Saturday, 14 September 2013

Premier League Round-Up 14/09/2013

Manchester United 2-0 Crystal Palace

Robin Van Persie converted a very controversial penalty which helped the United side beat 10-man Crystal Palace, giving new boss David Moyes a first home league win. Kagisho Dikgacoi was sent off when he brought down Ashley Young on the edge of the area however the referee made the incorrect decision and awarded Manchester United a penalty right on half time which was scored by the Dutchman. New signing Marouane Fellaini came on after 62 minutes to make his Manchester United debut. Wayne Rooney sealed the win when he netted a free kick just after 80 minutes.

Aston Villa 1-2 Newcastle United 

French international Hatem Ben Arfa scored one and set up another as Newcastle defeat Aston Villa at Villa Park. Ben Arfa gave the Magpies the lead after 18 minutes and they were able to keep their 1-0 lead until half-time. In form Christian Benteke equalized for Aston Villa when he powered home a corner from Ashley Westwood just after the 67 minute mark. Just several minutes later Yoan Gouffran scored a goal from Ben Arfa's long range shot which was parried by Brad Guzan straight to the Frenchman.

Fulham 1-1 West Bromich Albion

Gareth McAuley scored West Brom's first Premier League goal of the season to help the Baggies secure a point at Craven Cottage. Fulham's midfielder Steve Sidwell opened the scoring with a well struck half-volley from a corner in the first half. It looked like Fulham would win the game as they still had their lead at the 90 minute mark however that changed when West Brom won a corner and Gareth McAuley climbed highest to head home the delivery from Chris Brunt.

Hull 1-1 Cardiff

Peter Whittingham scored a volley to give Cardiff a point at Hull in the battle of the Premier League newcomers. Danny Graham missed a glorious opportunity for Hull before Curtis Davies scored a header from Tom Huddlestone's cross 5 minutes before half time. Peter Whittingham equalized just before the hour mark to earn the Welsh team a point.

Stoke 0-0 Manchester City

Nothing much to say on this one. Stoke missed several excellent chances as a below-par Manchester City held on for a fifth consecutive Premier League draw at the Britannia Stadium.

Sunderland 1-3 Arsenal

Aaron Ramsey was on form again, scoring twice as Arsenal beat bottom club Sunderland who had Paolo Di Canio sent off. Arsenal's debutant Mesut Ozil set up Olivier Giroud for an early goal however Craig Gardner leveled the match from the penalty spot. When Ramsey scored a volley, Di Canio was infuriated when Jozy Altidore was denied an equalizer after referee Martin Atkinson failed to play an advantage. After this controversy, Aaron Ramsey scored his second and Arsenal's third of the game to earn The Gunners fifth consecutive win. 

Tottenham 2-0 Norwich

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a goal in each half as Spurs began life without Gareth Bale with a victory over Norwich at White Hart Lane. Andre Villas-Boas handed a debut to new signing Christian Eriksen and the Danish international assisted Sigurdsson's first half goal. The Iceland international converted a Paulinho cross for his second goal and was later denied a hat-trick by goalkeeper John Ruddy.

Everton 1-0 Chelsea 

Roberto Martinez recorded his first ever Premier League win since taking charge at Everton with a remarkable 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Goodison Park. Steven Naismith's header in injury time of the first half was the only goal of the game which inflicted Jose Mourinho's first domestic loss since returning to the Blues - But this was a massive victory for Martinez. 

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