Premier League 2017-18 – Match Week 9

English Premier League 2017-18 match week 9 – summary, highlights, standings, press conferences, statistics, reports and many more.

Everton25Arsenal
Rooney (12′), Gueye (68′), Niasse (90’+3)FTMonreal (40′), Özil (53′), Lacazette (74′), Ramsey (90′), Sánchez (90’+5)

Arsenal come from a goal down to win 5-2 at Goodison Park and send Everton into the Premier League relegation zone.

Tottenham Hotspur41Liverpool
Kane (4′, 56′), Son Heung-min (12′), Alli (45’+3)FTSalah (24′)

he unstoppable Harry Kane scored two and made one as Spurs punished some appalling Liverpool defending to win again at Wembley.

Chelsea42Watford
Pedro (12′), Batshuayi (71′, 90’+5), Azpilicueta (87′)FTDoucouré (45’+2), Pereyra (49′)

Substitute Michy Batshuayi scored two second-half goals to help snatch a 4-2 victory for stuttering champions Chelsea against a lively Watford side in the Premier League on Saturday.

In a sometimes frenzied end-to-end game Chelsea, who had lost their last two league matches, went ahead when Pedro whipped in a ferocious curling shot high off the post from 25 metres following a disputed corner.

Watford equalised seconds before halftime through Abdoulaye Doucoure and in a rampant spell of attacking football went ahead four minutes after the break when Roberto Pereyra tapped home a Richarlison cross.

But Michy Batshuayi headed home 20 minutes from time to spare Chelsea’s blushes and added his second in the dying moments following an 87th-minute goal from defender Cesar Azpilicueta.

Huddersfield Town21Manchester United
FTAgüero (30′ pen), Otamendi (73′), Sané (75′)

Huddersfield Town beat Manchester United for the first time in 65 years to end their unbeaten start to the season and drop Jose Mourinho’s side five points behind league leaders Manchester City at the John Smith’s Stadium.

United had only conceded twice in their eight league games this season, but that tally was doubled in five first-half minutes following two sloppy mistakes that were clinically punished.

Manchester City30Burnley
FTAgüero (30′ pen), Otamendi (73′), Sané (75′)

Sergio Aguero equalled Manchester City’s all-time goalscoring record as they beat Burnley to go five points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Aguero’s first-half goal, a controversial penalty, was his 177th for the club and brought him level with Eric Brook’s total, as well as sending City on their way to an 11th straight win, equalling another club record.

City boss Pep Guardiola gave Aguero a warm embrace when the Argentina striker came off to a standing ovation late on.

Newcastle United10Crystal Palace
Merino (86′)FT

Substitute Mikel Merino scored a late winner as Newcastle beat Crystal Palace to keep Roy Hodgson’s side rooted to the bottom of the Premier League.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez described it as “another step forward” as his side climbed to sixth in the table.

Palace are five points from safety after nine games, but former England boss Hodgson remains confident his side can beat the drop.

Stoke City12AFC Bournemouth
Diouf (63′)FTSurman (16′), Stanislas (18′ pen)

Stoke boss Mark Hughes challenged his side to “show their mettle” after a home loss to Bournemouth left them in the Premier League’s bottom three.

Two goals in 133 seconds stunned City as Andrew Surman’s 16th-minute opener was quickly followed by Junior Stanislas’ penalty, awarded after Ryan Shawcross tripped Benik Afobe in the box.

Stoke dominated the second half and got a goal back when Mame Biram Diouf found the net from Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s knock-down.

The result, which follows their 7-2 defeat at leaders Manchester City last weekend, leaves them 18th in the table, a point above the Cherries.

Swansea City12Leicester City
Mawson (56′)FTFernandez (24′ og), Okazaki (49′)

Leicester made a winning start to life after the dismissal of Craig Shakespeare as they outplayed Swansea City to earn only a second Premier League victory of the season.

The visitors created a host of chances and took the lead when Federico Fernandez headed into his own net from Riyad Mahrez’s whipped cross.

A swift counter-attack saw Shinji Okazaki score Leicester’s second early in the second half, before Alfie Mawson hooked in from close range to spark hopes of a Swansea revival.

But the sluggish hosts struggled to create scoring opportunities as they slumped to a fourth defeat from five home league games this season.

Southampton10West Bromwich Albion
Boufal (85′)FT

Substitute Sofiane Boufal scored a sublime individual goal as Southampton snatched a late winner against a West Brom side who remain without a win since August.

The Morocco international picked the ball up deep in his own half and evaded several challenges before curling into the bottom corner with five minutes remaining.

West Ham United03Brighton & Hove Albion
FTMurray (10′, 75′ pen), Izquierdo Mena (45’+2)

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says he is “not worried” but is “realistic” about his future after the Hammers lost 3-0 to Brighton at London Stadium.

The home fans booed throughout and thousands left the ground early following Brighton’s third goal, which sealed the visitors’ first away win of the season.

West Ham slipped to 17th in the table and will drop into the relegation zone if Leicester beat Swansea on Saturday.

Premier League 2017 Table – Week 9
PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Man City98103242825
2Man Utd96212241820
3Tottenham96211961320
4Chelsea95131710716
5Arsenal95131712516
8Watford94321517-215
7Newcastle United9423108214
8Liverpool93421416-213
9Burnley9342811-313
10Southampton933389-112
11Huddersfield9333710-312
12Brighton9324910-111
13West Brom9243710-310
14Leicester92341214-29
15Swansea9225610-48
16West Ham9225817-98
17Stoke City92251020-108
18Everton9225718-118
19AFC Bournemouth9216613-77
20Crystal Palace9108219-173

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