AT HALF: Man City, Chelsea cruising; 10 goals in 6 matches


New boys and old alike are scoring, as surnames De Bruyne and Aguero have been joined by Haller, Abraham and… Abraham again on the score sheets of England.

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Here’s where the scores stand after 45 minutes.

Man City 2-0 Brighton and Hove Albion

Kevin De Bruyne had the champs on the board after just 71 seconds, taking a David Silva cut back into the goal. Sergio Aguero added a goal just before half.

Aymeric Laporte left the match on a stretcher with an injury prior to the break.

Chelsea 2-0 Sheffield United

Tammy Abraham got a second bite at the apple thanks to the off-putting hustle of Christian Pulisic, and the Blues are up at half. He’d add a second before the ref whistled for the break.

Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

Nothing cooking as Roy Hodgson and Dean Smith match wits.

West Ham United 1-0 Norwich City

Sebastien Haller is scoring goals for fun.

Leicester City 2-1 Bournemouth

Jamie Vardy‘s delightful 12th minute goal was answered by Callum Wilson within three minutes, but Youri Tielemans delivered a 41st minute goal to put the Foxes ahead.

Newcastle United 1-1 Watford

The host Magpies were absolutely terrible in the first 15 minutes, highlighted by a Will Hughes goal within 90 seconds of kickoff. But Fabian Schar lashed home in traffic to put the hosts level and keep Javi Gracia‘s seat hot.