English Premier League, Match Day 6

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Match Day 6 was one of the most exciting match days yet in the Premier League! There were two derby matches! If you missed the action here is a brief recap. Liverpool played Everton in the Merseyside Derby at Anfield. Stevie G put Liverpool ahead in the 65th minute off a beautiful free kick. Then just when Liverpool thought they had the win, the Everton captain, Phil Jagielka, stepped up to a loose ball just outside the box and rocketed it in to the top corner to salvage a vital point for the Toffees (Everton). Chelsea cruised to an easy 3-0 win against Aston Villa, continuing their unbeaten record. Leicester lost to Crystal Palace, 2-0, away from home. Manchester City looked like they were going to crush Hull City when they when 2-0 up in the 11th minute, but Hull were back in the game when Eliaquim Mangala scored an own goal to make the game 2-1. Then he gave up a penalty which Abel Hernández converted to tie the match at 2-2. The Citizens were undaunted though and they scored two more goals (the goal scorers were Edin Dzeko and Frank Lampard) and the match ended, 4-2. A struggling Manchester United side faced Big Sam’s Hammers. The Reds were off to a good start with Wayne Rooney scoring in the 5th minute and Robin van Persie netting in the 22nd minute, but from then on everything went down hill. First, Diafra Sakho pulled West Ham back into the game with a goal in the 37th minute. Then Rooney recklessly kicked someone and was sent off. The whole stadium gasped when Kevin Nolan scored for West Ham, but then breathed a sigh of relief when they saw that it was offsides. The game ended, 2-1. Although Southampton had nine shots on goal and QPR only had two the Saints only won, 2-1. Sunderland were held to a 0-0 draw by Swansea and are still looking for their first win of the season. Tottenham scored first in the North London Derby at the Emirates with a great piece counter attacking play (Nacer Chadli was the goalscorer). Then, due to poor marking in the box, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain blasted the ball in to the net from point blank range to salvage a point for Arsenal. West Brom crushed Burnley who just fell apart, 4-0. Stoke City barely won against a struggling Newcastle side, 1-0. The table is finally starting to take shape and I can’t wait for next weekend as the matches start to become more and more important.

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