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COMMENTATOR: Just brilliant, just brilliant!
COMMENTATOR: Just brilliant, just brilliant!
COMMENTATOR: What a turn, what a goal!
COMMENTATOR: Look at that. Oh, look at that!
COMMENTATOR: Dele Alli. Eden Hazard. Ozil. Kevin
De Bruyne. Just one point. Early days, but the Premier League
is shaping up rather nicely. Just one point separates the top
five, we'll see four Much for Right Said
Fred to discuss. Bottom side Sunderland knew defeat
in the early game against Arsenal would see them equal the worst start
in Premier League history. The Gunners arrived at the Stadium
of Light unbeaten in eight. Things can only get better for David
Moyes, at the end of the week that has seen him sent to the stands,
charged by the FA and having his team playing cancelled on the way
back from Southampton. His latest challenge is to face and Arsenal
team unbeaten in 13 games in all competitions. David Moyes makes just
one change to the side beaten at West Ham last week, Billy Jones
starts for the first time this season and defence, Jermain Defoe is
only one of two Sunderland goal-scorers in the Premier League
this season, but he's only scored twice in 21 career games against
Arsenal. The Gunners without Santi Cazorla and have top scorer Theo
Walcott and Nacho Monreal out, so the start for Oxlade-Chamberlain and
for Gibbs. Giroud and Ramsey returned the substitutes. -- return
among the substitutes. Arsenal have won for out of the last five games
at the Stadium Of Light. Sunderland looking for any kind of positivity.
Oxlade-Chamberlain. They have found a way through, it's
Ozil. And Sunderland relieved he didn't generate any power there.
Watch Ozil's movement here, too much time, too much space, just couldn't
apply the finish. They don't want Arsenal to get into their stride.
Out of the right-hand side, Oxlade-Chamberlain kept it in.
Tidy from Arsenal. Oxlade-Chamberlain. There's the
cross towards Sanchez. Fantastic goal! Arsenal in front, Alexis
Sanchez with his 12th goal in 19 Premier League starts. To finish off
a fantastic delivery from Oxlade-Chamberlain. Inch perfect
header. His seventh of the season, Sunderland nil, Arsenal one.
Billy Jones, from range. A second opportunity, Khazri is offside, it
won't count, Defoe put it in the back of the net but the flag was
already up. When this came back to him, there was no need to debate
that. Sunderland somehow have to try and find a way back into this game.
One win in the last 43 Premier League matches when they've conceded
the first goal. And look at this, Ozil chasing. Pickford had come out
and was able to retrieve the situation as he backpedal. But that
was too easy for Arsenal. Nobody goes with Ozil. Jordan Pickford was
able to deny the German. Well, the problems are mounting up for
Sunderland because the captain is now being forced off through injury.
It's his hamstring. It's the end of John O'Shea's day.
Now Defoe. Away from Mustafi. One more. -- Watmore, trying to square
that for Steven Pienaar. You can feel the anxiety or around the
stadium. Potentially the clearest opportunity of the day for
Sunderland. Frustration for Arsenal, they've scored just the one goal so
far. He's got away from Kone and he was
pulled back by Kone, Martin Atkinson says no penalty. He's got the wrong
side of Kone, pulls him back the. That's surely a penalty? N'Dong to
try to get things moving for Sunderland. Watmore the intended,
and it's Duncan Watmore for Sunderland. Penalty! Yellow card for
Petr Cech and from nowhere Sunderland have an opportunity to
get back in the game. Hesitant from Mustafi, on went Watmore, caught by
Cech, and Arsenal, who could and should have had a penalty at one end
conceived one at the other. -- concede one at the other. Jermain
Defoe, who has only missed one of his last five penalties, those
supporters desperate for this one to go in. What a lifeline this is. Here
comes Defoe, 1-1. No nerves there. Defoe's this Premier League goal of
the season, his third in his career against Arsenal, and from nowhere
Sunderland are back on terms. There's the break. He was absolutely
desperate for it. Arsenal were searching for that second goal to
give themselves a cushion. Suddenly they've been pegged back.
Oxlade-Chamberlain too strong for Sanchez, back in from Gibbs and
headed over by Djilobodji. Olivier Giroud is returning for Arsenal.
Alex Iwobi is making way. Koscielny got his head to it. Just
couldn't get over it. Arsenal frustrated last weekend at dropping
two points against Middlesbrough. They will not want to repeat here on
Wearside. Gives with the cross, Giroud, what an introduction! First
touch for the Olivier Giroud results in a goal. His last goal against
Sunderland back in January and the French man puts the Gunners back in
front. Sanchez naturally involved. Gibbs with the cross. And Olivier
Giroud straight into the action to find the back of the net. Is that
what you call an inspired substitution?
Sanchez on the overlap, Ozil and Giroud in both waiting, it's in
towards Ozil. It could have easily been finished. That potentially
would have sealed it. Headed away by Jones. A high foot
from Januzaj, a free kick to Arsenal right on the edge of the penalty
area. It is to be Ozil's turn, deflected
off the wall for an Arsenal corner. It clips off the head of Rodwell.
Ozil's Ross, well met and Giroud, two for Giroud, three for Arsenal,
and that should be three points. He always seems to do it against
Sunderland as well. They got their first, Pickford got a hand to it but
couldn't keep it out. Having not scored against Sunderland
since January, he has two off the Ben stand its Sunderland one,
Arsenal three. Arsenal have introduced Ramsey for
Oxlade-Chamberlain, his first appearance since the opening weekend
of the season. Sanchez leaves it for Elneny. He knows he has Gibbs to his
left, ignores him. Here's Gibbs. Should have been four, might still
be. Sanchez, it is. He's got two as well. They are enjoying themselves
now, Arsenal. It's another tough day for David Moyes and Sunderland. 13
minutes to go and they are already off. They've seen enough. They had a
few stabs at this one. Gibbs with the first, back off the woodwork,
then Ramsey had a go. It was third time lucky. Cool, calm and composed
from Alexis Sanchez, who scores his 50th Arsenal goal in just his 106
appearance. Three goals in six minutes and 20 seconds have totally
taken away any hope and optimism that Sunderland had. It's a
difficult time to be a Sunderland supporters. Today, we missed many
chances and we were down to 1-1, but the performance was good. After that
it was a mental test, once we were down to 1-1, how we respond, do we
feel sorry for ourselves or go again and the strength to push, and that's
what we did an very convincing way and in the end it was a comfortable
win. We didn't deserve to lose in the fashion we did in the end. We
put up a good show to stick with Arsenal in the first half, when they
were good, and in the second half I thought we grew into the game and
deservedly got the goal to equalise. At that point you are hoping, look,
what it going to go, but Arsenal's quality and probably the strength
they have got from the bench, showed. Have you ever come off the
bench and scored with the first two touches before? Oh, it was my first
two touches, so I've been lucky, good deliveries from my team-mates
and I'm glad for the team. We carry on our good momentum. Ten games in,
how do you assess the situation? Are you getting your message and style
across? The results would say it's not but I'd say there's bits in it
where we are but you only ever get judged by your results. Yes, another
win for Arsenal, another defeat for Sunderland. Arsenal looking very
good and in particular Alexis Sanchez upfront, what a terrific
player, it doesn't seem to matter where he plays, does it? I think
they are better team with him as a centre forward. He was
they are better team with him as a centre forward. He was superb today.
He ran the defence of Sunderland ragged, all over the place, they
didn't have a clue how to deal with him, whether to go short. But what
was also impressive about Arsenal today as they had runners, midfield
runners, who were prepared to run past him. So when he went short for
the ball, they constantly did that the whole game. A superb ball in
the, should actually do better, but that was a constant theme of the
game. Again, he goes short, but it doesn't half make the job of a
centre forward easier when you have guys who are prepared to do that.
Defenders don't know whether to go with you or drop off come or what.
That was the case today with Sunderland. This was actually his
goal. Sanchez starts the move. The ball out to the right-hand side.
What's impressive about him, once he realises he can sniff a goal, look
at him getting on his bike to get into the box and it's a brilliant
ball in from Oxlade-Chamberlain. He's got three yards on him there,
Kone, but the determination of Sanchez to get across the front of
him, as you should do as a centre forward, and it's a superb header.
This again for Ozil, the form he's been in this season, a brilliant
ball in a game. He should actually score there. That was the first
half. The second half it didn't really change. He bought Giroud on
to play up front with Sanchez. He starts the move again. Lovely little
dummy. He gets into the box, gets into dangerous areas, and he was
quicker and sharper than anyone. The touch with his left foot there,
turn, flick with the right foot, he was superb all afternoon. A very
clever footballer, Arsenal looking good. The misery goes on for
Sunderland. David Moyes was saying he can see progress not necessarily
in results, but can you? I'm struggling, to be honest with you.
He's got to defend his team, I accept that. I think there was a
real problem for Sunderland today, in the shape. They've obviously
worked in the week on trying to keep a nice tight line, a 4-5- one and
stop Arsenal playing but they forgot to press. They didn't make any
tackles, didn't get in the face and they let Arsenal dictate play from
minute one. A free pass in the middle of the park. You can't do
that because with Arsenal's Remesy will cause yourself problems. At
times, all players apart from Defoe are so deep, players of Arsenal's
quality gain confidence from this. It's so easy for them. I couldn't
believe what was going on and by half-time the game should have been
over. They've got three or four options. This is from the goal.
Should have got closer, brings it down under no pressure. Here,
brushes him off. Comes out Oxlade-Chamberlain, he goes past
Watmore without doing a trick, just goes past him and Sanchez is the
only one in the box. There are three 6-foot plus defenders there. It's as
if it didn't matter, it's as if it is a team battling at the bottom of
the leak to stay in the Premier League. I feel sorry for Defoe, so
isolated in the team. They didn't get near Arsenal the whole afternoon
and it didn't change even in the second half. They never really went
for it at all and I know Arsenal have quality, but if Sunderland
continue to play with this negativity and go too deep and play
with fear they have no chance. Leaders Manchester City kicked off
at 3.00pm looking to end a run of six games without a win
in all competitions. Pep Guardiola's side
were in action at West Brom, who've lost nine in a row
against the visitors. COMMENTATOR: West Brom's starting XI
includes Chris Brunt for the first time since February and the knee
injury that saw him miss Northern Ireland's Euro adventure. Jonny
Evans is back from a one match ban Aguero is back. Manchester City will
almost certainly have more of it than albeean will today. That
doesn't guarantee three points. Sterling. Gone for it. Foster was
forced to save. Quickly recovered to gather again. Sterling did well to
get any sort of goal there, never mind one on target. Pep Guardiola
might have been there done it and won it. He says he needs time to
learn and improve now he's experiencing something new in the
Premier League. Good tackle by Nolito. Good turn by Nolito. He's
fouled by the retreating Craig Dawson.
Nice bit of skill to get away from Evans. Dawson found himself too
close. Nolito putting his head against Dawson's. He will be
yellowed carded by Lee Mason. Nolito has previous. Sergio Aguero is
having a word. You may recall that the Spaniard was sent off against
Bournemouth in September for reacting like that. Plenty of
Manchester City players are finding room to receive the ball in, in the
middle of the field. When they advance on West Brom's penalty area
it becomes as congested an Piccadilly Circus in rush-hour.
McAuley got it away. Sterling. Might have been going wide, Foster dare
not take that chance. Nice connection. Could easily have taken
a deflection, too. Pulis says on signing his new deal at the club he
wants to build things here and play his part in improving matters. Well,
he's certainly done that so far with West Bromwich Albion. Pokes it
through to Sergio Aguero! Brilliantly finished. What will that
do for his and Manchester City's confidence in general? That was
taken wonderfully well. Brilliant ball through to him from Ilkay
Gundogan. Aguero never needs long to size up the situation. He knows
where the goal is, he sees where the keeper is going to be and he hits
the ball at just the right time. West Bromwich Albion 0, Manchester
City 1. Sergio Aguero is back scoring again. Fernandinho.
Nearly came to Aguero. It has come to Aguero. Aguero's made the space
to shoot. And that is absolutely magnificent. Who's lacking
confidence now? Goodness me, that is some finish from Sergio Aguero. He
doesn't seem to need quite as much room as most other forward players
in the game. He only ever had the shot on his mind. It had the power
and the bend, and Ben Foster was well beaten. West Brom 0, Manchester
City 2. Fernandinho. Aguero. There's Nolito.
Gareth McAuley on the slide. Nolito keeps the ball alive. Sterling, he
does really well. Gundogan, deflected wide. Came off Nolito.
Albion are clinging on to just being two goals behind right now. That
little bit of crowd noise in their ears might just prompt West Brom to
push on a little bit more. Rondon, beats Claudio Bravo to it, but can't
find the target. Listen to that. There's as response from The
Hawthorns crowd. Curled in towards Salomon Rondon. Not to be for Tony
Pulis' team. He will like the way he upped the tempo since he made those
couple of substitutions a few minutes ago. McClean. Three in the
middle for him. McClean delivers. It's turned behind by Ronned Ron. .
-- Rondon. James McClean, for my money, has been their best player
today. He very nearly created the opening for Salomon Rondon there.
Navas. Good ball across. Here's Fernandinho, Aguero. Aguero, out of
the box to go back in. Gundogan, slides the ball in for 3-0.
Manchester City make angles where other teams can't find them. Look at
Aguero here. The players started to go to the right, following
Fernandinho and Navas. McClean was one of those guilty of playing those
onside in the middle. There is a bit of fortune. It clips off McAuley on
its way through to gunned gun, who finishes expertly. That will do it.
It's now West Brom 0, Manchester City 3. In from McClean. Here's
Leko. Lots to like about Leko. McAuley. Over the top from the
rebound. Take a bow Johnson than Leko. There are smiles on a few West
Brom faces now, even though their team is 3-0 down at home. It's
because of the 17-year-old substitute. Navas, Aguero, De
Bruyne. That's Gundogan! Oh so easy. City have strolled their way through
to four. All those games without a win. All those questions to Pep
Guardiola about, should he change his style? Not when the football is
as stylish as this. Kevin De Bruyne, waiting for the right time. Gundogan
made the rest look simple. It's four goals for Manchester City.
The Premier League, my friends, is tough. You win 2-0 and you don't
know why you play the best football, win crosses and second balls. The
first half we control absolutely this kind of thing. We cannot
because the openings are really good. The first half we played like
we did against Tottenham and Liverpool. We sat back waiting for
it to happen. Second-half, you know, the first 20 minute, 25 minutes we
gave it a go. We needed to score. That was important. Then, as the
game opens up, there is more space. They have real quality on the Has it
been break. A difficult time, six winless before today, did some
doubts and fears start to creep? If you have such a situation that we
had the last two or three weeks, then everything feels a little bit
harder. A little bit more difficult. But today was well-deserved and,
yeah, I hope we can just, yes, start the season off from zero again and
just do our thing. You have worked with some of the very best strikers.
Is Aguero up there with them? Of course, he's one of the best you
have to see how many goals he scores. Here in the Premier League,
how difficult it is. I love working with nice guys, nice people, Sergio
Aguero is one of them. Yes, Manchester City back winning. Sergio
Aguero back goalscoring as well. He has a re, maable record. Look at
that. Minutes per goal 106. 40 minutes per goal better than one
Alan Shearer. Who is on 200 plus goals in there then? He always has a
comeback? Is he a better player, will will he be a better player
under Pep Guardiola? It's hard to get much better in what he does in
scoring goals. The off the ball stuff is where Pep wants to improve
him. I noticed a different today. He seems to be more dynamic off the
ball, closing people down and chasing down. Last season you don't
see this so much. That is something that not... It's not been in his
game so much. He doesn't need to when he is scoring goals. Pep
expects more from his players. Here, with the ball, as I said, dynamic,
trying to get the team on the attack. Very good. Poor pass. He
waits and then he says, I have to win it back or the manager will be
on me. He won it back. That is something I don't really associate
with Aguero so much. That was a definite difference in his game
today. The thing we have seen so many times is this. The fantastic
runs. The willingness to get in the box. The ability to put the ball in
the back of the net. I mean, 13 goals in 13 games even though he has
been on a six game drought, which is remarkable. Missioned four
penalties. I don't know of another striker with this short back lift.
He needs half a yard. That is as good a finish as you will see.
Magnificent. It really is. He was trying to prove a point. He has been
left out of the team for the first time in his Manchester City career.
Biggest game of the season. Assisting as well. Clever pass. He
won't be left out this week, is he? 10.2 is a big difference to last
season's averages. We think it will be under 10 under Pep. One genuine
world-class player we have in our Premier League. Only one? Sanchez? I
just... When you look at his record, when you look at some of the goals
that he can score. The goals he has scored. He's world-class. OK.
Five games and plenty of goals still to come.
COMMENTATOR: Cabaye. Benteke! Dele Alli hits the bar. That's a bad
miss. He gave it everything. Hit the crossbar Kaboul.
Liverpool were looking to keep pace with Manchester City
They faced a Crystal Palace side who've suffered back-to-back defeats
Simon Brotherton was at Selhurst Park.
COMMENTATOR: Christian Benteke scored in an injury-time winner for
Liverpool in this fixture last season help is lining up against
them tonight for the first time since being surplus to requirements
over the summer, looking to add to an impressive tally of five goals in
six games against Liverpool while with Aston Villa. Palace welcome
back their captain, Scott Dann. Chung-Yong Lee is prepared to
Townsend. Moreno starts. Milner misses the match through I willness.
Illness. Liverpool in the luminous kit today,
which on the official sheet today was described as toxic.
Jordan Henderson to Coutinho, moving forward. First time in from Alberto
Moreno, Emre Can, slight deflection on the way in. Liverpool ahead after
a quarter of an hour. Well worked, finally finished, Emre Can. Palace
nil, Liverpool one. Moreno involved in the build-up, once the ball
played forward. A tight call, just onside. First-time patch and the
first time shot, takes the deflection on the way past Steve
Mandanda. Jurgen Klopp's team are head. That shot the deflecting in
off the Crystal Palace captain, Scott Dann. Palace, who were beaten
by 1-0 in their last home match, find themselves behind back that
scoreline now, fairly early in the game. That was a horrible slice,
which opens the door, and James McArthur equalises for Crystal
Palace. Less than three minutes after going behind, it was an
unexpected gift of an opportunity. Lovren's mistake and he paid dearly
for it. First time that Crystal Palace have really threatened here.
Sliced up into the air. McArthur kept his eye on the ball and made
sure he got there before the Liverpool goalkeeper, Loris Karius.
What a messy goal for Liverpool to conceive. A lead that doesn't last
long. It is Palace one, Liverpool one. Liverpool still without a clean
sheet away in the league since the 6-0 thrashing they handed out to
Aston Villa in February. Suddenly, Selhurst Park is absolutely rocking.
Liverpool so far with two thirds of the playbook Crystal Palace
responding well to going a goal behind. Here's Mane again, Tom Kings
is able to do enough. Liverpool have their first corner. Cabaye being
told to move the ball ten yards back by the referee here. Approach from
Coutinho, Joel Ward is there. That could be another corner.
Coutinho will try again. Oh, and Dejan Lovren has made amends. A
powerful header from the Croatian defender. Villa moments ago, -- a
villain moments ago, a hero once again for Liverpool. A pivotal
figure, twice in quick succession. That's more like it, says Jurgen
Klopp, and Liverpool back in front. Henderson sticks his foot in, no
foul. Away comes Lallana, a little bit of time and space in midfield
and now it's with Coutinho and alarm bells ringing for Palace at the back
once again. Moreno slamming the outside of the post. Confident and
the venomous shot from Alberto Moreno. Emre Can, only as far as
Tomkins. The ball up to Benteke, finds Wilfried Zaha. Floating that
one in and Crystal Palace are back in and it's James McArthur with his
second header of the first half! That's an incredible strike rate
from Crystal Palace's point of view, because they've hardly threatened in
this first half in the final third, but James McArthur has not only
scored twice, but twice with his forehead as well. It was Benteke
getting up well, Wilfried Zaha is always capable of creating with
dangerous deliveries and that's exactly what he does here, as
McArthur comes charging into head the ball home, getting in ahead of
Dejan Lovren. That header means that with 33 minutes played, it's Crystal
Palace two, Liverpool two. A stretch for Kelly, Firmino still
going here now. Gets the ball in. Coutinho, oh, it's off the post and
Palace survive and get it away. Liverpool hitting the woodwork for
the second time in the first half. Was that a hand ball thereby Joel
Ward, as the ball came in? Two and a half minutes to go in the first
half. Coutinho finding Mane. Hurtling forward is Nathaniel Clyne,
who wins a corner. Via a deflection off Martin Kelly. In the penalty
area for this one. Scott Dann trying to keep tabs on Lovren. Matip, free
header, Joel Matip celebrates his first goal for the club, Liverpool
ahead did -- for the first time -- Liverpool ahead for the third time
in an incredible first half. Mandanda unable to plot that one,
even though it was straight at him. Crystal Palace two, Liverpool three.
Cabaye foul. Can gets a yellow card. -- Cabaye was fouled. The first
yellow card of the game, that one. Tomkins with the delivery, up
towards Dann. It's in to Benteke, who brings the save from Karius.
That's got the crowd going again the start of the second half here.
Andros Townsend amongst the substitutes for Crystal Palace
today, the first time this season Alan Pardew hasn't put him in the
starting XI. This is Coutinho now, in towards Sadio Mane. Mane brings a
save from Mandanda. Sadio Mane was in the. Liverpool's first really
good effort of the second half. Wilfried Zaha hustling, bustling,
refusing to be halted by the Liverpool defence. They are
screaming for a penalty, the referee says no. Cabaye stretching, makes
the save and Palace continue to protest that they should have a
penalty kick. Zaha racing into the box, penalty not given here. It was
the second one. The referee again very well placed to make the call.
Cabaye almost in and Karius bravely added his feet. Now, Crystal Palace
can sweep forwards. McArthur finding Benteke. He's got Zaha a of him on
the far side and Zaha goes down inside the box, under pressure from
Emre Can and again Andre Marriner says, no. A similar sort of
position. Marriner is quite a distance away from that. No penalty
for Crystal Palace. To be honest no major protest from Wilfried Zaha
after that decision from the referee. Lovely ball forward, into
Firmino. Over Steve Mandanda and just like that, Liverpool have
sliced Crystal Palace open again and they lead by 4-2 and surely that is
not a lead they are going to surrender this evening. Roberto
Firmino, who scored here in last season's 2-1 victory for Liverpool
scores the fourth goal of the day. Mane with the pass back, Henderson
spotted the opening, played onside by Tomkins a lovely ball. An
excellent finish as well. Cool, and composed, a delightful link over the
Crystal Palace goalkeeper. -- dink. We worked hard, defended well at
times but we should have had more pressure on Liverpool. They are good
team though and some of the tight control over some of the tight
technical play, when we was in and around them, was unsettling is
because they kept getting out of it with the ball. Two set plays though,
that's not us. Your first goal for Liverpool, a special moment for you?
Of course, I'm happy I could score, the last game I had one or two
opportunities but this time I could use a wonderful corner and only had
to. I could have bet on many things before the match, to be fair I don't
think that betting on you being on a hat-trick before half-time with two
headers put -- would have been one of the things I would put money on!
You are right, the gaffer has been trying to get me to go forward and
playing someone like Christian Benteke, who wins his fair share
roughly once, so it gives you encouraged to get there. Three
penalty claims which I thought were tight, but we had a tight one given
against us last year with the same referee. It was far away from being
perfect, far away, but at Crystal Palace not a lot of teams will win
the perfect game so we have to fight for every moment. I saw it in the
first half, with the movement. The beginning of the second half, we
would have scored better so it was quite intense for as. To have to run
so much. Three points and we won at Crystal Palace, nothing to moan
about. He is and -- as entertaining in his interviews as his team are
playing football, they played beautiful stuff going forward, he
said it wasn't perfect and I presume he means about the other end of the
pitch but going forward they are delightful. They have so many
options and the play with a freedom and I think he just says to these
guys, go and play wherever you want, go and enjoy yourselves and have fun
because that's what it looks as if it is what is happening. They are
all over the park up front, the three of them, not stuck in a new
positions. They can have the ball short, they can play the ball one,
they can have it into feed. The stretch teams and whether someone on
the left-hand side, Coutinho, or Firmino, Mane, they'd just do all
play in different positions and they all chip in. They are all a goal
threat. They should have had more goals today because of the chances
they had. That should have been a goal for Coutinho. They can have the
give and going behind the linkup play between them they are so
difficult to contain and not many teams would be able to do that.
There's another chance, that should be in the back of the net. The
number of chances they created because of the energy they have and
as I say, they do stretch teams. Another very good chance should be
on the back of the net, a poor finish. The goal they scored, a
beautiful ball from Henderson. What about that for a finish? They remind
me of the Newcastle team 20 odd years ago, that they were just
superb, Keegan with Beardsley and general and Les Ferdinand and the
number of chances they created but the one thing that could cost them
would be defensively if they don't improve. If they don't do it at the
other end. There was talk, we saw Alan Pardew talking about the
official Andrei Marriner, who refereed the game last year when
Benteke got the penalty for Liverpool on that occasion right at
the end, it was quite controversial. He said he didn't think he should
have refereed this game today. There were three kind of dubious
decisions. Have a look at them, Danny. I think they are dubious. I
don't agree with not refereeing, you can't start taking referees off
games. This one isn't, for me. He goes over too easily. He's running
at pace. Matip on Benteke, that was really clumsy, some referees would
have given that but if he's not sure, he can't give it, I understand
that. I don't think that's a penalty. That one is clumsy. I don't
think that's a penalty. Some referees would have given it. This
one is, for me, no reason for Zaha to go down. We have seen a few
angles of course, so we have the benefit of that but he kicks away
his left leg. It's a definite penalty. At that point it could have
been 3-3 and that would have been Emre Can's second booking. I looked
at all the decisions and I think they're all dubious and for the
referee to give a penalty he has to be 100% right and have a looked at
all those decisions, if he could have given one it might have been
what that one but I'm not 100% certain, so I think he is right not
to give it. They say your eyesight gets worse as you get older! What
chance have referees got? We've had 47 replays and car make your minds
up. To White Hart Lane next,
where unbeaten Spurs hosted champions Leicester,
who've yet to pick up a point To Tottenham return to a near normal
line-up. Sissoko is suspended and Eric Malala joins them today with
illness, so two strikers, Son Heung-min, who has been scoring, and
Johnson, who hasn't. Jamie Vardy is back after arrest, he replaces Islam
Slimani, who has a slight injury, and the champions play in Copenhagen
on Wednesday. If they win there they are through to the last 16 of the
Champions League. Feel-good factor around White Hart
Lane. Unbeaten, Tottenham, in nine games before today in the Premier
League. Forward by Eriksen. . He thought it was a corner. The referee
has overruled. In comes Dier. Oh, that wasn't a good clearance. And
back again. Dele Alli had a shot there that was sheer reflexes from
Kasper Schmeichel. Dele Alli disappointed. Schmeichel, with great
respect to David de Gea, I would say at the moment is the most consistent
goalkeeper in the Premier League. It's gone behind Janssen. Dele Alli
thought he should have had a penalty. It would have been a soft
one, if he gave it. Not an easy first half for Tottenham this.
Mahrez intercepts there. He comes into the last third for Leicester.
Okazaki. Corner to Leicester. That's deep. Oh, Fuchs. Now, he was
asking a bit much of himself to hit it from here. Fizzing over the
crossbar, a warning to Spurs. Long ball from Vertonghen. Fuchs caught
out there a bit, I thought. Oh, Dele Alli hits the bar. Here he is again.
He has found Son. He's trying to beat three Leicester players on his
own and commits a foul, but it was Dele Alli there that very nearly
brought this game into life. The best effort of the first half,
without a doubt. Goodbye Walker. When it found Alli eventually.
Surrounded by blue shirts. He gets a free-kick. Just a suggestion here
that Tottenham are turning the screw slowly on Leicester towards the end
of the first half. He's chipped it in low. Headed on by Dier, then back
in. Half away by Drinkwater - oh, penalty. Penalty. Huth complains.
Bobby Madeley was on-the-spot there. It's a bit of a pull by Huth in my
view. Had is the man who gave it away. The man who scored here last
season. Vincent Janssen, can he beat Kasper Schmeichel? He can! Vincent
Janssen scores his first Premier League goal and sometimes, in games
like this, a decision like that can make all the difference. Jamie Vardy
might take advantage of that back header. Oh, here's Musa. Leicester
City have equalised. Ahmed Musa, after two-and-a-half minutes of the
second-half, has scored for Leicester. Good unselfish play by
Jamie Vardy, let's mention that. But Musa finds the place at the far-post
to take advantage. This is where Vardy's pace can catch out any team
and Musa, kind of, knocked that in via Lloris. This is the first
outfield goal in open play, scored against Tottenham this season. They
are feeding Walker when they can on this right hand side. He still has a
bit to do to make enrodes. This is Dele Alli. Nice turn. Now that might
be... Oh, well I thought for a moment Dele Alli had fouled King.
It's gone October other way. Dele Alli appeared to wrap his leg around
King and then went down. So Spurs have the free-kick. Janssen. Oh,
he's clipped the top of the goal. Janssen with his left foot. He's
just close to being the sort of striker Spurs need, but he's just a
little bit short. Dele Alli. Wanyama. Walker.
Janssen. Oh, he might have squeezed it in there. Hard luck on Vincent
Janssen. A bit of pulling on the shirt again by Robert Huth there.
They are loving this. They are off to Copenhagen on Wednesday, would
you believe, hoping for a place in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Dembele. Dier is becoming more prominent now in the Leicester half.
Wanyama. Oh, he's hit the bar, Vertonghen. That's the second time
Tottenham have hit the bar today. It's Jan Vertonghen, last Premier
League goal March 2013. Nearly got one there. Schmeichel couldn't do
much about that. Oh, Leicester free-kick. Foul.
Curled in. Headed just wide. Fuchs took it with his left foot. I don't
know whether Lloris would have got that, possibly. Disappointed. We
created chances. We dominated the game. But, you know, disappointed
with the way we conceded the goal. It was the only shot on target we
concede. It's hard. It's hard to miss two points today in a game
that, after 90 minutes, that we see on the pitch. Are are you pleased
with the point? Yes. Pleased with the point and our performance, with
our spirit. I saw the Leicester spirit when we play together, when
we fight together and help each other. Very good performance today.
Feels like a day to learn the lessons from? Definitely. Every game
is, whether you win, lose or draw. We drew today. The only positive is
that we have not lost. We go again, these next two games. They are the
biggest... It will be a big week for Tottenham. You never know, it could
make-or-break our season. We have to win. We have to get six points from
the next two games, without a doubt. Another penalty to debate, Danny.
This was given. Thoughts? Well, I think, first and foremost, there is
an incident before the penalty was given that is really important the
referee missed. He pulls his shirt. A free-kick in itself. I understand
why he missed it. He is watching the flight of the ball, but this bit
here. He puts his arm on his shoulder, Huth, Janssen goes down
too easily. That's never a penalty. He's done... I say he's conning the
ref. That is harsh. He has done what striker's do, made the most of an
arm on a you willed strongholder. It doesn't warrant going down like
that. Fair play he got up, had the confidence, even though he hasn't
scored in the Premier League before, and smashed the penalty in.
Hopefully that is the springboard. I thought that was soft. It was soft.
Five wins, phial draws for Spurs. Very difficult team to beat, but can
they turn enough draws into victories to be a title contender?
Defensively very good, best in the league. I know Harry Kane makes a
huge difference. When teams play against them now, what they did last
season is they stretched teams more. I don't think they are doing that.
The pace of their play, particularly in the final third, is not as sharp
as it has been or could be. At times you could throw a blanket over the
front four, if you like, they play very narrow. They are not stretching
teams as they did last year. The This is poor. Janssen struggled. He
got his penalty. He hasn't made the impact they want him to. Poor,
again. A lot of their play comes from their full-backs. He is looking
for options there. He is saying to them - come on, move for me, run in
behind, help me out here. Again, very narrow, all three of them. Long
ball out to the opposite side here Walker. There is the four guys
again. As I said, it was slow, it eventually comes back into Dembele.
He has too many touches. No options, takes a touch, another touch. Gets
caught on the ball. That's them defending far too easy. This sort of
summed their game up. Tried something different. Brought a sub
on. Tried to get in behind, but it isn't, working for them. They have
to get their sharpness back into the game and ask more questions of the
back four. As for Leicester, Danny, they have lost all the previous four
league games this season. It was much more like the Leicester of last
season, wasn't it? Best away performance by a mile. Lots of
positives. Only one of the new signings, Musa, was in the team
today. It's like Leicester of last season. They deserve credit for that
performance. Leicester were good in the second-half. Deserved a point.
Back in the title race, yeah? You've been drinking again!
Match of the Day 2 could be a shocker, let's hope
5Live and the BBC Sport website will have commentary
The Women's Football Show follows Match of the Day 2.
And, looking ahead, Friday sees live FA Cup first round action.
Eastleigh versus Swindon at 7.30pm on BBC Two.
COMMENTATOR: It's Bentley. Oh, what a try. Oh, what a goal! David
Bentley, against his old club. It's just one win in six league
games for Manchester United. Jose Mourinho's side entertained
Burnley, who've not won COMMENTATOR: It's 95 years since
Manchester United last even failed to score in a home top-flight game
against Burnley, who have yet to pick up an away point so history
suggest the first victory in five for United. Jose Mourinho says they
need to win. Valencia underwent arm surgery today. Andre Gray returns to
Burnley after his four-match ban. It looks like a 4-4-2. They will have a
go at United's make-shift back four. Manchester United have have only
lost one game in eight in all competitions. Only six points off
the league leaders. Burnley are quite comfortable. Ibrahimovic is
in. Burnley needed their goalkeeper. What a good goalkeeper he is proving
this season, to make the save. Not scored in five league games. His
worst run since 2010. Try to getlet ball out wide. No, he went narrow.
Nacho was crying out for a pass. It's Burnley's chance to break.
Gudmundsson. To Gray. Deflects away off Rojo. A red card to Ander
Herrera. Look at his foot, it catches Marney. He knows he's done
wrong. Rojo, Ibrahimovic. Will he shoot from there. Plays into Pogba.
Ibrahimovic. Mee's header saves Burnley and denies Manchester United
an opening goal, which would have been a special one. Lovely move.
Beautiful backheel by Pogba. It was bending into the top corner.
Herrera. Manchester United now beginning to dominate. That is a
good save. It's Lingard this time denied by Heaton. Manchester United
are getting closer. Good ball in, arriving deep, no-one watched him.
No-one tracked the run. Herrera. Good movement this from Manchester
United. He's gone down Darmian. He think it is was a penalty. I'm too
sure if it was in the penalty area. Flannigan was off balance when he
flicks out the foot. Whether he catches him, I'm not sure. Darmian
makes a meal of it. That could have swayed the referee's decision.
Manchester United kick-off the second-half in the red and white of
course. It appears that Jose Mourinho is sitting in the stand
with the fans. We gather that Jose Mourinho was talking to the
officials in the tunnel at half-time, presumably about the late
first half penalty shout that was denied. We believe he has been sent
to the stands. That's a foul by Darmian.
Keane was there, Arfield couldn't get over it. That was a bad miss. He
could have brought it down and had a go. That's an opportunity
squandered. Jose Mourinho has been asked to move further back, he's in
the directors' box now. Ibrahimovic dropping into the ten
role and profiting. There's Mata and there's the goalkeeper's leg again.
What a game he has had. Heaton once more, back at Old Trafford, he has
come back here and saved Burnley, not once or twice, but time and time
again. Mata working well with Darmian. Settling for the corner
there. Burnley switched off, could be made
to pay. That's risky from Barnes and Herrera quickly to it, to
Ibrahimovic. What a save. It was like Schmeichel! He has hurt
himself. He's been a hero for Burnley. Ibrahimovic really hate
this. That is a brilliant piece of goalkeeping, no wonder his arm is
hurting. Manchester United look to counter the game. They have gone
about their business and I'm all brisk fashion in the second half.
Rashford, Ibrahimovic, dropping into the slightly deeper position.
Mojo up from the back. Keane has done so well in the air. Is that a
foul by Mata? It's hit the post, it will not go in. Ibrahimovic. Good
defending, kept his eye on it there. It's a yellow card, I don't think
you can complain, really. It wasn't a controlled challenge in any way.
Mata with the free kick looking for Ibrahimovic. Will it come now? It
will not go in for Manchester United! They've on absolutely
everything but score. -- they have done absolutely everything but
score. He slipped, he could be in trouble with the referee, Herrera.
This is going to be a second yellow, and the red, and I think that's
harsh. I think he slipped into the challenge, but Herrera has been sent
off for Manchester United here. He has caught him but I think a bit of
common sense might have been used there.
In comes across, Ibrahimovic, that was the one that needed to go in,
and it went wide. It just has not been the day. -- the day. But
towards Fellaini, here's Rooney, back to Fellaini. Has a look,
slightly off balance. Free kick given against Burnley. He says he
pushed the ball out for a corner, yellow card. Can Blind set up a last
gasp Manchester United winger? Pulled back to Rooney and it's gone
over. Well worked free kick, but no end product. Points are slipped to
get -- away, one of those days. I don't really know what happened and
to be fair I think what is important is what the referee will write in
the report. There were some big decisions, big decisions for
penalties. What did you see of them? Fantastic work from the referee.
There's a lot of noise around, they are top class as individuals. We
know where we are, we note -- we know what we're looking for but it's
still a great point away at Old Trafford. We created many chances,
the only thing when you get three points if you finish, we didn't
today. We came with a game plan but rode our luck at times and at
certain points in the second half it was tin hat, but thankfully we have
come away with a point, and a great place to do so. Certainly was,
Burnley hung on to grim death, really, but Manchester United, 37
shots at goal, the -- the most since records began and did manage to
score one of them. Flat and had 12 attempts and non-went in. -- Zlatan
Ibrahimovic. Some of the chances that they created here were
incredible. You would fancy them to walk away with four or five and Tom
Heaton made some brilliant saves, one of which is just superb, which
we will see in a minute. They kept on going, they kept on passing it,
kept on creating the chances. I mean, some of the defending was
brilliant, goalkeeping was brilliant, but you just know that it
isn't working for you, whatever you try. He looks better, Rashford up
front with him in the second half, it added more pace to the game.
Ibrahimovic has never been blessed with great pace, but when you get
your 30s, Gary, that's the save I'm on about, that's an unbelievable
saves, that is. I was saying about the pace that Ibrahimovic has, when
I found in my career you lose a yard of pace, Craig Bellamy, last minute,
came to help me with his pace at Newcastle. That's what Man United
need, to have him upfront as well as Rashford to ask more questions,
going in behind rather than facing up all the time. We have our penalty
specialist again! You look like an old-fashioned referee to me. Darmian
appeal, we think it's possible what pre-empted Jose to go to the stands.
The events of recent weeks have got to him and this tipped him over. I
think it's a penalty but he dramatises it somewhat, the way you.
You see the kick, left shin. There's enough there. I think it's a
penalty, he's on the line which means it's a penalty. You disagree
question might I don't think there's enough contacts for him go down.
Herrera, a bit unlucky, he just slipped? He's really unlucky. It's
never, ever a booking. He should have stayed on the pitch. I agree.
Jose Mourinho was up and down the steps, probably more tired than the
players. It's just not happening for Jose. He looks a bit disgruntled,
he's not happy. He doesn't know his best 11, he's playing around with
the team and the formations, still trying to work it all out. Burnley
deserves some credit. Digging in a game, against Everton last week,
dominated for long periods, and again today and the Cabinet -- the
keeper was fantastic. Middlesbrough were looking
for a first home win of the season against a Bournemouth side who've
yet to taste victory Middlesbrough got a 0-0 draw last
week, unlucky not to will. Calum Chambers returns after being
ineligible against his old club. Stewart Downing is back in midfield.
He takes the place of Marten de Roon. Bournemouth also held one of
the title contenders, Tottenham, to a scoreless draw last Saturday.
Surman's recovery form illness sees him come back in for Gosling. When
Bournemouth won the promotion to the top flight they had battled
Middlesbrough neck and neck at the top of the Championship table. It's
the first time these clubs have ever been in the top flight together.
It's a good ball, might have been a hand ball. The referee says play on.
Josh King was waiting in the middle. That will be the first corner of the
game. Jack Wilshere, on loan from Arsenal, to take the corner. A free
shot for King, headed off the line for Middlesbrough. Adam Clayton in
the right place at the right time. When you look at analysis of teams
who don't but a defender on the post defending set pieces like this,
that's why teams do it. Former Middlesbrough player and manager,
they still have his photo adorned as a player in the tunnel here at the
Riverside Stadium. Now here on England managerial duty. Wilshere,
head up all the time looking for options. Encourages Arter forward
here. Wilshere once more. This could be in for King, a brilliant ball,
Wilson, it comes back in off the crossbar. Did Victor Valdes get his
fingertips to this on the way through? I think he did, it's just
his fingertips but it's enough to push it onto the bar. Friend tracked
all the way by King, good workrate. This is Ramirez, looking for
Negredo. He pulled the trigger. This is Traore.
Away by Francis, but not sufficiently. A poor cross by
Downing. Again, George Friend. He gave it everything. A fraction more
to the right-hand side Middlesbrough surely would have been 1-0 up.
King challenged by Gaston Ramirez at the expense of the corner. Time
beginning to run out for one of these teams to take the lead before
the break. Wilshere's corner, headed away at the front post. Back in by
Adam Smith, it's going to fall for Gaston Ramirez here. Chance of a
counterattack for Middlesbrough and Ramirez shift effortlessly through
the gears. He's going to take it on his own here. That is an exceptional
goal from Gaston Ramirez! Zero to 60, in four seconds. Middlesbrough
looking for the first home win of the season and Gaston Ramirez, from
deep inside his own half, has quite simply created this all for himself.
It's his first goal of the season will stop it's a very memorable one.
Full of determination, full of thrust. Such a calm finish from the
Uruguayan at the end. This would be a crucial first home win, if they
can hold on for it. He's working very hard in the
midfield. Looking for Negredo at the back
post, it must be for Downing! Stewart Downing has delivered for
Middlesbrough. Inevitably, Adama Traore involved in the build-up.
Negredo was unselfish. It's a very good team goal for what is becoming
a very good team performance. Bournemouth are in trouble now.
It's beautifully played, Negredo, no power behind him. Well, his only
goal so far this season came against Stoke on the opening weekend, and
Alvaro Negredo looks to be a striker lowing confidence when shooting for
goal. A good first half, Jack Wilson, he's
been more quiet in the second period. A mistake by Barragan,
Daniels, how long does he want? Smith, brave defending, maybe he
held onto it just for too long and it needed a shot. The shot was
probably on target. It was good skill from Fraser and
Chambers was making sure he wasn't getting on the end of it. Adam Smith
for Afobe, it hit his shoulder as much as anything. Benik Afobe E,
shoulder more than his head. It lands on the top of the crossbar.
You get the feeling this is not going to be Bournemouth's day.
You get the feeling this is not going to be Bournemouth's day. We
were really strong in the last two seasons and we needed today a
performance like we played because our last three games have been
really well, so now we had to show everybody that we could compete,
especially at home. It was a big win for us, no disrespect to
Bournemouth, this was a game we were looking to win. They are good team,
they pass it around well and made it difficult for us, especially at the
end. We deserved it, we created chances and were clinical. Otaegui
has -- not a great performance from our perspective. We had chances and
the goals we conceded were disappointing and they decided the
game. They certainly did. Gaston Ramirez hasn't scored for almost two
years but it was really worth the wait. What a goal, Danny?
Incred goal. Technically very good. Bournemouth would be disappointed,
to concede from your own corner. Bad touch. He closes the ball down. He
has a lot to do. Win it back in your own box. He shows good pace. The
calmness. On his weak foot. Can he finish? Goal of the day, for sure.
After a terrific performance last week. Three points at home will do
them the world of good. Decent start for Middlesbrough. Top side in the
north-east, Alan? I knew you would get that in! As Danny said, they
made a confident start. Took great confidence from their performance
last week. That showed today with their win. I was speaking to Gibson
and he is quietly confident. Looked solid, tough to Beattie as well.
Watford, who began the day in the top half of the table,
The visitors have slipped into the bottom three after six
COMMENTATOR: Troy Deeney scored his 99th goal for Watford in their last
match here at vicarage Road. Deeney would become the fifth Watford
player to reach a century of goals for the club should he score today
against a Hull side who conceded 11 in their last two away matches.
Hernandez returns to the Hull team with Snodgrass out because of
injury. Hull will start with a three-man defence. Harry Maguire
coming in along site Curtice and Dawson as Mike Phelan looks for the
formula that will end their run of defeats.
Amrabat. Didn't quite reach him in the middle. Elmohamady couldn't
clear. Deeney. Capoue, being urged to shoot. It got a touch off a Hull
defender on the way. Came off Maguire. The option of a
short-corner with Holebas in close attendance. And just against the
crossbar from Younes Kaboul. What a header that was. Really firing its
way towards the Hull goal. Picked up by Amrabat.
Amrabat's ball in. Too high this time for Kaboul. Again, Watford
strike the post. Robert Pereyra. Younes Kaboul meeting this firmly.
When it's scrambled away, Roberto Pereyra, you can see what he's
aiming to do here. So close, Watford, to getting the first goal
of the afternoon. McDonald there to the left of Mike Phelan, new
assistant manager at Hull. Maguire. He finds Elmohamady. Keane calling
for it. Hernandez is there as well. Away by Prodl. Elmohamady.
Livermore, a chance for a shot, perhaps. And for Mason. Gomes down
to make the save. From Ryan Mason. A pretty comfortable save for Gomes as
well. Capoue. Lovely control. Pereyra. Here's Ighalo. Amrabat.
Pereyra offering an option, and here he is. Roberto Pereyra. Into the
ground, Deeney! So close. Well, he knows how close he was to reaching
100 goals in all competitions for Watford. Ighalo, stretching. It may
well be that the presence of his strike partner was just enough to
mean that Deeney didn't have too much view of that ball as it came
across to him. Three wins, three draws and three defeats for Watford.
Hopefully those wins will be increased to four come the end of
the afternoon. Gomes with the save. Heurelho Gomes pure Yeos with his
defenders. One touch from Keane. Hernandez is suddenly in behind.
This is better from Hull, in the early exchanges in the Sirs half.
Furious. Capoue. Amarah bra, up against Clucas. -- Amrabat up
against Clucas. Oh, it's gone in. Watford celebrate the opening goal.
Michael Dawson may well have got the final touch. It comes off Dawson.
Hence the celebrations from the two Watford men, neither of whom could
legitimately claim the goal because that is an own-goal. The touch off
Michael Dawson, looping past David Marshall. There it is. It's Watford
1, Hull 0. It's hard on Hull, you have to say. Mike Phelan's team at
home to Southampton next and then, after the international break, a
massive trip, away to fellow strugglers, Sunderland. Away by
Gomes, into the last five minutes, plus stoppage-time. Able to turn.
Pereyra was the target. Ighalo, wriggling through. Ighalo. Oh! Just
the wrong side of the post. Brilliant play here from Odion
Ighalo. He set himself up for the shot. Look how many defenders are
around him. It's just wide. How hard is the manner of that defeat to
take? It's very hard because you've got a depressed dressing room after
the efforts and the work and all what they put into the game, really.
It's cruel, you know, if it goes top corner, it happened against us this
season, can you hold your hands up. We were competitive in the game. Our
attitude was spot on. We created the best chances in the game, probably.
We are on the end of another defeat. We need to react to that and I'm
sure we will during next week. I'm happy on how they are are playing
now. They are giving me a lot of satisfaction. From the way we are
playing, the performance on the pitch, we deserve two or three
points more at this stage. Watford's third clean sheet in a row, four
games unbeaten. Up to seventh. They managed to win the game without
having a single shot on target. Hit the woodwork twice, that doesn't
countried count. The damage was done down the right hand side? Yes.
Amrabat caused them problems. He gave Clucas a difficult afternoon
down that side. He was quick, got balls into the box, whether it was
first half or second-half. Just get at him. That is what he he did. They
couldn't handle him a brilliant ball in. Deserved someone to be on the
end of it. They did create one or two chances. They thoroughly
deserved their victory. Should do better. Should hit the target. This
was the goal. Ran in behind. Wasn't offside as they were appealing for
it. They do get a little bit of luck for the goal when it eventually
comes to Janmaat. Ball in the box and unlucky off Dawson. Enough for
the victory. An own-goal. Well, as for Hull, it's... They are are six
straight defeats in the league, testing times. Tough times, morsel
lid today with Dawson in the side. Ironically he gave the goal away. I
agree Gary with you that Sanchez is top-class. Arsenal fans not happy
with you - not for the first time. Our time is up.
The top three remain locked together on the same points.
Manchester City's thumping win means they hold on to top spot,
ahead of Arsenal and Liverpool, on goal difference.
Tottenham are three points further back in fourth.
Winless Sunderland continue to prop up the league, three points adrift
Hull complete the bottom three after suffering their sixth
Let us see what the papers have to say. Jose Mourinho sending off is
making the headlines. The Sun on Sunday says he could face a stadium
ban after clashing with Mark Clattenburg. The Sunday Express ask
- is he losing the plot? West Ham's Olympic Stadium is not fit for
football and should be demolished. So the top three all score four
while Jose draws a blank.