Football Score: EPL Gameweek 8, Saturday football — As it happened...

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Football Score: EPL Gameweek 8, Saturday football — As it happened...

Seven matches on Saturday, and 22 goals scored as three-goal Chelsea and six-star Bournemouth destroyed Leicester City and Hull City respectively. In other important results, Arsenal held their nerves to beat their bogey team Swansea 3-2 at home, while leaders City dropped point against visiting Everton. League high flyers Tottenham failed to capitalise on City's drop, and were held to a draw at West Brom.


Crystal Palace 0 - 1 (19' Lanzini) West Ham: Full-time. Hammers registered their first away and second win of the season, and thanks to today's three points, the have moved to 15th place in the table. For the home side, it was their first defeat in five games.

Crystal Palace 0 - 1 (19' Lanzini) West Ham: Red card! Aaron Cresswell cautioned twice in 30 seconds, and sent off. First, for diving, then a late tackle. Hammers are down to 10 men (75'). Martin Atkinson is extra strict today.

Crystal Palace 0 - 1 (19' Lanzini) West Ham: Hour's play over at Selhurst Park, but the scoreboard remains unchanged. Still in Hammers's favour.

 Manuel Lanzini's right-footed strike separates the sides at a rain-drenched Selhurst Park #CRYWHU


Crystal Palace 0 - 1 (19' Lanzini) West Ham: Miserable! Christian Benteke won a penalty, then from the spot ballooned the effort, at the stroke of half-time. He had previously hit the woodwork too.

Crystal Palace 0 - 1 (19' Lanzini) West Ham: First blood to the Hammers as Manuel Lanzini scored the opener at Selhurst Park.

Team sheets for Crystal Palace-West Ham match


Stoke City 2 - 0 Sunderland
Arsenal 3 - 2 Swansea
Manchester City 1 - 1 Everton
West Brom 1 - 1 Tottenham
Bournemouth 6 - 1 Hull City


West Brom (Chadli 82') 1 - 1 (89' Alli) Tottenham: And within minutes, Spurs found the equaliser with a goal from Dele Alli.

Bournemouth (Daniels 5'; Cook 41'; Stanislas (P) 45+1', 65'; Wilson 83'; Gosling 88') 6 - 1 (34' Mason) Hull City: The goal parade continues at Dean Court. This time Dan Gosling scoring the sixth goal.

Bournemouth (Daniels 5'; Cook 41'; Stanislas (P) 45+1', 65'; Wilson 83') 5 - 1 (34' Mason) Hull City: Bournemouth found enough incentive to score the fifth goal of the match with Callum Wilson connecting his header to perfection.

West Brom (Chadli 82') 1 - 0 Tottenham: Nacer Chadli got the lone goal of the match so far as he slotted home from a rebound. High flying Spurs will need a fight of lifetime to produce a win at The Hawthorns.

Manchester City (Nolito 72') 1 - 1 (64' Lukaku) Everton: Finally, City's wait is over, thanks to a Duran Nolito goal. good play from David Silva, who sent a superb cross into the box, and Nolito beat a seemingly unbeatable Maarten Stekelenburg.

Arsenal (Walcott 27',33'; Ozil 57') 3 - 2 (39' Sigurdsson; 66' Baston) Swansea: And red card for Granit Xhaka, for his cynical late tackle, in the 70th minute.

Manchester City 0 - 1 (64' Lukaku) Everton: Minutes after Lukaku goal, City got their second penalty of the match, and Sergio Aguero missed from the spot – his fourth of the season.

Arsenal (Walcott 27',33'; Ozil 57') 3 - 2 (39' Sigurdsson; 66' Baston) Swansea: Swansea continue to fight back. This time Borja Baston fired a low shot from close range to reduce the gap.

Bournemouth (Daniels 5'; Cook 41'; Stanislas (P) 45+1', 65') 4 - 1 (34' Mason) Hull City: Second for Junior Stanislas as Bournemouth scored their fourth goal against a hapless looking Hull.​

Manchester City 0 - 1 (64' Lukaku) Everton: The visitors took the surprise lead thanks to a Romelu Lukaku brilliant solo goal.

Arsenal (Walcott 27',33'; Ozil 57') 3 - 1 (39' Sigurdsson) Swansea: Mesut Ozil scored to extend the lead to 2 goals. Alexis Sanchez with the assist.


Stoke City (Allen 8', 45+1') 2 - 0 Sunderland: In the first-half stoppage time, Joe Allen doubled his tally. Comfortable first time attempt from the Wales midfielder.

Bournemouth (Daniels 5'; Cook 41'; Stanislas (P) 45+1') 3 - 1 (34' Mason) Hull City: Then, a penalty to the home side. Junior Stanislas had no issues scoring from the spot.

Manchester City 0 - 0 Everton: How on earth! Kevin de Bruyne missed a penalty even as a dominant City continues to search the first goal. Just a minute before the lemon break, the Belgian was given a golden opportunity, but...

Bournemouth (Daniels 5'; Cook 41') 2 - 1 (34' Mason) Hull City: The home side has restored the lead with a Steve Cook header from a Junior Stanislas free-kick.

Arsenal (Walcott 27',33') 2 - 1 (39' Sigurdsson) Swansea: As expected, Swansea responded with a sumptuous long ranger from Gylfi Sigurdsson. The Iceland midfielder curled from the edge of the box, and the flight of the ball beat a diving Petr Cech.

Bournemouth (Daniels 5') 1 - 1 (34' Mason) Hull City: The visitors have responded in style, with a goal from Ryan Mason. Despite playing second fiddle to Bournemouth, Hull managed to their first target on the goal, and it went in.

Arsenal (Walcott 27',33') 2 - 0 Swansea: Fatal defensive mistake for Swansea, allowing Theo Walcott to roam free and have a free attempt on the goal. A corner from the far end, and the ball in the foot of Walcott, who made no mistake. Easy.

Arsenal (Walcott 27') 1 - 0 Swansea: Brilliant run from Hector Ballerin to keep the ball in play after an ambitious header from just outside the Swansea box. The Spaniard then headed the ball across to find a waiting Theo Walcott fighting off a defender and score the opener at the Emirates.

Stoke City (Allen 8') 1 - 0 Sunderland: A well-timed header from towering Joe Allen provided Stoke the lead at home.

Bournemouth (Daniels 5') 1 - 0 Hull City: Early goal for the home side at Dean Court. Opportunistic Charlie Daniels scored from a rebound.

Team sheets for the next lot of matches:

Arsenal vs Swansea

Bournemouth vs Hull City

Manchester City vs Everton

Stoke City vs Sunderland

West Brom vs Tottenham


Chelsea (Costa 6'; Hazard 33'; Moses 80') 3 - 0 Leicester: That's it. Champions Leicester continue their poor form. For Chelsea, it's a good win which helps them climb to fifth place in the table.

Chelsea (Costa 6'; Hazard 33'; Moses 80') 3 - 0 Leicester: Audacious, dream goal... from Victor Moses to kill the game. And he did a somersault to celebrate the goal. Nathaniel Chalobah released the ball for Moses inside the box, the Nigerian killed off with a brilliant finish.

Chelsea (Costa 6'; Hazard 33') 2 - 0 Leicester: 15 minutes into the regulation full time whistle, and no answer yet from the champions.

Chelsea (Costa 6'; Hazard 33') 2 - 0 Leicester: Ten minutes into second half, and it's 2-0 in favour of Chelsea. Leicester managed to create odd chances, but to no avail.


Chelsea (Costa 6'; Hazard 33') 2 - 0 Leicester: Half-time at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have probably played their best 45 minutes of play this season under Antonio Conte in the league. The Blues have enjoyed more than 70% possession, and have had three shots on target, of which two hit the back of the net.

Nothing much to write for the defending champions.

Chelsea (Costa 6'; Hazard 33') 2 - 0 Leicester: Cool finish from Eden Hazard. The diminutive Belgian playmaker gets inside the box, and beat the onrushing Leicester goalie to slot home from the right.

Chelsea (Costa 7') 1 - 0 Leicester: Chelsea's persistence paid off with Diego Costa slotting from close range. It's been Chelsea all the way from the start.

Chelsea players will wear black armbands today in honour of Brazilian defender Willian's mother who passed this week.

Team news for the early kick-off, between Chelsea and Leicester


Here's complete schedule for today

New Delhi: Welcome to our English Premier League gameweek 8 live blog. Defending champions Leicester will travel to Chelsea, while Pep Guardiola's Manchester City play host to Everton. In day's other fixtures, Arsenal will take on Swansea City, while Tottenham travel to West Brom.

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