English Premier League: 5 Things We Learnt From Week Two Matches [SEE]

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Sam Vokes put Burnley ahead with his first Premier League goal, in his 28th top-flight match (Photo Credit:)
Sam Vokes put Burnley ahead with his first Premier League goal, in his 28th top-flight match (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Week Two matches were played in various stadia across England over the weekend with many surprising results.

Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea have all started in excellent form, while Hull City have surprised many by claiming two deserved wins.

Here are the 5 Things We learnt from the weekend encounters;

  1. Burnley Stunned Liverpool With A Dramatic Win

None could have predicted that newly promoted Burnley will pull a surprise on Liverpool, but first-half goals from Sam Vokes and Andre Gray gave Burnley them a surprise win over Liverpool, who could not recover after some disastrous defending.

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Nathaniel Clyne gave the ball away for the Clarets’ first goal, with Gray finding Vokes to blast home.

Steven Defour, on his Burnley debut, was allowed to charge forward and set up Gray to roll home the second.

Liverpool had 81% of possession and 26 shots – but only tested Clarets keeper Tom Heaton with efforts from distance.

  1. Manchester City Continued Their Fine For Under New Manager, Pep Guardiola

Sergio Aguero and Nolito scored twice as Manchester City resisted Stoke’s second-half comeback to continue their winning start under Pep Guardiola.

City led when Aguero converted from the spot – despite missing two penalties on Tuesday – with his second deftly nodded in from Kevin de Bruyne’s free-kick.

Bojan lifted the hosts with the game’s second penalty – both awarded for tugging in the box.

But Nolito came on to score two late goals and seal City’s win.

  1. Everton won their first match of the season with success at West Brom

Gareth Barry’s close-range header secured Ronald Koeman’s first victory as Everton manager as they came from a goal down to win at West Brom.

The home side went in front inside 10 minutes as Gareth McAuley headed in a Craig Gardner corner at the far post.

Everton carried more threat once Romelu Lukaku came on as a first-half substitute, and Kevin Mirallas rolled in an equaliser just before the break.

Barry then forced the ball in after Mason Holgate’s touch from a corner.

  1. Middlesbrough Defeated Sunderland In The First Wear-Tees League Derby In Seven And A Half Years.

Cristhian Stuani scored twice on his Premier League debut as Middlesbrough beat Sunderland.

Alvaro Negredo assisted both goals, with Stuani’s opener a brilliant 25-yard effort into the top corner. The Spaniard then unselfishly squared to Stuani for their second.

Sunderland improved in the second half and Patrick van Aanholt gave them hope when he turned home after Brad Guzan parried Duncan Watmore’s shot.

  1. Fabregas Made The Difference To Save Chelsea From Defeat
Fabregas (Photo Credit: Rex Feature)
Fabregas (Photo Credit: Rex Features)

Chelsea were losing 1-0 to Watford as at 77 minutes before the introduction of Cesc Fabregas who made two assist that left Watford fans utterly bemused by what they saw at Vicarage Road. The Spaniard’s first touch found Eden Hazard in space and his shot resulted in Michy Batshuayi’s tap-in. He then threaded the most exquisite through ball between Craig Cathcart and Sebastian Prodl for Diego Costa to score the winner.

 

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