Premier League roundup: Goals galore as Saints, Tottenham, QPR, Man City win


On Saturday there were seven games in the Premier League as 19 goals flew in.

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Wins for Manchester City, Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur shook things up in the top six, while a thriller at Loftus Road saw QPR bag a big win.

Below are recaps, analysis and reaction from the seven matches.

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Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester UnitedRECAP

Christian Benteke scored a beauty to put the Villains up 1-0, but they have still not beaten United at home in the PL since 1995. Radamel Falcao headed home Ashley Young’s cross to make it 1-1 and despite Gabriel Agbonlahor getting sent off, Villa held on for a point.

Hull City 0-1 Swansea CityRECAP

Ki’s deflected goal gave the Swans all three points at the KC Stadium. Hull have only won once since the start of the season and are second from bottom. Swansea up to eighth.

Manchester City 3-0 Crystal PalaceRECAP

Without a striker Man City still scored three as David Silva bagged two and Yaya Toure grabbed another against a stubborn Palace outfit. City are now level on points with Chelsea at the top of the table, as Manuel Pellegrini’s side have won six in a row. Rolling.

Queens Park Rangers 3-2 West Bromwich Albion – RECAP

The Baggies went 2-0 up as Joleon Lescott and Silvestre Varela scored but a hat trick from Charlie Austin made it three wins from four at home for the Rangers. They now have 17 points, all of which have come at home, as the R’s are in 15th place. That’s one place below the Baggies as Harry Redknapp’s side are in fine form.

Southampton 3-0 EvertonRECAP

An own goal from Romelu Lukaku puts Southampton ahead and second half goals from Graziano Pelle and Maya Yoshida snapped Saints’ five-game losing streak. They sit in fifth on 29 points, while Everton are 10th on 21 points.

Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 BurnleyRECAP

In a crazy first half, Spurs went ahead through Harry Kane but Ashley Barnes scored a stunner to make it 1-1. Erik Lamela then curled home a beauty to make it 2-1, which turned out to be the game-winner. Spurs up to sixth, Burnley back in the bottom three.

West Ham United 2-0 Leicester CityRECAP

The Hammers are still in top four as goals from Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing did the damage. Big Sam’s men are now on 31 points, while Leicester are rock bottom and five points adrift.