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Premier League Roundup: Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City all win

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Did you miss any of the action on Saturday, never fear, PST is here…

We are, honest.

Anyway, here are recaps, scores and videos from all six Premier League games that took place on Saturday. Enjoy reliving the best moments from Saturday below.

Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle United – Recap

Two first half goals from Loic Remy stole the show in the Welsh Capital, as Newcastle won on the road for just the fourth time in 24 PL away games. However Peter Odemwingie’s second half strike halved the deficit, but the Magpies held on for a crucial win.

Hull City 0-0 Aston Villa – Recap

Stalemate at the KC Stadium, but how Aston Villa weren’t ahead at the break is a mystery. They dominated possession and shots, but just couldn’t break Hull down. The Tigers are unbeaten at home this season, winning two and drawing two and they proved what a fortress it has become with an improved second half display.

Fulham 1-0 Stoke City – Recap

The Cottagers grabbed their first win in six, much to the delight of under-fire manager Martin Jol and Fulham’s fans. It was a nervy affair in West London, with both sides starting slowly, and as the game went on Fulham were off the pace. Stoke dominated large spells of the second half, but substitute Darren Bent score the winner later on to send Craven Cottage wild.

Liverpool 3-1 Crystal Palace – Recap

Luis Suarez and Danny Sturridge each scored again, while Steven Gerrard added a third for Liverpool. Dwight Gayle’s goal for struggling Crystal Palace could only be described as a “consolation.”

Manchester City 3-1 Everton – Recap

In the days early game, Man City were snapped into life following Romelu Lukaku’s terrific early goal for Everton. The Citizens equalized through Alvaro Negredo, then Sergio Aguero put them ahead before the break. After the interval the Toffees battled back, but City wrapped up the win following a controversial penalty call that saw Aguero’s PK hit Tim Howard after hitting the post, and an own-goal was called on the USMNT ‘keeper.

Sunderland 1-2 Manchester United – Recap

The Red Devils made life difficult for themselves, but David Moyes’ men got the job done away at Sunderland, just. Craig Gardner struck early to put the Black Cats ahead and set up a possible upset… but enter 18-year-old winger Adnan Januzaj. The United youngster socred twice on his full debut in quick succession, to become the new hero at Old Trafford.

MLS Snapshot: Orlando City SC 2-1 Montreal Impact

Cyle Larin, Orlando City SC

The game in 100 words (or less): For weeks, it was a widely held belief that the Montreal Impact would snatch up the sixth and final playoff place in the Eastern Conference with little or no resistance from their opposition. As they went six games unbeaten (four wins), all looked to be setting up perfect for the club that fired Frank Klopas midseason, but there was another team in the race for sixth that kept winning themselves: Orlando City SC. On Saturday night, Montreal and Orlando City faced off at the Citrus, with the expansion Lions claiming their fourth-straight victory with a 2-1 triumph. Montreal now holds a one-point lead on Orlando in the race for sixth, and have two games in hand, but it’s no longer a foregone conclusion L’Impact will qualify for the playoffs no resistance whatsoever.

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Three moments that mattered

33′ — Bush’s mistake gifts Larin the opening goal — Larin did what your taught to do as a striker — “put it on frame, test the goalkeeper” — but in no universe does a shot so feeble have any business finding the back of the net. Evan Bush has been great this year. Hopefully (for Montreal’s sake), this howler doesn’t turn into the yips with the playoffs looming.

43′ — Hall’s “mistake” gifts Oduro an equalizer — Dominic Oduro equalized in the 43rd minute, when he took the ball out of the hands of Tally Hall and smashed it into the back of the net, but the goal should have been disallowed due to Hall having full control of the ball.

80′ — Hines hits the winner for Orlando — Seb Hines put the ball back into the mixer and just so happened to find the back of the net in the 80th minute. Sometimes that’s all it takes.

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Man of the match: Seb Hines

Goalscorers: Larin (33′), Oduro (43′), Hines (80′)

MLS Snapshot: NY Red Bulls 2-1 Columbus Crew SC

Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York Red Bulls
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The game in 100 words (or less): Two weeks in a row Columbus Crew SC have had a chance to go top of the Eastern Conference with a victory, and two weeks in a row Crew SC have failed to take a single point from massively important fixtures. Their latest defeat, a 2-1 humbling at the hands of the East-leading New York Red Bulls, started so well for Gregg Berhalter’s side, but was undone by a pair of costly, comedic defensive errors that allowed Lloyd Sam and Bradley Wright-Phillips (15th of the season) to erase an early deficit (Justin Meram) and win all three points. The result not only keeps the Red Bulls top of the East, but gives them a three- and four-point cushion with three and two games in hand on their nearest competitors., D.C. United and New England Revoltion respectively. For Crew SC, they’re four points back of the Red Bulls in fourth place, one point ahead of fifth-place Toronto FC, who have a game in hand.

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Three moments that mattered

9′ — Meram pokes it past Robles for an early lead — Meram “earned” his goal all the way back in midfield, when the Iraqi international’s mazy run took a routine turnover inside Crew SC’s defensive half and turned it into a dangerous counter-attacking opportunity. Harrison Afful overlapped and provided the cross for Meram to send home.

12′ — Sam capitalizes on multiple mistakes to equalize — Crew SC pass the ball out of the back. They don’t boot it forward to clear. It’s just what they do. Sometimes, that’ll bite you. When your goalkeeper and right back both have blunders clearing the ball 10 seconds apart, you probably deserve to concede an ugly, scrappy goal.

21′ — Wright-Phillips capitalizes on more defensive gaffes — See the above description for Red Bulls goal no. 1.

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Man of the match: Damien Perrinelle

Goalscorers: Meram (9′), Sam (12′), Wright-Phillips (21′)