EPL Gameweek 7: Sunday Football — As it happened...

On Super Sunday, United settled for a draw with Stoke as City suffered season's first defeat. Arsenal scrambled to crucial win at Burnley.

By Jayanta Oinam | Last Updated: Oct 03, 2016, 00:19 AM IST
EPL Gameweek 7: Sunday Football — As it happened...

After the end of round seven, Manchester City lead the points table with 18 points, ahead of Tottenham (17), Arsenal and Liverpool – both teams with 16 points each. Everton make up the top five, with 14 points.


SECOND-HALF

Burnley 0 - 1 (90+3' Oxlade-Chamberlain) Arsenal: GOAL!! Right on time, right on cue, Arsenal scored to break Burnley hearts. What a timing. A win for Gunners thanks to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's scramble-goal from a corner. And Arsene Wenger celebrated. That's FULL-TIME.


Burnley 0 - 0 Arsenal: Disciplined Burnley kept the contest alive with near perfect counter attacks, even as Arsenal continued to play their usual game, by domination.


Burnley 0 - 0 Arsenal: Arsenal continued to press hard, but no success so far. And at the hour-mark, there's flurry of attacks from Burnley.


FIRST-HALF

Burnley 0 - 0 Arsenal: 56 minutes and one added minutes, done and dusted. Brave display from Burnley as they thwarted Arsenal attacks with conviction.


Burnley 0 - 0 Arsenal: Burnley have so far managed to keep Arsenal attack at bay, and occasionally launched their own attacks. 15 minutes more into the half-time.


Burnley 0 - 0 Arsenal: Still no goal at Turf Moor as Burnley keeping it up the favourites Arsenal. In the firs ten minutes of play, Arsenal have got two attempts with both missing the target. None for the home side, though.


Team sheets out for next match

Burnley vs Arsenal

Spurs, still undefeated in the league, have move a point within leaders City. And Leicester also gained a place, at 12th, with 8 points. Southampton are 10th with nine points.

FULL-TIME UPDATE:

Tottenham (Kolarov (OG) 9'; Alli 38') 2 - 0 Manchester City; Leicester City 0 - 0 Southampton: Spurs proved their title credentials with a mighty impressive performance against 'favourites' Manchester City at home. A 2-0 win at White Hart Lane. Thus imperious Pep Guardiola tasted first defeat as City Manager.

At King Power Stadium, the champions survived a tricky fixture against imposing Southampton.


SECOND-HALF

Leicester City 0 - 0 Southampton: 10 minutes into the stoppage time, but no goals at Leicester. The champions continued the shadow chasing game even as the Saints conspired against themselves not to score.


Tottenham (Kolarov (OG) 9'; Alli 38') 2 - 0 Manchester City: Citizens have increased the tempo, but still without a goal. In the 81st minute, Sergio Aguero forced Hugo Lloris to produced a stunning save to deny the Argentine striker's shot from close range after a fluid build up.


Leicester City 0 - 0 Southampton: Double SUB for champions. Demarai Gray on for Marc Albrighton; Shinji Okazaki on for Jamei Vardy, with 24 minutes left in regulation time play.


Tottenham (Kolarov (OG) 9'; Alli 38') 2 - 0 Manchester City: Penalty! Eric Lamela failed to score from the spot. Claudio Bravo picked the right side, jumping into his left and blocking the penalty. About that penalty, how it was earned? Alli, Rose and Walker toyed with City defence, and just in front of the goal, Fernandinho caught Alli with a tackle from behind.


Leicester City 0 - 0 Southampton: Elsewhere, at King Power Stadium, hosts Leicester have so far just about managed to survived Southampton onslaught as the match approached hour-mark.


Tottenham (Kolarov (OG) 9'; Alli 38') 2 - 0 Manchester City: It's still Spurs! The hosts controlled the game as if they are playing against a second string side.

City managed to increase the possession after the break, but Spurs are making all the right moves. And Raheem Sterling got a booking for a wild challenge, in the 57th minute. Couple of minutes ago, Pep Guardiola brought in Ilkay Gundogan for Fernando.


HALF-TIME UPDATES


FIRST-HALF

Tottenham (Kolarov (OG) 9'; Alli 38') 2 - 0 Manchester City: And Spurs have double the lead with a brilliant team goal. Heung-Min Son controlled just outside the box, and released it for Alli, who put it past Claudio Bravo. Manchester City, which have not trailed so far this season, are down two goals against Spurs.


Leicester City 0 - 0 Southampton: 20 minutes into the first half, and still nil-nil at King Power Stadium. Saints front man Charlie Austin came close the breaking the deadlock, but his effort from inside the box could only hit the left post.


Tottenham (Kolarov (OG) 9') 1 - 0 Manchester City: Own goal, Aleksandar Kolarov from a teasing cross from Danny Rose, from the left flank! And Spurs took lead, deservingly at White Hart lane.


SECOND-HALF

Manchester United (Martial 69') 1 - 1 (83' Allen) Stoke City: Full-time. Huge result for Stoke City to come to Old Trafford and share the spoils. First point in four games. For United, one point from this game means losing grounds to Chelsea, and out of top five.

For the record, Stoke return home undefeated for the first time in 36 years.


Manchester United (Martial 69') 1 - 1 (83' Allen) Stoke City: Paul Pogba denied by the frame of the goal. Good header from the Frenchman, on the move, from a cross from the left. It left the bar rattled but no change in the scorecard. That happened in the 88th minute. FOUR added minutes at Old Trafford. Moments ago, Phillip Bardsley came in for Xherdan Shaqiri.


Manchester United (Martial 69') 1 - 1 (83' Allen) Stoke City: Moment of chaos for United, and Joe Allen feasted on the chance. Scrambled, but nonetheless game changer. David de Gea could have done much better, but still that pressing from Stoke merited something.

And classic Jose Mourinho reaction. Substitution. Ander Herrera off, Memphis Depay in.


Manchester United (Martial 69') 1 - 0 Stoke City: Changes for Stoke. Peter Crouch on for Wilfried Bony; Marko Arnautovic making way for Jonathan Walters in 77th minute.


Team sheets for the next two matches

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City


Leicester City vs Southampton


Manchester United (Martial 69') 1 - 0 Stoke City: Brilliant finish from Anthony Martial, with assist from Wayne Rooney. A deserved lead, but coming when they were least likely to score. For a change, Rooney instrumental in the play.


Manchester United 0 - 0 Stoke City: Double change for United. Anthony Martial on for Jesse Lingard; Wayne Rooney for Juan Mata. 67th minute. Moments ago, Ander Herrera had a long ranger just missing the near post.


Manchester United 0 - 0 Stoke City: 10 minutes into the second half, and it's goalless at Old Trafford. It started with David de Gea producing a brilliant save to deny the visitors a possible shock lead.

Then, United grew stronger as the match progress but just at the stroke of 55th minute, Joe Allen and Xherdan Shaqiri played a good link-up creating a good chance. But Allen's final play was too feeble to trouble de Gea.


FIRST-HALF

Manchester United 0 - 0 Stoke City: Nothing much to write from first half, besides Lee Grant's three brilliant saves to deny Manchester United from scoring.

United dominated the proceedings, it was Stoke City's defence which came to the fore. Jose Mourinho and United's collective frustration continues... And that's HT at Old Trafford.


Manchester United 0 - 0 Stoke City: United continued to control the play but Stoke so far managed to thwart  all their attacks.

In between, United winger Antonio Valencia became so far the only player to be booked, in the 13th minute.


Manchester United 0 - 0 Stoke City: All quiet in the first 10 minutes, even though Manchester United have enjoyed a dominant possession, and also got two strikes on target of a single move.



Team sheets out for Manchester United-Stoke City match:

This is Super Sunday. Four matches, starting with early kick-off between Manchester United and Stoke City at Old Trafford, then followed two matches. Tottenham Hotspur takes on Manchester City and Leicester City hosting Southampton. Day's action closes with Arsenal traveling to Burnley.


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