Date: 17th August 2015 at 8:58am
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Manchester City cruised past Chelsea 3-0 to leave Jose Mourinho’s side winless in their first two games of the season.

Sergio Aguero gave City the lead after half an hour with a smart finish, before two goals late on from Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho sealed a second 3-0 win in a row for City and left Chelsea with just one point from their opening two games.

16th August 2015 - Barclays Premier League - Manchester City v Chelsea - Fernandinho of Man City scores their 3rd goal - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Everton stunned Southampton 3-0 at St. Mary’s to secure their first win of the season. Romelu Lukaku struck twice in the first half, heading in before a tidy finish on the stroke of half-time. Ross Barkley finished the game late on with a curled finish inside the area to complete a perfect away day for the Toffees.

On Monday night, Liverpool condemned new boys Bournemouth to their second consecutive defeat. Christian Benteke netted the only goal – his first for Liverpool – when he poked in Jordan Henderson’s cross in the first half, on his home debut, despite Philippe Coutinho appearing to be in an offside position.

Leicester continued their excellent start to the season with a 2-1 win over West Ham at Upton Park. Shinji Okazaki gave the Foxes the lead with his first goal for the club before Riyad Mahrez made it three goals in two games to make it 2-0. Dimitri Payet netted his first goal for the Hammers to pull one back in the second half before Adrian was sent off in stoppage-time.

Arsenal secured their first win of the season with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Olivier Giroud gave the Gunners the lead before Joel Ward equalised, but in the second half Alexis Sanchez’s header went in off Damian Delaney to secure all three points for the visitors.

Stoke came from 2-0 down to grab a 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane against Tottenham and get both sides their first points of the season. Eric Dier headed the home side in front before Nacer Chadli netted before half-time. Yet Stoke netted twice in five minutes, first from the spot through Marko Arnautovic, before Mame Biram Diouf headed in with seven minutes remaining.

15 August 2015 - Barclays Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Stoke City - Marko Arnautovic of Stoke City scores his sides 1st goal from the penalty spot - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Norwich grabbed their first win of the season with a comfortable 3-1 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Russell Martin and Stephen Whittaker struck in the first half before Nathan Redmond made it 3-0 in the second with a calm finish. Duncan Watmore grabbed a consolation for the Black Cats on his Premier League debut but they have now lost two from two.

Swansea condemned Steve McClaren to his first defeat as Newcastle boss with a 2-0 win at the Liberty Stadium. Bafetimbi Gomis and Andre Ayew netted the goals in both halves, as Newcastle played more than half the game with ten men after Daryl Janmaat was sent off for two bookable offences.

Manchester United made it two wins out of two this season with a 1-0 win over Aston Villa at Villa Park. Adnan Januzaj, starting in place of Ashley Young, netted the only goal of the game in the first half when he cut inside and finished past Brad Guzan.

Watford drew for the second week running in a drab 0-0 draw with West Brom at Vicarage Road. Saido Berahino and Odion Ighalo had the best chances for the two sides but neither could break the deadlock in a game dominated by defences.

15 August 2015 Premier League Football; Southampton v Everton;   celebrations after the third Everton goal featuring James McCarthy, John Stones, Seamus Coleman, Romelu Lukaku (top) and Brendan Galloway. Photo: Mark Leech

Player of the Week: Romelu Lukaku (Everton)
Team of the Week: Manchester City
Goal of the Week: Olivier Giroud (Crystal Palace vs ARSENAL)

16 August 2015 - Barclays Premier League - Crystal Palace v Arsenal - Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates scoring the opening goal - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.
 
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