EPL Round Up: Chelsea remain unstoppable

Chelsea have maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park Saturday afternoon.

The victory courtesy of goals from Oscar and Cesc Fabregas means the Blues maintain their five-point lead at the summit of the EPL table

As largely expected, Super Eagles midfielder, John Obi Mikel, was not considered for action after his long travel with Nigeria during the international break where he starred for all 90 minutes in games against Sudan in Khartoum and Abuja

In another match at the Emirates, Sone Aluko, who was on duty for the Super Eagles in the AFCON qualifying matches, was not in the Hull City team that gave Arsenal a scare.

The Tigers were already running away with a 2-1 win over the Gunners before a late Danny Welbeck strike ensured that the points were shared as the game ended 2-2.

At St Marys, history was made as Southampton whipped Sunderland 8-0.

The goal rush started with Sunderland’s Santiago Vergini own goal in the 12th minute.
Graziano Pelle made it 2-0 six minutes later and there was more misery for the more than 2,000 travelling Sunderland fans who had made the long journey down from the north-east to the south coast when Jack Cork turned in from close range.
The goals kept coming in the second half. Liam Bridcutt diverting Pelle’s shot into his own net for a second own goal of the match before Pelle, Dusan Tadic, Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mane piled on the agony for Sunderland as Southampton recorded their biggest top-flight victory in their history.

In the early kick off, Sergio Aguero scored four goals to help Manchester City whip Tottenham Hotspurs 4 – 1 at the Etihad Stadium. Christian Eriksen scored the consolation goal for Spurs.

In other results, Everton beat Aston Villa 3 – 0, West Ham United thumped hosts Burnley 3 -1, while Newcastle United recorded their first win of the season beating Leicester by a lone goal.


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  • Darlington

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        Buhari needs help. Get rid of your arrogance and read properly.

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