Premier League results: Manchester City still perfect, Liverpool on fire and Spurs hold out

24 Sep

After Manchester United thrashed champions Leicester 4-1 at Old Trafford, it’s on to the 3pm action across the Premier League


AFC Bournemouth 1-0 Everton

Bournemouth secured their second consecutive home league win after they ended Ronald Koeman and Everton’s unbeaten start to the season.

The home side went ahead through Junior Stanislas as he finished off a fine Cherries attacking move. The hosts switched the play to Callum Wilson and he squared to Stanislas, who turned and fired a stunning shot past Maarten Stekelenburg.


Liverpool 5-1 Hull City

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool moved up to third in the Premier League table after thrashing Hull City at Anfield.

Adam Lallana continued his bright start to the season to put the hosts in front just past the quarter-hour. Philippe Coutinho embarked on a mazy run to create the opening for Lallana, who sorted out his feet to find the bottom corner of the net.

Hull were reduced to 10 men when Ahmed Elmohamady was sent off for a deliberate handball from a Coutinho shot. James Milner stepped up to the spot and made no mistake as his powerful effort just crept under David Marshall.

Liverpool were running riot soon after, when Sadio Mane scored his side’s third of the game before the break. The summer signing from Southampton swivelled in the box, escaping his marker, before calmly picking his target and finding the net.

Hull City pulled a goal back just after the break as Liverpool failed to clear a corner from Mike Phelan’s side. The ball landed perfectly for David Meyler in the penalty area and he lashed home from close range. However, Liverpool restored their three goal lead immediately as Coutinho unleashed a sensational strike from 20-yards out.

The home side won their second penalty of the afternoon after Andrew Robertson’s clumsy challenge and Milner didn’t flinch as he scored again from the spot past Marshall.


Middlesbrough 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham maintained their unbeaten start to move up to second in the table after a tense win over Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.

Heung-min Son opened the scoring for Spurs after some nice hold-up play from Vincent Janssen. The South Korean dribbled his way past two Middlesbrough defenders before stroking the ball past the weak right hand of Victor Valdes in goal.

Son scored his second of the game minutes later after capitalising on some hesitant defending from the home side. Antonio Barragan and Christian Stuani made a mess of a clearance, which Son seized upon, powering an unstoppable effort into the top right corner.

The hosts grabbed a goal to halve the deficit through Ben Gibson from a set-piece. Stewart Downing delivered the free-kick and Gibson towered over Victor Wanyama to head home via a bounce, which Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris failed to anticipate.


Stoke City 1-1 West Bromich Albion

Mark Hughes and his Stoke players were denied their first league win of the season after Salmon Rondon scored a late equaliser for the Baggies.

Joe Allen scored the breakthrough goal with only fifteen minutes left after keeping his cool in the box to slot past Ben Foster. Xherdan Shaqiri sent in a teasing cross towards Marco Arnautovic but the ball sat up nicely for Allen to poke the ball home.

Salomon Rondon equalised for the Baggies in the dying moments to deny the Potters in the cruellest of fashions. Jonathan Leko sent in a hopeful cross and Rondon rose highest to head past Lee Grant in the Stoke goal.


Sunderland 2-3 Crystal Palace

David Moyes is still without a win as manager of Sunderland after his side blew a two goal lead to lose to Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace.

Jermain Defoe punished a wayward Joe Ledley pass to give the Black Cats a half-time lead at the Stadium of Light. Adnan Januzaj pressured Ledley before giving the ball away to Defoe , who ran at the Palace defence before tucking the ball past Steve Mandanda.

The Black Cats doubled their advantage just past the hour and it was Defoe again who struck. Duncan Watmore squared for Defoe to finish after some persistent work from the young midfielder paid off. However, the Eagles went straight from the kick-off to haul themselves back into the game, as Ledley’s deflected effort flew past Jordan Pickford in goal.

A disconsolate Moyes watched on as his side blew their two goal lead after James McArthur equalised for the visitors with fifteen minutes remaining. Zeki Fryers delivered a wonderful cross for McArthur to powerfully head home and earn his side a point.

Christian Benteke broke the hearts of every Black Cats fan in the Stadium of Light as he headed in a bullet header from a corner in the last kick of the game.


Swansea 1-3 Manchester City

Manchester City maintained their perfect start to the season under Pep Guardiola to consolidate their position at the top of the Premier League table.

Returning from suspension, Sergio Aguero found the net inside 10 minutes to cap off a fine Manchester move. Bacary Sagna was picked out by a wonderful Fernandinho pass before the fullback crossed for Aguero – whose first touch was exemplary – and he drilled the ball through the legs of Lukasz Fabianski.

Swansea levelled the scores only four minutes later as Fernando Llorente showed off his attacking prowess. Gylfi Sigurdsson slipped in his teammate and the Spaniard gave Claudio Bravo no chance as he volleyed past the City keeper.

Manchester City restored their lead in controversial circumstances as the away side were awarded a more than questionable penalty. Mike van der Hoorn was judged to have fouled Kevin De Bruyne in the box and that gave Aguero the chance to get his second of the game, coolly dinking his penalty down the middle of the goal.

A devastating counter-attack by City capped off another devastating performance as Raheem Sterling made a fool out of Kyle Naughton and Fabianski to score a fourth for the visitors. 


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