Premier League at the half: Watford, Palace lead; Leicester unloading on Sunderland (Watch live)


Sunderland’s opening day is up in flames, as Leicester City is romping in one of four Premier League matches at the half.


It’s not a bad day to be a Premier League new boy, with two sides geared up for a point and the other with some fine moments at home.

Leicester City 3-0 Sunderland

Suffice it to say this is not how Jeremain Lens and Dick Advocaat expected Sunderland’s season to start. Riyad Mahrez has a pair of goals as the Foxes scored thrice in 25 minutes to build a lead that’s likely to stand at King Power Stadium.

Norwich City 0-1 Crystal Palace

Alan Pardew continued his strong run at the Eagles bench, as Wilfried Zaha acrobatically hit home Jason Puncheon’s cross to give Palace a lead.

[ EARLIER: Manchester United tops Spurs 1-0 ]

Bournemouth 0-0 Aston Villa

Not much to report from Vitality Stadium, where the Cherries are 45 minutes away from earning a point on their PL debut.

Everton 0-1 Watford

Quique Flores’ plucky Hornets struck when Mexico’s Miguel Layun blasted a loose ball across Tim Howard for a halftime lead in their Premier League return.