Premier League roundup: Wins for Chelsea, Liverpool; Draws for six others
The European tournament week left us with just five Premier League clubs in action on Saturday, but we still saw some sensational goals and stunning saves.
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For the most part, we saw expected results aside from West Ham’s failure to capitalize against visiting Middlesbrough.
Here, recapped, is our Saturday in England’s top flight.
Swansea City 1-2 Liverpool -- RECAP
James Milner converted his fourth penalty kick of the season to complete Liverpool’s road comeback over Swansea City, casting further doubt on Francesco Guidolin’s time as Swans boss. Roberto Firmino equalized off a Philippe Coutinho free kick after Leroy Fer gave the hosts an early lead.
West Ham United 1-1 Middlesbrough -- RECAP
West Ham will be happy to have “stopped the rot” and not lost a fifth-straight game, but it took some “pure magic” from Dimitri Payet to avoid another loss at the Olympic Stadium. Cristhian Stuani netted early to give Boro a road lead, but Payet dribbled through the 18 before cutting the ball across his body and past Victor Valdes.
Hull City 0-2 Chelsea -- RECAP
The Blues ended their three-match winless skid in style, working very good possession and build-up before breaking through after the hour mark with Willian and then Diego Costa. Chelsea now starts a brutal five match run which includes Premier League matches against Leicester, Manchester United, Southampton, and Everton.
Sunderland 1-1 West Bromwich Albion -- RECAP
Nacer Chadli has proven a good buy for the Baggies so far, as the ex-Spurs man scored again, but Patrick van Aanholt continued his knack for big goals by pulling back a point for the woeful host Black Cats.
Watford 2-2 Bournemouth -- RECAP
The Cherries had a pair of leads thanks to Callum Wilson and Josh King, and Jack Wilshere hit the post twice in a game the visitors could have and maybe should have claimed. But Troy Deeney and exciting sub Isaac Success nabbed goals for the Hornets as the two sides split the points.