EPL Round Up: Man City lose while Liverpool, Spurs, Chelsea, Man Utd & Southampton win
Post created on September 15, 2019
Defending champions Manchester City suffered a shock defeat at Norwich City as Liverpool maintained their 100% start to the Premier League with victory over Newcastle to move five points clear at the top of the table.
Norwich City vs Manchester City
Norwich took an early lead through Kenny McLean before Todd Cantwell doubled their advantage. Sergio Aguero pulled one back before the interval but Teemu Pukki sealed victory with his sixth top-flight goal, before Rodri hit a late consolation as the Canaries held on to win 3-2.
Liverpool vs Newcastle United
Roberto Firmino was a first-half injury replacement for Divock Origi, and the Brazilian was in sublime form, setting up Mohamed Salah’s strike in the second half with a superb flick.
Tottenham vs Crystal Palace
Spurs scored all their goals in the first half of their 4-0 home win over Crystal Palace, with Son Heung-min grabbing two either side of a Patrick van Aanholt own goal to put the north London side three up inside 23 minutes.
Erik Lamela also scored before the break, lifting Mauricio Pochettino’s side up into third place, with Palace in 11th.
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Chelsea
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham scored a hat-trick in his side’s 5-2 win at Wolves, but was also on the scoresheet at the wrong end.
The 21-year old’s three goals gave Frank Lampard’s side a comfortable lead inside an hour at Molineux, but his slight touch to Romain Saiss’ header helped Wolves pull one back. A second from Patrick Cutrone reduced the arrears further, but Mason Mount added a fifth for the Blues in stoppage time.
Manchester United vs Leicester City
Manchester United edged out Leicester City 1-0 at Old Trafford courtesy of an early Marcus Rashford penalty.
The striker was felled by Caglar Soyuncu in the seventh minute and then slotted home from the spot, and the England international’s third goal of the season was enough to give United their second win of the campaign.
Sheffield United vs Southampton
Sheffield United had a goal ruled out by the video assistant referee in the first half, and then saw Moussa Djenepo score a brilliant winner for Southampton at Bramall Lane.
Oliver McBurnie had the ball in the net after 52 minutes but John Egan was shown to be offside – and to make matters worse for the Blades, striker Billy Sharp was sent off late on in the 1-0 loss.
Burnley vs Brighton
Burnley salvaged a point with an injury-time equaliser to secure a 1-1 draw at home to Brighton.
Neal Maupay had fired the Seagulls in front early in the second half with a fine volley, but Clarets substitute Jeff Hendrick scored from 20 yards early in added time.
Bournemouth vs Everton
After back-to-back 3-1 defeats by Leicester and Manchester City, Bournemouth responded with a thoroughly deserved first home league win, defeating Everton 3-1, a result that lifts them to eighth in the table.
Watford vs Arsenal
Arsenal threw away a two-goal lead as Roberto Pereyra’s late penalty salvaged a 2-2 draw for Watford at Vicarage Road.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put the Gunners in front to open the scoring after 21 minutes and finished off a fine team move to grab his second just after the half-hour mark.
But an error from Sokratis Papasthaopoulous allowed Tom Cleverley to get one back for the hosts and Pereyra slotted home from the penalty spot after being tripped by David Luiz to rescue a late point.