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United record last-gasp win, while Bournemouth hammer Watford

United record last-gasp win, while Bournemouth hammer Watford
United record last-gasp win, while Bournemouth hammer Watford October 7, 2018 October 7, 2018 David Nugent
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Matchday one of the Premier League’s gameweek eight produced some great entertainment. Here is a detailed look at some of Saturday’s best action in the Premier League:

Red Devils snatch late win over Magpies

In terms of drama, the game of the day came in the late kick-off, as Manchester United recorded a last-gasp 3-2 win over Newcastle.

The Red Devils found themselves in a heap of trouble early on, going two goals down in the first ten minutes. The visitors took the lead on seven minutes as Chelsea loanee Kenedy curled a superb effort to the far post.

The visitors doubled their lead three minutes later, as Japanese forward Yoshinori Muto hit a powerful effort from 12 yards out past David De Gea. It took the home side until the 70th minute to start the comeback, Spanish playmaker Juan Mata curling home a sublime free-kick from 25 yards out.

The equaliser arrived with just 14 minutes left on the clock. A good team move involving Paul Pogba and compatriot Anthony Martial eventually saw the latter fire past Martin Dubravka from 15 yards out.

There was more drama to come, though, as Alexis Sanchez grabbed the winning goal in the last minute, scoring with a header from eight yards from an Ashley Young cross.

The goal will have come as a massive relief for everybody associated with United, especially under-fire boss Jose Mourinho. The win saw the Red Devils move up to eighth place in the Premier League table.

Newcastle remain routed in the relegation zone, second from bottom having picked up just two points so far this season. The Magpies are now one of the favourites to suffer relegation from the top-flight this season.

Cherries hammer Hornets at Vicarage Road

Bournemouth produced an excellent performance on Saturday to win 4-0 at Vicarage Road against Watford after Hornets centre-back Christian Kabasele saw red in the first half.

The Cherries took the lead on 14 minutes, as Welsh winger David Brooks pounced on a rebound after Ben Foster had denied Callum Wilson. On 32 minutes came the decisive moment in the game, as Kabasele brought Josh King down in the area and received his second yellow card. King dusted himself down and scored with the resulting spot-kick.

On the stroke of half-time, the Cherries extended their lead as King headed home from a Wilson cross. The Cherries completed the rout early in the second half, as Wilson picked up a Ryan Fraser cross and flicked over Foster in the home goal.

The victory was the Cherries biggest away win in the top-flight and moved Eddie Howe’s team up to fifth place in the table. Watford’s good start to their campaign seems to be fading, as the Hornets have now dropped to eighth-place in the table.

Sigurdsson wonder strike enough to beat the Foxes

Everton recorded a 2-1 away win at Leicester courtesy of a wonder strike from Icelandic playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson after Wes Morgan was dismissed for the home side.

Everton took an early lead through Richarlison. Compatriot Bernard showed some good feet and saw his cross parried away by Kasper Schmeichel. However, the Toffees big-money summer signing was on hand to score with the rebound.

The Fixes equalised five minutes before the break in classic counter-attacking style. Kelechi Iheanacho found marauding full-back who turned Jonjoe Kenny inside and out before fired low past Jordan Pickford at his near post.

The home side were reduced to ten men on 63 minutes, as Wes Morgan received a second booking for standing on Richarlison’s foot. Marco Silva’s side took advantage of their extra man with the sublime winning goal from Sigurdsson.

Kurt Zouma found the former Swansea man 30 yards out, he produced a fantastic turn to beat James Maddison before producing a sublime curling effort past Kasper Schmeichel in the home goal.

The win moved Everton level on points with Leicester in the table, although the Merseysiders still trail the Foxes by virtue of an inferior goal difference of one.

Saturday’s other results in the Premier League

Burnley 1-1 Huddersfield

Crystal Palace 0-1 Wolves

Tottenham 1-0 Cardiff

Who produced the performance of the day on Saturday in the Premier League?

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David Nugent

David Nugent


David is a soccer fan and writer who has spent the last decade sharing his opinion and spreading news about the beautiful game across the internet. The lifelong Everton fan has written for numerous sports websites, plus an international soccer magazine where he covered the Premier League, the Bundesliga and various youth international tournaments.

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