Premier League Sunday recap: RVP saves United, Eto’o brace leads Everton
Sunday played host to three Premier League matches, including a wild finish at Old Trafford that saw a stoppage-time equalizer from Robin van Persie steal a point for Manchester United against league-leaders Chelsea.
Everton relied on their top two strikers as Samuel Eto’o tallied twice while Romelu Lukaku also scored as the Toffees left Turf Moor with a 3-1 win. Burnley continue to struggle as they have only mustered four points in their opening nine matches.
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Alan Pardew’s Newcastle side got a much-needed win after going behind to Tottenham at White Hart Lane. Sammy Ameobi defined the term “super-sub” when he came on at the break and scored just seven seconds into the second half. The goal shocked Spurs as Ayoze Perez scored his first Newcastle goal just over ten minutes later to help the Magpies gain some clearance from the relegation zone.
In the marquee matchup of the week, Chelsea visited Old Trafford to take on a Manchester United side coming off of a tough draw at West Brom. The seasoned veteran Didier Drogba put the Blues ahead in the 53rd minute, but United rallied late to steal a point at home. Branislav Ivanovic was sent off in stoppage time for a second yellow card, and Angel di Maria whipped the free kick into the box that was eventually finished off by Robin van Persie as the clock struck minute 94.
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Week 9 of Premier League play wraps up tomorrow as Queens Park Rangers travel to Aston Villa, which can be seen live at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN or online via Live Extra.