Everton’s march come to a halt
Ronald Koeman’s side was one of the early pacesetters this season so far but came unstuck against a tenacious Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth. A Junior Stanislas goal was enough for the Cherries to stun the Toffees for a 1-0 win. It was a game completely dominated by Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium and completely deserved their full points. Barring a late miss by Enner Valencia, Everton never looked threatening the result.
Pep marches on!
Almost nonchalantly, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City brushed aside Swansea 3-1 at the Liberty Stadium for a sixth consecutive Premier League win. A Sergio Aguero double and a Raheem Sterling strike continued their undefeated run of the season. But it was not all rosy for the Citizens who had to endure a tough fight from the Swans for an hour. Kevin De Bruyne’s late injury too was a blip which would keep Pep on his toes in the coming days.
Stoke robbed of a win
Stoke looked set for their first win of the Premier League season but a late Salomon Rondon header in injury-time earned a 1-1 draw for the Baggies at the Britannia Stadium. A win would have eased the pressure on Mark Hughes although they are off the bottom of the table for now.
From three points to none – poor Sunderland!
It looked like three points then one point but in the end they got none. A Jermain Defoe’s double and a two-goal lead by the hour was not enough for David Moyes as his team crashed to a loss at home. Crystal Palace earned full points after a dramatic stoppage time goal from Cristian Benteke won it 3-2 for the Eagles.
Middlesbrough versus Tottenham
Tottenham continued their bright start and won 2-1 at Middlesbrough. The absence of Harry Kane was not felt at all as Son Heung-Min netted twice for Mauricio Pochettino men who now are four points behind leaders Manchester City.