Actual lightning and a lightning pace were on show at the King Power Stadium as relentless Leicester City recorded their first win of the new season thanks to a 2-1 victory over Swansea. The Foxes were sensational in the first half despite the torrential downpour, as Jamie Vardy opened his account with a typical finish before captain Wes Morgan lashed in a totally atypical volley. City couldn't quite keep a clean sheet, but they thoroughly deserved maximum points from a wet and wild encounter.
This game of two halves saw well-organised and clinical Bournemouth take a deserved first-half lead, while Crystal Palace toyed with a 4-4-2 lineup that just didn't work. With a modified 4-3-3 approach after the break, Palace made the second period their own but struggled to make more than chances count until Scott Dann scored the equaliser with a wonderful late header.
Marcus Rashford, thanks to a brilliant assist from Wayne Rooney, claimed a last-minute winner for Manchester United as they prevailed 1-0 away to Hull City on Saturday after a sluggish performance.
Perhaps United underestimated Hull, who were superbly organised in defence and broke with purpose, but the away side had such a weight of attacking talent that the immense pressure at the end eventually told.
Manager Jose Mourinho's introduction of Rashford and Henrikh Mkhitaryan helped change the game,...
KINGSTON UPON HULL, England -- Three quick thoughts from Manchester United's 1-0 Premier League win over Hull City on Saturday at the KCOM Stadium.
1. Rashford's late heroics keep Man United perfect
Jose Mourinho stood with the rain pouring on him and wondering how he could break a deadlock against a dogged, newly promoted Hull City side. It looked as though the answer would not come as the game entered its closing minutes.
Mourinho had made a crucial change with 20 minutes to go, though,...
Chelsea cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, making it three Premier League wins out of three for new manager Antonio Conte.
The Blues bossed the game from start to finish, and the result was never in doubt from the ninth minute when Eden Hazard opened the scoring. Willian doubled the home side's advantage just before half-time, and Victor Moses, who replaced the Brazil international in the 77th minute, wrapped up proceedings with a late goal.
It was a tale of two halves for Arsenal. In the first they played some sumptuous football and blitzed Watford almost at will, with goals from Santi Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil. It felt as if they took their foot off the gas a bit in the second, and allowed the hosts a sniff, but in the end they fully deserved the three points courtesy a 3-1 victory.