Barclays premier league review
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
ASTON VILLA 0
GOALS:-ARSENAL: OZIL 32; WELBECK 34; CISSOKHO 36 OG.
Arsenal returned to winning ways at Aston Villa. After losing in the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund the Gunners saw Danny Welbeck open his Arsenal account with the second of three goals in four minutes. Welbeck set up Mesut Ozil for the first before adding the second. Villa defender Aly Cissokho turned the ball into his own net.
Burnley failed to score for the fifth game in succession after Sunderland claimed a goalless draw at Turf Moor. Ashley Barnes hit the bar for Burnley in the final five minutes but Sean Dyche's team have now been involved in goalless draws in their last three Barclays Premier League matches.
NEWCASTLE UNITED 2
HULL CITY 2
GOALS:-NEWCASTLE: CISSE 73, 87. HULL: JELAVIC 48; DIAME 68.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew was confronted with a mass protest but after Hull led 2-0, Papiss Cisse scored twice to take some of the heat off the manager. Second-half strikes by Nikica Jelavic and Mohamed Diame had put the Tigers ahead but Cisse came off the bench to rescue an unlikely point.
QUEENS PARK RANGERS 2 STOKE CITY 2
GOALS:-QPR: CAULKER 42; KRANJCAR 88. STOKE: DIOUF 11; CROUCH 51.
Niko Kranjcar rescued Queens Park Rangers with a wonderful free-kick against Stoke. Peter Crouch set up Mame Biram Diouf's easy header for the opening goal before Steven Caulker headed home at the far post to level before the break. Crouch's strike seemed to have secured victory for Stoke. But Kranjcar stepped up two minutes before the end and sublimely found the top corner to secure a valuable draw.
SWANSEA CITY 0
GOAL:-SOUTHAMPTON: WANYAMA 80.
After winning their first three games, Swansea lost a second successive outing in the Barclays Premier League. Victor Wanyama came off the bench to score his first Southampton goal but Swansea finished with 10 men after striker Wilfried Bony received two yellow cards for two clumsy fouls just before the break.
WEST HAM UNITED 3
GOALS:-WEST HAM: REID 2; SAKHO 7; AMALFITANO 88. LIVERPOOL: STERLING 26.
Liverpool suffered their third defeat in five Barclays Premier League games this season as West Ham emerged victorious at Upton Park. Early goals from Winston Reid and Diafra Sakho proved too much for the visitors, who pulled one back through Raheem Sterling before the break. Morgan Amalfitano confirmed up a first home win for West Ham in the 88th minute.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
CRYSTAL PALACE 3
GOALS:-EVERTON: LUKAKU 9; BAINES 83 PEN. PALACE: JEDINAK 30 PEN; CAMPBELL 54; BOLASIE 69.
Crystal Palace claimed their first win of the season as they extended Everton's winless league streak at Goodison Park to four matches. The visitors had to come from behind after Romelu Lukaku fired in to reward Everton for their early dominance. But Palace equalised through a Mile Jedinak penalty before Fraizer Campbell's header and Yannick Bolasie's low shot put them firmly in control. A Leighton Baines penalty gave Everton hope but Palace held on for the win.
LEICESTER CITY 5
MANCHESTER UNITED 3
GOALS:-LEICESTER: ULLOA 17, 83 PEN; NUGENT 62 PEN; CAMBIASSO 64; VARDY 79. MAN UTD: VAN PERSIE 13; DI MARIA 16; HERRERA 57.
Leicester City fought back from 3-1 down to secure a stunning victory. United led 2-0, through Robin van Persie and Angel Di Maria with Leonardo Ulloa's header reduced the deficit. Ander Herrera's back heel extended United's lead but a David Nugent penalty and Esteban Cambiasso equaliser were followed by further goals from Jamie Vardy and a Ulloa penalty, which also saw United's Tyler Blackett sent-off.
MANCHESTER CITY 1
GOALS:-CITY: LAMPARD 88. CHELSEA: SCHURRLE 71.
Frank Lampard scored a dramatic equaliser against former club Chelsea to earn 10-man Manchester City a draw at Etihad Stadium. The midfielder, who left the Blues in the summer, came off the bench to convert James Milner's pass late on. Chelsea had lead through Andre Schurrle's close-range finish shortly after City had Pablo Zabaleta sent off after clashing with Diego Costa.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 0
WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1
GOAL:-WBA: MORRISON 74.West Bromwich Albion recorded their first win of the season and moved off the bottom of the Barclays Premier League table thanks to James Morrison's second-half header against Tottenham. The Scotland international nodded in, unmarked, to earn his side their first victory at Spurs in 30 years.