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Premier League at the half: Beautiful goals, and big club stalemates

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West Ham United’s Manuel Lanzini celebrates scoring the first goal of the match during the English Premier League soccer match against Liverpool at Anfield, Liverpool, England Saturday Aug. 29, 2015. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE


Some spectacular goals highlight Saturday’s 10 a.m. ET matches, and should have folks queuing up for the second halves of play.


Callum Wilson has netted via bicycle kick for Bournemouth, while Sunderland’s Yann M’Vila curled a gorgeous free kick home.

Liverpool 0-2 West Ham United
Some horrific defending from the Reds has given the visitors a halftime lead off the boots of Mark Noble and Manuel Lanzini.

Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace
The hosts should have a penalty after Kurt Zouma was manhandled off a set piece, but it’s still scoreless at the Bridge.

Aston Villa 2-1 Sunderland
Lee Cattermole gave up among the most obvious penalties you’ll see, as the Black Cats have wasted M’Vila’s curler.

Manchester City 0-0 Watford
Looks a lot like the Arsenal/Newcastle game, although the Hornets have all 10-men. City yet to express themselves.

Stoke City 0-1 West Bromwich Albion
A shocking red card to Ibrahim Afellay, who returned the slap of Craig Gardner, was made even worse by Charlie Adam’s obvious stamp. Potters down to nine men, and Salomon Rondon took advantage by opening his Baggies’ account.

Bournemouth 1-0 Leicester City
Wilson has four goals in two games after his beautiful bike.

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