Barclays Premier League Review
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
ARSENAL 2 MANCHESTER 2
GOALS:-ARSENAL: WILSHERE 63; SANCHEZ 74. CITY: AGUERO 28; DEMICHELIS 83.
Martin Demichelis stole a point for Manchester City with a late equaliser at the Emirates. Gunners' debutant Danny Welbeck struck the woodwork before Sergio Aguero gave the visitors the lead. Arsenal responded through Jack Wilshere before Alexis Sanchez scored his third goal in three games. But in the dying stages, Demichelis levelled from a corner and City's Aleksandar Kolarov struck a post.
CHELSEA 4 SWANSEA CITY 2
GOALS:-CHELSEA: COSTA 45, 56, 67; REMY 81.
SWANSEA: TERRY OG 11;
Chelsea maintained their 100 per cent record and ended Swansea's when they added four goals to the six they scored in their last game, at Everton. John Terry scored an own goal for Cheslea before Diego Costa scored a hat-trick - the Spaniard now has seven goals for his new club, while newcomer Loic Remy added a fourth. Jonjo Shelvey replied late on the Welshmen.
CRYSTAL PALACE 0 BURNLEY 0
Burnley are in the bottom three after extending Crystal Palace's poor month. The draw means the Eagles have never won a home Premier League game in September in their last nine matches. Burnley's own record at Selhurst Park makes equally poor; they have not won at Selhurst Park in 10 attempts dating back to 2001.
LIVERPOOL 0 ASTON VILLA 1
GOAL:-VILLA: AGBONLAHOR 9.
Aston Villa are enjoying their best ever start to a Barclays Premier League season since 1998 after they moved second thanks to an early goal from striker Gabriel Agbonlahor. Agbonlahor struck from a corner after nine minutes and, despite dominating possession, Liverpool were unable to break down the visitors' well-organised defence.
SOUTHAMPTON 4 NEWCASTLE UNITED 0
GOALS:-SOUTHAMPTON: PELLE 6, 19; CORK 54; SCHNEIDERLIN 90.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is under pressure to save his job after this rout at St Mary's Stadium. New Saints striker Graziano Pelle scored twice within 19 minutes for the home side with further goals from Jack Cork and Morgan Schneiderlin completing a miserable afternoon for the shoddy Magpies.
STOKE CITY 0 LEICESTER CITY 1
GOAL:-LEICESTER: ULLOA 64.
Leonardo Ulloa scored his third goal of the season to earn Nigel Pearson's Leicester side their first win since they returned to the Barclays Premier League. Stoke's Peter Crouch had four attempts but failed to put one of target as the home side failed to repeat their win at champions Manchester City a fortnight earlier.
SUNDERLAND 2 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2
GOALS:-SUNDERLAND: JOHNSON 4; KANE OG 82. TOTTENHAM: CHADLI 2; ERIKSEN 48.
Sunderland stole a point thanks to a fortunate own goal from Spurs substitute Harry Kane. The visitors took the lead when Nacer Chadli fired home a rebound after two minutes. Black Cats' winger Adam Johnson equalised moments later with a fine solo effort. But after Christian Eriksen had prodded Spurs ahead, Kane unwittingly denied them a deserved three points.
WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0 EVERTON 2
GOALS:-EVERTON: LUKAKU 2; MIRALLAS 66.
Striker Romelu Lukaku scored against former club West Brom as Everton secured their first league win of the season at the fourth attempt. Lukaku pounced on a Jonas Olsson error in the second minute before expertly curling a shot past keeper Ben Foster. Everton had conceded 10 goals in their previous three games but a second goal, from Kevin Mirallas, confirmed the win.
MANCHESTER UNITED 4 QUEENS PARK RANGERS 0
GOALS:-UNITED: DI MARIA 24; HERRERA 36; ROONEY 44;
Manchester United won for the first time this season as their new-look side tore apart a poor QPR at Old Trafford. Record-signing Angel di Maria was particularly impressive and settled any early United nerves when his free-kick delivery crept into the far corner. Ander Herrera drilled in soon after and Wayne Rooney's sharp finish all but ended the contest before the break. Juan Mata steered in Di Maria's shot and loanee Radamel Falcao had a gentle debut as a 67th-minute substitute.