Saturday, 19 August 2017

Saturday's EPL Roundup: Stoke Beat Arsenal, Man United Stay Top As Liverpool Win

 Here's today's English Premier League roundup...
 Stoke City 1 - 0 Arsenal

Jese Rodriguez’s second half goal lifted Stoke City to a 1-0 win over Arsenal at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday.

The former Real Madrid winger enjoyed a dream start to his Stoke City career by scoring the winner as Arsenal were defeated for the first time this season.

The Spaniard's strike came just 90 seconds into the second half, after an opening 45 minutes the visitors had dominated.

Arsenal thought they had equalised when Alexandre Lacazette rifled in, only for the France striker to be ruled offside.

The Gunners continued to press in the closing stages, but Stoke remained resolute to earn their first win of the English Premier League season.

Swansea City 0 - 4 Manchester United

 The Red Devils beat Swansea City 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium Jose Mourinho’s men top of the table as they have now won two games from two, both 4-0, to start the 2017-18 campaign.

Eric Bailly gave United the lead right on half time after taping home from close range and to Swansea’s credit they hung in there for most of the game without really creating clear-cut chances.

Three goals in four minutes late in the game sealed the deal for United with Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial all on the scoresheet.

United sit top of the EPL and have a goal difference of plus-eight

Swansea have one point from their opening two matches and are yet to score with a Gylfi Sigurdsson-sized hole in their attack.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at Anfield with Jurgen Klopp‘s side having Sadio Mane to thank for their victory.

Mane’s game-winner arrived less than 20 minutes from time after Liverpool had huffed and puffed, plus Christian Benteke missed a glorious chance for Palace.

The win means Liverpool move on to four points from their opening two games and can now prepare for their UEFA Champions League second leg against Hoffenheim on Wednesday. Palace have yet to score a goal and have opened up Frank De Boer‘s time in charge with two defeats.

Leicester City 2 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion

 Leicester City eased to a 2-0 victory against new boys Brighton & Hove Albion at the King Power Stadium.

Riyad Mahrez was influential as he was involved in everything good which Leicester did and Shinji Okazaki and Harry Maguire popped up with a goal in each half for the win.

The Foxes now have three points on the board, while Brighton have yet to score in the EPL and have zero points.

AFC Bournemouth 0 - 2 Watford

Two goals in the final quarter-hour, one from new signing Richarlison, helped Watford to a 2-0 win over hosts Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

The 20-year-old Brazilian winger, opened the scoring when he prodded the ball into the net from close range following a cross from Hornets record signing Andre Gray.

Substitute Etienne Capoue doubled the Hornets lead with a fine 25-yard strike late on.

Bournemouth had chances as Benik Afobe had a shot saved by Heurelho Gomes and Joshua King headed over.

Burnley 0 - 1 West Bromwich Albion

Hal Robson-Kanu‘s late goal helped West Bromwich Albion to a bit of smash-and-grab at Turf Moor, where the Baggies beat Burnley 1-0 to improve to 2-0 on the young season.

Robson-Kanu scored as a substitute and then got a red card to doom his team to 10 men.

Tony Pulis almost out-did his stingy self, as West Brom completed 253 less passes than the hosts.

Southampton 3 - 2 West Ham United

Charlie Austin watched as Southampton tossed away a 2-0 lead against brace-scoring Chicharito and 10-man West Ham United, then buried a penalty in stoppage time to give Saints all three points at St. Mary’s.

Manolo Gabbiadini and Dusan Tadic scored to stake Saints to their lead, and Maya Yoshida won the penalty.

Marko Arnautovic saw red for violent conduct in the first half, and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez scored for West Ham before and after the break.

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