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🦁 Man City show their class; VAR denies Palace; King hat-trick

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Padraig Whelan

There are six Premier League fixtures to enjoy across the day on Saturday.

And you can follow it all live.

Brighton v Manchester City

Brighton & Hove Albion 1
Manchester City 4
Full time

Scorers: Mac Allister (PEN) 81′; Gündoğan 13′, Foden 28′, Jesus 31′, Mahrez 90+4

Despite a spirited fightback in the second half from Brighton, Manchester City were too good for the home side and ran out 4-1 winners.

It was a fast and frantic opening to the game but it was Manchester City who should have netted the opener after 10 minutes only for Gabriel Jesus’ effort to be cleared off the line.

But just moments later City got their goal as Ilkay Gündoğan tapped in despite what looked like a foul on the goalkeeper from Jesus.

City’s dominance continued and they soon grabbed a second as Jack Grealish broke in on goal and squared to Phil Foden who bundled the ball in.

And just moments later it was 3-0 as Jesus struck an effort first time past goalkeeper Roberto Sanchez.

After the break the Seagulls managed to curtailed City’s dominance and perhaps should have scored were it not for the brilliance of Ederson in the away goal.

They did get that goal however on 81 minutes as Alexis Mac Allister netted from the penalty spot.

City grabbed a fourth in stoppage time though as Riyad Mahrez blasted in from inside the area.

Crystal Palace v Newcastle

Crystal Palace 1
Newcastle United 1
Full time

Scorers: Benteke 57′; Wilson 63′

A late VAR call denied Crystal Palace all three points here as they drew 1-1 with Newcastle.

Palace flew out of the blocks and should have scored within 30 seconds only for Christian Benteke to miss from six yards.

And it was Benteke again who had the best chance to open the scoring late in the half but his header hit the base of the post.

After the break Benteke finally got his goal as the Belgium international bullied the away defence and headed in well.

But it didn’t take long for Newcastle to pull one back as Callum Wilson struck an amazing bicycle kick.

With just three minutes to go though, Benteke thought he got his second of the game only for the goal to be ruled out by VAR.

Everton v Watford

Everton 2
Watford 5
Full time

Scorers: Davies 2′ Richarlison 61′; King 15′ 81′ 84′, Kucka 80′ Dennis 90+1

In one of the shocks of the season so far, Watford came from behind to beat Everton 5-2 at Goodison Park.

Everton got off to the perfect start as Tom Davies finished off a Demarai Gray cross to put Claudio Ranieri’s side under the cosh early on.

But Watford equalised soon after as Josh King got his first for the club after a long VAR check.

Into the second half and the Toffees quality eventually showed as Richarlison came off the bench to score just after the hour mark.

The visitors weren’t deterred though and got another equaliser with 10 minutes to go through Juraj Kucka and then remarkably found a third goal thanks to King.

And clearly with something to prove at his old club, King got his hat-trick on 84 minutes while Emmanuel Dennis got the fifth in added time.

Leeds v Wolves

Leeds United 1
Wolves 1
Full time

Scorers: Hwang 10′

An injury time penalty spared Leeds’ blushes as Rodrigo netted from 12 yards to draw 1-1 with Wolves.

A vocal Elland Road were aiming to cheer on a home win here and put some rocket fuel in Leeds’ slow start to the season.

But it was the away side who struck first as Hwang Hee-chan pounced on a mistake and poked in from close range.

Things got worse for Marcelo Bielsa’s side after the break as Raphinha – their lone break spark in the opening 45 minutes – limped off down the tunnel.

But with 94 minutes on the clock, Leeds were saved as they won a penalty that Rodrigo cooly slotted for a share of the spoils.

Southampton v Burnley

Southampton 2
Burnley 2
Full time

Scorers: Livramento 41′, Borja 50′; Cornet 16′ 58′

Maxwell Cornet was the hero of the day for Burnley as he struck twice to claim a 2-2 draw away at Southampton.

It was Burnley who got off to a flying start here as summer signing Maxwell Cornet netted his second of the season.

But the hosts pulled one back just before half time as Tino Livramento’s bullet header flew past Nick Pope.

And immediately after the break Saints went in front as Armando Broja scored for the second game in a row.

Cornet was doing all he could to keep Burnley in the game however, and got his second of the game just before the hour mark.

Chelsea v Norwich

Chelsea 7
Norwich City 0
Full time

Scorers: Mount 8′ pen 85′, 90+1, Hudson-Odoi 18′, James 42′, Chilwell 57′, Aarons OG 62′

Thomas Tuchel picked up his biggest win as Chelsea coach to date as the Premier League leaders hammered bottom of the table Norwich on Saturday afternoon.

Without Romelu Lukaku or Timo Werner in the side, it fell to Mason Mount to open the scoring with a sweet strike low into the corner from the edge of the area to get back among the goals again.

Ten minutes later, they doubled their lead when Callum Hudson-Odoi grasped the chance his coach urged him to take by coolly slotting into the corner after being played in on the left.

Moments before half time, they made it three when Mount turned provider for the rampaging Reece James on the right and he dinked home beautifully.

Ben Chilwell added a fourth after the break with an easy finish across goal before Tim Krul flapped a deflected cross into his own net for the fifth.

The misery continued when Ben Gibson was sent off for a second yellow card and Mount took advantage to complete a hat-trick in the closing stages, first from the penalty spot and then from close range after great work from Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Sunday’s fixtures

  • Brentford v Leicester City
  • West Ham v Tottenham
  • Manchester United v Liverpool