Premier League Saturday recap: West Ham stuns Manchester City, Sanchez braces Arsenal

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A total of six Premier matches occurred this Saturday in Round 9 play, with the most noteworthy game showing West Ham defeat reigning champion Manchester City.

The Hammers got off to a two-goal lead with scores from Diafra Sakho and Morgan Amalfitano, but when David Silva halved the advantage with his strike in the 77th minute, City desperately threw men forward in hopes of salvaging the draw.

In other news, Hull City muscled Liverpool to a 0-0 draw, as Brendan Rodgers’ squad hopes to break the top-five in the coming weeks. Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez and Swansea striker Wilfred Bony both netted braces to provided their squads with 2-0 victories over Sunderland and Leicester City respectively, while West Brom and Crystal Palace traded penalty kicks en route to a 2-2 result.

Sadio Mane’s lone goal helped the Saints edge Stoke City, 1-0, to keep their Premier League dream season alive.