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PL AT HALF: Palace scores (then concedes); Man City rolling (yes, again)

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We’ve got goals!

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Liverpool’s poor finishing conspired with Manchester United’s defensive style to keep us from witnessing some markers in the opening match of the Premier League weekend, but that’s not continued with most of the 10 a.m. ET kickoffs.


Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea

All Palace needed to get its first match of the season was the Premier League champions on the other side. Yohan Cabaye saw David Luiz‘s clearance go off his knee and in to give the Eagles their first goal in 731 minutes, though Tiemoue Bakayoko scored within minutes to level the score line. Mamadou Sakho then cued up electric returnee Wilfried Zaha for a terrific finish just before halftime.

Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Bournemouth

Hugo Lloris has a nice save and Davinson Sanchez a timely block at Wembley Stadium.

Manchester City 3-1 Stoke City

If this were hockey, likely PL star of the season Kevin De Bruyne would have two assists. First he gave Kyle Walker the ball to cue up a Gabriel Jesus goal, then the Belgian slipped in Leroy Sane for a cross finished by Raheem Sterling.

The last name set David Silva up for City’s third goal, though Mame Biram Diouf pulled one back for the Potters just before the break.

Burnley 0-1 West Ham United

Michail Antonio‘s long-desired goal has the Irons on top in a claret battle inside Turf Moor, but a pair of yellow cards to Andy Carroll have opened the door for the hosts.

Swansea City 1-0 Huddersfield Town

A woeful decision from Town goalkeeper Jonas Lossl allowed Tammy Abraham to put Swans ahead at the Liberty Stadium.

West Ham 1-0 Swansea City: Sakho scores late

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  • Subs Sakho, Masuaku combine
  • Swans into drop zone
  • Irons win shots 9-6

Diafra Sakho‘s 90th minute goal lifted West Ham United out of the drop zone with a 1-0 win over Swansea City at the London Stadium on Saturday.

West Ham is 15th with seven points, while Swans drop into 18th with five.

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There was plenty to like in the first half. For Swans, it was new boy Renato Sanches lively all over the midfield and Wilfried Bony cranked a shot at Joe Hart.

For the Irons, Andy Carroll mishit a promising chance from just outside 18 yards and Michail Antonio saw a bounding shot stopped by Lukasz Fabianski.

Carroll had another opportunity in the second half, but couldn’t quite get his boot to Antonio’s cross.

The late goal from substitute Sakho from fellow sub Arthur Masuaku then added to the below statistic.

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STREAM: West Ham United vs. Huddersfield Town

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West Ham’s next chance for its first points of the Premier League season comes with a Monday visit from surprising Huddersfield Town (Watch live at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).

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The Irons will hope that a starting role for Andy Carroll can help them get the job done, and pairing with Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has to be an enticing idea for embattled coach Slaven Bilic.

For Huddersfield Town, Jonas Lossl is between the sticks with a chance to become just the fourth goalkeeper in PL history to start his career with four clean sheets. The Danish backstop would join Pepe Reina, Anders Lindegaard, and Alex Manninger.

This is the first match between West Ham and Huddersfield Town since the 1997-98 League Cup.

LINEUPS

West Ham United: Hart, Zabaleta, Reid, Collins, Fonte, Cresswell, Kouyate, Obiang, Antonio, Chicharito, Carroll. Subs: Adrian, Byram, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Rice, Ayew, Sakho.

Huddersfield Town: Lossl; Smith, Schindler, Billing, Lowe, Mooy, Zanka, Ince, Van La Parra, Kachunga, Mounie. Subs: Coleman, Malone, Sabiri, Williams, Depoitre, Hadergjonaj, Hefele.

Southampton 1-3 West Ham United: Obiang the star at St. Mary’s

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  • Gabbiadini, Carroll trade early goals
  • West Ham into ninth
  • Saints 7 points off drop zone

Pedro Obiang scored and had an assist as West Ham rebounded from a big loss and an early deficit to stop Southampton 3-1 on Saturday at St. Mary’s.

Andy Carroll and Mark Noble also scored for the Irons. Manolo Gabbiadini netted on debut for the Saints, who played against longtime servant Jose Fonte.

West Ham now has 31 points, as close to sixth as 18th. Saints are still three results clear of the drop zone, but won’t be pleased to be just seven points off relegation.

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Carroll rose high to head the game’s first chance just over the bar, lunging to nod at Sofiane Feghouli‘s invitation.

The new boy raced onto a diagonal ball to make it 1-0, tearing into a shot that fired over the head of Darren Randolph.

Pedro Obiang slid a ball between Maya Yoshida and Jack Stephens, allowing red-hot Carroll to race onto a chance and slide it to the left of Lee Grant. 1-1.

Obiang scored himself with a low seeing-eye shot from 25 yards that somehow eluded the mess of bodies in the 18 and Grant, who had to plan for deflections. 2-1.

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Saints’ misery multiplied when Mark Noble’s tight-angled free kick was turned behind Fraser Forster by Steven Davis for what could have been an own goal.

Davis had a terrific shot in the 74th minute, looking for redemption only to find Randolph on the other end.

Middlesbrough 1-3 West Ham: Another big day for Big Andy

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  • Carroll scores twice
  • West Ham moves 10th
  • Boro stays 16th

Andy Carroll bagged a brace and Jonathan Calleri netted late as West Ham United continued its return to form with a 3-1 win over Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday.

The win moves Slaven Bilic‘s Hammers 10th, on 28 points.

Christian Stuani scored Boro’s goal as the Teesiders remain four points ahead of the drop zone.

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Carroll is finally healthy, and took advantage of poor marking from normally stingy Boro when he rose to power Manuel Lanzini‘s corner home.

But Aitor Karanka‘s boys had an answer, albeit on their first shot of the night. Calum Chambers‘ cross set up Stuani for a goal most would convert, and he did. 1-1.

Carroll had an answer, though, maintaining his red-hot form with a goal before halftime. He poked in a rebound from Michail Antonio‘s rip at Victor Valdes.

Argentine striker Calleri salted the result away, hitting a deflected shot beyond Valdes.

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