Saturday’s slate of matches provided just about everything an onlooker could want to see, including high-scoring affairs, penalty saves and sending offs.
Chelsea and Bournemouth each provided convincing performances at home, while several of the Premier League’s top sides finished level.
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Bob Bradley’s debut in England didn’t go according to plan against the Gunners, but the new Swans manager and his side showed some signs of promise.
Here, we take a look back at Saturday’s action from around England’s top flight.
Chelsea 3-0 Leicester City — RECAP
The champions have hit a rough patch in the early going of the season, and the Blues capitalized at Stamford Bridge. Diego Costa and Eden Hazard gave Chelsea the advantage before the halftime break, before Victor Moses tacked on a third to complete the rout of Claudio Ranieri‘s side. The result surely turns the attention away from rumors of an Antonio Conte exit.
Arsenal 3-2 Swansea City — RECAP
In a game of back and forth action, Bob Bradley’s Swansea debut was spoiled by the Gunners. Arsenal extended its win streak to six matches at the Emirates Stadium behind a Theo Walcott brace and Mesut Ozil’s finish after halftime. Granit Xhaka‘s second-half red card nearly put in a scare for the Gunners, but the Swans couldn’t find an equalizer despite a strong late push.
Bournemouth 6-1 Hull City — RECAP
After a strong start to the season, Hull City has fallen off in a big way as of late. Junior Stanislas starred on the day for Bournemouth with a pair of finishes, pulling the Cherries up to ninth in the standings. The Tigers have now gone winless in their last seven PL matches.
Manchester City 1-1 Everton — RECAP
Pep Guardiola and City remain atop the PL courtesy of Nolito‘s equalizer, but it was Everton keeper Maarten Stekelenburg that stole the show with two penalty-kick stops. The Toffees had to counter for most of the day, but Romelu Lukaku‘s second-half brilliance gave Everton a lead following the break.
Stoke City 2-0 Sunderland — RECAP
Joe Allen netted twice in the first half on Saturday to keep Stoke unbeaten in its last three fixtures. The Welshman has played a key role recently for the Potters, having scored in those three appearances. Both sides sit near the bottom of the table through eight matches, although the Black Cats remain the only PL club left searching for its first victory of the season.
West Brom 1-1 Tottenham — RECAP
Nacer Chadli scored against his former side with under 10 minutes remaining, but Dele Alli spoiled the party for West Brom with his late equalizer. Spurs sit one point behind Manchester City and Arsenal at the top of the table, while the Baggies move to 10th place.
Crystal Palace 0-1 West Ham United — RECAP
West Ham moved out of the relegation zone courtesy of Manuel Lanzini‘s strike before the half. Christian Benteke wasn’t on top of his game in the torrential rain for Palace, though, as the former Liverpool striker missed several key opportunities. Most notably, the 25-year-old misfired from the PK spot in the 45th minute.Follow @MattReedFutbol