Premier League Roundup: Wins for Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City – (video)

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Phew, what an incredible day of action that was folks. Where do we start?

Well, here’s a glance at all eight Premier League matches below, as we roundup what happened in Week 8. Recaps, videos, reaction, it’s all here.

With 27 goals, red cards, penalty kicks, disappointment, delight and despair all wrapped into one morning/afternoon live on NBC Sports, you need a place to gather your thoughts and find out exactly what happened.

We’ve got you covered.

Hold on to your hats, here comes the PL roundup.

Arsenal 4-1 Norwich City – Recap

The Gunners were back to their irresistible best at the Emirates on Saturday, as Jack Wilshere’s stunning first half ‘team-goal’ proved. The Canaries just couldn’t handle Arsenal’s free-flowing movement and the North London side could’ve won by more.

Chelsea 4-1 Cardiff City – Recap

A tough start to the afternoon for Jose Mourinho’s men after Cardiff went ahead early following a defensive lapse from David Luiz. But you have to see Chelsea’s equalizer, utterly bizarre… After that they surged ahead in a dominant second half display, with Hazard, Eto’o and Oscar helping themselves to goals.

Everton 2-1 Hull City – Recap

A real battle at Goodison Park, as Everton went ahead early through Kevin Mirallas’ low drive but Hull fought back valianlty to equalize courtesy of Yannick Sagbo’s neat finish. But supersub Steven Pienaar jumped off the bench to net the winner with his first touch.

Manchester United 1-1 Southampton – Recap

Oh dear, oh dear, more dropped points for United and David Moyes, and honestly Southampton could’ve stole all three. The Saints leveled in the final minute, after RVP had given the Red Devils a first half lead. What is going on at Old Trafford?

Newcastle United 2-2 Liverpool – Recap

Scintillating game to start the day of PL action, as Liverpool twice fought back to seal a draw at St. James’ Park. The game turned on its head just before half time as Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa was given a straight red and Liverpool were awarded a penalty, which Steven Gerrard scored, after his foul on Luis Suarez. However plucky Newcastle held on for a battling point.

Stoke City 0-0 West Brom – Recap

A bit of a battle at the Britannia Stadium as both teams cancelled each other out. West Brom were unlucky to not be awarded a penalty kick in the second half, but apart from that, goalmouth action was at a premium.

Swansea 4-0 Sunderland – Recap

The Swans exploded into life in the second half, as Gus Poyet’s first job in charge of Sunderland went up in flames. Three goals in seven second half minutes did the damage for Swansea, plus two own goals from the Black Cats certainly helped. Ouch.

West Ham United 1-3 Manchester City – Recap

A comfortable win, in the end, for Man City as Sergio Aguero struck twice to seal Manuel Pellegrini’s first away win in the Premier League. City dominated large swathes of the contest and David Silva orchestrated West Ham’s downfall with a majestic display.

Jonas nets 2 late goals to keep Benfica in title hunt

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LISBON, Portugal (AP) Jonas scored two late goals to lead Benfica’s 3-1 comeback win at Pacos Ferreira on Saturday, keeping it close to Portuguese league leader FC Porto.

Jonas equalized in the 72nd minute and gave the defending champion the lead in the 88th.

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Rafa Silva added a third goal after the host was reduced to 10 men in stoppage time when Gian dos Santos was shown a direct red card.

Luiz Phellype gave Pacos Ferreira the lead in the ninth.

The double increased Jonas’ league-leading tally to 27 goals.

Benfica moved to within two points of Porto before the pacesetter visits Portimonense on Sunday.

Sporting Lisbon is third at five points behind Porto. It hosts Moreirense on Monday.

Orlando City trades defender Jose Aja to Whitecaps for allocation money

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The Vancouver Whitecaps have struck a deal with an Eastern Conference side to help solidify their back line.

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On Saturday, the Cascadia club finalized a deal to acquire Orlando City defender Jose Aja in exchange for $125,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) for 2019.

Additionally, Orlando could receive another $100,000 in TAM if Aja remains on the Whitecaps roster next season and a 2021 second-round MLS SuperDraft pick if Aja is in Canada for the 2020 campaign.

Aja has made 25 appearances for Orlando since coming to MLS in 2016 from his native Uruguay.

The timing of the deal is intriguing, given Tim Parker’s willingness to exit the Whitecaps ahead of the 2018 MLS season.

PST reported on Thursday that Parker is seeking a move back to the East Coast, and the New York-native is being tracked by several Eastern Conference sides, including the New York Red Bulls, D.C. United and the Montreal Impact.

Parker is considered one of the top American defenders in MLS, and is actively seeking a massive pay raise ahead of the new season, after making just under $100,000 in 2017.

PL Sunday preview: Red Devils battle Chelsea at Old Trafford

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It will surely be one of the biggest fixtures of the season when Manchester United and Chelsea get together on Sunday, and for both clubs a victory could be vital in projecting their form for the rest of the 2017/18 campaign.

Meanwhile, a crucial meeting at Selhurst Park pits teams on opposite ends of the table against one another. Crystal Palace enters the weekend levels on points with 18th-place Swansea, while Tottenham could leap Chelsea for fourth if results go in favor of Spurs.

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Crystal Palace vs. Tottenham Hotspur — 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN

The injury bug has hit Palace hard as of late, with a total of 12 senior team players being left out of Roy Hodgson‘s squad. The list includes Wilfried Zaha, Yohan Cabaye and Mamadou Sakho, which won’t make things easy against a talented Spurs side.

Tottenham have had a ton of success in this fixture recently, winning the last five encounters and only allowing one goal in the process.

Mauricio Pochettino‘s men have hit the ground running in the second half of the season thus far, picking up a league-high 15 points in the Premier League since the start of 2018.

If there is a saving grace for the Eagles though, it is that Palace has been solid at home this season, and gone unbeaten in nine of its last 10 fixtures at Selhurst.

Manchester United vs. Chelsea — 9:05 a.m. ET on NBCSN

After a pair of draws from the PL sides kicked off their Champions League Round of 16 campaigns midweek, United and Chelsea can now focus their attention back to England; at least for the time being.

Jose Mourinho’s team came away from Seville with a crucial scoreless draw after the hosts tested goalkeeper David De Gea on numerous occasions, while Chelsea were close to pulling out a victory against Barcelona had it not been for a big-time mistake from Andreas Christensen late in the match.

Nonetheless, this is a fixture that always garners significant attention, especially from the Blues, who tend to have a better go of it. United has won just once against Chelsea in their last 14 fixtures, with the lone victory coming last season.

That said, Antonio Conte and his side have failed to exemplify consistency this year, and that includes road matches. The Blues have just two road wins in their last nine attempts across all competitions, which bodes well for the Red Devils.

The good news for Chelsea is the recent form of attacking duo Willian and Eden Hazard. The Brazilian was constantly in dangerous positions up the pitch against the Blaugrana in their recent UCL encounter, nabbing the lone goal for the Blues, while Hazard has scored six times in his last six PL matches.

The 2 Robbies: Unstoppable Liverpool, Man United-Chelsea and more

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In today’s episode, Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe discuss Liverpool’s emphatic win over West Ham (0:17), breakdown an extremely complicated relegation situation where nearly half of the league is in jeopardy of going down (10:05), before closing the show with a preview of tomorrow’s Man United v. Chelsea match (28:10).

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