BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE REVIEWS
SATURDAY, SEPT 12
STOKE CITY 0
GOALS:-ARSENAL: WALCOTT 31; GIROUD 85.
Arsenal moved up to third on Saturday with their first home win of the new campaign as Stoke dropped to the foot of the Barclays Premier League. The Gunners forced 29 attempts on goal but took more than half-an-hour before Theo Walcott netted to claim his 11th goal in 11 starts. Substitute Olivier Giroud added a second late on.
CRYSTAL PALACE 0 MANCHESTER CITY 1
GOAL:-CITY: IHEANACHO 90.
Manchester City left it late to secure a fifth straight win at fellow high-flyers Crystal Palace. After a frustrating 90 minutes, Nigerian teenager Kelechi Iheanacho scored his first senior goal with 20 seconds remaining of normal time, after Samir Nasri's shot was saved. City also kept a fifth straight clean sheet from the start of the season for the first time in their history.
NAISMITH 17, 22, 82. CHELSEA: MATIC 36.
Steven Naismith scored a perfect hat-trick to hand champions Chelsea their third loss in their opening five league games. Naismith replaced the injured Muhamed Besic early on and headed in Brendan Galloway's cross before sending a left-footed shot to put the Toffees 2-0 up. Chelsea responded through Nemanja Matic, but Scotsman Naismith added his third with his right foot.
3 LIVERPOOL 1
GOALS:-UNITED: BLIND 49; HERRERA PEN 70; MARTIAL 86. LIVERPOOL: BENTEKE 84.
Manchester United's £36-
million teenager, Anthony Martial, marked his debut
with a stunning goal. Christian Benteke's equally impressive overhead kick had thrown Liverpool a lifeline after Daley Blind's neat finish and Ander Herrera's penalty had put Louis van Gaal's side in control to lift United into second place in the Barclays Premier League table behind Manchester City.
NORWICH CITY 3
AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1
GOALS:-NORWICH: JEROME 35; HOOLAHAN 52; JARVIS 67. BOURNEMOUTH: COOK 81.
Wes Hoolahan inspired Norwich to an impressive victory over fellow promoted side Bournemouth. Hoolahan set up Cameron Jerome for the first goal before Bournemouth's Callum Wilson hit the post. Hoolahan scored from outside the box for the second and then winger Matt Jarvis added a third on his debut before Steve Cook headed home a late
SWANSEA CITY 0
Odion Ighalo's second-half goal handed 10-man Watford their first Premier League victory of the
season. The Nigerian forward converted a headed pass from Troy Deeney from eight yards to score the club's first home goal of the season. Watford were reduced to 10 men when Valon Behrami was sent off after appearing to stamp on Andre Ayew.
WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0
Southampton's disappointing start to the season continued at The Hawthorns with a drab, colourless goalless draw on Saturday. The Saints have won just two of their last 11 games in the Barclays Premier League, though West Bromwich Albion have netted just three goals in five games so far this campaign.
SUNDAY, SEPT 13
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1
GOAL:-SPURS:MASON 82 .
Ryan Mason's late strike earned Tottenham victory at Sunderland and the club's first Barclays Premier League win of the season. Spurs finally broke the deadlock when Mason placed his shot past keeper Costel Pantilimon. Sunderland's Jermain Defoe had the best chance prior to the goal when his shot cannoned off the post.
LEICESTER CITY 3
ASTON VILLA 2
GOALS:-LEICESTER: DE LAET 72; VARDY 82; DYER 89. VILLA: GREALISH 39; GIL 63.
Leicester City moved into second place in the Barclays Premier League after staging a remarkable comeback to beat Aston Villa. Villa took the lead through Jack Grealish, and Carles Gil swept in a second before Ritchie de Laet volleyed the hosts a lifeline. Jamie Vardy prodded Leicester level before sub Nathan Dyer's brave late headed winner on his debut.