Premier League at the half: Goals a-plenty including Sterling hat trick

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Goals galore, and we only have so many minutes for you to read them before the second halves begin.

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So let’s get you caught up on a wild set of 10 a.m. ET kickoffs in the Premier League.

Everton 0-2 Manchester United –  [STREAM]

The Red Devils are making the most of their chances at Goodison Park, as Morgan Schneiderlin easily side-footed an open look past Tim Howard before Ander Herrera made the most of a Marcos Rojo cross with a headed goal. Roberto Martinez’s men are in deep.

Chelsea 1-0 Aston Villa – [STREAM]

Youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been lively for Chelsea, but it took a horrific gaffe from Villa for the Blues to break through. Brad Guzan‘s off pass was mishandled about 40 yards from goal by Joleon Lescott, and Willian picked the defender’s pocket to dance into the box and send across for Diego Costa to slot home.

Crystal Palace 1-1 West Ham United – [STREAM]

Magic man Dimitri Payet found Carl Jenkinson to open the scoring in this London derby, but Crystal Palace was awarded a goofy penalty on the edge of the 18 that allowed Yohan Cabaye a shot from the spot. His first goal was called back when Dwight Gayle entered the box about four hours too early, but the Frenchman didn’t miss twice.

Manchester City 4-1 Bournemouth – [STREAM]

Raheem Sterling has a hat trick, and the injury-ravaged Cherries look mostly lost against Kevin De Bruyne and company (not Kompany). The final goal of the trick was aided by Samir Nasri, who refused an empty net shot with his left foot in order to dribble into a saved shot. The rebound came to Sterling, who ‘megged the keeper to make it 4-1.

Wilfried Bony has the other City goal, while Glenn Murray struck an absolute beaut for Bournemouth’s only tally.

Southampton 2-0 Leicester City –  [STREAM]

Last year’s surprise studs host this season’s darlings, and Saints are looking ready for all three points. Jose Fonte converted a chance off a corner kick before fellow defender Virgil Van Dijk finished his second chance after both he and Graziano Pelle hit the woodwork.

West Bromwich Albion 0-0 Sunderland – [STREAM]

Tony Pulis started playing defense-first, at home, against Sunderland. Not exactly high-five country, but the Baggies are starting to make the most of their match against on-debut Sunderland boss Sam Allarduce.