Saturday’s games included shocks, red cards and goals in every game.
Seven of the weekend’s Premier League games were played today and they made for some interesting viewing.
In the early kick-off, Arsenal saw off Newcastle United, with a Fabricio Coloccini own goal in the 54th minute the only thing separating the two sides. Aleksander Mitrovic for the Toon was sent off early on and they had to see out the rest of the game with just ten men.
Aston Villa and Sunderland played out a 2-2 draw at Villa Park, with The Black Cats taking a shock lead thanks to a free-kick from Yann M’Vila. However, a Scott Sinclair brace turned the game on it’s head before Jeremain Lens gave the visitors a point.
Bournemouth and Leicester‘s game ended in a draw, with the Foxes managing to preserve their current unbeaten start to the season. Callum Wilson put the Cherries in front on the 24 minute mark to worry Leicester fans and it took a late equaliser from the penalty spot – Jamie Vardy tucking the spot-kick away – for the Foxes to salvage a point.
Crystal Palace pulled off an unbelievable result against Chelsea, with Alan Pardrew‘s side claiming a 2-1 win over the reigning champions at Stamford Bridge.
Bakary Sako put the visitors in the lead but just over ten minutes later, Radamel Falcao looked to have rescued a point for the Blues. However, it was not to be, with Palace‘s Joel Ward hitting back two minutes later to ensure the Eagles came away with a victory.
There was another shock in the game at Anfield, where West Ham managed to claim a huge 3-0 victory over Liverpool.
It took just three minutes for Manuel Lanzini to open the scoring and within 30 minutes it was two, Mark Noble putting the ball in the back of the net.
Things only got worse for Brendan Rodgers‘ side when Philippe Coutinho was given his marching orders after receiving his second yellow. Despite the Hammers also going down to ten men with Noble shown a red card, West Ham bagged another goal in the 90th minute through Diafra Sakho to win the game a resounding 3-0.
City continue their good run
Man City continued their impressive start to the season by beating newly-promoted Watford 2-0. Raheem Sterling put the hosts in front with his first goal for the club in the 47th minute and nine minutes later, the Citizens had doubled their lead with Fernandinho getting himself on the scoresheet. The Hornets tried to fight back but in the end, it was City who came away with the victory.
Finally, West Brom new-boy Salomon Rondon got off the mark to give his side the three points against Stoke. Honours were even right up until half-time, when the striker found the back of the net with a header from Rickie Lambert‘s cross. To make things worse for the Potters, they had to play with NINE men, after having both Charlie Adam and Ibrahim Afellay sent-off.