Yet another exciting Saturday for football fans all over the world as we go through an action packed fixture list of the English Premier League.
|Crystal Palace||2-0||West Bromwich Albion|
|Aston Villa||0-1||Stoke City|
|Norwich City||1-2||Leicester City|
|Sunderland||2-2||West Ham United|
Match day 8 of the Premier League started of with an earl kick off between West Browhich Albion and Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Wilfred Zaha and Yohan Cabaye caused all sorts of havoc as West Brom could not match Zaha’s pace and Cabaye’s passing. Although Palace dominated throughout the game the first goal did not come until the 68th minute. Yannick Bolasie headed in Yohan Cabaye’s inch perfect cross at the back post. The second and final goal came from Cabaye in the 89th minute after Wilfred Zaha was brought down in the box by Chris Brunt.
Stoke City won away from home at Aston Villa in a close encounter as both teams were up for the fight. The only goal of the came from Marco Arnautovic at the 55th minute of the game. A brilliant pass from Glen Johnson found Arnautovic unmarked who dispatched the goal with ease.
In a clash of the new boys Bournemouth took on Watford at the Goldsands Stadium. Although Bournemouth were missing their star striker Calum Wilson they went one nil up at the 28th minute. Courtesy of new signing Glen Murray who 68th Hourelio Gomes’s penalty save seven minutes before full time.
Manchester City returned to winning ways at the Etihad Stadium in a mouth watering display of attacking football. Sergio Aguero scored five goals in just over 20 minutes to completely demolish a Newcastle side who had scored first through new signing Alexander Mitrovic. The pick of the bunch though was the sixth goal from new signing Kevin De Bruyne who scored a wonderful volley at the 53rd minute to complete the rout.
In form Jamie Vardy stayed at top of the top scorers chart after scoring away at Norwich. Norwich controlled most of the game but it was once again proved that possession is not everything in football as Vardy scored from the penalty spot at the 28th minute to give Leicester the lead. Leicester scored the second goal two minutes into the second half when Jeffery Schlup galloped forward on the left wing to score with striker like finish. Norwich did pull one goal back through Mbokani at the 68th minute.
Sunderland started their match at home against West Ham in good spirits as they went two nil up before the 30 minute mark. The black cats were oozing with class as both goals from Steven Fletcher and Jermain Lens were of the highest order. Their happiness though was short lived as Arsenal loanee Carl Jenkinson pulled one back just before half time. West Ham went on to draw the match after new signing Dimitri Payet followed in Lanzini’s powerful shot to score his 4th goal of the season at the at the 60th minute.
The late kick off at Stamford Bridge threw in a little surprise as Chelsea were convincingly beaten by Ronald Koeman’s Southampton. Chelsea did score the first goal through Willian’s sublime free kick at the 10th minute but Southampton drew level at the 43rd minute.
The second half saw a more willing Southampton side who were rewarded when Mane scored the goal at the 60th minute. Grazziano Pelle rounded up the three points after scoring at the 72nd minute of the match to give Jose Mourinho serious problems.