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Fri, Nov

EPL roundup

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    Home Score Away
    Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool
    Leicester 3-0 Burnley
    Manchester City 4-0 Bournemouth
    Hull City 1-4 Arsenal
    West Brom 4-2 West Ham
    Everton 3-0 Middlesbrough
    Watford 3-1 Manchester Utd
    Crystal Palace 4-1 Stoke City
    Southampton 1-0 Swansea City
    Tottenham 1-0 Sunderland


    Week 5 of the EPL kicked off under Friday Night’s bright lights at Stamford Bridge with Jordan Henderson’s 30-yard screamer for Liverpool ending Antonio Conte's unbeaten start to the season as the Reds made some capital gains on the road with a 2-1 win.

    And on Saturday, Manchester City continued their charge for the PL title with a 4-0 thumping of Bournemouth at home to maintain their 100 per cent winning start to the season. Not to be outdone in the winning column on the day, defending PL Champions Leicester rebounded from last week’s 4-1 trouncing at the Reds with a 3-0 thumping of newly promoted Burnley FC with Islam Slimani leading the charge with a brace on his PL debut for just their second win of the season.

    Also on Saturday, West Ham continued their poor start to the season as they picked up their fourth loss of the season in a 4-2 loss at the Hawthorns, and Everton extended their winning run to four games with a 3-1 victory over Middlesbrough to leapfrog to the second spot on the table.

     

     

    Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool

    Jordan Henderson scored a goal-of-the-season contender as Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-1 on Friday Night Football at Stamford Bridge.

    Jurgen Klopp's side showed tremendous energy in the first half and raced into a two goal lead thanks to Dejan Lovren's neat finish and Henderson's stunning effort.

    Chelsea, who were booed off at half-time, failed to lay a glove on the rampant Reds until Diego Costa netted his fifth goal of the season with 29 minutes remaining, but Liverpool saw the game out comfortably.

    The result moves Liverpool on to 10 points - level with Chelsea - as Antonio Conte suffered his first defeat as Blues head coach.

    Leicester 3-0 Burnley

    Islam Slimani made the perfect start to his Premier League career as he scored twice for Leicester in a 3-0 victory over Burnley.

    The club's record signing, who joined from Sporting Lisbon for £29m, scored either side of half-time to provide the catalyst for the Premier League champions to stretch their unbeaten home record to 19 games.

    Ben Mee scored a comical own goal to rub salt into Burnley's wounds as Sean Dyche's side have lost all of their away games in all competitions this season without scoring.

    Manchester City 4-0 Bournemouth

    A rampant Manchester City maintained their 100 per cent start to the season by cruising past Bournemouth 4-0 at the Etihad on Saturday.

    The home side led 2-0 at half-time after strikes from the outstanding Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho, who was once again deputizing for the suspended Sergio Aguero.

    City wrapped up the points by adding further goals after the break from Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan, who was making his Premier League debut, with their only disappointment being the late red card for Nolito.

    Hull City 1-4 Arsenal

    Alexis Sanchez scored a brace and missed a penalty as Arsenal comfortably beat 10-man Hull City at home.

    Sanchez put Arsenal ahead when he got a touch on Alex Iwobi's shot, but failed from the spot after Jake Livermore handled and was sent off.

    Theo Walcott added a second after the break before Robert Snodgrass pulled one back for the hosts with a penalty.

    Sanchez stroked a third into an empty net before Granit Xhaka's spectacular shot rounded off the scoring.

    West Brom Albion 4-2 West Ham United

    West Ham's poor start to the season continued as they suffered a fourth league defeat, going down 4-2 to West Brom at the Hawthorns.

    In their first game under new Chinese ownership, Albion raced into a 4-0 lead after an hour with record-signing Nacer Chadli scoring twice.

    But West Ham then scored two in four minutes to halve the deficit.

    Michail Antonio netted his fifth league goal of the season but the Baggies held on for a first home win since March.

    The Hammers' latest defeat came on the back of last week's 4-2 loss to Watford, a game they had led 2-0 at one stage.

    Everton 3-1 Middlesbrough

    Everton extended their unbeaten start under Ronald Koeman to five games as they came from behind to beat Middlesbrough 3-1 at Goodison Park.

    In controversial circumstances, Maarten Stekelenburg's 21st-minute own goal had threatened to derail the hosts' bright start to life under the Dutchman, but, on his 600th Premier League appearance, Gareth Barry hauled Everton level just three minutes later.

    From that point, Koeman's side took firm control of the contest as Seamus Coleman's fine individual effort put them ahead before Romelu Lukaku grabbed his fourth goal in two games with their third before half-time.

    And the Merseysiders saw out the victory with ease as they moved up to second in the Premier League table, securing their best start to the league campaign since 1978.

    Sunday

    Watford 3-1 Man United

    Manchester United slipped to their third consecutive defeat as they lost 3-1 at Watford in the Premier League on Sunday.

    Etienne Capoue's fourth goal of the season put the hosts in front at Vicarage Road, before Marcus Rashford equalised from close range after the break.

    An inspired change by Walter Mazzarri saw substitute Juan Camilo Zuniga sweep Watford back ahead with his first touch seven minutes from time, and Troy Deeney added a late penalty after Zuniga was fouled by Marouane Fellaini.

    The Defeat caps a miserable eight days for Jose Mourinho's side after they were beaten in the Manchester derby last Saturday and then in the Europa League by Feyenoord on Thursday.

    It is the first time Mourinho has lost three games in a row as a manager since August 2006, when he was in his first spell at Chelsea.

    Crystal Palace 4-1 Stoke

    Crystal Palace inflicted further misery on the Premier League's bottom side Stoke City with a thumping home win.

    Palace were 2-0 up inside 12 minutes thanks to goals at set pieces from defenders James Tomkins and Scott Dann.

    Stoke improved after the break but nearly went 3-0 down when Bojan Krkic cleared a Dann header off the line.

    James McArthur's deflected strike was followed by a fine Andros Townsend goal before Marko Arnautovic scored a consolation with the game's final play.

    Southampton 1-0 Swansea City

    Charlie Austin came off the bench to score the winner as Southampton beat Swansea City 1-0 at St Mary's.

    Nathan Redmond wasted two great opportunities to give the Saints the lead in the first half, but it was the second-half introduction of Austin that proved the difference.

    The striker, who had scored a brace against Sparta Prague in the Europa League in midweek, went agonisingly close to opening the scoring when his header crashed back off the crossbar and drifted the wrong side of the post off the back of goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

    Tottenham 1-0 Sunderland


    Tottenham maintained their unbeaten start to the Premier League season with a comfortable victory against winless Sunderland at White Hart Lane.

    Spurs dominated but did not make the breakthrough until Harry Kane scored with their 22nd attempt on goal.

    Papy Djilobodji failed to clear a Dele Alli header allowing Kane to poke home from point-blank range on 59 minutes.

    Late on, Kane suffered a nasty ankle injury and Sunderland's Adnan Januzaj was sent off for a second booking.

    A fourth defeat in five games means Sunderland are yet to win in the league under David Moyes.

     

    Game day reports from BBC Sports and Skysports were used in this compilation.

  • English Premier League title hopeful sides; Manchester City and Manchester United continued their stellar run for the title with respective victories over flailing Crystal Palace who are yet to score a goal this season and Southampton to maintain their hold on the top two spots.

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    Home Score Away
    Manchester United 4-1 Leicester
    Bournemouth 1-0 Everton
    Liverpool 5-1 Hull City
    Middlesbrough 1-2 Tottenham spus
    Stoke 1-1 West Brom
    Sunderland 2-3 Crystal Palace
    Swansea 1-3 Manchester City
    West Ham 0-3 Southampton
    Burnley FC - Watford


    It was all gloom for PL defending Champions – Leicester City – in Week 6 as Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United squad ended their four game losing run with an impressive battering of the latter on the back of a rampant first-half display that saw them put up four goals, Mourinho’s replacement at his former club – Antonio Conte – was not spared from the pressures and uncertainties of the PL as his side capitulated to a 3-0 thrashing at the hands of Arsenal who won for the fourth straight time, and runaway leaders – Manchester City – continued their majestic run thus far, with Sergio Aguero’s brace leading the way as his side trounced Swansea by three goals to one to help new boss, Pep Guardiola, maintain his perfect start to the season.

    Liverpool won for the third straight time in as many outings as they shellacked 10-man Hull City by five goals to one with James Milner hitting a brace from the spot to lift the Reds in into the top four, and Tottenham moved up second on the PL log courtesy of Heung-Min Son’s first half brace in their 2-1 win at newly promoted Middlesbrough.

    Also on Saturday, Everton lost for the first time under Ronald Koeman’s charge, Salomon Rondon’s stoppage-time equalizer earned West Brom a point against Stoke City, and the rot continued for Sunderland who lost for the fifth time this season after going down 2-3 at home to Crystal Palace.


    On Sunday, West Ham fell to their fourth straight PL defeat on Sunday afternoon as they were beaten 3-0 by Southampton, and on Monday Night, Jeff Hendrick and Michael Keane scored their first ever PL goals for the Clarets as Burnley recorded a morale boosting 2-0 win over Watford.

     

     

    Monday

    Burnley FC vs Watford


    Manchester Utd 4-1 Leicester City

    A rampant first-half display gave Manchester United a 4-1 win over champions Leicester at Old Trafford on Saturday.
    United captain Wayne Rooney was dropped for the lunchtime kick-off, but it didn't seem to impact United as they raced into a 4-0 lead before half-time.

    Chris Smalling's header from a corner put them ahead halfway through the first period, before Rooney's replacement Juan Mata finished off a superb team-move for 2-0.

    Marcus Rashford's simple finish from another corner made it 3-0, and Paul Pogba scored his first goal for United with a fine header to make it four as the hosts dominated proceedings.

    Substitute Demarai Gray scored a stunning consolation for the champions from 25 yards on the hour mark, but it wasn't enough to start a comeback as Leicester suffered their third defeat in six games this season.


    Bournemouth 1-0 Everton

    Everton lost in the league for the first time under Ronald Koeman as Junior Stanislas' superb shot gave Bournemouth a deserved victory.

    Jack Wilshere hit the crossbar with a deflected shot before Stanislas' 25-yard drive flew into the top corner.

    Harry Arter and Callum Wilson also went close as the Cherries won for the second time in the league this season.

    Romelu Lukaku's early header was brilliantly saved by Artur Boruc but Everton rarely threatened.

    This match produced a 3-3 thriller last season with four late goals and a 98th-minute equaliser from Stanislas, who proved Everton's undoing again.


    Liverpool 5-1 Hull City

    Liverpool claimed a third straight Premier League win courtesy of an emphatic victory over 10-man Hull.

    The Reds controlled the game and led through Adam Lallana's low shot.

    Ahmed Elmohamady saw red for handball in the box, with James Milner scoring from the spot before Sadio Mane added a third for the home side.

    David Meyler lashed in for Hull but Philippe Coutinho's long-range strike and a second Milner penalty underlined the home side's dominance.

    Jurgen Klopp's side are now fourth in the table and the division's second-top scorers behind Manchester City, with 16 goals in six matches - 11 of those coming in their past three.


    Middlesbrough 1-2 Tottenham Spurs

    Heung-Min Son bagged a first-half brace as Tottenham secured a 2-1 win at Middlesbrough to remain unbeaten and go second on the table.

    The Londoners were without last season's Golden Boot winner Harry Kane but their attacking threat was undiminished in the first half.

    The visitors were less inspired after the break and an improved Boro side pulled one back through Ben Gibson, but they could not find an equalizer and Spurs are off to their best ever start to a Premier League season.


    Stoke City 1-1 West Brom Albion

    Salomon Rondon's stoppage-time equaliser secured West Brom a 1-1 draw at Stoke to leave Mark Hughes’ side winless in the Premier League.

    Joe Allen had looked to have won it for the Potters when he bundled the ball home via a deflection off Claudio Yacob but Stoke's weakness from set-pieces cost them.

    Rondon's header from Darren Fletcher's left-wing corner was too hot for Lee Grant to handle and earned the Baggies a scarcely-deserved point on the occasion of Tony Pulis' 1000th game as a manager.


    Sunderland 2-3 Crystal Palace

    Christian Benteke's last-minute header left Sunderland waiting for their first league victory of the season as Crystal Palace came from 2-0 down to win.

    The Belgian powered home from six yards out after a free-kick to give Palace a third straight league win and leave the Black Cats bottom of the table.

    Jermain Defoe had put the hosts in charge with two well-taken goals.

    But Joe Ledley pulled one back with a deflected shot before James McArthur's header pulled Palace level.

    Sunderland, one of just two teams yet to triumph in the Premier League this season, have not won a league game in September since 2012.


    Swansea 1-3 Manchester City

    Sergio Aguero's double helped Man City maintain their 100 per cent start to the Premier League season with a 3-1 win over Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.
    Aguero, on his return from a three-match suspension, opened the scoring with a fine finish before Fernando Llorente swiftly equalised with his first goal for Swansea.

    Aguero added his second of the game, and 11th of the season, from the penalty spot after Mike van der Hoorn was penalised for an arm across the face of Kevin De Bruyne, and Raheem Sterling completed the scoring.

    There was a late injury worry for Pep Guardiola as De Bruyne limped off appearing to hold his hamstring, but the victory makes it six wins from six league games, and 10 in a row in all competitions under the new head coach.


    Arsenal 3-0 Chelsea

    Arsenal produced a devastating first-half display to dismantle Chelsea and secure a fourth successive Premier League win.

    Alexis Sanchez took advantage of Gary Cahill's error to race clear and lift a composed finish over Thibaut Courtois after 11 minutes, and Theo Walcott completed a brilliant move to steer in Hector Bellerin's pass three minutes later.

    Mesut Ozil then left N'Golo Kante trailing to expose Chelsea on the counter-attack and steer home Arsenal's third five minutes before the break, after an exchange with Sanchez.

    It was little more than damage limitation for Chelsea after that as they fell to their second league loss in a row as rampant Arsenal moved third in the table.

    Sunday

    West Ham 0-3 Southampton

    Charlie Austin scored his fifth goal in four appearances as Southampton condemned West Ham to a fourth successive Premier League defeat.

    Austin broke the deadlock in a cagey encounter with a side-foot finish following Ryan Bertrand's pull-back.

    Dusan Tadic made it 2-0, collecting a pass from Austin and rounding Adrian before finding the empty net.

    James Ward-Prowse's low finish consigned West Ham, who had just one shot on target, to defeat.

    The facts are damning for the Hammers. They have lost five of their opening six games in a top-flight season for the first time in their history and are 18th in the table having conceded 16 goals.

    Southampton, meanwhile, have won four matches in a row in all competitions and are up to eighth.

     

    Burnley FC 2-0 Watford

    Burnley's record signing Jeff Hendrick scored his first goal for the club to help his side beat a lacklustre Watford in the Premier League.

    The hosts had carried the greater threat and Hendrick headed in from a Steven Defour cross for the opener.

    Troy Deeney had a rare Hornets shot saved before Defour crossed for Michael Keane to nod in a second for Burnley.

    Isaac Success went close late on for Watford but the Clarets easily held on for a second league win of the season.

    The victory moved Burnley level on seven points with Watford.

     



    Match day results from bbc.co.uk and skysports were used in this compilation.

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    Home Score Away
    Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace
    Swansea 1-2 Liverpool
    West Ham 1-1 Middlesbrough
    Hull City 0-2 Chelsea
    Sunderland 1-1 West Brom
    Watford 2-2 Bournemouth
    Manchester Utd 1-1 Stoke City
    Leicester City 0-0 Southampton
    Tottehham 2-0 Manchester City
    Burnley FC 0-1 Arsenal

     

    Hull City 0-2 Chelsea

     

    Chelsea ended their 3 game winless run in the Premier League on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Hull City to ease some of the pressure on first year boss – Antonio Conte – who praised the intensity and commitment he saw in his players after the game. Liverpool extended their winning streak to four straight, courtesy of a late James Milner spot kick as the Reds climbed back from a goal down for the maximum points, and Watford’s Granada summer signing - Isaac Success – who came on as a substitute salvaged a point for his side against Bournemouth in their Vicarage Road thriller.

    Elsewhere on Saturday, Sunderland’s Patrick Van Aanholt came off the bench to salvage a point for his side 7 minutes from time against West Brom, and West Ham and Middlesbrough ended their losing runs with a 1-1 tie.

    Earlier on Friday, Romelu Lukaku scored his sixth goal in five league games to equalise with a late strike in an entertaining match against Crystal Palace.

    And on Sunday, PL runner-ups from last year – Tottenham Spurs - deservedly ended Pep Guardiola's perfect Premier League start and underlined their own title credentials with a thrilling victory over Manchester City at White Hart Lane, Manchester Utd failed to capitalize on their home court as they settled for a 1-1 tie with Stoke City, visiting Southampton held PL Champions – Leicester City – to a goalless draw as the struggles continue to mount for the latter, and Burnley suffered a cruel defeat at Turf Moor as Arsenal secured victory with a controversial Laurent Koscielny goal in the final act of an intriguing match.

    Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Poor Everton defending allowed Scott Dann to head Palace in front late on as the Londoners looked on course to win.

    But Lukaku - who had twice struck the woodwork - tapped in Gerard Deulofeu's low cross from two yards for a deserved point for the dominant hosts.

    Palace's Jordon Mutch sent a shot wide as both sides searched for a winner.

    The draw was still enough to move Palace to sixth on goal difference, though manager Alan Pardew will be disappointed that his team only held their lead for five minutes, to drop points from a winning position for the first time this season.

     

     

     

    Swansea 1-2 Liverpool

    James Milner's late penalty gave Liverpool a 2-1 win at Swansea on Saturday to extend their winning run to five games.

    Leroy Fer gave Swansea the lead with a simple close-range finish early on, and Swansea should have been further ahead in the first half, but Borja Baston's two unmarked headers were off target.

    Liverpool's pressure either side of half-time took its toll on Swansea as Roberto Firmino headed the visitors level from 10 yards on 54 minutes.

    And they got their winner in the 84th minute as Firmino was brought down by Angel Rangel in the area, Milner making no mistake from the spot.

    Swansea defender Mike van der Hoorn should have equalised in stoppage time, but the result extends Liverpool's unbeaten run in all competitions to seven games, while Francesco Guidolin's Swansea are still without a Premier League victory since the opening day.

    West Ham 1-1 Middlesbrough

    A brilliant solo goal from Dimitri Payet salvaged a point for West Ham as they and Middlesbrough both ended losing runs with a 1-1 draw.

    Cristhian Stuani's header early in the second half (51) put the visitors in front but a wonderful mazy run and finish from Frenchman Payet soon sftare (57) brought the sides level again.

    From there, neither side looked like finding a winner, and the ensuing stalemate did little to improve their recent records.

    Hull City 0-2 Chelsea

    Chelsea stopped the rot after successive Premier League defeats as they ground down Hull at the KCOM Stadium.

    The hosts enjoyed the better of a cagey first half but went behind when Willian swept home a curling shot after good work from Diego Costa after the break. Liverpool extended their winning run to

    Costa found the top corner with a similar strike to double the lead after Nemanja Matic's powerful run

    Hull never recovered and could have been further behind but for Pedro's poor finishing from six yards.

    The result condemns Hull to a fourth defeat in their last five top-flight games, while the Tigers remain without a win against Chelsea in nine Premier League meetings.


    Sunderland 1-1 West Brom

    Patrick van Aanholt came off the bench to score a late equaliser for Sunderland as they ended a run of three straight defeats - but remained in the Premier League relegation zone - with a draw against West Brom.

    Nacer Chadli's third league goal of the season, against the run of play, looked set to inflict a sixth league defeat in seven games on David Moyes' side, who showed spirit to fight back.

    Dutch substitute Van Aanholt, usually a left-back but playing higher up the pitch here, started and finished the leveller - his scuffed shot bouncing into the ground and looping beyond Ben Foster.

    Defeat would have saddled Moyes' winless team with the record for the worst start to a season in Premier League history and although their prospects remain bleak, this match at least offered the manager hope for the rest of the season.

    Watford 2-2 Bournemouth

    Isaac Success came off the bench to score Watford's second-half equaliser and his first for the club in a 2-2 draw at home to Bournemouth.

    The summer signing from Granada steered a header into the far corner on 65 minutes after fellow second-half substitute Josh King had beaten two players and smashed a low shot home to restore the Cherries' lead.

    The visitors had gone ahead during an impressive first-half display when Callum Wilson stole in front of his marker and flicked Junior Stanislas' cross through Heurelho Gomes' clumsy handling (31).

    Watford levelled through captain Troy Deeney's 99th goal for the club just after the break, a close-range finish after fine work by Morocco international Amrabat.

    Substitute Joshua King restored Bournemouth's lead with a long-range deflected effort 44 seconds after coming on before Success equalised with a header following Jose Holebas' free-kick.

    Incredibly, Bournemouth hit the woodwork three times in the second half. Jack Wilshire was twice denied by the post while Stanislas's free-kick rattled the bar late on.

     

    Sunday

    Manchester Utd 1-1 Stoke City

    Stoke snatched a point at Manchester United as Joe Allen capitalised on a spill from David de Gea to punish the hosts' lax first-half finishing.

    After a string of saves from Lee Grant before the break, United made the breakthrough when substitute Anthony Martial swept home a curling shot.

    It appeared to be a fatal blow to a Stoke side who had rarely threatened.

    But when De Gea failed to hold Glen Johnson's shot and Jon Walters' follow-up came off the bar, Allen poked in.

    Paul Pogba rattled the bar with a header as United mounted a late siege on the Stoke goal, but Mark Hughes' side clung on to the point that takes them off the bottom of the table.

    Leicester City 0-0 Southampton

    Champions Leicester City's struggles in the Premier League continued as they were held to a draw by Southampton.

    The home side almost went behind when Charlie Austin went close with two headers and hit the post with a shot.

    Austin was also through on goal in the second half but an ambitious chip was saved by keeper Kasper Schmeichel.

    Jamie Vardy had Leicester's best chance after a poor backpass but he was tackled by Oriol Romeu, who also blocked two follow-up shots.

    The Foxes have now won only two of their opening seven leagues games, collecting eight points

     

     

     

    Tottenham 2-0 Manchester city

     

    Tottenham 2-0 Manchester City

    Tottenham inflicted Pep Guardiola's first defeat at Manchester City as they moved to within one point of the leaders with a scintillating 2-0 victory on Sunday.

    Spurs got off to a flying start at White Hart Lane, taking the lead on nine minutes after Aleksandar Kolarov put through his own net before Dele Alli slotted a slick second seven minutes before half-time.

    City, who trailed for the first time under Guardiola in the Premier League, rallied after the interval but struggled to replicate the form that had guided them to six top-flight wins from six beforehand.

    Things could have been worse for City had Erik Lamela not seen his second-half penalty saved by Claudio Bravo, but in the end it proved inconsequential as Spurs held on to secure their best since 1960/61, asserting their own title credentials as they moved to within a point of the summit and left Guardiola mulling over his first PL defeat.

    Burnley FC 0-1 Arsenal

    Arsene Wenger started his 21st year as Arsenal manager with a controversial 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor following a 93rd-minute Laurent Koscielny winner.

    Defender Koscielny bundled the ball home at the far post from a corner in the third minute of stoppage time, but it looked like his initial shot, which was directed over the bar, came off his own arm before crossing the line.

    Burnley were furious, but referee Craig Pawson allowed the goal, handing Arsenal a vital three points following a stubborn Burnley display.

    Alexis Sanchez went closest for the visitors in a game lacking in chances, forcing a good save out of Tom Heaton before volleying just wide from a corner in the second half, while Michael Keane hit the woodwork for Burnley from a header.

    The result means Arsenal go up to third, two points off leaders Manchester City, while Burnley sit 14th with seven points.

     

     

    Match day reports from BBC Sports and skysports.com were used in this compilation

  • Chelsea fluffed the chance to end Liverpool’s unbeaten start to the seasson, as Daniel Sturridge netted a last-gasp stunner on 89 minutes to save Liverpool from looming defeat.

    Jose Mourinho returned to the hot seat on Saturday as his star studded side, Manchester United, stumbled to a 3-1 humbling at the hands of West Ham in their Week 07 clash at the London Stadium.

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    Home Score Away
    Chelsea 3-0 Leicester City
    Arsenal 3-2 Swansea
    Bournemouth 6-1 Hull City
    Manchester City 1-1 Everton
    Stoke City 2-0 Sunderland
    West Bromwich 1-1 Tottenham
    Crystal Palace 0-1 West Ham
    Middlesbrough 0-1 Watford
    Southampton 3-1 Burnley FC
    Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City

     

    Action in the English Premier League returned this weekend following the international break with Defending Champions, Leicester City maintaining their recent poor form as they lost for the fourth time this season, a 3-0 smacking at the hands of Chelsea who picked up their second straight win after ending a two game losing run in Week 7, and PL leaders Manchester City failed to return to the winning column this weekend, stuttering to a one-all tie at home against Everton to make it just a point out of 6 in their last two outings.

    Arsenal held off a spirited rally from Swansea for their 6th PL win of the young season to move up level on points with leaders Manchester City, Dele Alli's last minute equaliser saved the blushes for Tottenham as they held on to their unbeaten record against West Ham, and Bournemouth obliterated Hull City by a hefty 6-1 scoreline to hand Mike Phelan a miserable start to life as the Tigers full-time manager.

    Also on Saturday, West Ham climbed out of the relegation zone after beating hosts Crystal Palace by a lone goal, and Joe Allen’s brace helped Stoke City to their first PL win of the season, condemning winless Sunderland deeper into the relegation hole.

    On Sunday, Jose Holebas’ stunning strike left Middlesbrough still looking for their first home win of the season and Southampton stretched their unbeaten run in all competitions to seven with a comfortable 3-1 trouncing over Burnley. And on Monday Night, Liverpool and Manchester United played to a goalless tie at Anfield.

     

    Chelsea 3-0 Leicester

    Chelsea cruised to a 3-0 win over Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday with Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Victor Moses on target.

    Costa volleyed home his seventh league goal of the season after slack Leicester marking at a corner, and Hazard made Chelsea's first-half dominance count at Stamford Bridge with their second on 33 minutes.

    The visitors, who were second best in the first half, improved after the break and nearly got back into the match when David Luiz turned a Marc Albrighton cross onto his own post.

    But Moses made the game safe for Chelsea in the 80th minute, latching onto Nathaniel Chalobah's back-heel and tucking past Kasper Schmeichel.

    Antonio Conte had rubbished speculation over his future at Stamford Bridge after a three-match winless league run in September, and it was a fine performance from his side that will go some way to quietening those rumours further.

    Arsenal 3-2 Swansea

    Theo Walcott scored twice as 10-man Arsenal won their sixth Premier League game in a row, despite a spirited Swansea City display in Bob Bradley's first match as manager.

    Gunners and England forward Walcott now has five goals in eight games, taking advantage of a heavy Jordi Amat touch for his first and a poor Jack Cork header for his second.

    The Swans looked dejected after the quick-fire double, though Gylfi Sigurdsson pounced on a Granit Xhaka error to curl in and give them hope before the break.

    Mesut Ozil volleyed an Alexis Sanchez cross into the top corner to restore a two-goal lead for the hosts, but substitute Borja tapped in from the impressive Modou Barrow's cross to set up a tense finale.

    Arsenal saw Xhaka sent off for a petulant trip with 20 minutes left and dug in to earn a win which moves them level on points with league leaders Manchester City.

    Bournemouth 6-1 Hull City

    Bournemouth ran Hull City ragged at the Vitality Stadium, handing Mike Phelan a miserable start to life as the Tigers’ full-time manager.

    Goals from Charlie Daniels, Steve Cook and Junior Stanislas saw the home side go in 3-1 up at half-time, with Ryan Mason's deflected shot the only saving grace for Hull.

    But the game became even more one-sided after the break as the Cherries turned on the style, picking off their visitors time and again and adding three further goals through Stanislas, Callum Wilson and substitute Dan Gosling.

    Manchester City 1-1 Everton

    Maarten Stekelenburg saved two penalties for Everton as his side escaped with a point against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium.

    Kevin de Bruyne was the first to miss in the opening period, seeing the Dutch goalkeeper push his effort away, and Sergio Aguero saw the same outcome in the second half.

    Despite dominating possession, City went behind as Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring with a cool finish.

    Nolito headed in for the hosts from David Silva's inch-perfect cross, but De Bruyne had a drive brilliantly saved by Stekelenburg, as City failed to find the winner.

    Stoke City 2-0 Sunderland

    Joe Allen's scoring streak continued as he grabbed both goals to hand Stoke their first win of the season at the expense of bottom side Sunderland.

    The midfielder got his head to Marko Arnautovic's cross from the left to give the Potters an eighth-minute lead before adding a second just before half-time with an 18-yard strike through a crowd of players.

    Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford made a good save to deny Stoke forward Wilfried Bony, who also fired wide with two 18-yard efforts.

    The visitors' best effort fell to Jermain Defoe in the first half but his goal bound shot was brilliantly blocked by Ryan Shawcross.

    It is worrying times for Sunderland manager David Moyes, whose side have only picked up two points from their first eight games.

    West Bromwich 1-1 Tottenham

    Dele Alli's equaliser a minute from time ensured Tottenham maintained their unbeaten start to the season and remained within a point of Premier League leaders Manchester City.

    Nacer Chadli's late goal for West Brom seemed set to inflict an unlikely first defeat of the season on in-form Spurs.

    But Mauricio Pochettino's men fought back as substitute Son Heung-Min and Christian Eriksen combined to create the opportunity for England international Alli to prod the ball home with the outside of his boot.

    Crystal Palace 0-1 West Ham

    Manuel Lanzini's first-half goal gave 10-man West Ham a much-needed 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday evening.

    Lanzini put West Ham ahead in the first half with a sweeping finish inside the area, before Christian Benteke missed a penalty and hit the post with a header on the stroke of half-time.

    Aaron Cresswell was sent off with 15 minutes remaining after picking up two bookings within a minute, but West Ham held on for a vital win.

    Sunday

    Middlesbrough 0-1 Watford

    Jose Holebas' fine strike settled a poor game as Watford's victory left Middlesbrough still looking for a first home win of the Premier League season.

    The Greece defender drove past Victor Valdes from 20 yards to provide some inspiration for a forgettable match generally devoid of quality.

    Boro - who remain above the bottom three on goal difference only - failed to properly test Hornets goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes at all during the game.

    The result moves Watford up to 10th.

     
    Southampton 3-1 Burnley FC

    Southampton moved to eighth in the Premier League as goals from Charlie Austin and Nathan Redmond punished Burnley's poor second-half defending.

    Austin broke the deadlock by poking home at the near post after Virgil van Dijk was allowed to head across the face of the goal from a corner.

    Burnley's defence was at fault again as Redmond beat Tom Heaton with a low strike from another corner.

    Austin scored from the spot before a Sam Vokes penalty reduced the arrears.

     

    Monday

    Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City

    Liverpool and Manchester United played out a goalless and uneventful stalemate on a disappointing night at Anfield.

    Goalkeeper David de Gea made two fine second-half saves from Emre Can and Philippe Coutinho to deny Liverpool the chance to move joint top of the Premier League.

    It was dubbed 'Red Monday', but the game was largely controlled by the away side playing in blue - and they missed a good chance to take all three points when Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed a simple second-half header.

    But the draw meant neither side would move up the Premier League table with Liverpool fourth and United down in seventh.

     

     

    Material from BBC and skysports was used in this compilation.

  • It is Pep Guardiola's first title as manager and the club's third of the Premier League era after their 28th victory of the season against Tottenham on Saturday meant United had to avoid defeat at Old Trafford.

    Manchester City have been confirmed as Premier League champions after Manchester United suffered a shock home defeat to West Brom on Sunday.

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