Derby Joy For Guardiola, Liverpool Thrash Leicester City And Arsenal Leave It Late In Our Premier League Saturday Round Up

Pep Guardiola emerged victorious from his first Premier League battle with old adversary Jose Mourinho as Manchester City secured a fully deserved 2-1 win in a frantic Old Trafford derby.

Manchester city celebrating their goal.
Manchester city celebrating their goal.

Kevin de Bruyne’s cool finish and Kelechi Iheanacho’s tap-in after the Belgian hit the post put City in complete control as they outclassed Mourinho’s Manchester United for most of the opening 45 minutes.United were handed a lifeline just before the break when City’s debutant keeper Claudio Bravo summed up his desperately uncertain display by dropping a free-kick to allow Zlatan Ibrahimovic to pull a goal back.They mounted an aerial siege in front of the Stretford End but City held firm to maintain their position at the top of the table.

Santi Cazorla’s stoppage-time penalty gave Arsenal a dramatic 2-1 victory over a determined Southampton side.Saints took the lead when Petr Cech tipped a Dusan Tadic free-kick onto the underside of the bar but the ball bounced in off the Gunners keeper.Laurent Koscielny equalised with a spectacular overhead kick after Cazorla’s corner was not cleared.The hosts toiled in attack but Cazorla won it for them after Jose Fonte was judged to have fouled Olivier Giroud.

Callum Wilson’s superb late goal earned Bournemouth a 1-0 victory over West Brom, their first Premier League win of the season.The striker connected with Adam Smith’s cross with a deft flick to put the ball just inside the post with 11 minutes remaining at the Vitality Stadium.

Robert Snodgrass scored a 95th-minute free-kick to rescue a point for Hull City in the Premier League at Burnley.The midfielder curled in from 20 yards following Ben Mee’s foul on Tom Huddlestone to level the scores at 1-1.Steven Defour had put Burnley in front when he picked the ball up in his own half, ran at goal and beat Eldin Jakupovic with a 30-yard shot.

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Middlesbrough’s unbeaten start to the season came to an end as Crystal Palace claimed their first win of the new campaign with a 2-1 victory at the Riverside.Christian Benteke met Wilfried Zaha’s cross before Boro drew level when Daniel Ayala scored an equally powerful header from Stewart Downing’s corner.Zaha put Palace back in front, finishing James McArthur’s through ball after weak defending by George Friend.

Harry Kane ended a nine-match goal drought as Tottenham cruised to a comfortable 4-0 away win which kept Stoke bottom of the Premier League.Son Heung-min steered in a first-half opener before doubling their lead with another smart, angled finish.Dele Alli added the third by slotting in Kyle Walker’s cut-back, before Kane fired in from Son’s low cross.

Watford produced a stunning performance to come from 2-0 down to beat West Ham.Two headers from Michail Antonio had put the hosts firmly in control with 33 minutes played.

However, Odion Ighalo’s deflected shot and a wonderful effort from Troy Deeney levelled it before the break.Etienne Capoue’s powerful half-volley put the visitors in front and Jose Holebas sealed Watford’s first victory of the season with a shot from 18 yards out.

Liverpool easily beat Premier League champions Leicester in their first home game of the season.The Reds looked in control when Roberto Firmino converted James Milner’s pass and Daniel Sturridge backheeled to Sadio Mane to clip home a second.

But Leicester were given hope when Lucas inexplicably passed the ball to Jamie Vardy to shoot into an empty net.However, Adam Lallana sealed the win by firing a shot into the top corner and Firmino got a second from Mane’s pass.

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