Premier League half time update: Arsenal on fire, Swansea down to 10


At half time on Saturday, here’s a roundup of the four Premier League games which kicked off at 10 a.m. ET.


You can watch them all live online via NBC Sports Live Extra, here’s the link.

So, here’s what’s going on around the grounds.

Aston Villa 0-3 Arsenal

The Gunners had not lost at Villa for 16 years and their positive vibes at Villa Park continued after a stunning three-minute spell where they scored three goals. First a magnificent one-touch move saw Welbeck play in Ozil and the German attacker slotted past Brad Guzan with ease. 79 seconds later the roles were reversed as Ozil was set free down the left and curled in a perfect cross for Welbeck to slot home his first Arsenal goal and make it 2-0. Three minutes and 19 seconds after the first goal, it was 3-0 as Kieran Gibbs drilled a shot towards Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at the back post which Cissokho knocked into his own net to put the Gunners 3-0 up.

Burnley 0-0 Sunderland

Both teams struggled to get going at Turf Moor with a tight encounter playing out in Lancashire. Lukas Jutkiewicz went close twice for Burnley, as did David Jones as the home go in search of their first goal since the opening weekend. Sunderland have looked fairly comfortable but have failed to create much going forward.

Newcastle United 0-0 Hull City

Despite the “Sack Pardew” protests, Newcastle have been the brighter side as Riviere headed just wide of the near post. Jack Colback also went close as the Magpies battle for all three points.

Swansea City 0-0 Southampton

The main storylines from the Liberty Stadium is that striker Wilfried Bony has been sent off for Swansea. The Ivorian forward made two silly challenges on Maya Yoshida are received two yellow cards as Saints will have the upper hand in the second half. The Swans have played much better and have hit the crossbar but this sending off will set them back.