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COMMENTATOR: Just brilliant, just brilliant!
COMMENTATOR: What a turn, what a goal!
COMMENTATOR: Look at that. Oh, look at that!
Six games from the Premier League, they were all magnificent - honest.
Plenty for Alan Shearer and Jermaine Jenas to get stuck into.
We start at the Hawthorns where West Brom's takeover
by Chinese investors was completed on Thursday.
The Baggies were in action against West Ham, who let
a two-goal lead slip last week at home to Watford.
Tony Pulis may not be expecting much to change under the new ownership
here, but he could do with things going in a different direction on
the pitch. West Brom have only won one in their last 13. The return of
Rondon will be a welcome sight. He started on the bench at Bournemouth,
because of international duty. McClean also starts. Pulis hopes the
changes will give his side more width. Slaven Bilic expects a big
response after the match with Watford. He has made two changes.
Nordtveit and Ogbonna come in. West Ham won 3-0 here in April and Tony
Pulis said they were as good a side as West Brom faced at The Hawthorns
last season. Mark Clattenburg is urged to give a free kick for hand
ball and delatedly he does so. -- belatedly he does so. Matt Phillips
hit the crossbar at Bournemouth last weekend with a free kick out wide.
Handball and penalty West Brom. And it is penalty for hand ball after.
His hands were in the wrong place here. West Brom's record signing can
put them ahead on his home debut. And Chadli does the necessaries.
Just what the doctor ordered for West Brom. Slaven Bilic will be
furious. Eight minutes played and Chadli scores his first goal since
February. And the Belgian just rolled it in with Adrian going the
wrong way. Hasn't had too much to cheer here in recent months. Their
last home victory in the league came against Manchester United in March.
Payet picked out Antonio. Ten minutes before half-time West Ham
have their first shot on target. Chadli into Rondon. Brilliant hit
from Rondon. As West Brom double their lead. Goals have been in short
supply for West Brom, but they have two before the break against West
Ham today. Chadli deserves credit for his part and then Rondon with an
absolute rocket beyond Adrian. West Brom 2, West Ham 0.
It goes for a West Brom corner. This is the first time that West Brom
have scored more than one goal since they drew 2-2 with Leicester in
March. And in! James McClean, West Brom in
dreamland, goals raining in for Tony Pulis this afternoon. Chadli's
effort diverted beyond Adrian by James McClean, who scores his first
Premier League goal since January. West Ham have been beaten in their
last two league games. They haven't lost three in a row since the season
before last. Everything is going on here. And the end product is a corn
tore West Ham. -- corner to best ham. It was all happening and West
Ham have taken the corner quickly. Fletcher for Rondon, who is on his
own. Rondon to make it four for West Brom. Rondon, Chadli, it is four! It
is surely game over now. And it is another defensive horror show for
West Ham. What must he be thinking? It comes straight from a West Ham
corner. They tried to take it quickly to catch West Brom out.
Fletcher's ball beat everyone and Rondon kept his cool and set up
Chadli, who now has two on his home debut for the Baggies. I don't think
they're popping off to grab a quick pie. Payet was caught by Evans. John
Jonny Evans cannot believe it. He certainly catches Payet. Payet is
there, as is Nordtveit. Payet, oh, so close!
Now another handball shot waved away by Mark Clattenburg. Payet has to be
careful that West Ham aren't caught out again by another counter. West
Ham's top scorer last season, looking for his first goal since
Palace at the start of April. And nearly found it in trade mark style.
Behind for a West Ham corner off Galloway. Mark Clattenburg being
interrogated by the West Ham players about a couple of decisions, where
they felt a penalty could have been awarded. Feghouli's corner. Antonio
and another headed goal for Antonio. Although it is likely to be little
more than a consolation for West Ham. Antonio with his fifth goal in
his last five appearances. All of which have been headers. Just past
the hour mark, West Brom 4, West Ham 1. The new owner isn't here today.
The chairman John Williams is. He will be able to tell him what a
cracker he has missed this afternoon.
Payet, was he taken down? He was and West Ham have a penalty and a chance
to give themselves a glimmer of hope of getting something out of a game
they looked dead and buried in. Mark Clattenburg has been asked the
question a number of times by West Ham. On this occasion, Galloway's
challenge leads to him pointing to the spot. It is going to be Lanzini.
West Ham back to within two goals. It is not over yet! And Lanzini with
his first goal since the start of April. His side were on receiving
end of a stunning come back last weekend. Can they pull off one of
their own this afternoon? No handball. Just got a bit nervy
for Tony Pulis, after it looked like being a stroll in the park at the
start of the second half. Nice from Antonio and Collins of all
people forces a fine stop out of fooser the. -- Foster. That would
have made it really interesting. Antonio weaving his way into the
box. Collins with a first time hit. It wasn't just well saved by Foster,
but he made it stick too. We played well at Bournemouth and probably
created better opportunities than today. You know, we have won, the
difference is we havewon the game. That makes a lot of difference to
what people think and their perceptions of what we are. We
worked very hard for this game and you could see we were very good
organised. So it was very difficult for them to create chances. We had
some good chances on the break and we scored them. I felt embarrassed
at half-time. We were three down and some of goals were individual
mistakes. The fourth goal is like amateur goal. Before and after that,
we were good. We played good football in the second half. So at
least... At least we showed the character and we showed we can play
some good football. I have been in the game a long time and you mustn't
gets too carried away. I'm looking forward to going home and seeing my
grandchildren, they're the most important thing in my life. Yes and
I bet they're well disciplined children! Bilic said embarrassingle
amateurish. Have you any better ones. I will work on it. I know they
have injuries and two new full-backs, but this is not a
problem that's just happened this season conceding goals. It started
last season. 12 of the last 15 game they have concede two or more. So
West Ham fans, look away now. Because you're about to see an
absolute horror show. It was like watching an under 10s team. Ball
into the box. Masuaku, what is that? It is an up and under. That was the
start of things to come. Hopeless. Ball into the box. Masuaku, ?6
million, he tries to say it wasn't hand bavl. Of course it's handball.
He misses it with his head. Ogbonna, do anything but this. He takes one
touch, two, three. Collins - get tight. He takes a touch, he turns,
it is a goal. Huge hole at the front at the near post. Masuaku again
sleeping on the edge of the box. It is his job to pick up Chadli.
Collins could give away a penalty. And Masuaku is asleep. Another goal.
They are looking for a goal. They have 10 players in the final third.
Every player apart from the goalkeeper is nearly inside the
18-yard box there. Attacking the corner. Extraordinary. It's
extraordinary. Laughable. West Brom goen o the break. Rondon into
Chadli. Thank you very much, 4-0. Never seen defending like that for a
long, long time. It was so bad it was unbelievable. Important to give
credit to West Brom. First time they scored four under Tony Pulis'
management. At times they played good stuff. They appear to have made
an exceptional signing in Nacer Chadli from Tottenham? They had
done. A lot was said about Tony Pulis and West Brom's lack of
signings in the summer. In Nacer Chadli they have a top player. A
player of genuine quality. He is a goal threat. Today, he was just...
He was calm and collected in position. Lovely little passes like
this. Making sure they got up the pitch. Took responsibility. They had
a few problems from penalties over the last couple of seasons. Took
responsibility there. We have seen this clip. He does very well to
create the assist for Rondon. He had a hand in all four of the goals that
West Brom scored today. That was another one of his assists. Look at
him here, breaking his neck. 3-0 up at this point much he could be
cruising. He is at full tilt, making sure he can get on the end and get
that fourth goal. Get his second. Lovely assist from Rondon much
repays the favour, gets him his goal. He deserved that today. A top
performance from their new signing. A lot of points and fancy football
everyone is obsessed about nowadays. Good win for West Brom.
Leaders Manchester City were the only team with a 100%
They faced a Bournemouth side beaten 5-1 in this fixture last season.
He has hinted he will never be satisfied there will have been a
private moment of fulfil am for Pep Guardiola after the magnificent
seven out of seven wins in all competitions so far. Bournemouth
will be too aware of the level and danger of the Guardiola exception.
The City boss makes two changes from the Manchester Derby victory.
Stones, who had started every game, is on the bench. Clichy into
defence. With Silva still injured there is a Premier League debut for
German international, Ilkay Gundogan. Sergio Aguero is still
suspended. One change for to Bournemouth from the team that beat
West Brom. Jack Wilshere, who played 141 Premier League minutes for
Arsenal last season, makes his first start for the club. Callum Wilson
drops to the bench, last week's goalscorer.
COMMENTATOR: It's Bournemouth who get the 250th Premier League match
at the Etihad Stadium underway. A scruffy fashion. De Bruyne. Boruc,
inside 12 seconds, called intole action. Given away cheaply. De
Bruyne saw the space, it was at a good height for Boruc. Manchester
City have their club captain back involved for the first time in
season. Otamendi trying to pick out gunned
gun. Fernandinho. Nolito. Right on the edge of the penalty area. The
Spaniard is fouled. A drop of the shoulder from the Spaniard. In came
Wilshere, nowhere near the ball. Kevin De Bruyne has had plenty of
time to assess this situation. Here comes the Belgian. Simple as that.
Underneath the wall. That will frustrate Artur Boruc hugely.
Nothing the Bournemouth goalkeeper could do. Very straight-forward.
Foul from Otamendi. Jon Moss was waiting for any kind of advantage.
The first yellow card of the game is for the arrange tinnian for that
challenge on Arter. Not sure sha Pep agrees. He did dive in and catch
him. Free-kick for Bournemouth, towards the captain, Francis.
Iheanacho. Early again for Nolito. Streaming forward again. Sterling is
onside, for number two. Oh, he found Iheanacho. Who improvised superbly.
He put the finishing touch to a sweeping move and double Manchester
City's advantage. It all came from that defensive header inside City's
own penalty area. Just look at how quickly they broke. De Bruyne was
fantastic. Sterling, able to pick out Iheanacho. What a record the
Nigerian international now has. 13 career starts, 12 goals. Sterling.
Goes round three of them. He's found Iheanacho. They've got two over
here. Sterling! Decent save from Boruc. What a wonderful goal that
would have been. Wonderful run from Raheem Sterling. Had the chance to
finish it off. Boruc, just about, did enough. Bournemouth can try and
find a way back in from somewhere. That was an opportunity to do so.
Stanislas not able to make the connection.
Neatly down from Iheanacho. Sterling is trying to stay onside here. De
Bruyne knows where he is. He has gone for Iheanacho instead. Here's
Sterling. That's 3-0. Well, fond memories of this fixture from last
season, where he got his first career hat-trick. He's in on the act
today as well. It's taken them less than three minutes of the
second-half to score a third. The ball came again from the corner flag
at one end and it was in the back of the net at the other. It looked as
though De Bruyne was going to go to Sterling initially. In the end it
was Iheanacho and Sterling couldn't miss. Despite the efforts of Andrew
Surman, he couldn't keep it out. Manchester City 3, Bournemouth 0.
Fernandinho. Sterling. Terrific control. Good try as well. Needed
the finger tips of Boruc to deny him.
He didn't give it up, Raheem Sterling. Away from Daniels. He has
to be careful here. Still Sterling. And still. He's going all the way.
He's hit the post. They knew they couldn't touch him. He is really
unfortunate there not to score a brilliant solo goal. Terrific effort
from Raheem Sterling. Went through about five of them. Clichy. Space
again for De Bruyne. Terrific football again from City. Oh, what a
pass. Gundogan. Of you just have to admire it. Fabulous football. Calmly
finished by Ilkay Gundogan. De Bruyne, not surprisingly, at the
heart of it. What a ball from him. Gundogan did the rest. The German
who has had to work hard on his way back from injury and be very patient
to get involved in the new Manchester City storey. Enjoying his
first experience of the Premier League. Bournemouth who conceded
five here in this fixture last season, trail now by 4-0. Smith.
They hit the bar. Through Wilson. Can think force it? The flag is up
anyway. The closest Bournemouth have come to getting a goal to show for
their efforts, just looped over Bravo, Wilson's effort.
Smith and Nolito getting involved unnecessarily there. Just
frustrating from Adam Smith. Nolito didn't need to get involved either.
It's a red card. Nolito. It's a yellow for Smith. That's the only
negative of the day. There was a little push there from Smith. Watch
Nolito afterwards. He doesn't need to get involved. That's silly from
the Spaniard. 4-0 up and coasting. Our pressing was not perfect today.
We had problems to control The build-up can. We win many, many
balls in our high-pressing when we did correct and created a lot of
counter-attack in the that moment. After the Champions League, just
three games after the Champions League, it's always a little bit
complicated. We were under the kosh and under pressure first half.
Naturally at the start of the game. We think we have held on and seen
ourselves through and concede from the free-kick, under the wall and
second from a set-piece, frustrating goals. They were very good today. We
weren't very good. When you get those two things together it was
always going to be tough. When I go out I have confidence playing with
my team. I know, because I know I love them, playing with them
together. Every time I'm on the pitch I have confidence we will play
for. The performance, once again, from Kevin was terrific. Amazing.
He's an outstanding player. He's a player that will happen us. Scored a
lot of goals, 4-1. He has really turned them into a very silky
machine very quickly, hasn't he? Remarkable the teachings of
Guardiola, so to speak. Comfortable for City. I suppose, at the same
time, you feel Bournemouth didn't really do themselves justice today
No, they didn't. Eddie Howe hit the nail on the head in that interview.
They were their own worst enemy. They went to the Etihad I can
imagine the discussions getting his team ready. Straight from kick-off.
Surman passes it back. Great pressing from Iheanacho. The last
thing you want is for De Bruyne picking the ball up and having a
shot on goal. They should be fully in control in this situation. Were
set up OK. It's their free-kick. They should be looking to attack. As
the ball comes in, all of a sudden, the picture changes. A brilliant
counter-attack from Manchester City. It's not a situation that you should
be finding yourself. In you should have those areas sorted out. Maybe a
cheeky foul to break up the play would have helped. Maybe
inexperience there. Poor header from Surman. Again, three v three at the
back. At the minute, this Manchester City side, they are very potent in
these situations. When you have De Bruyne, he is picking the right pass
and the right weight every single time. I don't know what you two
think - Great finish. It crossed the He is tease line. Teasing them
slightly. That is what he was doing there. Great today, Sterling.
Absolutely brilliant. He was a little bit perplexed as to why his
team performed the way they did at times. City tremendous. A lot of
people you could have picked out today, De Bruyne, sterling, Kolarov
you felt ran the show? He did. You go load up the midfield, donned let
them have the gaps or Silva have the gaps. When this guy is on the ball,
it's irrelevant. He picks out passes. All of a sudden you are one
v one. He did this on numerous occasions. I dropped five clips
because he did that much. Someone needs to close him down and get on
top of him. Genuine quality out to Sterling, causing problems. This is
more of a positional kind of. This is your centre-half. Look how high
up the pitch their centre-half is. Pinned back and not allowing that
Bournemouth team to come up the pitch. I don't think they did
enough, don't get me wrong. Pressure them. You have to pressure him. He
has license to do... His left foot is lethal. He let off shots today.
This is him picking up the ball and crossing the ball. He is the
centre-half today. Look at that for a cross? Someone get on the end of
that, it's brilliant. In the second-half I thought - bring
somebody on to close him down. He kept hitting them. He makes them
look like nothing as well. That ball is fantastic. 103 touches. More
touches than any other player on the pitch. They were in advance position
zone. Their intention Bournemouth was to sit deep and soak up
pressure. You have to get someone at least within five or ten yards of
their main playmaker. They got no-one near them. We haven't talked
about De Bruyne. Guardiola said what a player. He was good last season.
He is very, very good this season. He has gone to another level. His
performance not only today but this season have been nothing short of
spectacular. With the ball he is superb. He
starts a lot of the moves. This is so clever. He knows that Wallis
jumping. There is no way that is a fluke. That is intelligent play. He
picks passes outside of the right boot. What about that for a weight
of pass? He is so comfortable and in control. We saw him bursting forward
earlier. Look at him here. He started so many good things for
them. I said, a weight of pass again, have some of that! It is
superb. He sees a picture before anyone else there. He is a second or
two ahead of everyone on that pitch. Takes it left foot, turn, give a
little go. I mentioned weight of pass. It is sublime there. For
Gundogan's goal. He was superb. City looking good. I saw a quote from Pep
Guardiola saying that Bournemouth were the best said we have faced
this season. All the other teams, they just play long balls! I can't
imagine who he is having a dig at. Lots more action and
goals still to come. Barkley could get the shot away.
Does. Vardy, Slimani with him. Origi!
Hull caretaker boss, Mike Phelan, revealed yesterday he's been offered
the job on a permanent basis after a strong start to the season
which has seen his team pick up seven points,
the same number as today's opponents, Arsenal.
The last time Hull City were in the Premier League Robert Snodgrass
played only four games before injury. Now there is talk of
Scotland captaincy. Theo Walcott missed out on a trip to France with
England. He scored twice here in the FA Cup in March. Before kick off, we
put our hopes for the afternoon into perspective by observing a tribute
to the memory of Daniel Wilkinson who, died playing football this
week, aged just 24. Livermore is impressing as a
temporary centre-back. Cech only just manage to get there. It was a
close run thing in the end. It is deflected in. Iwobi had the
effort, but it's found its way into the net via another touch. Iwobi is
on the way to celebrate. Jakupovic didn't get it into a safe area. If
anything he made it more difficult for Hull. Was it Livermore or
Sanchez or Iwobi. It came off Sanchez. But it is Hull City 0,
Arsenal 1. There is a familiar sound - "-1-0 to the Arsenal." A great
challenge by Robertson. There would be no doubt about who was going to
score that goal. Robertson's mistake in the first place, but he redeemed
himself. It will break to Iwobi. A super save
and the follow up is blazed by Ozil. Jakupovic thinks he needs more
protection from those in black and amber in front of him. Ozil should
have done better. Used the space nicely Elmohamady.
That is the first yellow card of the game. Cazorla has copped for it. It
was a desperate attempt by Cazorla to stop the Egyptian player. It is
one-way traffic. What a chance for Snodgrass. It is
saved by Cech and he gathers the rebound too. Bright from Hull, the
first time the supporters have had a chance to get a bit excited.
Walcott, deflected wide. The referee has given a penalty! Hull were
expecting a corner, but it struck the hand and it is not just a spot
kick for Arsenal. It is a red card too. Jake Livermore saved it before
it reached the keeper. It looked as though it would have been a routine
save for Jakupovic. But it was an instingtsive reaction -- instinctive
reaction from the former Spurs man. Saved by Jakupovic and Hull still
have plenty of hope. Not a great penalty from Sanchez, but it is a
fine save from Jakupovic. Here is a curiosity, as Sanchez struck the
penalty, Hull still had a full complement on the the field. There
will be a Hull change and they want to put a centre-back into the game,
having lost Livermore and Maguire is on. Final think Arsenal corner is
taken and it is saved by Jakupovic. It would have been an own goal.
Iwobi gets it through. It is a Hull free kick. It is all happening.
Lucas blocked by Cazorla. He has to watch his step a bit. He doesn't
want to be complaining too much about the decisions. At least when
he does, he needs to do it like that - with a big grin on his face. I
think he knew what he was doing in blocking Clucas there. Snodgrass was
clipped and the flag is being waved rightly by the assistant. No real
advantage for Snodgrass. The Hull supporters want to see a yellow card
for that and it would be for Cazorla a second one. The grin's not so wide
now. Now it has gone completely. As might he be if he commits another
offence. Walcott on to the return and into
the net. The last touch was Harry Maguire's and the goal will be
Walcott. There might be a question about whether it is drifting across
the face or going into the far corner. If it is not going into the
corner, then it is a Maguire own goal. Walcott will get it for now.
Question marks about who gets the goals this afternoon - which team is
going to win has never been in question. A Hull City goal looks a
very unlikely event. Cech's got to Mbokani. Has he given
the penalty Roger East? Yellow card Cech and a penalty. Why wasn't it
given straightaway. Cech is down and at first the referee gave nothing
and they have the chance that Snodgrass takes. Maybe it is not all
over yet. Snodgrass has planted home his fourth of season and the ten men
have something to clue on here. We are getting the information Darren
Can, the assistant referee said you have got to give a penalty. Maybe he
was delaying, because he couldn't believe it hadn't been given. Now it
should be all over. The Hull recovery is a short-lived one.
Sanchez now 100% for certain has his usual goal against Hull. He was
trying to play Walcott in with the first chance. Walcott did well to
get in front of Davies and Jakupovic could only look on as it popped on
to Sanchez. 90 seconds of game to go. We have seen a spirited Hull
performance, but a fruitless one Daid. -- today. Xhaka. What a
screamer from Xhaka. Cherry on Fopp for Arsenal that one. Looks where me
takes possession. He assesses his optionst then he whacks it. His
first Gunners goal is a memorable one. Jakupovic is disappointed. He
will feel he was close enough to it. But it just travelled so fast.
Arsenal crown their day. I feel over all it was a positive performance
after having played away in the Champions League and away again. We
started well. We were quite dominant. Our game was fluent. They
defended very well and tried to catch us on the break. But it was
down to eleven against ten for us to be serious. Is it your goal, or
Alexis's goal. I am Gissing. Everyone -- guessing. He said he
touched it so I will have to put my hands up. You're playing a top team
and itself was difficult once we lost a man. I think it was a
penalty. The problem is is whether it is a red card. But I'm sure many
people will discuss it during the weekend. But I felt it was a bit
harsh on the player to be sent off. We will difs cuss it. -- discuss it.
It seemed a bit harsh to send him off? Yes he is right. It is a
penalty. But the rules state that it is only a sending off in this
situation if you're stopping a certain goal. As you can see, The
referee has a great view and there is no way he can determine it is
going in the net. The keeper's there and that is the difference. Yellow
card isn't it. Yes, he gets that one wrong. It hits Jake Livermore's
hand. But it that is double jeopardy thing. It was strange in the sense
of time and how long it took to give it. Yes, it was weird. And again it
is the right decision. But he waves it away first. Still no decision.
Still no decision. And there is nine seconds between the challenge and
him actually finally making the decision. He gets this one right.
The assistant telling him in the ear, hoy, penalty. It was bizarre
how long it took to make the decision. I thought the referee was
poor in that game. Hull were struggling with ten men, never mind
eleven, but Arsenal were good. They were at it from the first minute.
They would have won the game with eleven against eleven. They
committed so many men forward. There was a purpose to their passing. One
touch, two touch. Final - - finding the space that. Should have been 1-0
for Sanchez. This is the goal. Committing men forward. Men in the
box. The keeper should do better here. He gets his hands to it. But
he has to push it out further. It didn't change in the second half.
They could have taken their foot off the pedal when it went down to ten
men. But they are prepared to commit men forward and lovely little give
and go and they got away with that one. They had one scare when Hull
got the penalty. But I felt they could stip up a -- step up a gear.
Brilliant. That's a very good finish. The defender is not stopping
that anyway. Narsal were very impressive today. Certainly were.
It's a bumper Match of the Day 2 this week, -- Arsenal.
four games in all - the stage is set.
5 Live and the BBC Sport website have commentary of Watford
versus Manchester United at mid-day and Spurs Sunderland at 4.30pm.
Match of the Day 2 Extra is back at 12.15pm, BBC Two.
A reminder that Football Focus is available on the
The Premier League show returns on Thursday, BBC Two at 10.00pm.
I'll be meeting up with Eddie Howe and, following us tonight...
This weekend why not try football of a different kind. It's not for the
fainthearted. There are familiar faces and a different take on
analysis. Ah, ah! The NFL Show, after Match of the Day.
Unbeaten Everton hosted newly promoted Middlesbrough
at Goodison Park, it was the second time this week that
Ronald Koeman's side had come up against north-east opposition.
COMMENTATOR: Sunderland look for their win of the season, Everton
look to remain unbeaten. A free header. Everton lead. Lukaku has
broken the goal drought. Bolasie. Coming off the touchline with
Bolasie with the cross. Lukaku with the header. Delightful goal. He's in
again, Lukaku. Flag stays down. Lukaku, on a hat-trick. Lukaku has
got the hat-trick. Barry plays his 600th Premier League
game. Only Ryan Giggs and Frank Lampard have previously reached that
landmark. Everton's 35-year-old has a chance of over taking them both.
They are unchanged with Ross Barkley keeping his flails. Ed
Adam Forshaw returns. Middlesbrough have been bright at the beginning of
this game. They met at the Riverside these two in the quarter-final of
what was called the League Cup. Everton running out 2-0 winners.
Seamus Coleman with the touch. Lee Mason with the whistle to his lips.
It's a free-kick to Middlesbrough. Stekelenburg, on his toes. It's
whipped in. A free header. Well, they could have been 1-0 up here.
Downing didn't get enough on it. Shot across the boughs for Everton
to worry about there. Lukaku. Now, Barkley. Could get the shot away.
Does. Valdes treated that with a lot of respect. He didn't need a second
invitation to get the shot away here, Ross Barkley. Forshaw.
Downing. Dug-out by Friend. Stekelenburg has
lost it. Negroponte has scored for Middlesbrough. Well, never appeared
to cross Lee Mason's mind that Stekelenburg had been fouled here.
George Friend dug out this cross. Look at Negroponte. He's climbing.
Don't see too much wrong with it, in all honesty. Well, actually, do you
know what, Negroponte has headed Stekelenburg's forearm and the ball
has gone into the back of the net -- Negredo. It must go down as an
own-goal from Stekelenburg. Now, Everton have to try and recover and
find some composure. That's come off the head of George Friend. Everton
have a corner. Well, they are not going to let it go. Lee Mason did.
That's why Middlesbrough lead. In comes the Everton corner kick. Off
the head of Negredo. Put behind. Another Everton corner.
Corner kick from Mirallas. Into the net, 1-1, Gareth bare. 600th Premier
League game. Gareth Barry equalises for Everton. Now, was there a foul
on Valdes? Well, in other circumstances Victor Valdes may have
got a free-kick here. Look how high that foot, but Lee Mason had to let
that go having let the other one go. It's a really smart finish from
Gareth Barry. 30 minutes into this game, Everton fans and Middlesbrough
fans joined now in a moments applause
for Derek Acker who fell ill and was taken to hospital and tragically
lost his life. Ball in. Powerful header. Bolasie just onto the roof
of the Middlesbrough net. Really good header from Bolasie. They
didn't buy him for his aerial prowess, but he's clearly got some.
Coleman, this time, Coleman, still. Oh, nicely done. Seamus Coleman for
Everton. Great composure from the full-back.
Weaving and wondering his way through. Very calmly putting it in
the corner of the Middlesbrough net. They enjoyed that. Everton 2,
Middlesbrough 1. Seamus Coleman. Lukaku.
Last few seconds of the half. They have to be careful here,
Middlesbrough. Bolasie. Lukaku. Oh! Lukaku says it's his. It's certainly
Everton's. Whether he got a touch or not, I'm not sure. He is onside,
Lukaku. He's level. Well, if there is a touch from Romelu Lukaku, it is
the faintest, willow the whis. Of a whisker.
If Everton do win this game they will go to 13-points from the first
five of the season. Their best return from the opening five matches
of any Premier League season. They have of course been involved in all
Premier League seasons, Everton. One of six clubs to always have been
top-flight since the # 2-93 season. They've got a corner. -- 92-93
season. Away from Downing. Oh, hit it well.
A good save that by Victor Valdes. Put down quickly. He responded to
the conversations he had with Ronald Koeman during the week, has Ross
Barkley. Brother Irwin alongside Ronald Koeman. Great favourite,
Duncan Ferguson, alongside him. Been no real incision from Middlesbrough
at all since half-time. Barkley to his left hand side.
Deulofeu, Barkley wants it in the middle. Valdes denies Barkley. Pacey
Everton counter-attack. Gareth Barry is going to be taken off with just a
few seconds to play. Will not sure he particularly wanted
the opportunity to take the standing ovation. Gareth Barry's only 32
appearances behind Ryan Giggs and only nine behind Frank Lampard, the
only other player in 600s. When you hit 600 it's hard not to think about
it and realise it's a lot of games. I'm delighted toed have reached that
with the two lads ahead of me, Giggs and Lampard. Two great names to be
in there with. Last season we were in Championship. Today Everton had
to play their best to beat us. The second-half was difficult to play
because I know how frustrating and how difficult it was to play the
second-half. I'm really proud of them because they were on the pitch
with a really, really good attitude. We needed the mistake of the referee
because, in my opinion, it's a fault, the 1-0 of Middlesbrough.
After that we had fantastic reaction. Were more aggressive on
the pitch and we played some good football and we chased the lead and
the result before half-time. Ronald mentioned it there. The first goal
and the second one as well. Doubt about both of them. Should have they
have stood? The first one shouldn't have. The ball is whipped in by
George Friend. Your thoughts are that Stekelenburg has to be
stronger. More commanding. When you look at it, Negredo, brave as he is,
he headbutted his arm. Keepers are so protective. I can't believe I'm
sticking up for a goalkeeper here. Really? Too blatant unfortunately.
It is is a foul. Lee Mason got that wrong to award them a goal. This is
the second one. He is not in a great position. A lot of bodies in the
way. Williams comes flying in with a high boot. Lee Mason's positions is
not great. When Ashley Williams comes flying in, it's dangerous
play. It puts Va tl des off. I don't take anything away from the Finnish
of Gareth Barry. I think he got both divisions wrong. Everton look like
they have a good acquisitions? When you consider some of the money that
has been spent in the summer from a lot of football clubs, ?7 million
this guy was from Villa. He looks at the minute a bargain. I think he ran
the game. Little give and go. Whether you want him to sit-in front
of the back four and defend and go in for crunching tackles he read the
game well. Always on the front foot, quick, strong. Started, moves off.
Clever here. Dummies to go. Then he kids him into the pass. Thinking he
can make it. He won the tackle. On the end of it in the box. An all
round very, good display from him. Defending, getting back in there. I
thought he was excellent and has been for the whole of the season.
Off again. Gives it to Bolasie. He started so many moves off. Looks
excellent little player indeed. Three days after beating Bruges
in their Champions League debut, Leicester entertained a Burnley side
who started the day one place above Claudio Ranieri's men,
both teams having taken four points Martin Fisher was at
the King Power Stadium. No Schmeichel for the champions
today. He took a bang to the head yesterday in training so Zieler
makes his start. Sean Dyche packs the midfield dropping Sam Vokes to
the bench. Used to see success here at the King Power. 17 games in the
Premier League without defeat. Make that 18 today and it would create a
new club record. Zieler, as is the custom these days, is the
sweeper/keeper, across to clear. Lesters on the move again with
Mahrez. He's away from Ward. He is bearing down on the penalty area.
Faced by Mee. Saved by Heaton. Mahrez magic for the first time this
afternoon in the 25th minute. It has taken a while in coming. It was
almost worth the wait for the Blue Army.
Defour. What a chance. What a chance for the Belgian. Defour, who managed
to stay onside, can only head straight into the gloves of Zieler.
What a ball. Mahrez! Two great chances at either ends of the
ground. What a ball from Fuchs. Mahrez trying to head that into the
bottom corner. Somebody's enjoying himself, even if it is 0-0!
Slimani's strike forces another save from Heaton. The first touch from
Vardy let him down. Slimani hits the target.
In goes Slimani. How did he not get a touch on that? The perfect cross
tr Albrighton. It was right on his head and somehow Slimani didn't make
any kind of contact, when surely the firmest of touches would have given
Leicester the lead. That was a sturdy challenge from
Lowton. There was an awkward bounce of the ball and Lowton decided he
would attack it. Albrighton pinged in that beautiful cross a second or
two ago. Can he re-create that with this set piece. No, he will leave to
it Fuchs. Great ball, begs a touch and this time Slimani does score! On
his King Power Stadium debut, on his Premier League debut, Leicester's
record signing, Islam Slimani is there to meet that one. Remarkable
Leicester host of scoring in the Premier League. It is now one blank
in their last 23 games. Mahrez pokes it through and Slimani
nods home. Two goals for the Algerian either side of break and
Leicester City storm into a 2-0 lead. It is a familiar route for
Leicester City. We remember this throughout last season - Mahrez with
the approach. Vardy involved as well. Flicked on into the path of
Slimani. That touch there took it away from the defenders and right on
to the forehead of Islam Slimani. Final touch came off Keane. Slimani
has forced a corner. Now perhaps a chance for him to get his third of
the day. Mahrez drives it N Amartey. Another
deflection takes it wide. Fuchs has never scored for Leicester. I wonder
how close this was? Initial effort from Mahrez and then Amartey and
then finally Fuchs. He has left him for dead and it is
off Mee and it is in. That will go down as an own goal. Ben Mee won't
want it. Mahrez the architect and the scoreline now has a realistic
look to it. Leicester have been so dominant in this second half. Mahrez
had Ward on toast here. Mee couldn't afford to let it cross the box and
his touch takes it beyond Heaton. Bamford held back by Amartey. A long
way out for Gudmundsson. But he is keen to take it on. Zieler might
have a save to make after all. Deflection. Oh, that is a great
save! That is a marvellous save from Zieler. A big deflection off the
free kick. He was going the wrong way and managed to move across to
his right to paw it out. First 25, 30 minutes, we struggled to brake
them -- break them down. We got the goal at a good time just before
half-time. I think after the break when we got the goal, which is
another good time to score, it made the game more comfortable. What went
wrong today? The reality was four minutes of madness before and half
half-time. We did well to keep the ball and control the tempo. Then you
give away a poor goal A poor free kick. They put in a good ball in and
a good header and you into half-time and try and calm everyone down and
you give away a terrible goal within two minutes. Once that, the game is
gone. I'm very satisfied with our performances after the international
victory, it was important also to win in the Premier League. We play
well. We score three goals. Slimani has scored twice and fight a lot and
I think our fans are very happy. An excellent performance from
Leicester. And the Algerian duo of Mahrez and Slimani were impressive.
Yes, Slimani said Mahrez had a big role in bringing him to the club.
But Mahrez in that form is sensational. If that had gone it it
would have been a phenomenal strike. Some good signs of Vardy linking up
with Slimani. Gets his shot off here. Vardy always a willing runner.
Strong in the areas. Attacks that well and sticks it into the net.
Three these will be a formidable front three for teams to deal with.
Again when Mahrez is on the right, I feel sorry for defenders, I don't
blame them for backing off. Another goal. More good signs of these two
linking up. Know each other well. They were just good to watch. There
is a couple of defenders that when they're in this situation, what do
you do? Nothing, that is what you do. It is an own goal and he
deserved that. He got a nice applause off his manager. Standing
ovation from the crowd. His striker got a pat on the back as well. As
for Burnley, they have got to find a way to score. They have only had
four shots on target in the last three games. They have got to start
troubling goalkeepers again. They got two against Liverpool, but other
than that they haven't looked like scoring.
The weekend action kicked off last night as unbeaten Chelsea welcomed
The visitors have scored more Premier League goals in 2016
David Luiz plays for the first time since his return. John Terry is
absent with an ankle injury. That is the only change to the starting line
up. Firmino misses the game for Liverpool and Coutinho comes back
in, as does Lovren. Liverpool look sharp and precise in
turning the defence into attack. And Sturridge, back at his old club,
almost saw that go in. Courtois relieved to grab the ball at the
second attempt. Liverpool with just one blip, that defeat at Burnley.
Lallana not happy with that challenge and not slow to make his
point to the referee either. Ivanovich treading on the top of his
boot. Clearly after the incident. Ivanovich sharply in to challenge.
Liverpool with a free kick. The second foul of the day by Ivanovich
and he is probably one mistimed tackle from a yellow card.
Coutinho swings it in and Liverpool ahead in the 17th minute of the
game. Lovren completely unmarked, buried the chance. Chelsea 0,
Liverpool 1. Chelsea caught cold by the Liverpool free kick. Quickly
taken. Whipped in and just look at this - completely unmarked, as the
ball comes in, places the ball beyond the outstretched glove of
Courtois and Lovren has his first goal of the season and Liverpool
have a one goal lead at Stamford Bridge.
He hasn't lost a home league game as a manager since his Juventus side
were beaten by Sampdoria in January of 2013.
Diego Costa has hardly seen the ball at all in this first half. He has
only touched the ball eleven times. Fewer than anybody else on the
pitch. An indication that it is proving hard for Chelsea to get into
the game. The shot into the back of the net. What a beauty from Jordan
Henderson. An outstanding goal! With just under ten minutes to go to
half-time, Liverpool are two up at Stamford Bridge. That clearance from
Cahill fell to Henderson and what a delightful finish. This is the Ang
that will will really illustrate the quality of goal. Brilliant finish.
And Liverpool just like that shot - appear to be out of Chelsea's reach
in this first half. Chelsea 0, Liverpool 2. That was certainly
worth getting out of your seat for. Antonio Conte sticking with the
eleven players who found life so difficult during the opening 45
minutes. Good run by Matic. Excellent play
and Chelsea back in the game and it is Diego Costa who has got the goal.
Suddenly there is a different feel around Stamford Bridge. Diego Costa
has his fifth of the season. Lovely play by Matic. Picked his spot and
Diego Costa placed it home. Despite the deflection on the line, it is in
the net and Conte's team are back in the match. Chelsea 1, Liverpool 2.
Suddenly Stamford Bridge has come alive and Liverpool might just might
find it is a move difficult route from here on in.
Chelsea trying to turn defence into attack quickly. Diego Costa again.
And Mignolet right behind it. Costa's come alive since the break.
Ivanovich with that long ball, the nod down from Oscar and the spin and
shot. At least hiss team are in the game and they were not for the
opening 45 minutes. The referee almost getting in the
way. Milner will continue his run. The ball off Ivanovich. A good save
from Courtois. It is Ute for a corner. -- it is out for a corner.
Coutinho did well there. As the ball came over, the deflection carried it
to Origi. Courtois with a vital save.
Not the biggest chance, they defended well. We created moments we
had set-pieces, strong, flexible and quick in mind. After we conceded the
first goal I can't remember big chance of Chelsea. We had them
again. Had our big one. They deserved. The expectation was must
work these details because when you want to win, when you want to think
like a great team, Chelsea is a great team, at my stage you must pay
attention in every moment, every second, every minute. I'm guilty
because I must work more under these aspects to groom my player. Do you
know a more difficult fixture in world football playing away in the
whole world nearly. All top teams and get now 10-points. Everything
good for a moment. He is a good that Jurgen Klopp, I suspect. A lot of
players you can talk about and pick out with Liverpool. We were all at
the game. I was sat behind that Henderson goal. Remarkable effort.
Big performances. The accusations about Wijnaldum was that he didn't
turn up at Newcastle in away games. He turned up at Stamford Bridge last
night for Liverpool. Superb pressure he stopped Chelsea playing in
midfield. He read the game well. He was tough, he was strong. He led
from the front, Gary. He didn't give up at any opportunity. He smelt
trouble. He stopped it at its source. Clearing the ball there.
This is the best one here. He stays with Willian, not prepared to give
up. What about that for a tackle? When they came under the cosh in the
second-half a little bit Liverpool, he stood firm. Brilliant performance
from him and Liverpool. They looked very, very strong last night. I
suppose, when you consider how positive the Chelsea have started
the season, they were disappointing, weren't they? I thought they were
very disappointing, especially being at home. What stood out for me was
the lack of options on the ball. Any time a Chelsea player was on the
ball, they didn't seem to have anybody. Kante does what he does
best, wins the ball back. Liverpool had this boxed off. They dominated
the game for large parts of it. Kante is used to passing 10 yards.
Where are his options? They are all behind him. That one ball is all he
had on. When they got into the attacking third. The bodies are
there this time. A lack of movement. Do you want him shooting from 30
yards, Kante. Frustration grew within the team. David Luiz kicks
that out of play. Miscommunication between Gary Cahill and Willian.
That was almost how it went for Chelsea for the large part of that
game. Disappointing. Costa was so isolated, particularly in that first
half. He changed it in the second-half and put Oscar further
forward and they improved a little bit. Chelsea, disa pointed in them
last night. We are out of time. Let's look at the Premier League
table. Manchester City maintain their 100% record to stay clear at
the top. Everton are second do second due to the best start of the
season. Bottom three are in action on Sunday and they will be hoping to
leapfrog the likes of Burnley, Bournemouth and West Ham after their
indifferent start to the season continue. The papers. Pep
Guardiola's quotes in which he says De Bruyne is Manchester City's
answer to Messi. Despite his attacking riches, the Sunday Express
say the Manchester City boss could make a move for San had ez from
Arsenal. Manchester United are trying to tyke Rashford to a fresh
contract despite him signing a new one back in May.
That's it, on the day West Brom's record signing won a place
in the hearts of Baggies fans - truly, Chadli, deeply.