Moses And Sakho Hand Hammers Win West Ham claimed an unlikely treble on Saturday evening as t...
Moses And Sakho Hand Hammers Win
West Ham claimed an unlikely treble on Saturday evening as they earned an impressive 2-1 away win at Premier League leaders Manchester City.
City had a 100 per cent record going into The Etihad clash, but goals from Super Eagles forward Victor Moses and Senegalese striker Diafra Sakho put the
Hammers 2-0 up after a half an hour and Kevin De Bruyne’s second-half reply was not enough for City to rescue a point.
A late appearance from Iheanacho could not help City as the lost their first game of the season.
It means Slaven Bilic’s men have chalked up brilliant away wins at Arsenal, Liverpool and now Manchester City in their first three away games to find themselves second in the table behind their hosts.
Double Joy For Ighalo
Recalled Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo struck on 10 and 28 minutes as he took advantage of some pitiful defending to give promoted Watford what proved to be a decisive win away from home against Newcastle
The visitors were given a helping hand as their good start became a great one when Newcastle full-back Massadio Haidara gifted possession to wide-man Almen Abdi and saw the Hornets capitalise fully as Deeney and Etienne Capoue combined to feed the ball to Nigerian striker Ighalo, who stepped inside Janmaat’s lunge before powering a 10th-minute shot into Tim Krul’s bottom corner.
Newcastle’s response was tepid to say the least, and Watford increased their lead with 28 minutes gone when Deeney’s through-ball split a static home defence and Ighalo ran through to round the stranded Krul and finished his 4th goal of the season and the 20th this calendar year.
Daryl Janmaat reduced the deficit with a 67th-minute strike, the Magpies’ first goal in 464 minutes of Barclays Premier League football, but it was not enough to rescue a point as they await their first win of the new campaign.
Mahrez Rescues Foxes
Leicester underlined their lionhearted spirit by recovering from 2-0 down to claim a 2-2 draw against Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.
Goals from Bojan and Jonathan Walters had seemingly put Mark Hughes’ side into a commanding position going into the interval.
But Leicester – who last week recovered from 2-0 down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 – showed their determination not to be beat once again thanks to Algerian forward Riyad Mahrez’ penalty (his 5th goal of the season) and a Jamie Vardy strike
In the biggest game of the day, Chelsea got back to winning ways in controversial circumstances on Saturday lunchtime as they defeated nine-man Arsenal 2-0 in a fiery encounter at Stamford Bridge.
The Gunners saw Gabriel controversially sent off in the first half, while Santi Cazorla saw red 10 minutes from time as the champions took the points courtesy of Kurt Zouma’s second-half header and a late deflected strike from Eden Hazard.
It was a game which sprang into life just before the break when Diego Costa clashed with Laurent Koscielny.
Koscielny appeared to be caught in the face twice by two flailing arms from Costa, which prompted Gabriel to get involved and he was then dismissed for kicking out at the Chelsea man, whose provocation was far from subtle, and who was lucky not to see red himself.
Jose Mourinho would argue the Brazilian should have conceded a penalty by then after earlier grappling with Hazard.
It mattered not as Arsene Wenger suffered the familiar feeling of defeat to Mourinho’s Chelsea.
- Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal
- Aston Villa 0-1 West Brom
- Bournemouth 2-0 Sunderland
- Newcastle 1-2 Watford
- Stoke 2-2 Leicester
- Swansea 0-0 Everton
- Man City 1-2 West Ham