Saturday Premier League roundup: Chelsea win, Arsenal-Man City draw, Liverpool lose (video)
On Saturday we had an absolute feast of action across the Premier League, as eight games took place on a busy, busy day in England.
Arsenal and Man City kicked things off with an absorbing draw at the Emirates, then there was a big win for Chelsea at home to Swansea, plus wins for the likes of Everton, Southampton and Leicester City.
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Liverpool were stunned at home by Villa in the shock of the day, as the PL was back in session after the two-week international break.
Below are recaps, reaction and videos from all eight matches as 22 goals were scored on a hectic day.
Pulsating clash between two title contenders. Man City went ahead against the run of play in the first half as Sergio Aguero swept home, but after the interval two stunning goals from Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez put the Gunners ahead. However, a late header from Martin Demichelis nicked a point for City who were unlucky not to win it late on.
The Swans took an early lead via a John Terry own goal but Diego Costa scored a hat trick to make it seven goals in his first four Premier League games. Debutant Loic Remy added a goal from the bench, before Jonjo Shelvey scored a late consolation. Chelsea stay top, while the Swans lost for the first time this season.
Stalemate at Selhurst as Burnley spurned a glorious chance to bag their first win of the season. Scott Arfield saw his late penalty kick saved by Julian Speroni in a game of few chances. A point isn’t fabulous for either side but they will take it as they go in search of a first ‘W’ of 2014-15.
Villa’s fans were signing “we’re gonna win the league” after this one. Gabby Agbonlahor scored early and Villa defended superbly to shutout Liverpool who missed Daniel Sturridge badly. Paul Lambert’s side now have three wins from their first matches and are unbeaten, while Liverpool have two wins and two defeats from four.
Saints are absolutely flying as they went 2-0 up inside the first 20 minutes at St. Mary’s. Graziano Pelle scored both, then Jack Cork and Morgan Schneiderlin added a goal each as the pressure is mounting on Alan Pardew as Newcastle boss. Saints up to fourth in the standings, while Newcastle are bottom.
The Foxes have their first Premier League win in over a decade as Leonardo Ulloa scored with 25 minutes to go at the Britannia Stadium. Stoke huffed and puffed but failed to create any clear cut chances. As for the Foxes, they welcomed Argentine legend Esteban Cambiasso for his debut and now have a win and two draws from their first four games back in the PL.
Nacer Chadli puts Spurs ahead but Adam Johnson equalized for Sunderland in a frantic start at the Stadium of Light. Tottenham then took the lead again through Christian Eriksen, but a late own goal from Harry Kane handed Gus Poyet’s men a point. Mauricio Pochettino was furstrated with his sides effort, while Poyet was delighted.
Romelu Lukaku scored an absolute cracker against his old team to put the Toffees 1-0 up at the Hawthorns. A second half strike from Kevin Mirallas sealed the win and Tim Howard’s boys collected their first win and clean sheet of the season. As for the Baggies, it’s not looking great for Alan Irvine’s men.
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