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Premier League Matchday 3 Review: Manchester City Grab Late Winner

Matchday 2 of the Premier League kicked off with Manchester City and Bournemouth going head to head with the former looking to clinch their first point of the season and the latter keen on maintaining their fine start to the 2017/18 campaign. Here’s a comprehensive review of the action in our Premier League Matchday 3 review.

Charlie Daniels opened the scoring for Bournemouth in the 13th-minute with a thunderous effort from the edge of the 18-yard-area which came off the woodwork before going into the back of the net. The goal gave the game an electrifying start and prompted the Cherries to ask more questions of City’s defence.

Gabriel Jesus put a stop to Bournemouth’s momentum with an equaliser in the 21st-minute as he showed why Pep Guardiola was right to feature him ahead of Aguero.

The scores remained level up until stoppage time when Raheem Sterling popped up with the winner to make it 2-1. What followed the Englishman’s goal, though was his celebration which somewhat surprisingly led to him receiving a second yellow card and thus a sending off.

Like Bournemouth, Crystal Palace failed to pick up their first point of the season at home to Swansea City on Saturday with the Swans grabbing all three points at Selhurst Park.

We might be witnessing a repeat of Crystal Palace’s lacklustre 2016/17 season when they escaped relegation alongside their most recent opponents Swansea.

In their meeting on Saturday, Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham opened his Premier League goalscoring account after tapping in a ball from Leroy Fer right before half time.

Jordan Ayew helped seal the victory with a goal in the 48th-minute.

Huddersfield Town continued their fine start to life in the Premier League as they held Southampton to a goalless draw at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Huddersfield created some chances which were left unconverted, but overall, it was a good showing from the newly-promoted side who have already made their presence felt in the Premier League.

West Ham were thoroughly beaten at St James’ Park as Newcastle grabbed their first points of the season as well as their first goals since getting back into the big time.

Joselu opened the scoring in the 36th-minute with his side dominating play. West Ham’s dysfunction was evident from the onset but it wasn’t until the second half that they truly capitulated.

Ciaran Clark scored a glancing header before Aleksandar Mitrovic, who Rafa Benitez opted to start ahead of Dwight Gayle, closed the scoring with a deftly executed finish in the 86th-minute.

Watford played out a goalless draw with Brighton and Hove Albion with Miguel Britos getting sent off after a horror tackle on Anthony Knockaert.

Elsewhere, Manchester United continued their fine form with a 2-0 victory over Leicester at Old Trafford with Marcus Rashford playing the part of super-sub in the 70th-minute and Marouane Fellaini scoring United’s second goal.

United were given a penalty in the 53rd minute following Danny Simpson’s handball, but Romelu Lukaku failed to convert it.

On Sunday, Chelsea erased all the doubts surrounding their title credentials following their relatively easy win over a lacklustre Everton side.

Goals from Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata gave Chelsea the win as they look to retain their Premier League crown.

Goals from Jay Rodriguez and Peter Crouch cancelled each other out as West Brom and Stoke City played out a goalless draw.

Liverpool outclassed Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday evening with a 4-0 victory over the Gunners. Goals from Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge gave the Reds maximum points but left Arsenal in 16th-place as the league gives way for the international break.

Chris Wood grabbed a late goal for Burnley away at Wembley to give Sean Dyche’s men a point against Tottenham. Dele Alli scored Spurs’ lone goal through a set-pice which, after a deflection, fell to his feet.

About the Author Phillip Ekuwem

Phillip is a football writer with an immense love and passion for the beautiful game. He’s well versed in European football as he enjoys watching the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and the Serie A.

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