Premier League scores and review – Saturday 25 August
There were seven Premier League matches played on Saturday, with Sunderland v Reading being amazingly called off thanks to a waterlogged pitch.
August 25th, 2012
Swansea and West Ham kicked things off at the Liberty Stadium and Michael Laudrup’s honeymoon period in south Wales shows no sign of ending, with Michu helping the Swans to a 3-0 victory against a Hammers team guilty of some basic defending errors.
Angel Rangel won’t score an easier goal, while the same could be said of Michu’s strike in the 29th minute. Danny Graham wrapped things up with half an hour remaining and Swansea supporters continue to enjoy life in the top flight.
The same can’t be said of Aston Villa fans who saw their team outplayed by Everton, with the Toffees claiming a comfortable 3-1 victory which saw them three goals to the good by half-time thanks to strikes from Pienaar, Fellaini and Jelavic.
Manchester United supporters were treated to Usain Bolt before kick-off and Robin van Persie as the whistle blew, with the Dutchman scoring on his full debut with an exquisite finish to cancel out Damien Duff’s opener.
Kagawa and Rafael looked to have put the game out of Fulham’s reach before a Nemanja Vidic own goal set up a grandstand finish.
Southampton supporters raised the roof at St Mary’s after a seven-year absence in the Premier League although Wigan played the role of party poopers thanks to goals from Di Santo and Kone.
Norwich and QPR were honours even, while Tottenham were denied all three points when James Morrison’s late equaliser cancelled out Benoit Assou-Ekotto’s opener.
The late kick-off saw Chelsea continue their 100% start to the season by beating Newcastle United 2-0 thanks to an Eden Hazard penalty and a Fernando Torres goal before half-time.
Premier League scores
Swansea 3-0 West Ham
Aston Villa 1-3 Everton
Man United 3-2 Fulham
Norwich 1-1 QPR
Southampton 0-2 Wigan
Tottenham 1-1 West Brom
Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle