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EPL roundup

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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.

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