Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal

Premier League champions Chelsea won their second game of the season after a fiery encounter at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea star Diego Costa will be the main talking point from this game after managing to get Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista sent off and only escaping with a yellow card him self. Many feel that Costa also should’ve also been sent for an early bath when he shoved his hands in the face of Laurent Koscielny three times. Arsenal were reduced to nine men when Santi Cazorla was handed a second yellow card for a foul on ex Arsenal man Cesc Fabregas. Chelsea broke the deadlock when Kurt Zouma preferred to skipper John Terry headed in his effort on the 53 minute mark and then out of form wide man Eden Hazard sealed the game up when he saw his effort take a massive deflection to finish off the game.

Man of the match: Kurt Zouma

Aston Villa 0-1 West Brom

Saido Berahino scored on his first start back for the club after his transfer embargo and was the hero of this lacklustre West Midlands derby. West Brom edged the first half and very nearly took the lead 60 seconds in when Salomon Rondon’s headed effort was palmed away by Brad Guzan. Their breakthrough came soon before the break when Berahino stuck out a foot to steer James Morrison’s shot home.

Man of the match: Saido Berahino

Bournemouth 2-0 Sunderland

Bournemouth won their first premier league game at home which as a result see Sunderland slip to bottom of the table. Bournemouth took the lead early on when Callum Wilson fired his shot low following a Dan Gosling pass. Bournemouth doubled their lead following a sublime volley from Matt Ritchie. The result saw Sunderland’s slump continue as the pressure continues to mount on Dick Advocaat.

Man of the match: Sylvain Distin

Newcastle 1-2 Watford

Newcastle remain winless this term after a fine performance from Watford star man Odion Ighalo. Nigerian international Odion Ighalo has now scored 20 in 24 league games in 2015 for Watford and showed why he has such a good record when he and Troy Deeney linked up once again to put Watford 1-0 up at St James’ park. Ighalo then made it two on the 28th minute mark. Daryl Janmaat gave Newcastle a lifeline when he scored from close range but Steve McClaren’s side struggled to kick on from there.

Man of the match: Odion Ighalo

Stoke 2-2 Leicester

Leicester City came behind once more to salvage a point at Stoke. Leicester remain unbeaten following another come back from the foxes, They went behind when Bojan, making his first start of 2015-16 found the net following a reverse pass from Arnautovic, Jon Walters doubled Stokes lead before the half time break after a poor pass back from Wes Morgan. Shortly after half time Leicester were awarded a penalty which Mahrez converted now meaning he has been involved in 8 goals this season. Foxes striker Jamie Vardy held off the home defence to convert home the equaliser

Man of the match: Jamie Vardy

Swansea 0-0 Everton

Kevin Mirallas’ dangerous and rash challenge on Modou Barrow see him earn a red card in what can only be described as a dull stalemate. Everton had the better of the uneventful first half although Swansea star man Bafetimi Gomis came closest to scoring. Both teams improved after the break but failed to make an impact on the game

Man of the match: John Stones

Manchester City 1-2 West Ham

Manchester City suffered their first loss in this premier league season as West Ham pulled off a shock result. West Ham produced a clinical counter attacking performance, Victor Moses drilled home his first West Ham goal with a low 20 yard shot before Diafra Sakho stabbed home his shot to double the visitors lead. Kevin De Bruyne fired home to halve the deficit but West Ham held on with an inspiring defensive display.

Man of the match: Winston Reid

Tottenham 1-0 Crystal Palace

Son Heung-Min netted his third goal in two games to give Spurs their first home win of the season. The south Korean signed from Bayer Leverkusen followed up his two goals in the Europa League with the winning goal after the break.

Man of the Match: Son Heung-Min

Liverpool 1-1 Norwich

Daniel made his Liverpool comeback as the reds were held to a draw by Norwich. After a dull first half Danny Ings replaced Benteke at the interval who went on to score his first Liverpool goal. Russell Martin equalised for the Norfolk side thanks to a Simon Mignolet error.

Man of the match: Danny Ings

Southampton 2-3 Manchester United

Anthony Martial’s dream start to the premier league continued as he bagged himself a brace against Southampton. Graziano Pelle broke the deadlock on the 13th minute when he converted a loose ball after David De Gea’s fine save. Martial equalised for United with their first shot on target in the game Martial scored his second following an awful pass back from Southampton defender Maya Yoshida. Juan Mata added a third for United while twenty minutes later Graziano Pelle added another but Manchester United held on and left with all3 points.

 

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