Premier League Round Up #3

We round up the Premier League action in match day three…

Tottenham 1-1 Liverpool

Spurs snatched a point at White Hart Lane after coming from behind to draw against Liverpool. Philippe Coutinho wasted a huge chance in the early minutes but was denied by a good save from Michel Vorm. Tottenham couldn’t cope with the Liverpool pressure and found themselves behind after Erik Lamela fouled Roberto Firmino in the box. James Milner put away the penalty to put his side in front before half-time. However, Tottenham fought back and equalised after Sadio Mane had a goal disallowed for offside. Eric Dier’s cross was not cleared and allowed Danny Rose to blast past Simon Mignolet and share the points.

Chelsea 3-0 Burnley

Chelsea continued their 100% record in the Premier League with a comprehensive victory over Burnley. Eden Hazard picked up where he left off with a superb goal after just nine minutes to put the Blues in front. Chelsea doubled their advantage through Willian with a good finish past Tom Heaton. Antonio Conte’s men continued the scoring and substituteVictor Moses put the good out of doubt in the dying stages of the game to send Chelsea top of the Premier League.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Bournemouth

Crystal Palace and Bournemouth still await their first win of the season after the Eagles scored an injury-time equaliser at Selhurst Park. Alan Pardew gave Christian Benteke 90 minutes on his Premier League debut for the club but found his side behind after just 11 minutes. Harry Arter found Josh King who put the Cherries in front. Yohan Cabaye missed a penalty after Benteke was fouled but it was left to Scott Dann to head home to give his side a point.

Everton 1-0 Stoke

Everton maintained their unbeaten record in the Premier League with a narrow victory over Stoke at Goodison Park. The Blues were the better side and spurned chances when Romelu Lukaku was bearing down on goal. Ronald Koeman’s men finally took the lead in the second half when Ashley Williams was fouled inside the area. Leighton Baines hit the post from the spot but the ball rebounded off the head of Shay Given and into the back of the net. Despite hitting the bar late on, the Potters remain winless this season.

Leicester 2-1 Swansea

Leicester finally got their first win of the season after overcoming Swansea at the King Power Stadium. Jamie Vardy got his first goal of the new campaign in the 32nd minute from a Danny Drinkwater assist. Captain Wes Morgan doubled the lead following a corner and it could have been three but Lukasz Fabianski saved a Riyad Mahrez penalty. Swansea grabbed a late goal when Leroy Fer rose highest to head past Kasper Schmeichel but the Foxes were able to hold on for all three points.

Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

Two late goals saw Southampton and Sunderland share the points after failing to grab their first win of the season under their new managers. Following two defeats already, David Moyes really need a victory and found themselves in front with ten minutes remaining when Jermain Defoe scored a penalty; which was his sixth away goal in a row for the Black Cats. However, the Saints pegged back through Jay Rodriguezwhose shot managed to wriggle its way under Jordan Pickford and into the net. Shane Lang and Nathan Redmond both had chances to win the game but the Sunderland keeper kept them out leaving both sides with a point.

Watford 1-3 Arsenal

Arsene Wenger was able to relieve some of the weight on his shoulders with a comfortable victory over Watford. The Gunners named a strong line-up and were ahead inside 10 minutes. Alexis Sanchez was fouled in the box and Santi Cazorla did the business from 12 yards. Sanchez doubled the lead half an hour later with an instinctive finish following a Theo Walcott cross. Arsenal continued their dominance and tripled their advantage when Mesut Ozil headed home just before half-time. New signing, Roberto Pereyra, got one back for the Hornets after being introduced from the bench but the damage was well and truly done for Walter Mazzarri’s side.

Hull City 0-1 Manchester United

Manchester United left it until late but managed to beat Hull City at the KCOM Stadium to maintain their perfect start to the new season. Jose Mourinho faced Mike Phelan, who was formerly a part of Manchester United’s backroom staff, looking to build on their impressive start. Zlatan Ibrahimovic went close with a cheeky back heel with Paul Pogba also missing chances throughout the game. It was substitute Marcus Rashford who sealed the victory in the 92nd minute when he latched onto Wayne Rooney’s low cross.

West Brom 0-0 Middlesbrough

A goalless draw at the Hawthorns saw Middlesbrough retain their unbeaten status after a dull draw with West Brom. Neither side looked like scoring in an extremely tedious affair. The Baggies look like a side desperate for investment. Tony Pulis has only signed Matt Phillips and Brendan Galloway this transfer window and needs to add more faces quick. Aitor Karanka will be happy with a point leaving Boro with five points from their opening three games.

Manchester City 3-1 West Ham

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City continued their impressive form with a comprehensive victory over West Ham. Raheem Sterling opened the scoring after just seven minutes following some flowing attacking football which involved Nolito and Sergio Aguero. Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho added the second goal of the game just ten minutes later following another Kevin De Bruyne free-kick. West Ham got one back when Michail Antonio headed the Hammers back into the game but a late second from Sterling sealed the points for the Citizens.

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