A roundup of all of Saturday’s action in the Premier League…
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Watford 1-2 Chelsea — FULL RECAP
Chelsea went a goal down just before the hour mark, but responded brilliantly to snatch all three points at Vicarage Road. Michy Batshuayi equalized seven minutes after Antonio Conte subbed him on, and Diego Costa — caught up in another round of controversy — scored the winner three minutes before the end of regular time.
Stoke City 1-4 Manchester City — FULL RECAP
Who said Pep Guardiola couldn’t do it on a wet, windy trip to the Britannia Stadium? Sergio Aguero and Nolito bagged a brace apiece, each in quick succession in the first and second halves, respectively, and the Citizens are off to a perfect two-for-two start under Guardiola. Raheem Sterling continued his strong start to the season after drawing praise from his new manager this week, notching the assist on Nolito’s second, late into second-half stoppage time.
Burnley 2-0 Liverpool — FULL RECAP
Sam Vokes put Burnley ahead with less than two full minutes on the clock, and the Clarets would never relinquish their lead. Andre Gray tacked on a second in the 37th minute. Over the 90 minutes, Burnley attempted just three shots, and put just two on target. There’s being efficient, and there’s what Burnley did on Saturday. Liverpool, meanwhile, welcomed Daniel Sturridge back into the starting lineup, to no avail.
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Crystal Palace — FULL RECAP
Spurs picked up their first win of the season, with thanks to Victor Wanyama‘s first goal for the club. It was a late winner from the Kenyan, and a fully deserved result for Mauricio Pochettino‘s side. Wayne Hennessey did everything he could to keep Palace in it, particularly in the first half, but the chances kept coming and eventually the breakthrough arrived.
Swansea City 0-2 Hull City — FULL RECAP
Hull City have joined Man City, Manchester United and Chelsea as the only sides to begin the season with six out of six points. Not bad, considering interim manager Mike Phelan had just two senior players on his bench to start Saturday’s victory over Swansea. It was the only sub that Phelan used, Shaun Maloney, who proved the difference-maker for the Tigers. The former Chicago Fire midfielder scored the opener and set up Abel Hernandez’s late clincher.
West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Everton — FULL RECAP
Gareth McAuley put West Brom in front inside the first 10 minutes, but goals scored by Kevin Mirallas and Gareth Barry either side of halftime were enough to hand the visitors their first victory of the season. Following the game, Ronald Koeman delivered the bit of news Everton fans have been waiting for all summer…
Leicester City 0-0 Arsenal — FULL RECAP
The game of the
day weekend turned out to be the snoozer of the weekend, as the defending champions played Arsenal to a scoreless draw at home. Scoring chances were few and far between, but the Foxes were denied on a pair of penalty shouts, most notably in the 89th minute, that could have swung the result in their favor.