Barclays Premier Laague-Week 8 Round-up
An eventful Week 8 of the Premier League saw two huge upsets with Chelsea and Man United being mauled and the highly expected exit of Chris rogers as Liverpool Coach.
Manchester City vs Newcastle United
Sergio Aguero plundered five goals in a dizzying 20-minute spell as Manchester City demolished Newcastle United 6-1 on Saturday to reclaim first place in the Premier League table. City had lost their previous two league games and went behind in the 18th minute when Aleksandar Mitrovic headed home, but Aguero equalised in the 42nd minute before hitting the net again four more times. Kevin De Bruyne also scored, as well as teeing up two of Aguero’s goals.
Arsenal vs Manchester United
Arsenal dominated Manchester United during the first half, putting three quick goals past the Red Devils and cruising to a 3-0 win. Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring with a fancy flick after great work from Mesut Ozil, with the German adding a second soon after to give Arsenal a 2-0 lead in the opening seven minutes. Sanchez added a third before the halfway point of the first period, smashing an unstoppable shot into the top corner of the net to send the home crowd into delirium.
Liverpool vs Everton
Liverpool and Everton held each other to a 1-1 draw. Danny Ings escaped Ross Barkley to head James Milner's corner past a static Everton keeper Tim Howard, but the game's outstanding performer Romelu Lukaku pounced on Emre Can's poor clearance to level just before half-time.Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet kept his team in contention, before Ings scored, with two magnificent saves from Steven Naismith and James McCarthy.
Southampton vs Chelsea
The Premier League champions took an early lead through Willian's free-kick. Steven Davis drove in an equaliser before Sadio Mane ran through after a defensive error to put Saints ahead. Graziano Pelle's angled finish sealed victory for Southampton, who climb to ninth in the table. Chelsea's fourth defeat of the season leaves them 16th.
Crystal Palace vs West Bromwich Albion
Crystal Palace climbed to third place, three points below City, with an impressive and hard-earned 2-0 home win over West Bromwich Albion. Yohan Cabaye crossed for Yannick Bolasie to head Palace in front in the 68th minute and then netted a late penalty won by man-of-the-match Wilfried Zaha.
Leicester City vs Norwich City
Leicester City returned to the top four after winning 2-1 at Norwich City. Jamie Vardy claimed his seventh goal of the campaign from the spot and Jeff Schlupp rifled home early in the second half before Dieumerci Mbokani reduced the deficit with his first Premier League goal.
West Ham United vs Sunderland
West Ham United slipped to fifth place following a 2-2 draw at second-bottom Sunderland, whose manager, Dick Advocaat, is reported to be on the brink of leaving the club.Steven Fletcher and Jeremain Lens, who scored a classy chip, put Sunderland 2-0 up, but Lens was then sent off for two bookable offences and goals from Carl Jenkinson and Dimitri Payet earned West Ham a point
Bournemouth vs Watford
Full debutant Glenn Murray scored but then squandered a late penalty as Bournemouth were held to a 1-1 draw by fellow promoted side Watford, for whom Odion Ighalo netted for the fifth time this term.
Stoke City vs Aston Villa
Marko Arnautovic earned Stoke City a 1-0 win at Aston Villa.