Leicester City 4 Manchester City 2

 On Saturday, Leicester City looked very much like the champion they are. Man city failed like a pack of cards inside 20mins. Jamie Vardy opened the scoring in the 3rd minute and in less than 120 seconds; Andy King added the second before Vardy made it 3-0 in the 20th minute.

Man city lacked bite and aggression and were made to chase shadows. In the 78th minute, Vardy completed his hat-trick to make it 4-0 before Kolarov and Nolito scored in the 82nd and 90th minute to reduce the deficit.

 

Burnley 3  Bournemouth 2

Before this match, Burnley have only managed one win in five premier league matches and Bournemouth is oozing of confidence after their heroic feat against Liverpool. But statistics rarely matters in football and it proved so on Saturday. Burnley started like a house on fire and inside 16 minutes, Bournemouth were already two-goals down thanks to Jeff Hendrick and Stephen Ward. 47th minute, Afobe pulled one back but before they could build on that, George Boyd scored to make it 3-1. In the 91st minute, Charlie Daniels scored for Bournemouth to make it 3-2 but there wasn’t enough time for a repeat of last week heroic and Burnley won 3-2.

 

Arsenal 3 Stoke 1

Arsenal showed strength and resilience on Saturday against Stoke. They came from behind to beat Stoke 3-1. Ozil and sanchez reminded Arsenal hierarchy why they should splash the cash. Goals from Walcott, Ozil and Iwobi ensured they keep the pressure on Chelsea.

 

Swansea 3 Sunderland 0

This was a relegation battle, whoever that loses will occupy the bottom of the premier league table. Bob Bradley and his boys started very well but throughout the first half they couldn’t break Sunderland defensive unit. It was on the 50th minute that Denayer handled the ball inside the box and Gylfi Sigurdsson stepped up and converted the penalty. From then on, it was a one-way traffic and in less than 180 seconds later, Sunderland were 2-goals down. Fernando Llorente, who looked like he has found his mojo back, completed his brace to make it 3-0 and ensured that Swansea have their second win under their American Manager Bradley.

 

Hull City 3 Crystal Palace 3

This is a game that is characterised by poor defensive display and lack of leadership from both team.

Watford 3 Everton 2

This is a fairly contested match. Everton took the lead through their talisman Romelu Lukaku in the 17th minute before Watford levelled up in the 36th minute through Stefano Okaka who scored a brace. Prodl produced a wonderful strike in the 59th minute to give Watford an edge in the game. Lukaku scored his scored in the 86th minute to reduce the deficit to one. Watford held on to win the match 3-2.

Chelsea 1 West Brom 0

Chelsea extended their winning streak to nine on Sunday and returned to the top of the league after Arsenal displaced them on Saturday. The match was cagey that Chelsea managed only one shot on target in the first half. Chelsea scored in the 76th minute after Diego Costa dispossessed McAuley and scored his 12th for the season.

 

Manchester United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0

Manchester United returned to winning ways on Sunday. Henrik Mkhitaryan scored his first premier league goal and showed why Manchester United splashed the money on him with his burst of speed and dribbling abilities. Either side have opportunities to score and it was an entertaining match to say the least.

 

Southampton 1 Middlesbrough 0

This was a cagey game. The first half has little or no flash point until in the 53rd minute when Sofiane Boufal broke the deadlock to give Southampton the deserved lead.

 

 

Liverpool 2 West Ham 2

Liverpool haven’t been the same since their talisman Coutinho got injured. Liverpool faltered last week against Bournemouth and on Sunday it seems there is no end in sight to their misery. They lacked the precision and incisiveness of a Jurgen Klopp team. Origi who is proving a good addition since Coutinho got injured equalised for Liverpool after West Ham United had gone 2-1 up. The game ended Liverpool 2 West Ham United 2.