Jose Mourinho suffered only his second defeat in his 100th home league game in charge of Chelsea as Crystal Palace claimed a shock win at...
Jose Mourinho suffered only his second defeat in his 100th home league game in charge of Chelsea as Crystal Palace claimed a shock win at Stamford Bridge.
After a goalless first half in which Chelsea dominated possession, Palace took the lead when Malian forward Bakary Sako drove in after Congo’s Yannick Bolasie's low cross.
Chelsea responded when substitute Radamel Falcao headed in his first goal for the club.
Palace regained the lead immediately as Joel Ward stabbed in a late winner.
Chelsea, the reigning Premier League champions, are now eight points behind leaders Manchester City after four games.
Mbemba Shines Despite Loss
An own goal from defender Fabricio Coloccini gave Arsenal an unconvincing victory over 10-man Newcastle. The toon who had Chancel Mbemba on for 90th failed to record a shot on target.
The Congolese centre back had the crowd on their feet with one marauding forward run. He was strong and athletic in defence and, at 21, looks to be a real find.
Arsenal scored early in the second half when winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's angled shot on the rebound clipped Coloccini's heel and went into the net.
Kouyate, Ogbonna And Sakho Destroy Liverpool
West Ham, despite finishing with 10 men after Mark Noble was sent-off for a wild challenge on Danny Ings, were outstanding and secured victory thanks to first-half goals from Manuel Lanzini, Noble and another in injury time from Diafra Sakho.
Liverpool, who also finished with 10 men after Philippe Coutinho was given his marching orders for two bookable offences, were absolutely wretched and this result punctures the early cautious optimism that had started to grow after their unbeaten start.
Nigerian born Italian centre back Angelo Ogbonna was rock solid at the back and kept Christian Benteke at bay with Senegalese midfielder Kouyate marshaling the centre of the pack for the Hammers.
The victory was sealed after Sakho picked up a loose ball at the edge of the box and slotted in a low drive past Mignolet. It was the first win for West Ham at Anfield since 1963 (Same year Nigeria got her independence LOL)
Iheanacho Gets Cameo Debut
Nigeria youth international Kelechi Iheanacho made his English Premier League debut for Manchester City on Saturday in a 2-0 win over Odion Ighalo's Watford.
The 18-year-old Iheanacho was an 89th minute substitute for Raheem Sterling.
The Most Valuable Player (MVP) at FIFA U17 Championship in 2013 has been unused substitute in all Manchester City's league games this season.