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Barclays premier league review

Published:Monday | September 1, 2014 | 9:00 AM
Leicester City's Wes Morgan plays a pass as he comes under pressure from Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez (right), during their English Premier League football match against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium, Leicester, England, yesterday. The match ended 1-1.-AP

BURNLEY 0

MANCHESTER UNITED 0

Louis van Gaal is still waiting for his first win at Manchester United manager after his side was held to a draw at Turf Moor. The Dutchman gave a debut to PS59.7 million British record buy Angel Di Maria and agreed a PS13.8 million deal for Dutch star Daley Blind before kick-off. But the Premier League newcomers deserved their point and were unlucky when David Jones struck the bar with a free-kick.

MANCHESTER CITY 0

STOKE CITY 1

GOAL: STOKE: DIOUF 58th.

After losing on each of their 12 Barclays Premier League trips to Manchester - City and United - Stoke made it lucky 13, thanks to Mame Biram Diouf's goal. The solo effort, in which the former United player ran 75 yards before beating Joe Hart, saw Stoke hand City their first defeat of the campaign.

NEWCASTLE UNITED 3

CRYSTAL PALACE 3

GOALS: NEWCASTLE: JANMAAT 37th; AARONS 73rd; WILLIAMSON 88th. PALACE: GAYLE 1st; PUNCHEON 48th; ZAHA 90th.

Neil Warnock began his second spell as Crystal Palace by securing the club's first point of the season. Dwight Gayle scored within a minute and Jason Puncheon added a second for the Eagles, either side of a goal from Newcastle's Daryl Janmaat. Rolando Aarans levelled for the Magpies and Mike Williamson gave them an 88th minute lead, only for another Palace old boy, Wilfried Zaha, to clinch a point in his first game on loan from Manchester United.

QUEENS PARK RANGERS 1

SUNDERLAND 0

GOAL: QPR: AUSTIN 45th.

Queens Park Rangers (QPR) claimed their first win of the season as Charlie Austin's goal gave them victory over Sunderland. Rangers came into the game having suffered three straight defeats, in which they had not managed a goal. But Austin - leading the lines in the absence of Loic Remy, who was withdrawn from the home starting XI ahead of a move to Chelsea - ended that run with a close-range strike following a corner.

SWANSEA CITY 3

WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0

GOALS: SWANSEA: DYER 2nd, 71st; ROUTLEDGE 24th.

Swansea maintained their perfect start to their Barclays Premier League season with a third win out of three against a poor West Brom side. Nathan Dyer scored twice, with his first inside two minutes. Wayne Routledge netted a spectacular second before Dyer completed the rout to put Swansea joint first with Chelsea.

WEST HAM UNITED 1

SOUTHAMPTON 3

GOALS: WEST HAM: NOBLE 27th. SOUTHAMPTON: SCHNEIDERLIN 45th, 68th; PELLE 83rd.

West Ham were booed off by their own fans following an insipid defensive display at Upton Park. The Hammer took the lead through Mark Noble, but a brace from Frenchman Morgan Schneiderlin and a third from Graziano Pelle gave new Saints manager Ronald Koeman his first win in the Barclays Premier League.

EVERTON 3 CHELSEA 6

GOALS: EVERTON: MIRALLAS 45th; NAISMITH 69th; ETO'O 76th. CHELSEA: COSTA 1st, 90th; IVANOVIC 3rd; COLEMAN OG 67th; MATIC 74th; RAMIRES 77th.

Chelsea made a statement at Goodison Park to go top of the Barclays Premier League. Diego Costa scored in the first and last minutes, while Branislav Ivanovic added a second for the Blues after three minutes. Kevin Mirallas replied for Everton and after a Seamus Coleman own goal, Steven Naismith got a goal back for Everton. Nemanja Matic made it 4-2 to Chelsea before old boy Samuel Eto'o gave the home side some hope. But Ramires and Costa confirmed the win.

POINTS STANDINGS

P W D L GF GA GD Pts

Chelsea3 3 0 0 11 4 7 9
Swansea City 3 3 0 0 6 1 5 9
Aston Villa 3 2 1 0 3 1 2 7
Manchester City 3 2 0 1 5 2 3 6
Liverpool 3 2 0 1 6 4 2 6
Tottenham Spurs 3 2 0 1 5 3 2 6
Arsenal 3 1 2 0 5 4 1 5
Southampton 3 1 1 1 4 3 1 4
Hull City 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
Stoke City 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
West Ham U3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 3
Queens Park 3 1 0 2 1 5 -4 3
Sunderland 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 2
Manchester U 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2
Leicester City 3 0 2 1 3 5 -2 2
Newcastle U 3 0 2 1 3 5 -2 2
Everton 3 0 2 1 7 10 -3 2
West Bromwich 3 0 2 1 2 5 -3 2
Crystal Palace 3 0 1 2 5 8 -3 1
Burnley 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 1