No change at the top of the table with Arsenal keeping on their winning ways and impressing in their beating of Norwich, while Chelsea, in an impressive comeback win over Cardiff City, improve to second place in the Premier League table, show that despite all the criticism of what Jose Mourinho has done so far, they’re on the right path.
Both Liverpool and Manchester United finished their matches with only one point, but in a completely different feeling. Manchester United dropped two more points at home after leading comfortably for most of the match, while Liverpool returned from St. James’ park with the points, coming back from behind twice.
Newcastle 2 Liverpool 2: A bad game from the hosts was still enough to keep them safe and sound in the middle of the table. A wonderful Yohan Cabaye goal opened things for the Magpies in the 23rd minute, but a foolish foul by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa on Luis Suarez got him sent off, and allowing Steven Gerrard to score a penalty kick. Paul Dummett put Newcastle in the lead once more early in the second half, but Daniel Sturridge scored his 7th goal of the season 15 minutes later.
Swansea 4 Sunderland 0: A match that keeps Sunderland with only one point from the first eight matches of the season, while Swansea, after a disappointing start to the season, finally show their attacking prowess against weak opponents, getting goals from Jonathan De Guzman, Wilfried Bony, Chico Flores and an own goal from Philip Bardsley.
Manchester Untied 1 Southampton 1: The problems for David Moyes continue with another failure at home, this time dropping a lead achieved through a Robin van Persie goal, conceding a late equalizer after another set piece disaster, allowing Dejan Lovren to equalize for the Saints in an excellent start to the season.
Everton 2 Hull City 1: Keeping up their very impressive start to the season, Everton once more show quite a lot of resiliency by scoring early through Kevin Mirallas and then seeing the visitors equalize with a Yannick Sagbo goal. However, Mirallas was involved once again in the winning goal, setting up Steven Pienaar to keep the points at Goodison Park.
Chelsea 4 Cardiff City 1: Despite an early goal from Jordon Munch, Chelsea didn’t change their ways and enjoyed a very dominant second half, and also got their first league goal from a striker this season, as Smauel Eto’o added to the tally started by Eden Hazard, followed by Oscar and another Hazard goal.
Arsenal 4 Norwich City 1: Another impressive tour de force from the Arsenal midfield, as Aaron Ramsey started on the bench but still finished with a goal and an assist. Olivier Giroud didn’t score once again, but he set up the first two goals for Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil, while the German added another goal late in the match. Jonathan Howson scored for the visitors.
West Ham 1 Manchester City 3: A rare win for Manchester City away from home, but at some point, their quality advantage over most teams in the league, including the disappointing West Ham, had to come into effect. Sergio Aguero scored twice and added an assist to set up David Silva’s final goal in the match, while Ricardo Vaz Te scored for West Ham.
|#||Team||MP||W||D||L||F||A||D||P||Last 5 matches|
|13||West Bromwich …||8||2||4||2||7||6||+1||10||DDWWD|
|14||West Ham United||7||2||2||3||7||5||+2||8||WLLDL|
1. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) – 7 goals
2. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – 6 goals
3. Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), Loic Remy (Newcastle) – 5 goals