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EPL roundup

  • The pressure continued to mount on Tottenham’s Pochettino as his side capped their poor start to the season and a miserable week that saw them succumb to a ...

    With second-placed Manchester City set for a very winnable match on Sunday against Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Premier League leaders, Liverpool survived the pressure to win at home on Saturday, albeit with a lot of angst as James Milner’s late dramatic winner secured all three points against in-form Leicester City to help the Reds maintain their flawless start to the season.

  • Elsewhere on Saturday, Huddersfield picked up a point at Burnley, Wolverhampton Wanderers extended their unbeaten run in the league to six matches, following a lone goal win over Crystal Palace, ...

    With the top three teams in the Premier League standings all set to play tomorrow - Manchester City at Liverpool, and Chelsea at Southampton - Manchester United provided all the excitement on the day as they roared back from two goals down for a nerve-wracking victory over Newcastle at Old Trafford.

  • Elsewhere on the day, West Ham fell by two goals to nothing at Everton, Aston Villa picked up a 2-1 win over Brighton at home, Wolves divvied the spoils at home with Southampton with a 1-1 tie, ...

    The English Premier League continued this past Saturday following a week’s break with second placed Manchester City earning a comfortable 2-0 win over Crystal Palace to move 5 points closer to Liverpool, who will be in action on Sunday against Liverpool.

  • Tottenham edged West Ham by a lone goal, Watford stunned Wolves with two quick goals within a minute to end the latter’s unbeaten six-game winning run, and Cardiff doubled up the score on Fulham in a thrilling 4-2 victory for their first win of the season.

     The English Premier League returned this afternoon following the international break with some thrilling results, as Chelsea’s Ross Barkley snatched victory out of the hands of Manchester United with his 96th minute equalizer at the Stamford Bridge, and Liverpool scored a lone goal win against Huddersfield to join Manchester City at the top of the table, after the latter’s 5-0 home rout of Burnley.

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

     

    Manchester Utd lost more ground on the pacesetters at the top of the PL on Saturday as the goal drought and recent frustrations continued with Zlatan Ibrahimovic extending his profligacy in front of goal to six straight games and the pair of Jose Mourinho and midfielder Ander Herrera being sent off in their goalless stalemate with Burnley FC at Old Trafford.

     

     

    Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League in emphatic style with a 4-0 trouncing over West Brom to end their 3 games winless run in the PL, the pressure mounted on Sunderland manager – David Moyes - as his side capitulated to a 1-4 shellacking at the hands of Arsenal to remain winless and bottom of the table with the latter extending their unbeaten run to 9 games to keep pace at the top of the PL, and title chasers – Liverpool moved level on points with leaders Man City and second placed Arsenal following a 4-2 thrilling victory at Crystal Palace.

    Also on Saturday, defending champions – Leicester City and last year’s runner ups – Tottenham Spurs both fell behind in the chase following a 1-1 tie, Hull City picked up their 6th straight loss courtesy of an own goal from Michael Dawson in their loss to Watford, and Middlesbrough deservingly ended their 7 games winless run with goals from Gaston Ramirez and Steward Downing in their 2-0 win over Bournemouth.

    On Super Sunday, Chelsea kept pace with the PL leading pack as they moved up to the fourth spot – just a point behind the three-way tie for the summit led by Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool following an impressive 2-0 win at Southampton, and Everton ended their 5 game winless run with a scrappy 2-0 win over West Ham who remain close to the relegation zone.

    On Monday Night Football, Ivorian striker – Wilfried Bony – rediscovered his scoring boots as his two goals helped power Stoke past his old club – Swansea – who remain winless in their last 9 games.

    Monday

    Stoke City 3-1 Swansea City

    Stoke claimed a third successive Premier League victory as they overcame a Swansea side still without a win since the opening day of the season.

    Former Swans striker Wilfried Bony scored his first goal for Stoke before Wayne Routledge headed the visitors level in a frenetic first half in which the hosts hit the post three times.

    The volume of Stoke chances eventually told as visiting defender Alfie Mawson turned Ramadan Sobhi's shot into his own net, and Bony then nodded in a third after Joe Allen's shot was saved.

    Mark Hughes' side are now 12th in the table while Swansea, despite some initial signs of improvement, remain second from bottom and five points from safety.


    Sunday

    Everton 2-0 West Ham

    Everton ended a sequence of five matches without a win with a scrappy victory against a West Ham side who remain close to the relegation zone.

    Romelu Lukaku put Everton ahead, heading home from close range for his seventh Premier League goal against the Hammers.

    Everton improved as the match progressed and Ross Barkley, under scrutiny this season for some inconsistent performances, capped a fine display with a half-volley that secured the points for the hosts.

    West Ham, who had been unbeaten in October, had chances and were the better side in the first half but were left to rue Angelo Ogbonna's miss, which could have given the visitors the lead.

    Southampton 0-2 Chelsea

    Chelsea made it four Premier League wins in a row and moved to within one point of the top spot with a 2-0 win over Southampton at St Mary's on Super Sunday.

    Eden Hazard netted for the third league game in succession before Diego Costa curled home a sumptuous second to end Southampton's eight-month unbeaten run at home.

    Hazard has now scored more goals (5) in this Premier League season than the last campaign (4), while Costa is now the leading goal scorer in the league with eight goals.

    Since being dispatched 3-0 by Arsenal and switching to a back three, Chelsea have taken maximum points and kept four consecutive clean sheets.

    The victory moves Antonio Conte's men into fourth place on 22 points, just one point off Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool, who are all level on 23.

     

    Monday

    Stoke City vs Swansea City

    Sunderland 1-4 Arsenal

    Alexis Sanchez put the Gunners ahead when he got in front of defender Lamine Kone to head in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross.

    Sunderland 1-4 Arsenal

     

    The dominant visitors had a strong penalty appeal turned down after Sanchez looked to have been brought down before Jermain Defoe equalised from the spot after keeper Petr Cech had fouled Duncan Watmore.

    However, Arsenal reasserted their authority and lead with three goals in six minutes and 20 seconds.

    Olivier Giroud came off the bench to guide in a shot and then headed in a Mesut Ozil corner, while Sanchez's close range effort was the signal for the home fans to start streaming out of the Stadium of Light.

    The win moved Arsenal top of the Premier League - but Manchester City's victory over West Brom later in the day knocked them off the summit.

    West Brom 0-4 Manchester City

    City and boss Guardiola ended their 6 game winless streak in all competitions. Sergio Aguero flashed in Ilkay Gundogan's through ball to give them the lead. The Baggies were flat and Aguero struck again, punishing hesitant defending with a powerful, top-corner finish.

     

     

    West Brom 0-4 Manchester City

     

    West Brom improved hugely after the break but failed to take their chances before Gundogan twice slotted home - first from Aguero's chip and then after being found by Kevin de Bruyne.

    City leapfrogged Arsenal who were 4-1 winners at Sunderland for the top spot with 10 matches into the season.

    Tottenham 1-1 Leicester City

    Tottenham's stuttering Premier League form continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Leicester on Saturday.

    Vincent Janssen gave Spurs the lead with his first league goal, converting from the penalty spot in the 44th minute after he had been fouled by Robert Huth.

    But Ahmed Musa equalised shortly after half-time as the Foxes claimed their first away point of the season, frustrating once again the side they pipped to the title last term.

    Spurs remain a meagre 3points off the top with Leicester a whopping 11points off.

    Crystal Palace 2-4 Liverpool

    Slick Liverpool kept pace at the top of the Premier League with a thrilling 4-2 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday evening.

    Southampton 2-4 Liverpool

    Five of the goals came during a pulsating first half at Selhurst Park, with Emre Can opening the scoring (16) before James McArthur levelled the match within two minutes.

    Dejan Lovren headed the Reds back in front four minutes later before midfielder McArthur added his second, heading home just after the half-hour mark.

    Joel Matip headed home his first Liverpool goal in the 44th minute and Roberto Firmino added the fourth in the second half to see the visitors go 11 games unbeaten in all competitions.

    Crystal Palace have now lost their last three games in the Premier League and remain in 12th place while Liverpool move level on points with Arsenal and Manchester City at the top of the table, Jurgen Klopp's side third only on goal difference.

    Watford 1-0 Hull City

    Hull suffered a sixth straight loss in the Premier League as a late Michael Dawson own goal handed Watford a 1-0 victory on Saturday.

    It was a cruel loss for Hull, who rarely shone in attack, but had looked resolute in defence before Dawson inadvertently turned the ball into his own net in the 82nd minute.

    Watford attacked in waves down the right through Nordin Amrabat, but it was the returning Daryl Janmaat who sent in the cross which led to the winner.

    Victory means Watford have picked up eight points in their last four league games, while Hull remain in the relegation zone.

    Manchester United 0-0 Burnley FC

    Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands and Ander Herrera saw red as Manchester United were held to a goalless draw by a Tom Heaton-inspired Burnley at Old Trafford. United had 37 shots on goal, but found Heaton in impenetrable form as he made 11 saves.

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the chief profligate for United, missing at least three gilt-edged chances from 12 shots at goal, meaning he has now gone six league games without scoring for the first time since December 2007 with Inter Milan.

    United's frustration boiled over as Mourinho was sent to the stand at half time for his angry reaction to United not being awarded a penalty for a tackle on Matteo Darmian, while referee Mark Clattenberg also dismissed Herrera midway through the second half for two bookings.

    Mourinho's men are now without a Premier League win in four matches and are eight points off the top spot.

    Middlesbrough 2-0 Bournemouth

    A brilliant solo goal from Gaston Ramirez helped Middlesbrough to a first win in eight Premier League games as they beat Bournemouth at the Riverside Stadium.

    Ramirez blocked a shot and picked up the loose ball in his own half before he ended a storming run into the Bournemouth penalty area by cutting inside Andrew Surman and side-footing home.

    Stewart Downing added Middlesbrough's second from close range after Alvaro Negredo nodded Adam Traore's cross to the far post.

     

     

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

  • Palace drew level at the start of the second half, Jordan Ayew heading in James McArthur's cross minutes before Xhaka's clash with the Arsenal fans.

    English Premier League leaders, Liverpool, survived the upset at home on Sunday as they climbed back from a goal down for a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Spurs to maintain their unbeaten start to the season, as well as their six points advantage over Manchester City, who won handily at home on Saturday – a 3-0 win over Aston Villa.

  • Bournemouth continued their fast start with a comfortable 3-0 win over lowly Fulham, Glenn Murray scored his 100th Brighton goal for his side’s third straight Premier League win, ...

    With three of the top four teams in the Premier League scheduled to take the field later – Manchester City at Tottenham on Monday night, Chelsea at Burnley, Manchester United vs Everton, and Arsenal at Crystal Palace, all on Sunday, - Liverpool moved up top on Saturday, following a 4-1 humbling of struggling Cardiff City.

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    Home Score Away
    Bournemouth 1-2 Sunderland
    Burnley 3-2 Crystal Palace
    Manchester City 1-1 Middlesbrough
    West Ham 1-1 Stoke
    Chelsea 5-0 Everton
    Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham Spurs
    Hull City 2-1 Southampton
    Liverpool 6-1 Watford
    Swansea City 1-3 Manchester Utd
    Leicester City 1-2 West Bromwich Albion
         

     

     
    With Premier League pacesetters – Arsenal and Liverpool - scheduled for action on Sunday, Chelsea added to their recent successful string of victories as they extended their PL winning streak to five straight games in a five to nothing obliteration of Everton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening for sole possession of the summit.

    Manchester City’s hope of extending their lead atop the PL leaderboard was dashed as they dropped to the second spot, courtesy of Marten De Roon’s stoppage-time header that saw Middlesbrough pick up a valuable point at the Etihad, and bottommost - Sunderland - finally ended their winless start to the season with a dramatic 2-1 win at Bournemouth.

    Elsewhere on Saturday, Crystal Palace picked up their fourth straight loss of the campaign, a 3-2 loss against Burnley and Stoke City preserved their recent six game unbeaten run, thanks in part to an error from West Ham goalie – Adrian – that gifted them the equalizer.

    Liverpool extended their unbeaten run to 12 on Sunday by thumping Watford 6-1 at Anfield to go top of the PL for the first time under Jurgen Klopp, Tottenham Spurs maintained their unbeaten start to the PL, courtesy of Harry Kane’s equalizer that earned them a point at Arsenal, and Manchester Utd ended their four game winless run in the PL, making light work of a feeble Swansea side in a 3-1 win.

    Also on Sunday, West Brom stunned defending PL Champions – Leicester by two goals to one at the King Power Stadium, and Hull City came from a goal down for a 2-1 win over Southampton at the KCOM Stadium.

    Sunday

    Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham Spurs

     

     

     

    Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham

     

    Harry Kane returned from injury to earn Tottenham a 1-1 draw against Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.

    After Theo Walcott had hit the post with a superb effort, Arsenal took the lead through Kevin Wimmer's own goal just before the break, the defender heading past Hugo Lloris from Mesut Ozil's cross.

    Back in the side after a seven-week absence, Kane's penalty levelled it up for Spurs after the break, following Laurent Koscielny's foul on Mousa Dembele.

    The result means Tottenham are still the only unbeaten side left in the Premier League, but stay three points behind Arsenal.

    Hull City 2-1 Southampton

    Robert Snodgrass inspired Hull City to victory against Southampton as Mike Phelan earned his first three points since being appointed permanent head coach.

    Charlie Austin's sixth-minute penalty appeared to have Saints in control, with Hull offering little in the way of an attacking threat but the mood inside the KCOM Stadium was transformed in the space of two second-half minutes.

    First, Snodgrass - introduced from the bench for the stricken Keane - swept home his fourth league goal of the season from Sam Clucas' low cross before the Scotland international delivered an inviting free-kick that Michael Dawson headed past Fraser Forster.

    Southampton pushed for an equalizer but David Marshall made a string of saves in the Hull goal before Clucas produced a remarkable goal line clearance from a corner in the final minute of added time.

    The win - Hull's first in the league since 20 August - ends a six-game losing streak, although they remain inside the bottom three heading into the international break.

     

    Liverpool 6-1 Watford

    Liverpool went top of the Premier League for the first time under manager Jurgen Klopp with an emphatic victory over Watford at Anfield.

    The Reds were rampant in front of their own fans and broke the deadlock after a series of near misses in the 27th minute when Sadio Mane headed home.

    Philippe Coutinho doubled the hosts' lead moments later before Emre Can made it 3-0 shortly before half-time.

    After the break, Roberto Firmino tapped home the fourth in the 57th minute and Mane netted his second on the hour-mark before Daryl Janmaat pulled one back for Watford with 15 minutes to play.

    But Georginio Wijnaldum rounded off a sublime performance from Liverpool on the stroke of full-time to fire the Reds top of the table heading into the international break.

    Swansea City 1-3 Manchester United

     

     

    Swansea 1-3 Man Utd

     

     

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba scored as Manchester United ended their goal drought as well as their 4 game winless slide with a 3-1 victory over Swansea City.

    United dominated from the start and were 3-0 up at half-time thanks to Paul Pogba's stunning drive and two goals for Zlatan Ibrahimovic - his first in the league since September.

    Mike van der Hoorn headed in for Swansea midway through the second half but there was no real danger for the visitors, whose manager Jose Mourinho watched from the stand because of a touchline ban.

    United climb up to sixth in the table, while a 10th Premier League match without victory means Swansea remain second from bottom.

    Leicester City 1-2 West Bromwich Albion

    Winger Matt Phillips punished a horrendous error by midfielder Danny Drinkwater to score the winner for West Brom at champions Leicester.

    Two goals in three second-half minutes livened up what had been a dull encounter at the King Power Stadium.

    The Baggies scored first when midfielder James Morrison, making his first league start since January, headed in from Phillips' brilliant right-wing cross.

    Moments later Riyad Mahrez, on Leicester's right, provided a similarly accurate delivery for £29m club-record signing Islam Slimani to nod in his fourth goal since joining the Foxes in the summer.

    But with 18 minutes remaining Phillips pounced on the ball after Drinkwater miscontrolled, and strode forward before dinking his shot past keeper Ron-Robert Zieler.


    Saturday Matches

    Bournemouth 1-2 Sunderland

    Ten-man Sunderland ended their winless start to the Premier League season with a dramatic 2-1 win at Bournemouth.

    With David Moyes serving a one-game touchline ban, Sunderland fell behind to Dan Gosling's goal but Victor Anichebe levelled things up, scoring his first league goal in 546 days.

    Things looked bleak for under-pressure Moyes with 30 minutes remaining when Steven Pienaar was shown a second yellow card but Jermain Defoe scored from the penalty spot on 74 minutes.

    Bournemouth threw everything at the visitors in the closing stages, but goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and his back four stood strong to give the North East club a huge victory.

    Burnley 3-2 Crystal Palace

    Ashley Barnes hit a stunning last-minute winner as Burnley climbed into the top half of the Premier League with a pulsating victory over Crystal Palace at Turf Moor.

    The hosts went in front inside 90 seconds through Sam Vokes and doubled their lead when Johann Berg Gudmundsson drilled home, although goalkeeper Steve Mandanda should have done better.

    Palace pulled one back when Connor Wickham scored with his first touch after coming off the bench, and levelled on 81 minutes when Matt Lowton blocked Andros Townsend's cross with his hand and Christian Benteke stroked in the penalty.

    Palace looked the more likely to win in what time remained but there was a stunning twist in the tale as substitute Barnes - just back from a long-term injury - lashed home in the fourth minute of injury time.

    Manchester City 1-1 Middlesbrough

     

     

    Man City 1-1 Middlesbrough



    Marten de Roon's injury-time equaliser snatched a draw for Middlesbrough as Manchester City were made to pay for a sloppy second-half performance at Etihad Stadium.
    Sergio Aguero put City ahead, stabbing in Kevin de Bruyne's cross for his 150th City goal with their 18th shot of the afternoon.

    Boro were hugely improved after the break and Alvaro Negredo brought a fine save from Claudio Bravo with an audacious lob from the halfway line.

    Pep Guardiola's side looked to have withstood the isolated spells of Boro pressure but De Roon's header from George Friend's 91st-minute cross denied them.

    West Ham 1-1 Stoke

    Bojan Krkic earned Stoke City a draw at West Ham as the Potters extended their unbeaten run to six games.

    Chances had been at a premium before the Hammers took the lead when Michail Antonio's header from a Dimitri Payet cross came off Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan and beat keeper Lee Grant at his near post.

    West Ham keeper Adrian might have conceded a penalty for a foul on Jonathan Walters but the referee played on and Bojan volleyed in from his team-mate's cross.

    Stoke almost snatched a late winner but Adrian palmed a Charlie Adam free-kick wide.

    Chelsea 5-0 Everton

     

     

    Chelsea crushes Everton 5-0



    Eden Hazard scored twice as Chelsea powered their way to the top of the Premier League with an emphatic 5-0 thrashing of Everton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

    In a hugely one-sided contest, Hazard set the hosts on their way with the opening goal in the 19th minute.

    Marcos Alonso doubled the advantage 23 seconds later and Diego Costa made it 3-0 shortly before the break.

    Hazard scored the fourth for a Chelsea side brimming with confidence and Pedro completed the rout in the 65th minute.

    Match day reports from bbc.co.uk and skysports.com were used in compilation.

     

  • Elsewhere on Saturday, it was Newcastle over Watford by a lone goal for their first win of the season, West Ham doubling Burnley by four goals to two, and ...

    Week 11 of the English Premier League got underway this weekend with title hopeful side, Liverpool, being denied the three points at the Emirates, as Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette scored late to level the scoreline in thrilling encounter.

  • Elsewhere on the day, Newcastle bested West Ham in a five-goal fiesta, Sheffield United scored an impressive 3-0 win over Burnley, and Brighton's revival under manager Graham Potter continued .

    For the second successive week, Premier League leaders, Liverpool, on Saturday survived the upset, this time on the road, scoring two late goals – including a dramatic injury-time winner from Sadio Man – as they came from a goal down to beat Aston Villa to preserve their unbeaten start to the season and their six-point advantage against Manchester City who had to wait for Kyle Walker’s late winner to complete their comeback at home against a gutsy Southampton side.

  • There was no reprieve for Crystal Palace as they extended their non-winning run to seven consecutive games in all competitions following a lone goal loss at home.

    With Sunday’s derby between Man City and Man United sucking up all the attention in the English Premier League this weekend, Cardiff City took a significant step towards moving out of the bottom places as they won for just the second time this season to leapfrog Huddersfield, who played to a 1-1 tie against West Ham for the first relegation spot.

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