PREMIERSHIP WEEK 6 ROUND UP
WEST HAM UNITED 0 V 3 SOUTHAMPTON
The Olympic stadium does not appear to be a lucky new home for the Hammers as Charlie Austin scored his fifth goal in four appearances as Southampton condemned West Ham to a fourth successive Premier League defeat, Austin broke the deadlock with a side-foot finish following Ryan Bertrand’s pull-back, Dusan Tadic made it 2-0, collecting a pass from Austin and rounding Adrian before finding the empty net, James Ward-Prowse’s low finish ensured West Ham remain without a league win in their new London home.
ARSENAL 3 v 0 CHELSEA
Arsenal completely tore Chelsea apart in the London derby game and secured a fourth successive Premier League win for the Gunners, Alexis Sanchez took advantage of Gary Cahill’s error to race clear and lift a composed finish over Thibaut Courtois after 11 minutes, and Theo Walcott completed a brilliant move to steer in Hector Bellerin’s pass three minutes later.
Mesut Ozil then left N’Golo Kante trailing to expose Chelsea on the counter-attack and steer home Arsenal’s third five minutes before the break. It was little more than damage limitation for Chelsea after that as they fell to their second league loss in a row as rampant Arsenal moved third in the table and looking to be a threat at the top of the table.
Chelsea fans look away – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F86J4jbif-4
MANCHESTER UNITED 4 V 1 LEICESTER CITY
Leicester the Premier League champions were dismantled long before half time as United came back from three defeats in a row to secure a comprehensive victory at Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho had dropped captain Wayne Rooney from his starting line-up, but
a Chris Smalling header put United ahead before Juan Mata finished off a slick move with a lovely finish, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba (scoring his first goal for the club) both scored from corners, with the Leicester defence looking very shaky. Demarai Gray got a consolation goal for Leicester with spectacular long-range effort. United’s first Premier League win in a month was sealed by half-time, but a third defeat for Leicester already matches their total defeats for the whole of last season.
Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks1uWDsmSVk
SWANSEA CITY 1 V 3 MANCHESTER CITY
Premier League leaders Manchester City maintained their perfect start under Pep Guardiola with victory at Swansea.
Sergio Aguero fired the visitors in front before Fernando Llorente scored his first Swans goal with an emphatic half-volley four minutes later, Aguero netted his second goal with a penalty after Mike van der Hoorn elbowed Kevin de Bruyne,
Raheem Sterling added a spectacular third after a quick counter-attack. De Bruyne has been in fantastic form for Man City this season, but there will be concern as he limped off with what appeared to be a hamstring injury, Pep will be hoping that it is nothing more serious than cramp.
Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnI58QZHZAk
SUNDERLAND 2 V 3 CRYSTAL PALACE
Sunderland were dealt a sucker punch, as they threw away a two goal lead to succomb to defeat at the hands of a stubborn Crystal Palace side, who would not lie down, Christian Benteke’s last-minute header left Sunderland waiting for their first league victory of the season, the Belgian powered home from six yards out after a free-kick to give Palace a third straight league win and leave the Black Cats bottom of the table, ex Spurs striker Jermain Defoe had put the hosts in charge with two well-taken goals.
But Joe Ledley pulled one back with a deflected shot before James McArthur’s header pulled Palace level.
Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVGGr0YE5NY
BOURNEMOUTH 1 V 0 EVERTON
Everton lost in the league for the first time under Ronald Koeman as Junior Stanislas’ superb shot gave Bournemouth a deserved victory, Stanislas scored two against Everton last season and was on hand to secure all three points for the Cherries.
Jack Wilshere (I am still shocked that Arsene Wenger allowed Wilshire to leave the Gunners for Bournemouth on a season long loan) hit the crossbar with a deflected shot before Stanislas’ 25-yard drive flew into the top corner.
Harry Arter and Callum Wilson also went close as the Cherries won for the second time in the league this season.
Romelu Lukaku’s early header was brilliantly saved by Artur Boruc but considering the start that Everton have had, they rarely threatened the Bournemouth defence.
Click here for the fantastic Stanislas goal – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_1gyrWrzjk
LIVERPOOL 5 V 1 HULL CITY
The most emphatic victory of the Premier weekend came at Anfield where Liverpool demolished Hull, Hull’s second big scoring defeat in a week after the loss to Arsenal 4-1 last weekend. Liverpool claimed a third straight Premier League win, the Reds controlled the game and led through Adam Lallana’s low shot, Ahmed Elmohamady saw red for handball in the box, with James Milner scoring from the spot before Sadio Mane added a third for the home side, David Meyler lashed in for Hull but Philippe Coutinho’s long-range strike and a second Milner penalty underlined the home side’s complete dominance.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are now fourth in the table and the division’s second-top scorers behind Manchester City, with 16 goals in six matches.
Click here for the Reds demolition of Hull – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxbL1iNdVrc
MIDDLESBROUGH 1 V 2 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
With Harry Kane on the sidelines, Son Heung-min stepped up to the mark scoring two superb goals as Tottenham moved up to second in the Premier League with victory at Middlesbrough, in difficult conditions at the Riverside Stadium, Spurs took the lead when Son feinted to shoot twice in the area before striking a low 10-yard effort, the South Korean made it 2-0 when he dribbled into a good position and curled in from edge of the area, Spurs appeared to take their foot off the gas in the second half and Boro improved, pulling a goal back through Ben Gibson, but lack of attacking quality could well cost Boro this season, Tottenham’s win means they have made their best start in the top flight for 51 years.
Click here for the Son show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVMRJuH6Eao
STOKE CITY 1 V 1 WEST BROMWICH ALBION
Salomon Rondon’s injury-time equaliser earned West Brom a point at Stoke to deny the Potters their first league win of the season, Stoke took the lead through Joe Allen when he poked home after West Brom’s Jonny Evans nodded the ball down.
But Rondon headed a corner beyond keeper Lee Grant to deny Stoke, who still move off the foot of the table.
My friend Tony Pulis was managing a team for the 1,000th, time but his West Brom side did very little to put a smile on his face before Rondon rescued them at the end.
Click here for the highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdY2MHer0Xs
BURNLEY 2 V 0 WATFORD
Burnley moved to thirteenth place in the Premier League with a comfortable victory over Watford, Burnley’s record signing Jeff Hendrick scored his first goal for the club heading in from a Steven Defour cross for the opener, Watfords main man Troy Deeney had a rare Hornets shot saved before Defour crossed for Michael Keane to nod in a second for Burnley.
In my pridictions I did okay with six correct result and one correct score.
My week 7 predictions,
Everton 2 v 1 Crystal Palace
Swansea City 1 v 2 Liverpool
Hull 1 v 3 Chelsea
Sunderland 2 v 1 West Brom
Watford 2 v 1 Bournemouth
West Ham 2 v 1 Middlesbrough
Man Utd 3 v 1 Stoke City
Leicester 2 v 1 Southampton
Tottenham 2 v 1 Man City
Burnley 1 v 2 Arsenal
Have a good week