The Premier League Weekend results brought to you by the team at Talk Football
Stoke City 2-2 Leicester City
Peter Crouch came to Stokes aid yet again from the bench to rescue a point for Stoke City as they drew 2-2 in the Saturday lunchtime kickoff.
Leicester under the new manager Claude Puel had won all three of his games since the departing Craig Shakespeare and took the lead twice at the bet365 stadium. The first from new fans favourite Vincent Iborra on 33 mins and then Riyad Mahrez on 60, Xherdan Shaqiri’s neat finish sandwiched in between.
The Foxes looked to be taking all 3 points at 2-1 but Crouch made an immediate impact to draw his team level with a powerful header in the 73rd minute.
Huddersfield Town 1-0 West Bromwich Albion
Rajiv van La Parra’s superb strike saw 10-man Huddersfield Town beat West Bromwich Albion 1-0 at the John Smith’s Stadium and heap more pressure on Tony Pulis.
The Terriers kept up their excellent home record by opened the scoring on the verge of half-time when Van La Parra curled an devastating 35-yard effort into the top corner of the net, the winger’s first goal since of the season.
David Wagner’s team managed to get all 3 points regardless of having to play the final 30 minutes with just 10 men after Christopher Schindler’s red card for two bookings.
Newcastle 0-1 Bournemouth
Steve Cook scored a last gasp 92nd-minute winner to give Bournemouth and Eddie Hows a 1-0 victory and a vital 3 points in the Premier Leagues 3:00pm kickoff.
Centre half Cook arrived in the box from Andrew Surman’s corner at the death, with a bullet a header past Rob Elliot to give Bournemouth all three points.
Both Asmir Begovic and Elliot kept the game scoreless in the first half with a couple of fine saves each.
Newcastle will feel aggrieved after Dwight Gayle hit the back of the net to see his goal ruled out for offside, regardless of the replays showing he was level.
Southampton 0-1 Burnley
Another dramatic late header settled the game at St Mary’s as substitute Sam Vokes handed Burnley a 1-0 victory and continued Southampton’s woe’s in front of goal at home.
Both Nathan Redmond and Sofiane Boufal came closest to opening the scoring for the hosts in the first 45 minutes. But an dour second-half display from Mauricio Pellegrino’s men gave Burnley the opportunity to take the points as Sam Vokes came off the bench to score the winner with just 10 minutes to go.
Southampton pushed for an equalizer in the final moments, but a resolute Burnley held strong to keep a clean sheet and continue their great form this season.
This was Burnley’s second win this week, after their victory over Newcastle on Monday, means Sean Dyche’s men remain seventh in the Premier League, while Southampton drop down to 13th.
Swansea City 0-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Glenn Murray kept up his fine scoring form as he notched his fourth Premier League goal of the season to give Brighton a 1-0 victory over Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.
Just before the hour mark the visitors took the lead as Murray nudged the ball into the net from close range, following Man of the Match Anthony Knockaert’s perfect cross from the right wing.
Swansea made attempts to get something from the game in the second half and went close to grabbing a point in stoppage time as Luciano Narsingh smashed a shot off the top of the crossbar.
With Brighton inflicting their 7th defeat already this season, the pressure is mounting on Paul Clement and the South Wales team, as they lie 2nd bottom in the Premier League.
West Ham United 1-4 Liverpool
Man of the Match Mohamed Salah bagged a brace as Liverpool piled the pressure on Slaven Bilic with a 4-1 victory over the Hammers at the London Stadium.
Summer super signing Salah put Liverpool ahead in the 21st minute and Joel Matip made it 2-0 from a corner just minutes later.
The Hammers eventually pulled 1 back with a good goal from Manuel Lanzini in the 56th minute, only to see Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain score just 57 seconds later with his first Premier League goal for Liverpool before Salah made it 4-1.
The defeat has piled more pressure on to the shoulders of Slaven Bilic with his team dropping into the bottom 3 this weekend and unless drastic action is taken soon, The hammers are definitely going to be in a relegation battle this season, and with yet another poor defensive display there is no wonder.
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Crystal Palace
A second-half strike from Heung-Min Son’s gave Tottenham Hotspur a much needed win against Crystal Palace at Wembley. Although the game was far from a classic the result meant that Mauricio Pochettino’s side stayed in touch with Man City.
After the superb midweek Champions league win over Real Madrid came at the cost with Deli Ali picking up a hamstring injury, it was essential they got a win in the race for the title.
The South Korea scored the winner in the second half with a strike from the edge of the box.
Palace will be disapointed to have left pointless after missing a number of good chances, especially from Wilfried Zaha who rounded the keeper to then drag his shot wide of an empty net.
Tottenham’s 3rd choice goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga was also called upon several times with impressive saves that gave Spurs all 3 points.
Man City 3-1 Arsenal
The Premier League leaders Manchester City kept their unbeaten run up with a 3-1 victory over Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium.
One of their stand out players this season Kevin De Bruyne scored the opener in the 19th minute with a low shot into the bottom right corner, Sergio Aguero then made it 2-0 from the penalty spot in the 50th minute after Raheem Sterling collapsed in the box under the slightest pressure from Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal.
Arsene Wenger then brought on Alexandre Lacazette who made an immediate impact and halved the deficit with a low drive in the 65th minute through Ederson’s legs. Arsenal were pushing forward and looking threatening until City regained their two-goal lead through sub Gabriel Jesus in the 74th minute from close range despite David Silva clearly being in an offside position before crossing.
The Arsenal defense looked on in amazement as the officials awarded the goal with Xhaka being booked for his protest. Arsene Wenger spoke to Sky Sports after the game and touched on the 2 poor decisions by the referee that handed City the win, and commentated that it was the same last season when 2 wrong decisions handed City the win again.
Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United
Alvaro Morata’s 55th-minute headed goal sealed a 1-0 win for Chelsea over Manchester United, in a closely fought contest.
Morata, who signied for Chelsea this summer, headed home his 7th goal of the season from a Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross to ease the pressure on Antonio Conte after their shambolic midweek defeat.
Mourinho’s team pressed high early on in the game playing 3 at the back, allowing Valencia and young to provide a supply to the forward line from the wings. Unfortunately both had poor games and that left Rashford and Lukaku feeding off scraps and chasing lost balls for the majority of the game.
Man of the match Cesc Fabrigas controlled the high tempo game, and Chelsea were worthy of the win that leaves Man United 8 points adrift of Leaders City. Man Utd and Mourinho must be counting the days till Paul Pogba returns as their midfield doesn’t appear to be functioning without him.
Everton 3-2 Watford
Everton came from 2 goals behind to get a much needed win against an impressive Watford team. Goals from Oumar Niasse, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Leighton Baines saw Everton win 3-2 in a dramatic final few minutes at Goodison Park.
Richarlison and Christian Kabasele gave Watford a worthy 2-0 lead early in the second half, before a Leyton Baines’ spot-kick in stoppage-time ensured an incredible fightback.
There should have been further drama but Tom Cleverley missed a penalty for the visitors in the 11th minute of injury time, shortly after Richarlison was brought down by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford – the former Everton midfielder fired his shot wide as the hosts held on for a crucial victory.
The win means caretaker manager David Unsworth’s Everton move up to 15th in the Premier League table, Marco Silva’s Watford had no change and they stay in ninth.
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