Gary Lineker presents highlights of Premier League matches, including title hopefuls Manchester City's clash with Newcastle United and Arsenal's London derby with Crystal Palace.
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How about that?
Just brilliant, just brilliant.
Oh, that is wonderful.
An absolute belter.
What a chance.
What a goal!
Blue is the colour of
the Premier League winners.
Eight Premier League games
on the way and not a video
assistant referee in sight.
Good news then for Alan
Shearer's blood pressure.
Jermaine Jenas is alongside him.
Do us a favour Jermaine,
don't mention the VAR.
I did it once, but I think
I got away with it.
We begin at the Emirates.
Arsenal were eight points off
a Champions League place
going into their game
against Crystal Palace,
who'd lost just once in the last 12.
Commentary comes from Steve Wilson.
Arsenal feel like a club in limbo
just now. Palace may fancy
registering their first ever win at
the Emirates. Alexis Sanchez who was
sometimes unplayable for Arsenal is
unpickable with his move to
Manchester United edging towards its
conclusion. That's pretty
unpalatable too forArismendial.
Welbeck and Ramsey are out. Walcott
is sold. Ozil is available again.
Koscielny and Monreal are back too.
Palace make one change. Cab. The
Eagles could be in the top half
tonight, but they didn't score until
Ozil helping it on to Iwobi. Back
into Mesut Ozil. Now Iwobi. Shooting
chance. Takes the chance to get the
shot away. Hennessey, better safe
than sorry from the Palace
goalkeeper making it wasn't going to
end up in the back of his net. Iwobi
found space with a couple of steps
backwards. A corner with is put into
the back of the net by Monreal after
five minutes. The Spaniard heads
Arsenal in front. Roy Hodgson will
be furious with this goal. Direct
from a corner. Monreal got away from
James McArthur and ended up with a
free header, six yards out. Well, it
was a dismal goal from Crystal
Palace' point of view. Here's El
Neny. Xhaka. Lacazette. Iwobi.
Nicely worked again. Only as far as
Monreal. Iwobi. 2-0.
Monreal. Iwobi. 2-0. Arsenal are
running away with this inside 10
minutes. Monreal with the first,
Iwobi with the second. It's been an
irresistible start by Arsene
Wenger's side. Nice pace about this
interchange. Fosu-Mensah didn't
really deal with it. Nacho Monreal
with the assist to add to his goal,
giving Alex Iwobi the tap-in.
Arsenal 2, Crystal Palace 0. Fewer
than 10 minutes played when Iwobi
scored the second.
scored the second. Koscielny. Now,
Lacazette. Slid behind by Kelly.
It's an Arsenal corner. Well, they
are slicing through Crystal Palace
at will at the moment.
at will at the moment. It's Xhaka's
corner. Koscielny's in. It's 3-0. We
have only played 13 minutes. Crystal
Palace are 3-0 down. Two of the
goals have come from corners. Well,
Roy Hodgson will be absolutely
livid. Monreal claims another
assist. Koscielny with the finish.
Arsenal 3, Crystal Palace 0. It's
been an absolutely diabolical start
from Crystal Palace. The tale of the
unexpected for Arsene Wenger, such
was the gloom coming into this game.
Ozil, Wilshere. Beautiful,
Lacazette, 4-0. Wonderful goal. Oh,
that's a real thing of beauty.
Finished off by Lacazette. Arsenal
4, Crystal Palace 0. But look at the
build-up. Taken apart, Crystal
Palace. Vintage Arsenal, who lead by
four. There has been a wonderful
turn around under Roy Hodgson, but
it's been a desperate 20 minutes
here. Here's Iwobi. Ozil. Wilshere.
Iwobi! Lovely interchange, again.
Hennessey very happy to see it
coming straight at him. Well, he
will be absolutely stunned and
shocked by what he has just
witnessed here. Sako. Stayed on his
feet well Sako. You don't want him
to hit it with his left. He went
with his right. He didn't generate
the same kind of power. Cech happy
to fall on it. Wilfred Zaha very
frustrated he didn't get a pass.
Cabaye into Benteke.
That's overhit by Maitland-Niles.
Finding space, deflected. Cech
furious. I don't know if he made a
save there, Cech, I think he might
have done, certainly a deflection
and then possibly a save. He's
furious with Maitland-Niles. As well
he might be. His 200th clean sheet
is on the line. He did. He made a
really good save here. Ozil. Lovely
ball that. Iwobi. Got the beating of
Tomkins, but not Hennessey. Well, in
amongst that counter-attack was the
most glorious ball from Mesut Ozil.
Beautifully spung by Ozil to Iwobi.
Tomkins melted away, fortunately for
Palace, Hennessey didn't.
Palace, Hennessey didn't. Bakayoko
Sako. Good ball. Benteke for Palace.
Cech saves. Clean sheet record
intact for now. Christian Benteke's
having a rotten season in front of
goal, he really is.
goal, he really is. Heavy touch from
Maitland-Niles. Cabaye, Zaha.
McArthur, Cabaye, arriving. Did they
win the ball? It's a corner. Wasn't
taking any prisoners then Mustafi.
Cabaye, Benteke's climb. On the
turn, and into the back of the net
from Luka Milivojevic. Crystal
Palace have a goal and it's another
frustrating day for Petr Cech
because he will be still stuck on
199 Premier League clean sheets.
Smart turn from Milivojevic. Cech
beaten, Crystal Palace on the
scoresheet. So 4-1. Van Aanholt's
header. McArthur. Won back for
Arsenal by Nelson. Wilshere trying
to squeeze it through to Lacazette.
He has. Hennessey with the block.
Lacazette, again. Red and white
shirts queueing up, and Hennessey
takes it. Good double save by Wayne
Hennessey in the Palace goal.
Wilshere, nice angle on that to
Xhaka. Lacazette. Good feet, Xhaka.
Lacazette. Challenge by Tomkins.
Looked fair enough to me. Arsenal
fans asking for a penalty, but the
referee says not. Tomkins made the
tackle. It seemed to me to be a
perfectly legitimate one. Oh, I
don't know though, having said that,
I might change my mind on that if I
am allowed. He caught the man. Four
goals in 16 first half minutes.
Monreal, Iwobi, Koscielny and
Lacazette as Wilshere and Ozil tore
Crystal Palace apart. A consolation
from Milivojevic, but Arsenal's
points all day long. 4-1.
from Milivojevic, but Arsenal's
points all day long. 4-1.
very well. We played our game like
we can play. With the quick, fast
passing and good combination, good
movement. Some good chances after
that. I think the whole first half
was of top quality.
We needed that
performance. We haven't been good
enough recently. We dropped points
we know Palace were on a great run.
They haven't lost on a while. The
only team to beat them in a while
was us. We knew we do it. We had to
start the game quick witch did that.
We are happy.
We played like the
Crystal Palace team we tried to be
in the second-half. It was nice at
least that the beating we took. It
was a heavy beating, at least it
stayed at a three goal margin and
wasn't increased to more than the
four goals that can often happen.
People are expecting news imminently
of Sanchez and Mkhitaryan and
Aubameyang. Do you have any news
On Aubameyang, no, because
nothing is happening. On Sanchez, it
will only happen if Mkhitaryan comes
here. That will be decided in the
next 48-hours. At the moment, I
cannot tell you much more. It's a
possibility, but it's far from being
We understand it's not quite
over the line, but it's getting
pretty close. It's expected to be
announced on Monday, if all goes
swimmingly well for both sides. It
was a game really, Jermaine, wasn't
it, that was pretty much over in the
first few minutes before it began. A
blistering start from Arsenal?
was the game decided in 45 minutes.
Arsenal were terrific in that 45
minutes. I was surprised by this
minutes. I was surprised by this
Crystal Palace performance. They
have been decent since Roy Hodgson
took over. He will be disappointed
by this. I highlighted Monreal and
McArthur because McArthur doesn't
look at the ball once. When he does
decide to have a look at the ball,
it's too late. Monreal is round the
back, puts it in the back of the
net. He's not really watching the
man. He puts his hands on his head
he knows exactly what he's done
wrong. This time it's Zaha on
Monreal there. Is your man. You can
see him there. Take responsibility.
He doesn't. He kind of drifts into
an attacking area. When he reacts,
it's too late. Even then it's not
really commit canned. Monreal has
time and space to pick out his man,
he does that. He hits the back of
the net. McArthur made a mistake at
this point. Panicking. Too tight to
Monreal. Monreal uses his experience
be by pushing him one way, running
round the other. Gets the square
ball and they bundle it into the
back of the net. I was really
surprised by the errors that Crystal
Palace made in this game. They were
individual errors, isolated errors.
Not much that Roy Hodgson can do
about that, I don't think.
there is probably a bit of - they
beat Burnley last weekend, five
points clear of the relegation zone.
They probably felt as if it was a
free game, but you can't go into
performances like that. Having said
that, where they are now to when Roy
took over they will get back to
putting in a performance last week.
In the absence of Sanchez more rests
on the shoulders of Ozil. He seemed
to rise to the challenge?
There has been a lot of uncertainty
about this man's future as well. He
definitely didn't let it affect him
today. I thought he was absolutely
brilliant. He was at the heart of
everything that was good about
Arsenal. Today he was linking up
well and playing with confidence. He
had that air and swagger about
himself on the pitch. Decent effort
there by Iwobi. It was his linkup
play of Lacazette that I really
enjoyed. Help seemed to want to try
to find the striker. Find him once
already in that move. Tries to find
him again. Didn't come off. Look at
how he glides by players. Moving
with ease. Finds him. Could have
been played in by Lacazette for
one-on-one himself. He doesn't. This
is the goal. Brilliant. He starts
the move, keeps it moving. The
awareness he shows here. That is
what people mean by having a picture
in your mind of the situation.
That's what he's got. Finds
Lacazette, sticks it in the back of
the net. In top form, Ozil.
Excellent spacial awareness.
After losing their unbeaten record
at Liverpool on Sunday,
Manchester City faced a Newcastle
side criticised in some
quarters for their negative
approach when beaten 1-0
by the leaders last month.
Guy Mowbray was at The Etihad.
Zinchenko gets his first Premier
League start for Manchester City.
Ever present Everton will be keen to
instantly get back to keeping clean
sheets against a Newcastle side that
barely tested them at all on ties by
just three and a half weeks ago.
Joselu scored Newcastle's equaliser
Agut as a sub against Swansea last
week and he takes Dwight Gayle's
place in the team. His last eight
games have been home goals. His last
away? Two for Deportivo La Coruna
and Real Madrid. Absolutely
imperative for Newcastle United that
they get off to a sure start and
don't concede an early goal. A hump
and a barge between Kyle Walker and
Joselu, resulting in a Newcastle
free kick. Deliberate from Walker.
Jonjo Shelvey takes a quick free
kick to catch City out. Atsu's
Balling, it's defended, but it's not
away yet. Ederson in the end pops it
off the ahead of team-mate John
Stones and it was smart from Jonjo
Shelvey. Given the benefit of the
doubt was Christian Atsu, might have
been just offside. Some good
defending by Zinchenko at the back
post. Joselu. Fernandinho beat
Shelvey do it. Tsarnaev on the move
down the centre. It's Silva to the
left of De Bruyne will stop Silva,
looking for sterling. Offside. Flag
is up. Raheem Sterling thought that
he'd finished the flowing move. It's
his celebrations that have finished
instead. It's a very tight call,
maybe just about right. Pep
Guardiola had a very quick look down
the line. He knew. Here's Otamendi,
De Bruyne. Sterling, Sterling's shot
straight at Darlow. Darlow takes two
great lungful. Of air. So far so
good for the Newcastle keeper and
those in front of him. Manchester
City Bosingwa game, but Newcastle
aren't letting them through. --
Manchester City are bossing the
game. Zinchenko within on bad. Touch
back to Silva. Cleared away from
Fernandinho, as he was trying to
apply the finishing touch.
De Bruyne, just too high for Aguero,
but it's gone in. Was there the
faintest of flicks from Sergio
Aguero, or is it Kevin De Bruyne's
goal directly? There's a bit of
relief in that from Pep Guardiola.
They don't mind who has scored.
Well, if it's Newcastle it has to be
Sergio Aguero. Just the faintest of
flicks off the top of his head. Just
enough hair to make contact with the
ball. And Sergio Aguero scores for
the fifth home game in a row and he
scores on hits 200th Premier League
appearance, his 136th goal of the
competition. He's scored in all four
of Newcastle's last four league
visits here. De Bruyne. Darlow, just
enough on it, just enough. It
wouldn't have been any doubt about
who was scoring that one. It's a
good save from Karl Darlow.
Manchester City are in complete
control of the game. It really ought
to be only a matter of time before
they score at least one more today.
Shelvey snubbed that one,
Fernandinho is winning it back.
Sterling and Silva combine, Sterling
goes on and Sterling is felled. It's
a Manchester City penalty. It's a
push, says Paul Tierney. Sterling is
playing on the edge of his balance
all the time there. As Manquillo
floundered he could do nothing other
than fall into the city number seven
and bring him down. Aguero on the
spot and he crashes it past Darlow.
It went through the hands of the
Newcastle keeper. Two for Sergio
Aguero. Never settles for 11 he's
playing Newcastle United. -- he
never settles for one, when he's
playing Newcastle United. He got
something on it, Darlow, but it was
too hot for him. Dummett's header,
De Bruyne, wouldn't stay with him.
One for Murphy to run onto and
Murphy, in on goal for Newcastle and
he's clipped it over Ederson and
scored for Newcastle. It's Jacob
Murphy's first goal for the club.
Look at the scenes at the away and.
The ball was quickly wrested from
the goal, Jonjo Shelvey was in a
hurry to get the game going again.
Newcastle believe the game. Out of
nowhere. Manchester City two,
Newcastle United one. Is it game on?
Just when it looks like game over.
Silva, behind four corner number 15
of the match for Manchester City.
De Bruyne in, wait for something
different there. He's found a way
through to Sergio Aguero, who can't
find a way through to goal this
time. How close was he to his second
hat-trick of the season? Getting
closer towards that post all the
time, but not quite quickly enough.
Zinchenko to De Bruyne. Leroy Sane.
There's Sterling, kept out by Darlow
and Aguero has hit the side of the
net. What a save from Karl Darlow.
Tipped it onto the post. Keeps
Newcastle in the match. One of those
dames for -- one of those days for
Raheem Sterling. One in the net and
ruled offside, he thought he'd
scored there as well. Rafa Benitez
said he knew a few weeks ago that
takeover wasn't going to happen, but
he's optimistic about bringing in
new players. Diame goes on and his
past Stones and draws a save from
Ederson, who has fumbled it. Beats
the other one away. Diame, Ederson,
cleared by Fernandinho.
cleared by Fernandinho. Diame is
becoming increasingly a key figure
in a match. He's starting to stride
on with purpose, involved a couple
of times here. Denied in the end by
Ederson, who gratefully pounced to
his feet. Were Newcastle to score a
second, people would start asking
questions of Manchester City, beaten
last week. Can Sterling find Sane?
Use founder Aguero in the first
instance. Darlow at full stretch, he
didn't get anything on it, he didn't
need to. Wide from De Bruyne.
Sane goes through. Can't go all the
way, or can he? He might. Brilliant
Leroy Sane, Aguero. A Sergio Aguero
hat-trick. Another against
Newcastle. Nearly all of the credit
for that goal, the goal that should
finally see off the Newcastle to
challenge today, goes to Leroy Sane.
Look at this from Sane, pace,
balance, awareness. A nice bit of
skill and the vision to pick out the
man who gets most of Manchester
City's goals. It's all there. It's
just super from Sane and it's
typically clinical from Sergio
Aguero. Manchester City three,
Newcastle United one.
important because we need goals and
always score, scoring the past, in
the present, we're going to score in
the future, but of course we speak
many times about that, you have to
be aggressive. All our strikers and
We wanted to stay in
the game and we did it stop the
penalty was a little bit soft and it
changed everything, but they are
very good team, they have very good
players but our reaction was quite
good and we were expecting it will
be tucked in and we have to defend
well and play counterattack and we
did it and we did well.
game we control 90 minutes I think,
yeah, sometimes we have some
mistakes of course, we are not
machines, and but of course we are
on the right way.
It's OK, three
more points. We need ten more to be
champion and we're going to try the
next one and the next one. Everyone
is spending a lot of money, so this
is why we spend something in this
window. Mike Ashley said we have the
red light, hopefully we can see new
faces before the end of this window.
Good to hear from Kevin De Bruyne's
some there as well. I read somewhere
Alan, that the art of the fox in the
box, the poacher, calling what you
like, is dead. Aguero makes a
nonsense of doesn't he?
very, very good as most things at
and you should be as a centre
forward, particularly scoring goals.
He loves playing against Newcastle.
14 he's got, more than any other
club. He starts quicker than anyone
else. That's why he gets on the bald
before the defenders, gets a little
lamb from it and everything good
about Man City today came through
him," role, pace, into the box, gets
his shot away, locate, it's blocked,
finds himself in space. Give and
go." Role. Another little give and
go, this time he's in the box again,
they can't touch him, he knows that.
Decent effort, gets another shot
away. I figure it's a penalty, he's
pushing him, he's pushing him. I
thought it was a penalty. Keeper
gets a hand to it but he was never
going to stop that. I was waiting
for the net to move on that one.
This is just incredible from Sane.
The pace of him, watch the little
nutmegged As, see you later. He
picks Aguero out, left foot back of
the net, left foot, right foot,
header, thanks very much, there's
the ball and the hat-trick.
Newcastle's plan was to
sit very deep, didn't get hardly any
possession. 19% possession.
thought Rafa got heavily criticised
for the performers at St James' Park
and could have done again today.
He's concerned about goal
difference. He obviously sees it as
an extra point and I think over the
two against Manchester City it's
right at the forefront of his mind.
He went with five at the back today,
Lascelles, Clark and Hayden, the
midfielder dropped into a back
three. I thought for large periods
of the game they defended pretty
well. I think you know what you're
going to get with Manchester City.
They are going to ask you a lot of
questions. They are going to put the
ball in behind you, Manquillo doing
very well there. This time it was
Hayden, got his body in the way, all
though I thought he had a very good
game. When I looked at this game I
thought this will really annoy Rafa
Benitez, it's not the type of goal
he expects to concede. Dummett has
his eye on Sane, Ciaran Clark can
see exactly where Aguero is.
striker gambles on the space and you
get in front.
You have to get bodies
around you, he's got Lascelles, yes,
he's gambled but Ciaran Clark should
expect that. This is a huge bonus
for Rafa Benitez. I'm not talking
about goal difference. This goal
could be vital at the end of the
season. Stoke have conceded seven,
Watford have conceded six, Swansea
have conceded four Bournemouth over
two games has conceded six. All
against Manchester City. Rafah had
gone through two games and conceded
It's tired. I am bobbin
that could come into play, the goal
difference. The takeover of
Newcastle doesn't seem to be making
much headway at present. Where do
you stand on this whole thing?
Something is only worth what someone
is willing to pay for it and it
looks as if no one is prepared to
pay what Mike Ashley wants and
that's fine, he's entitled to do
that. But the reason I think
Newcastle fans want change and most
of them want change, is they are not
getting value for money. And this is
the reason why. Every club in the
Premier League over the last two or
three years has broken their
transfer record. Newcastle's
transferred record, 2005, was
Michael Owen, £16 million. Another
reason. Nine of the players that
played today were in the
Championship last season. The other
two, Manquillo was at Sunderland,
Yen-Hsun Lu was Stoke. That's the
reason why Newcastle fans want a
change of owner -- Joselu was at
After needing penalties to get
past Championship side
Norwich in the FA Cup
on Wednesday, Chelsea travelled
to Brighton, who'd lost just once
in their last 10 at the
Simon Brotherton watched this one.
Brighton go to a back three today,
Connor Goldson making a start. M.Ed.
Leads the attack, Murray is docked
to the bench. Willy Caballero makes
his first league appearance of the
season for Chelsea with Thibaut
Courtois out because of an ankle
injury and there's another chance
for Michy Batshuayi upfront, with
Alvaro Morata and Pedro suspended.
Half a dozen changes made by Antonio
Conte for this one. Chelsea looking
for their first league win of the
new year still. Azpilicueta, forward
to Willian, short, sharp ball into
Hazard, the little flick picks up
Batshuayi. He's got four bought from
Victor Moses on the far side. --
he's got support from Victor Moses
on the far side. Les Champs, first
goal, didn't take Chelsea Long, just
under three minutes and Eden Hazard,
who scored the winning penalty
against Norwich on Wednesday in the
FA Cup, gives his take the lead in
the Premier League. Brighton nil,
Chelsea one. Batshuayi just rolling
it out to Moses. The deflection
coming off Stephens, the Brighton
number six, poked into the path of
Eden Hazard. Who picked his way
through the little sidestep, saw the
gap and founded. That's the 100th
league goal of Eden Hazard's career,
64 for Chelsea, 36 for Lille.
Willian now with some space. Hazard
ahead of him. Batshuayi. Willian, a
lovely flow about Chelsea here. It's
absolutely sensational! What a
wonderful goal. Scored by Willian.
That was world-class from start to
finish. Brighton & Hove Albion are
two goals down inside six minutes
here. It's a whirlwind start from
Chelsea. Here the initial pass
forward from Dunk intercepted.
Willian involved early in the move.
Hazard, Batshuayi and Willian all
combining. Beautiful, intricate
passing and a precise finish here
off the outside of the Brazilian's
boot sending the ball spinning
beyond the reach of Matt Ryan. You
won't see many better goals than
that all season. Brighton 0, Chelsea
2. That one from the very top
drawer. Two minutes 50 seconds the
time between the two Chelsea goals.
Well not quite what Chris Hughton
had in mind when he made all his
changes today. Moses trying to
cover. Caballero able to get there.
Was he fouled there? Over it comes.
Just out of reach for Hemed.
Brighton pushing hard for a foothold
in the game. Caballero was at full
stretch there, in every sense of the
world. First anxious moment for
Chelsea. Did cut across Schelotto.
Brighton with a shout for a penalty
here. Nothing given from the
officials. There's the contact, but
I'm not sure that the referee had a
very clear view given the two
Chelsea defenders standing between
him and the ball.
This is Stephens. Oh, given it away.
Willian finding Hazard. Those two
again causing problems for Brighton.
Batshuayi racing forward. Hazard
still going here. The nutmeg picking
up Batshuayi. Blocked by Matt Ryan
again. Chelsea look as if they might
potentially score almost every time
that they go forward into the
Brighton penalty area in this first
half. Schelotto giving the ball away
under pressure. Willian and Hazard
between them in particular are
causing nightmares for the Brighton
defence. This the first time
Brighton have changed to three at
the back in the Premier League all
season. Haven't made the best of
starts with the new setup. March on
the Brighton left. Alonso.
Decent ball in. There's a chance.
Saved by Caballero to denied Hemed.
Brilliant start from the Chelsea
keeper. -- brilliant stop from the
Chelsea keeper. Lovely ball in.
Hemed's header saved by the left
hand of Caballero.
hand of Caballero. Schelotto
forward. Up against Rudiger.
Schelotto, Cha end by Bakayoko. The
referee says no it's a goal kick.
Schelotto is going absolutely mad.
Second time he's been on the deck
inside the Chelsea penalty area in
this first half. Schelotto
challenged by Bakayoko. The referee,
who does have a clear view this
time, says no penalty. The referee I
think is going book Schelotto for
his overly spirited response.
his overly spirited response. Chance
for Brighton to run here. Schelotto
racing down that far side. Up
against Alonso. Gross. It's a
header. Oh, against the outside of
the post. Unlucky there not to have
a foothold and their first goal of
the afternoon. Here's the header.
The closest Brighton have come to
scoring. Rattling the frame of the
goal. Dunk goes down, Hazard holds
off Stephens. The Stephens comes
back at him to make the challenge,
but Hazard up again before being
upended by Shane Duffy. The referee
had a clear view of that and feels
it is worthy of a yellow card. Haz
haz was up here before he hit the
deck, not the second time.
deck, not the second time. --
Hazard. Willian take it is quickly.
It hits the post. Rayan got a hand
on that. Brighton survive. Willian
looking to add to his first-half
goal here. Good save by Matt Ryan,
pushing it against the post. Needed
to cover plenty of ground to get to
that one. Both teams hitting the
post in the second-half. Stephens.
Pressure on Rudiger. Stands his
ground. Schelotto for Brighton -
denied. Strained every sinew in
pursuit of the ball there. Very
nearly gained reward. Just watch
this as Rudiger's header. Alonso
waited for it to drop. Schelotto did
everything that he could. Unable to
guide the ball beyond Caballero.
Duffy, he gives it away. Forward by
Willian, collected by Hazard.
Batshuayi racing through the middle.
Chelsea are still going. Hazard
here, it's three. If it wasn't
already, it's all over now and the
points are in the bag for Chelsea.
Hazard kept going and going and then
found the bottom corner. His second
goal of the afternoon. Chelsea's
third. Surely, there's no way back
for Brighton & Hove Albion today.
Chelsea heading for their first
league win of 2018.
Moses clear inside the penalty area.
It's goal number four for Chelsea.
With less than two minutes remaining
of the 90, Victor Moses scores for
the first time since August and the
Community Shield against Arsenal.
After starting the year with all
those drawn fixtures Chelsea in the
end have run away with this one.
Beautifully taken by Victor Moses.
Beautifully taken by Victor Moses.
We started this game with a lot
of worries for the injuries, for the
suspension. Instead I think the
response of the team was incredible.
It was an important response and I'm
very happy for this.
You had one
strong shout for a penalty if not
The second one I didn't see
well at the time. The first one I
did, my first impression was that it
was. What you should have is a
referee that's in a good enough
position to see it because it was
always the potential that that could
happen once the goalkeeper came out.
Of course, alinesman as well that's
- if I her remember right - is on
that side. You need as much as you
Do you take almost as much
pleasure from the second goal it was
outstanding from start to finish?
be fair, when I watched the game
after I want to see this kind of
thing, not just my goals, but when
we create chance like this. I'm more
happy for that, my two goals today.
The way we were moving, passing the
ball and we did well to the
finishing. That's why we love
football. We try to do this every
game. Sometimes it happens.
Sometimes no. Today, we did. So we
are just happy.
Yeah, lovely touch
giving his shirt away there. Chris
Hughton three at the back. It didn't
really work defensively, did it?
you hadn't watched the game and
looked at the scoreline 4-0 you
would think it was a battering. It
wasn't like that. Brighton had
chances. Could have had a couple of
penalties. We will look at them in a
minute. The keeper made good saves.
He changed it to three at the back.
It didn't work at all because the
one and two-touch play from Chelsea
one and two-touch play from Chelsea
at times was just magnificent.
Particularly from the front three,
as we are going to see here. One
touch, one touch. They just couldn't
get near them. The touches from...
The finish from Willian
was just incredible. They didn't
know whether to go tight or drop
off. Look at the space there the
three forward players have got. They
are difficult to pick up when they
are in full flow. They didn't go
tight to get a tackle on them. When
you give these guys that amount of
space, when they are in this mood,
they will punish you. Again, once
they are into the final third, they
are just not going to stop them.
They couldn't get near them. He
comes on to his left foot. A decent
save. Again early on in the
second-half. Three centre-halves are
all over the place. What is
impressive about this is the
movement of the other two, Batshuayi
and Willian. Watch them. One goes
down the left and one comes down the
right hand side. What that creates
is space in the middle for Hazard to
run into. Once he's in there, you
are not touching him.
A hell of a finish. An
incredible player. Time on the ball,
pick your head up there, you should
drop off. Moses gets the run on him.
Brilliant finish. Again a very good
touch. It worked for them going
forward because they created more
chances in the game than they have
done for a long while. Defensively I
thought they were all over the place
4-0 is 4-0. It wasn't a
true reflection of the total game.
It could have been different if one
or possibly two of the penalty
decisiones had gone Brighton's way.
What did you think?
as mess. A stupid challenge and a
lunge. The referee is in a poor
position he should be helped out by
his assistant. He isn't. It's a
tough call, I get that. I think that
is a penalty. He stretches his leg
out there, look. He goes for the
ball. Schelotto is unaring at pace.
It he doesn't himself with the arch
of a back when it's a bit of a dive.
It's a penalty just. I don't think
this is, it's more of a coming
together. This time he has a Bert
view of it. But the legs just get
tangled up there. As I said, I don't
think that one is a penalty. I think
he got that one right.
If only they
No, it wouldn't have
changed anyway. That was his
Five games still to come.
The first chance he's had of the
match, Mounie. He's gone through
Gudmundsson too easily.
off the defender. It's Jamie Vardy
It's Rondon. It's
from distance. Zabaleta trying to
Paul Lambert took charge
of Stoke for the first time
since replacing Mark Hughes.
Opponents Huddersfield arrived
at the bet365 Stadium
without a win in five.
Conor McNamara watched this one.
1074 days since Paul Lambert's last
game in charge of a Premier League
team. This is his first selection as
Stoke boss. Four changes from the
team that lost 3-0 at Old Trafford
on Monday. Ryan Shawcross and
Pieters both return to the defence.
Charlie Adam is restored to the
midfield with Diouf starting
upfront, Peter Crouch is on the
bench. Wagner makes three changes
today. A first start for new signing
Pritchard, Hadergjonaj and Mounie
starts upfront. Hit the back of
Choupo-Moting. He's kept it in play.
Well many of the Huddersfield Town
players stopped there to look at the
linesman. Diouf gets charged down by
Schindler. This is Adam. Charlie
Adam who is used to having a crack
from long-range. This is close to
the target by his standards. Paul
Lambert likes the intent. He wants
to see more. One minute being added
on for topages.
on for topages. -- stoppages. An
important save. After 45 minutes of
no excitement, Shaqiri gets this
chance in stoppage-time at the end
of the first half.
Pieters. Adam. Choupo-Moting.
Shaqiri screaming for it. Allen.
Stoke City score their first goal
under Paul Lambert.
Charlie Adam judged that pass to
perfection. Choupo-Moting may have
played it early for Shaqiri, it
looked too far in front of Diouf,
but the options kept coming and Joe
Allen, his fourth goal in all
competitions this season. Paul
Lambert will be so pleased, so
pleased. Look at his face!
Absolutely loving it.
Absolutely loving it. There's no
flag. Shaqiri, tried to beat the
goalkeeper at the near post.
Shaqiri, trying to catch the
goalkeeper out, but needed to hit it
better than that. Aaron Mooy giving
it away to Choupo-Moting. He's got
Diouf ahead of him, Shaqiri making a
good run as well. Shaqiri to Diouf
what a brilliant goal. The Paul
Lambert era is up and running now.
Fantastic interplay between Shaqiri
and Diouf. And it's going to be a
long way back for Huddersfield now.
Choupo-Moting set it in motion and
such a delicate touch from Shaqiri.
It's a fifth goal of the season for
man-made youth. -- for Diouf. The
referee says that the free kick will
stop a foul by Bauer. He's really
unhappy with this decision. He feels
he's been fouled as much as the
other way round. The para -- Van La
Parra's armies around him. Better,
but headed away by Shawcross.
Jonathan Hogg, he was never steadied
over it. Jonathan Hogg, looking for
his first goal of this campaign.
Scored just once last season. Headed
by Shawcross, straight to Van La
Parra. Allen, Crouch, this is
Shaqiri, and a lot of grass to run
into. Allen is up with him.
Choupo-Moting... Just couldn't keep
it down. Choupo-Moting, on another
day, might well have smashed that to
the roof of the net.
Steve Mounie said so few attempts at
goal today, you can see why he'd
have it cracking from that sort of
distance. It would need to be a
stunning strike from that sort of
range. And there we go, the final
whistle. The feel-good factor
returns to the Bet365 Stadium. A win
for Paul Lambert in his first game
of Stoke City manager and a much
more optimistic outlook on life now
for Stoke City. They've beaten
Huddersfield by 2-0.
I thought the
performance from start to finish was
outstanding. We've only coming since
last Tuesday, three days training.
You try to get as much into them as
you possibly can without overloading
their brain, but their effort and
drive and commitment, along with the
support here. I thought we looked
really, really good. We shouldn't be
in the position we are in, we
shouldn't, that's the bottom line
and stop Mark Hughes has done a
fabulous job for four years, Tony
before him and this club is a
terrific football club. They realise
themselves they've been
Stoke City and
their supporters were really on it.
They were very aggressive. They
limited our game. We were not able
to come into defensive game and at
the end I think they deserved the
result, even if I have to say the
players gave me everything on the
grass, effort, attitude,
togetherness, everything was there.
As players and as a club we don't
expect to be in this position,
especially at this stage of the
season. We've had many scares in the
past but we dragged ourselves out of
it earlier than we have done this
season, so yeah, it's up to us now
to make sure we don't get complacent
again and yeah, I think if we avoid
that then I'm sure we'll be more
It's over 1000 days since
you were last manager in the Premier
League. How does it feel to be back?
Over 1000? For heaven's sake. I was
enjoying my life last weekend which
was pretty good and I've come back
into this! I wouldn't change it for
It's a good start, that's
for sure. New manager, the bounce is
very evident. Very evident, they
made more sprints today than they
have all season long and that
probably tells you the level of
intensity that was raised in today's
game and that's what happens when a
new manager arrives. The crowd was
raised, everyone was at it, Joe
Allen in particular along with
Shaqiri, I thought, were two top
performers, not only today by the
way. I think these two players were
two players but I thought could
probably hold their heads high when
they played in the Mark Hughes as
well. I don't feel like they raise
their game in particular just for
today. Very fortunate Shaqiri not to
get that one over the goalkeeper,
but this is the goal from Joe Allen.
He laid it off. You can see him at
the top of the screen, drifting into
position keeping an eye on the play.
Look where he makes his run from,
bursting from the halfway line to
get himself into a goal-scoring
position. That's what we're talking
about, sprints and intensity.
Another example here on the front
foot, winning the ball, a little
nutmeg, there is Shaqiri, breaking
forward, the level of quality he
brings. Gets his head up, tries to
pick out Crouch. Doesn't quite
happen. Sticks it over the bar, but
I suppose I think the new manager,
the input from the fans today,
lovely little flick from Shaqiri
there, but all of that came together
at the right moment for them and it
was a massive three points and a
clean sheet, the first since
Bad timing for Huddersfield
to be playing Stoke but they are
It's a tough
time, they don't score enough goals,
they're in the relegation battle.
The next two games are Liverpool and
Sean Dyche celebrated his 100th
Premier League game in charge
of Burnley by welcoming
Manchester United to Turf Moor.
Jose Mourinho's men kicked off
in second after beating
Stoke on Monday night.
Stoke have taken six points off
Manchester United since his
He'll be hoping they
raise their game tonight.
into the back of the net. Here's
Pogba, just on the edge, look at the
space for Martial. 2-0 to Manchester
United. Lays it off to Martial. Now
into the box, might have been a hand
ball from Lukaku. Lukaku shoots,
Lukaku scores and its 3-0 to
Jonathan Pearce watched this one.
Steven Defour was the last man to
score against Manchester United on
Aaron Lennon's move to
Newcastle hasn't been completed in
time. Sanchez should make his
Manchester United debut at Yeovil in
the cup on Friday. Arrival for Jesse
Lingard, Ashley long back from
suspension replaces Luke Shaw in
their only change. A clean sheets
for Manchester United in the last
nine games at Burnley, going into
the box. Pogba, with an imprudent
flick over. United's first chance of
the game, putting behind, couldn't
finish. Mission impossible for Jose
Mourinho to chase down Manchester
City at the top? A couple of decades
ago he managed to do it, chasing
down Newcastle to earn the title.
Taylor with the cross. Hit by
Hendrick. Movement in the final
An emotional day for Manchester
United, especially for that man I
guess, today makes 24 years ago
since... Passed away. Lingard,
chased by Bardsley.
It's gone through too easily. Came
very, very close will stop
Manchester United's best moment of
the half. Back in the side, a man on
a mission. Put it in the box to
easily from a Burnley point of view.
Lukaku won that's fair and square.
There was hesitancy and Lukaku now
onto it again. A fine ball to
Martial, his best chance of the game
so far. United lead.
so far. United lead. Eight minutes
into the second half, Burnley nil,
Manchester United one. Anthony
Martial, one of the players
threatened by the imminent arrival
of Alexis Sanchez, scores a goal.
Lukaku was simply too strong. Then
there was hesitancy between Cook and
Tarkowski. They were lopsided.
Martial finished very, very well
indeed. They score with their first
shot on target. Here's Mee.
shot on target. Here's Mee. Here's
Barnes, Hendrick. Barnes has done
very well and he's drawn another
foul. Throughout the game he's
nagged away at the Manchester United
defenders and he's drawn them into
city map -- he's drawn into silly
challenges they don't have to make.
Doesn't need to make that tackle.
Will it be Steven Defour? You scored
that wonderful goal at Old Trafford
on Boxing Day. He'll do brilliantly
if he can score from here. He
doesn't go for it, yes, he does and
he hits the bar. A worthy effort.
Really good go at goal. From Berg
Gudmundsson. The keeper was beaten.
Here's Bardsley, then Mee. Causing
problems in the air. It was looping
and looping. Gudmundsson for
Burnley. It's come off Jones. Ben
Mee back across goal, Lukaku clears.
As does Young.
As does Young. Lukaku has won it
back and has done well. Tarkowski
couldn't get the touch. So close for
Burnley but not enough. Jack Cork
does brilliantly here. Awareness
from Barnes. It deflected, just a
deflection that took it out of the
path of Tarkowski. That's why
Burnley are complaining. They think
it should be their ball.
it should be their ball. Gudmundsson
is coming to the left. Good
defending. Manchester United hold
on, three vital points. Neutrals in
the ground will feel Burnley deserve
a point, six minutes to go.
Gudmundsson with the corner kick.
Crept into the gap behind the free
kick, it's already been given, I
think. A push on Fellaini. The
challenge was tripped by Tarkowski
coming behind him. Vokes comes a
long way. Manchester United play to
Martial. To run against Bardsley.
Martial, parried by Pope. Bardsley
just dug out the clearance. Keep the
score 1-0. Martial the goal-scorer,
denied a second. Manchester United
have had to work really hard for
this. They haven't been at their
best. Many people will think Burnley
deserved a point.
This is a stadium
where it's not just a stadium. The
opponents, even when they go to your
house, the way they play, they are
brave. They are physical, they are
very consistent in their approach
and it's really difficult.
believed until the end. You hit the
crossbar. There was a real siege on
the United goal.
I'm pleased with
that, Tarkowski is a yard from
getting something for us and I think
there's a shout for a penalty, I've
seen it back in the box with
Tarkowski getting pushed over and
Vokes getting his shirt off him.
Overall, really pleased with the
We've seen teams come
all season and drop points and
struggle, even the top teams, so we
needed to bide our time today and
when we got the chance we needed to
take it. Thankfully Martial took it
and it's a good three points.
goals for Martial, three and is
asked four, how pleased are you with
We're happy, we
want consistency from him because
the talent we know he has.
certainly has lots of talent.
Burnley really pushed United all the
way, but they ground out a result
and that's what you've got to do.
The one thing you know when you play
Burnley, home or away, you will be
in for a hell of a game and they
gave United a tough game today, but
there was one piece of quality from
Martial that proved to be decisive.
They get into so many good
positions, Manchester United. It
cost them more last season and this
season and this is the moment of the
game. Brilliant from Lukaku,
strength to bring him there, good
touch, a touch again, the keeper has
no chance. I was saying it cost them
last season, getting into good
positions and not finishing teams
off and its cost them a couple of
points this year. That's why they
are bringing in Sanchez. What's the
matter with rolling that there? It's
a simple pass. It's a good position,
Martial again, pick your head up,
pick the simple past, there, into
Lingard or Mata. But again it's a
poor ball. This time it's Pogba's
term. Why can't he slot Lukaku win
there? As I said, these are all
very, very good positions that they
are in to try to kill teams off.
This is the worst one from Pogba.
Does the hard work, look to your
left or right and slot either in and
kill the game off and finish them.
That's one of the reasons they are
looking to get Sanchez and, to add
more quality in the final third.
Good business for both clubs?
good business for both clubs because
Arsenal are getting rid of a player
who doesn't want to be there, but
they are getting a player that is
based in relief it at Man United but
he's better than what he has shown
Word using he will play
It's horrible to say
it because with England going to
World Cups you want your players to
be playing. I see him playing ahead
of Lingard and Mata, when he's at
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No team's picked up fewer
points in their last
ten games than Watford.
Marco Silva's side were in action
at Leicester, who'd won just
once in the last six.
once in the last six.
John Motson was at
the King Power Stadium.
Mahrez has scored in his last four
games against Watford and Leicester
boss says he could be worth £100
million by the summer. Leicester are
unchanged from the team that
deservedly drew at Chelsea last
week. Simpson and Huhth are close to
fitness. Watford have 10 squad
players sick or injured including
their goalkeeper Gomes which gives a
first start to Karnezis. Troy Deeney
has yet to score an out field goal
in the Premier League this season.
Deeney's header. Okazaki for
Leicester. Down the middle goes
Vardy. He's shaken off the defender.
Jamie Vardy for Leicester. Saved by
the incoming goalkeeper. An
important one too. He was taken out
by Vardy there. It was a clear-cut
chance for the England striker.
It's a free-kick to Leicester City.
Mahrez is over that side. Mahrez
takes. Oh, there was a chance there.
There may still be. It was Harry
Maguire at the far-post who might
well have got to that. It came from
the Mahrez free-kick. Marco Silva
must be aware that Watford's away
form, which started so well this
season, has fallen away since he had
that skirmish with Everton. They
have only one of their last eight
away from home, Watford.
Richarlison, outside Zeegelaar.
Richarlison, outside Zeegelaar. Oh,
it's nearly there for Deeney.
Zeegelaar, again. The header back by
Pereyra. Watford are going close
here. Doucoure. Watford were having
their moments there. When it all
finished up, Doucoure, the
top-scorer for Watford this season,
from midfield, albeit with seven, he
had the shot here which Schmeichel
was equal to. Touched on by
Doucoure. The header through...
Offside, offside, Deeney's goal will
not stand. Well, I tell you what,
had that been on Wednesday, it might
have led to a referral to the VAR.
He doesn't need to be reminded about
that. Nor do any of us, for that
matter. Mahrez. Vardy. Okazaki
couldn't make it, Vardy might now.
Oh, now then, he's flagging on this
side. The assistant referee, he's
clearly indicating that it's a
penalty. Jamie Vardy. Well, had
Vardy lost control of the ball and
did that matter because there's
definitely contact? It's a penalty
to Leicester. Jamie Vardy will take
it. Oh, perfect, right in the bottom
corner. Jamie Vardy won the penalty
and scored from it. Goalkeeper, no
chance. Watford one down.
Maguire. Taking the chance to come
forward. All bright to Chilwell.
Vardy makes his run now. He's
onside. Okazaki's waiting. Couldn't
steer it far enough away from the
goalkeeper. Vardy involved. Okazaki
just couldn't clear the goalkeeper.
The second goal, Leicester have been
threatening for most of the
second-half. They haven't got it.
You must feel that this game is
still in the balance. It might be
now. Here's Grey. Maguire and
Schmeichel between them I think the
goalkeeper will thank the defender
there. Harpy Maguire did really
well. Andre Gray was favourite there
to make it 1-1. I think Maguire got
a foot in front of the goalkeeper's
hand. Watford trying to work their
way out. Gray halts that. Now it's
Albrighton. There go Mahrez. Was
that handball? No. And Deeney! Well
saved by Karnezis. Had to go to his
left there. That was Silva, but it's
Okaka now for Watford. Can they
squeeze away here with Richarlison.
All three strikers in the middle.
Dragovic in the way.
Oh, they are away here, Leicester.
They lost it. This is Silva. It's
Mahrez. It's still Mahrez. Oh, what
a finish. Full marks to him for
keeping on his feet. He could have
gone down there and look for another
penalty, but a player of his quality
had enough confidence to go on and
score. He clipped that into the far
corner to make it Leicester 2,
Watford 0. Good week for Leicester.
Cup win here. Three Premier League
points. Not such a good week for
points. Not such a good week for
It was more difficult for
us against Watford than against
Chelsea, for example. Against this
team, they play on the floor and
perhaps it's easier for us. This
team it was a good challenge today
and to win this game is a good
response for us.
Our boys worked
really hard. We knew before the
match it's very difficult to play.
We are against a good team with a
lot of quality and physical players.
They worked strong and hard. Balance
game. What made the difference the
chances he had they scored we didn't
The dynamic do you owe again.
Will someone shut the window
The dynamic do you owe again.
Will someone shut the window
They couldn't gone. High
line. This guy loves it. Strength,
power, pace. Should score. It's a
decent save. Both of them linking up
very well together here. Little give
and go touch. Again pace to get into
that position. He draws the defender
in. It's a penalty. Going away from
goal. He cooly slots it into the
What I love about Jamie
Vardy, he is looking to stretch
defences and get in behind them.
Surprised how high Watford played
their line. He thrives thrives on
that. It didn't hit the back of the
net. This guy is in sensational form
am he really is. He picks up the
ball, so silky, it's smooth. The
step overs, how he goes by people
and sticks it in the back.
Phenomenal. It really is. That is
five goals in against Watford that
he's scored in the last five games.
Top, top form again. A big
part of the reason they have flown
up that league.
Top of the league,
Leicester. Top of the other league.
Watford, a slump?
one win in five. They are finding it
tough. They have Stoke the next game
away. Watford are in 10th. If Stoke
beat them they go level on points.
At the bottom-of-the-table.
It certainly is.
After beating Brighton to register
a first league win in 21 games,
West Brom were in action at Everton
for whom Sam Allardyce
was celebrating his 1000th
game in management.
Martin Fisher was at Goodison Park,
where tributes were paid -
as they were at every game -
to Baggies legend Cyrille Regis,
who passed away this week
at the age of just 59.
Cyrille Regis helped to change the
face of British football. A pioneer
who paved the way for others to
follow in his footsteps when racism
was rife on the terraces he helped
to break down barriers. In seven
years at Albion he scored 112 goals
in 297 appearances. A legend at The
Hawthorns. A hero and a role model
to thousands up-and-down the
country. Pastures new for Theo
Walcott after a decade at Arsenal he
makes his Everton debut following
his £20 million transfer this week.
Just six substitute appearances and
63 minutes playing time in the
Premier League for The Gunners this
season. Wayne Rooney drops to the
bench to make way in one of four
changes. Unsurprisingly, West
Bromwich Albion sticks to the side
that finally rediscovered their
winning formula a week ago. Big
Cyrille's number 9 jersey won by
Rondon these days. He got the winner
here two years ago. A strong
challenge Byron don to get the bet
are of Schneiderlin. Gibbs for
Albion. Good ball for Phillips. Here
is the Polish international. Well,
he couldn't keep it down. It was a
glorious opportunity for him to get
his first ever goal in England. Alan
Pardew will be very disappointed he
couldn't force a save at least out
of Jordan Pickford here. Away by
Evans. Rondon. Lovely control. A
lovely pass as well. They found
Rodriguez. Flag stays down.
Rodriguez scores. Wonderful finish
by Rodriguez. What a lovely move
from the visitors. It started with
this fabulous control Byron don.
Then the linkup pass to Krysiak.
Krooi -- Krychowiak. They kept their
mind on what was coming up. That was
keeping his head. Albion take the
lead. The problems mount for
Rondon chasing. Holgate the last
defender. Rondon needs support here.
Arrives in the shape of Brunt. Two
waiting in the middle. A dangerous
ball in from Brunt. Rodriguez wasn't
far away from getting a touch. It
wasn't far away from curling in to
the back post. He walls hoping that
his team would make his 1,000th game
as a manager memorable. No sign of
it so far today.
The noise from the Albion fans down
beneath me of "one Cyrille Regis."
He would approve of what Albion have
produced so far today.
produced so far today. McCarthy
looking for Schneiderlin. Good
challenge that might run through for
Rondon here. Was he fouled? No he
was tackled superbly by McCarthy.
McCarthy has injured himself in the
process. Rondon leads the shouts for
the referee to draw attention to the
stricken figure of James McCarthy.
Rondon saw what happened and look at
what it's done to him.
what it's done to him. Emotional
response. This looks really serious.
That's all we need to see of that,
Seamus Coleman has seen this kind of
thing himself, of course, the victim
of a nasty double leg break last
year, and looks as though Coleman is
going to raise down to the dressing
room. It's an absolute accident.
McCarthy doing a job for his team to
prevent them going perhaps two down.
He sustained a very nasty injury in
the process. Schneiderlin, for
Kenny. Everton have three in the
box. Dawson nods away. Out as far as
policy. -- Bolasie. Rooney, towards
Wolcott. And it's in by Niasse.
Quite possibly his first touch. What
an impact from the Senegalese
substitute will stop not a bad
impact from Wolcott, either.
Rooney's cross picking out Walcott,
who got in behind Brunt, nudges it
in and Niasse is there ahead of
Hegazy. No chance for the
goalkeeper. Everton have been so
ordinary all afternoon. Draw level.
It's the substitute, Niasse, with
his first goal since November, who
has found the back of the
opposition's net. Rondon, Pickford
at full stretch. Another good save
from the Everton goalkeeper. Backing
why McLean from -- backing by
McClean. Phillips couldn't make it
and Rooney will bring it away with
the help of Bolasie. Beat himself.
Rondon waits in the centre. There he
is, flashing header, flashes just
wide. There are chances now coming
at both ends of the pitch. The
better ones for West Bromwich Albion
right now. That was sloppy from
Kenny. And Rondon testing Pickford.
Not once. Unable to do so the second
Rooney has lost it. It's Rondon.
It's from distance. It's against the
bar, with Pickford beaten. Well, if
anybody deserves a gold about
Salomon Rondon. The woodwork denies
him. -- if anyone deserves a goal
today, it Salomon Rondon. He's been
magnificent today. It's the bar that
prevents West Bromwich Albion going
home with their second successive
Premier League win.
I think Salomon
Rondon's one was in at the end and I
think that would have been fair on
us, if we'd have won, but it's OK.
The momentum is still with us, we go
to the next game.
The players know
they didn't perform today. The
players are well off where of the
lack of performance today, so at
least this is a positive results --
the players are well aware of their
lack of performers today.
our game to the teams we're playing
against, that's the main thing and
to come away at Everton and be
disappointed not to get three points
is a big step in itself.
Rondon was terrific all day today.
He was involved in a nasty incident
with James McCarthy, distressing to
see him so upset afterwards.
Correct. I see his reaction
straightaway. He must have heard
something. It is that sort of boy.
He's a caring kid and you know, our
feelings go with James and a speedy
recovery for him.
Yeah, we certainly
join everyone at Match of the Day,
James McCarthy, we wish him a speedy
recovery. A double fracture of the
leg has been confirmed and hopefully
he will be back playing soon.
Salomon Rondon treated after the
game saying, absolutely devastated.
Rivalries are forgotten about when a
colleague suffered such an unlucky
injury. Really hope to see him
playing again soon. We saw how upset
Salomon Rondon was after that, but
he was also actually the star
performer in the game, wasn't it?
thought the game lacked a lot of
quality, Gary, but within that I
thought Rondon was a star performer.
We've seen him hold up the ball in
the lead up to the goal, lovely ball
from Krychowiak, into the striker
who puts it into the back of the
net, but it was those types of
things there, sprinting, the
determination from Rondon, that
really stood out for me. At the top
end of the pitch he was a form
really in Everton's side. With him
and Rodriguez at the top end of the
pitch they can cause problems. He
had a little fight here towards this
end of the second half which
Pickford parried away. He was
holding up the ball very well. I
thought they struggled with him from
strength point of view he rolls
Williams easily, gets it out wide
and does what striker should do, get
on the box, get on the end of
things. The delivery is great. The
more he does that the more
opportunities you will create for
himself and the newly capped off a
very good display with a number
lethal strike. That really deserved
to hit the back of the net, given
what I thought was not only an
emotional afternoon for Rondon but
also he played very well.
totally blameless, one of those
things, it really was. Everton are
looking a bit like the Everton of
the start of the season.
winless in six and some said it all
today, they were terrible, they were
really awful, so getting a point
when you play that poorly is not
such a bad thing.
No Premier League
fixture that's been played at least
five times has averaged more goals
than West Ham against Bournemouth.
4.6 per game to be precise.
The fact that it's last suggests it
didn't quite live up to its billing.
Steve Bower was at
the London Stadium.
David Moyes' side has scored in many
matches, 15 points in the last 24.
Arnautovic has six goals in his last
seven Premier League games. He's in
an unchanged the Hammers line-up.
Same for Bournemouth as well, Callum
Wilson's third goal in four games
help them overcome Arsenal last
weekend. The top scorer looks to add
to his 17 goals in 35 Premier League
starts. Consistent downpour of rain
prior to kick-off. Lanzini.
Confidence and belief in the West
Ham players, lovely football.
Kouyate. You have to go back to
April 2016 for Aaron Cresswell's
last goal and in these kind of
conditions it's certainly worth a
try. Long strides, being chased by
Gosling. Zabaleta tried to find
Arnautovic. The form he's in, he'll
be disappointed that isn't in the
back of the net. Beautiful delivery
from Zabaleta. A little touch was an
important one from Begovic. He got
its first ever league win the
manager against Bournemouth, that
was with Preston in the old Division
2, back in February 19 98. Ryan
Fraser for Bournemouth. He was
certainly fouled, James Collins is
the recipient of the first yellow
card of the day. Rather
unceremonious from the Welsh
international -- former Welsh
international. Fraser to deliver.
Cresswell. Lewis Cook, trying to
wriggle free. It's come to Jordon
Ibe. The second Bournemouth corner
of the game. Short from Fraser. It's
well worked, it's Lewis Cook. The
training ground move almost came off
for Bournemouth and Lewis Cook
almost had his first Premier League
goal. Beautifully worked and almost
brilliantly finished. Noble, the
ball over the top to Arnautovic,
watched by Steve Cook. Lanzini is
onto it. Arnautovic, and Steve Cook
got them out of trouble there. It's
a West Ham corner. Bournemouth have
conceded nine headed goals so far
this season. Can West Ham exploit
that area again? Well headed clear
by Steve Cook. Cresswell to find
Lanzini. The ball has to be better
than that. That's useful. Can
Lanzini get this across? Just too
strong. Noble. Daniels' West Ham
throw. In from Zabaleta, Collins
close to it, so to Lanzini. Begovic
with the intervention. There was no
flag and Zabaleta with a teasing
delivery. Lanzini at full stretch.
Bournemouth supporters have seemed
just two away wins so far this
season, at Newcastle and Stoke.
Steve Cook, into Stanislas. The
goalkeeper backpedals and Ryan
Fraser made the most of it. His
fourth goal in eight games and
Bournemouth are in front from
nowhere. Stanislas had space,
beautifully weighted pass. Adrian
was caught in no man's land. He made
the decision to come and then
stopped and went back, and the
Scotsman fired it past him. It's his
fifth goal of the season and it's
West Ham nil, Bournemouth one. Only
Arsenal have prevented West Ham
scoring in the last nine Premier
League games. Here's Arnautovic. And
follow-up is in. Javier Hernandez,
the substitute with the equaliser,
right from the kick-off. One minute,
five seconds after conceding, West
Ham are back on terms. The shot from
Arnautovic was blocked by Francis
and Javier Hernandez was the first
and the fastest to react to put it
past Begovic. Well, the fixture that
always promises goals has taken its
time, but two in 65 seconds have got
is off and running. Stanislas. Can
still get the shot in. Denied
against his former club by Adrian.
Well, he provided the first goal and
is trying to score the second tier.
Good height for Adrian. He made the
save all the same.
I thought we
probably played some of our best
football since we've been here at
periods in the first half. Today, we
missed that clinical cutting edge to
probably show how good our football
has been. There was some terrific
Is that a manager's nightmare
to the your team concede
straightaway? When to say we
switched off, it's two headers we
have won and he tucks it away well
but it's usually frustrated because
we hadn't -- we didn't have a chance
to build on that goal or use it to
our advantage. You've lost Lanzini
at Cresswell, what's the news there?
Lanzini has a hamstring, Cresswell
has cramp. We are short on the
bench. We have a lot of injuries.
Any light at the end of the tunnel
about a body or two coming in?
could do with a body or two coming
in, we're working on it, trying to
get the right players and people we
think can help so hopefully we might
have some light at the end of the
Eddie Howe becomes the third
youngest English manager to reach
100 Premier League appearances,
impressive. He also did your
analysis for you. Bournemouth lead,
ten seconds later its level again.
Kicking themselves, ten or 11
seconds later, they do the hard
work, long ball, lose the first
header, lose the second header and
then Chicharito finds himself free
in the box. Ten or 11 seconds, it's
back to 1-1 and it was probably a
fair result, a point apiece but
Eddie Howe will be going mad because
they always say concentrate when you
We are out of time.
Thank you. Let's look at the Premier
Manchester City are now undefeated
in 23 home league games
and maintain their 12-point lead
over Manchester United.
Chelsea go third, with Liverpool
playing Swansea on Monday.
Paul Lambert's maiden win as Stoke
boss lifts his side out
of the relegation zone
at the expense of Southampton,
who face Spurs on Sunday.
Let's see what the Sunday papers
have to say. Tottenham will resist
the record it for Harry Kane in the
sub of full -- in the summer. Juan
Mata could be forced out of Old
Trafford if Manchester United
confirmed the signing of Alexis
Sanchez, according to the Star.
We'll leave you with some memories
of a true footballing pioneer.
A giant of a man,
on and off the pitch.
Rest in peace, Cyrille Regis.
Here's Regis, surely,
Brilliantly finished by Cyrille
He's taken it well on the
chest, lovely control by Regis. What
a great shot, oh! Cyrille Regis.
Gary Lineker presents highlights of eight Premier League matches including title hopefuls Manchester City's clash with Newcastle United, Arsenal's London derby with Crystal Palace and Chelsea's trip to Brighton & Hove Albion.