Everton 6-3 Bournemouth: Lukaku scores four as Toffees roll

Leave a comment
  • Lukaku scores four goals
  • Bournemouth fought back from 3-0 to make it 3-2
  • Everton grab 4th win in five games
  • Toffees unbeaten in seven

Everton won an incredible game at Goodison Park as they beat Bournemouth 6-3 on Saturday.

Romelu Lukaku scored four goals, while James McCarthy and Ross Barkley grabbed Everton’s other goals but that didn’t tell the whole story. Bournemouth trailed 3-0 but fought back to make it 3-2 with Josh King scoring twice. Harry Arter grabbed another after Lukaku has scored two more to make it 5-3 and then Barkley rounded off the win.

With the victory Everton move on to 40 points and are six points off Liverpool in fourth place, while Bournemouth have lost three of the last four and are six points above the relegation zone.

[ MORE: Watch full PL match replays

Everton took the lead in the first minute as Lukaku cut inside and curled home a fine effort into the far top corner. 1-0 to the Toffees.

Midway through the first half Everton were 2-0 up as Lukaku surged down the right and played in McCarthy. His initial shot hit Bournemouth’s Steve Cook, bounced back off McCarthy and went in.

[ MORE: Latest Premier League standings

Before half time it got worse for Bournemouth as Simon Francis gave the ball straight to Lukaku and he accepted the gift gratefully. 3-0 to Everton and the Toffees were flying.

[ VIDEO: Premier League highlights

The second half Bournemouth managed to restore some pride as King chested down and finished neatly after a wonderful lobbed ball over the top from Jack Wilshere. Everton’s lead was cut to two goals.

McCarthy could’ve made it 4-1 but Artur Boruc saved well down low as Everton eased towards victory. Or so we thought…

[ MORE: Full lineups, stats, box score

Ryan Fraser sent in a cross which King tucked home to make it 3-2 and the comeback was well and truly on.

Late on Harry Arter had a powerful curling drive pushed away brilliantly by Joel Robles as the Cherries pushed hard for a miraculous equalizer.

However, Everton were soon further ahead as Lukaku first volleyed home for his hat trick and then powered through to score his fourth and Everton’s fifth of the game.

Barkley rounded Boruc late on to make it 6-3 to cap off an incredible nine-goal thriller.

Stoke City 2-0 Huddersfield: Lambert bags debut win

Leave a comment
  • Stoke win their first game with Paul Lambert in charge
  • Huddersfield are winless in six PL games, losing three on the spin
  • Stoke climb out of bottom three; goals from Allen, Diouf

Stoke City beat Huddersfield Town 2-0 on Saturday at the bet365 Stadium with goals from Joe Allen and Mame Biram Diouf handing Paul Lambert a win in his first game in charge of the Potters.

Lambert’s men were the better team throughout and broke through twice in the second half in quick succession against a poor Huddersfield side.

With the win the Potters moved out of the relegation zone on 23 points, while Huddersfield slipped closer to the relegation zone and are just three points above the drop zone.

[ MORE: Watch full PL match replays ]

Stoke started the better of the two teams as Charlie Adam flashed an effort just wide from long range, while at the other end Steve Mounie flashed an effort just wide. Huddersfield had some

Ryan Shawcross headed over and although Stoke dominated possession, they struggled to get in-behind a stubborn Huddersfield defense.

[ VIDEO: Premier League highlights ]

The Potters’ best chance of the first half came last. Xherdan Shaqiri raced free right on half time but Jonas Lossl made a great stop to deny the Swiss winger lobbing him.

[ MORE: Latest Premier League standings ] 

Shaqiri had an acrobatic effort ruled out for offside, yet Lambert’s men soon made up for their missed chances. Choupo-Moting’s cross from the right found Allen at the back post and he slotted home to send the home fans, and Lambert, wild.

Soon after Lambert was jumping for joy on the sidelines agains as Choupo-Moting’s pass found Shaqiri who teed up Diouf to finish and make it 2-0.

[ MORE: Full lineups, stats, box score ]

Stoke almost added to their healthy lead late on but they settled for a massive three points to breath new life into their battle against relegation and drag Huddersfield into the mire.

Everton 1-1 West Brom: Walcott assists equalizer

Leave a comment
  • Krychowiak wonder pass puts WBA ahead
  • West Brom out-attempts Everton 15-9
  • Toffees level through Niasse
  • McCarthy suffers horrible leg break
  • Everton seven winless in all comps

Theo Walcott made an impact on debut as Everton came back to draw West Bromwich Albion 1-1 at Goodison Park on Saturday.

The match was Sam Allardyce‘s 1000th as a Premier League manager as Everton’s onto 28 points, seven points clear of the drop zone.

Walcott’s headed assist of a Wayne Rooney cross was deposited by Oumar Niasse, as Everton canceled out Jay Rodriguez’s opener. The Baggies sit three points back of 17th place Stoke City.

The match was delayed for seven minutes when James McCarthy suffered an ugly double leg break.

[ MORE: Watch full PL match replays ]

The Baggies went ahead thanks largely to absurd pass from Grzegorz Krychowiak, who opened the lid on Everton’s back line with an outside of the boot pass to a perfectly-timed running Rodriguez.

What a pass.

A rare shot on target, the first in four hours and 10 minutes of league play for Everton, drew jeers from Goodison Park. Ironically, the shot from Jonjoe Kenny was dangerous and headed for the upper 90 when Ben Foster plucked it out of the sky.

James McCarthy suffered a gruesome injury in the 58th minute, when he lunged to get his leg between Salomon Rondon’s full-vigor shot and the ball. Rondon was close to tears after the incident.

Super sub Niasse made it 1-1 in the 70th minute, as Walcott rose to meet Rooney’s diagonal cross and nodded the ball into the path of the Senegalese striker.

Jordan Pickford made a pair of fine saves as West Brom looked to regain the lead, with Rondon remaining lively.

Mason Holgate headed a promising Gylfi Sigurdsson free kick over the bar in the 89th minute.

Rondon hit the cross bar in the sixth minute of stoppage time.

[ MORE: Latest Premier League standings ]

[ MORE: Full lineups, stats, box score ]

Arsenal 4-1 Crystal Palace: Gunners rampant

Leave a comment
  • Arsenal have scored in all 18 home league games against Palace, totally 43 goals – an average of 2.38 per game.
  • The Gunners grabbed their first win in six across all competitions
  • Palace haven’t won away in the PL at Arsenal since October 1994

Arsenal beat Crystal Palace 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday after a stunning start to the game.

The Gunners were 4-0 up after just 22 minutes with Nacho Monreal, Alex Iwobi, Laurent Koscielny and Alexandre Lacazette all on the scoresheet.

Palace grabbed a goal back via Luka Milivojevic late on but the damage was done early on as Arsene Wenger‘s side reminded their doubters just what they’re capable of, even with Alexis Sanchez heading out of the door to Manchester United as he wasn’t involved on Saturday.

With the win Arsenal remain in fifth place on 42 points and are five points off the top four, while Palace remain on 25 place and drop to 13th place.

[ MORE: Watch full PL match replays ]

Arsenal went ahead early as Granit Xhaka‘s corner found Monreal at the back post and the Spanish defender marked his return to the team with a fine header. 1-0.

Soon it was 2-0 as Monreal was played in down the left following some slick passing from Arsenal saw the Spaniard cross for Iwobi to tap home.

[ VIDEO: Premier League highlights ]

The goals kept coming for Arsenal early on with Monreal involved yet again as a ball to the back post found him unmarked and his cutback was bundled home by Koscielny to make it 3-0.

Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere were then involved in a fine team goal as they set up Laceztte to finish and make it 4-0 with less than 23 minutes on the clock.

Monreal was subbed out before half time after suffering a reaction to his recent injury, while Palace almost pulled a goal back just before half time but Wilfried Zaha‘s shot was tipped wide by Petr Cech.

[ MORE: Latest Premier League standings ] 

Palace improved in the second half and could have had a penalty kick with Zaha going down in the box under a challenge from Mohamed Elneny but nothing was given.

Arsenal had a decent chance as Ozil set up Iwobi but the latter had his shot saved well by Wayne Hennessey.

[ MORE: Full lineups, stats, box score ]

At the other end Cech kept out Christian Benteke with a great save but he couldn’t keep Palace out. Benteke’s header across goal found Milivojevic and he chested the ball before firing home on the turn. A fine consolation goal for the Eagles.

Watch Live: Man City vs. Newcastle

Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images
Leave a comment

Manchester City looks to take its frustrations out on visiting Newcastle United on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and online via NBCSports.com).

City lost its first match of the Premier League season last weekend when Liverpool held on for a 4-3 win at Anfield.

WATCH LIVE ONLINE

Now Pep Guardiola‘s men meet a Newcastle United who flustered City at St. James’ Park last month in a 1-0 victory, and Rafa Benitez will need to find some new tricks to sort out the Premier League leaders.

City may see its table lead shrink to nine points, as neighbors Manchester United lead at Burnley on Saturday.

LINEUPS

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Silva (C), De Bruyne, Sterling, Sané, Agüero. Subs: Bravo, Danilo, Gündogan, Mangala, Bernardo, Adarabioyo, Diaz.

Newcastle United: Darlow, Manquillo, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Murphy, Shelvey, Hayden, Diame, Atsu, JoseluSubs: Elliot, Yedlin, Haidara, Ritchie, Merino, Perez, Gayle.