Premier League roundup: Five matches, 22 goals, more Man City fireworks
Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater said there was “no European hangover” after the Foxes’ midweek trip to Club Brugge, and the same can be said for all of the Premier League’s European combatants (more or less).
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Manchester City and Arsenal joined Leicester as runaway winners on Saturday, though all five PL matches were multi-goal decisions.
Everton 3-1 Middlesbrough -- RECAP
Gareth Barry’s 600th Premier League appearances included a pivotal equalizer. Everton was the superior team in every way before Alvaro Negredo forced Maarten Stekelenburg into a bogus own goal, but Barry lashed the Toffees level before Seamus Coleman and Romelu Lukaku pushes Everton into the PK’s second place.
Hull City 1-4 Arsenal -- RECAP
It’s difficult to really disappoint your boss on a two-goal night, but Alexis Sanchez did just that when he missed a penalty that belonged to Santi Cazorla according to the Arsenal pecking order. Theo Walcott also scored, while new boy Granit Xhaka belted a wonderful goal into the Hull net. Robert Snodgras scored the lone goal for Hull.
West Brom 4-2 West Ham -- RECAP
Up was down and vice versa in the first half, as Tony Pulis’ Baggies humiliated the Irons with three goals. Eventually the deficit was 4-0 before Michail Antonio and Manuel Lanzini made it tighter. Salomon Rondon was again a force for West Brom, while the Irons are left to wonder how they went from the Europa League to losing three-straight PL blowouts in no time flat.
Man City 4-0 Bournemouth -- RECAP
- GUARDIOLA: De Bruyne was sensational
Let’s mince no words: Pep Guardiola’s City looks sensational, regardless of opposition. From Manchester United to Borussia Monchengladbach and now Bournemouth, City is breaking down defenses with style. Kevin De Bruyne was the key man, as Kelechi Iheanacho, Raheem Sterling, and Ilkay Gundogan also scored in the win.
Leicester City 3-0 Burnley -- RECAP
- DRINKWATER: No hangover here
Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez, and Islam Slimani were rampant on Saturday, especially the newest name to the Leicester story. For two-straight games, the Leicester big man has been a massive boon to the Foxes attack. He had two goals, and a Ben Mee own goal off a Mahrez cross accounted for the other Leicester marker.