insures they stay bottom of the league and pressure of boss Alan Pardew increases. The only goal of the game was scored by Peter Crouch who rose highest to powerfully head home after good work from man of the match Moses who was fantastic from City yet again. The visitor’s best moment came minutes from time; Colback found himself in aches or space but smashed his shot against the cross bar when it seemed easier to score.
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