Premier League Saturday Roundup: Chelsea win, City loss headlines mad day
Seven games took place in the Premier League on Saturday and boy, do we have a lot to catch up on.
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Reigning champs Chelsea beat Arsenal in a game dominated by controversy surrounding Diego Costa as Arsenal finished with nine-men, while Man City lost at home to West Ham as the Hammers continue their sublime away form. New boys Bournemouth and Watford both won, plus West Brom beat Aston Villa on the road.
Below you will find recaps, videos, analysis and more on all seven games from the PL on Saturday.
Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal - RECAP
Where do we start? Diego Costa could well have been sent off but his flailing arms were missed by the officials and when Arsenal’s Gabriel reacted, he was shown red. Goals at the start and end of the second half from Kurt Zouma and Eden Hazard did the damage, plus Santi Cazorla was sent off 10 mins from time to compound Arsene Wenger’s misery. Big win for Chelsea, but all the talk will be about Costa.
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Manchester City 1-2 West Ham United - RECAP
West Ham stunned City to record their third-straight away win against a PL giant to start the season. Slaven Bilic’s side were 2-0 up after 30 mins as Victor Moses and Diafra Sakho scored, and although Kevin De Bruyne scored his first City goal just before half time, it wasn’t enough to rescue a point as the Hammers defense was heroic. City’s perfect start to the season is over, as they dropped points and conceded goals for the first time in six games, while West Ham is up to second after another remarkable win.
Newcastle United 1-2 Watford - RECAP
More misery for Steve McClaren’s Magpies. newly promoted Watford made it two wins on the spin and moved up to ninth place thanks to two goals from Ighalo. Janmaat have Newcastle hope of a comeback, but McClaren is already under plenty of pressure as Newcastle is still without a win.
Stoke City 2-2 Leicester City - RECAP
Stoke have also not won yet this season, and they threw this game away. Leading 2-0 at half time through goals from Bojan and Jonathan Walters, the Potters imploded in the second half as Riyad Mahrez scored a penalty kick and Jamie Vardy equalized. The Foxes fought back from 2-0 down for the second-straight week and remain unbeaten through six games.
Bournemouth 2-0 Sunderland - RECAP
Two goals inside the first 10 minutes sealed this one, as Calum Wilson and Matt Ritchie scored beauties (especially Ritchie’s) to help the Cherries bounce back from defeat. It was Bournemouth’s first home win and clean sheet in the PL, as Sunderland is now winless through six games and have Younes Kaboul sent off late on.
Aston Villa 0-1 West Bromwich Albion - RECAP
Saido Berahino deflected James Morrison’s shot in just before half time as the Baggies nicked bragging rights in the West Midlands. Villa huffed and puffed but lacked a cutting edge as Tim Sherwood’s side have now failed to win since the opening day of the season.
Swansea City 0-0 Everton - RECAP
Tim Howard pulled off a string of fine saves to keep the Swans at bay as both teams cancelled each other out at the Liberty Stadium.