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  • Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu scored to earn West Brom another 1-0 win before being sent off in a lively 20-minute cameo at Burnley. The Wales international held off two Clarets defenders to net in the 71st minute, but he was then dismissed seven minutes from time when he caught Matt Lowton in the head with his elbow as the Burnley full-back headed clear. However, it did not cost the Baggies, again missing Manchester City target Jonny Evans, against a wasteful Clarets team who showed why Leeds striker Chris Wood's seemingly inevitable arrival is so important. Though there was once more no Evans in West Brom's team due to injury, Gareth Barry made his Baggies debut and his 629th Premier League appearance, just three shy of Ryan Giggs' all-time record.He has joined a team known for their expertise at set-pieces and the first real opening they carved out came from a Chris Brunt corner that was mis-hit by an unmarked Jay Rodriguez at the near post.West Brom's style ..

    Robson-Kanu scores winner and is sent off as Baggies beat Burnley

    Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu scored to earn West Brom another 1-0 win before being sent off in a lively 20-minute cameo at Burnley. The Wales international held off two Clarets defenders to net in the 71st minute, but he was then dismissed seven minutes from time when he caught Matt Lowton in the head with his elbow as the Burnley full-back headed clear. However, it did not cost the Baggies, again missing Manchester City target Jonny Evans, against a wasteful Clarets team who showed why Leeds striker Chris Wood's seemingly inevitable arrival is so important. Though there was once more no Evans in West Brom's team due to injury, Gareth Barry made his Baggies debut and his 629th Premier League appearance, just three shy of Ryan Giggs' all-time record.He has joined a team known for their expertise at set-pieces and the first real opening they carved out came from a Chris Brunt corner that was mis-hit by an unmarked Jay Rodriguez at the near post.West Brom's style ..
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  • Goals from James Forrest and Callum McGregor gave a much-changed Celtic side a 2-0 Ladbrokes Premiership win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. A smart finish just before the break by winger Forrest, taking over as main striker from Leigh Griffiths who started on the bench, and a late strike by midfielder McGregor meant Celtic remain unbeaten this season in all competitions. The Hoops remained on top of the fledgling Scottish Premiership standings on goal difference ahead of second-placed St Johnstone, who beat Partick Thistle 1-0 thanks to Michael O'Halloran's strike just after the half hour mark. It was O'Halloran's fourth goal in three league games as the on-loan Rangers forward continued his strong start to the season. Aberdeen are also unbeaten in the league and made it three wins from three after they beat Dundee 2-1. Stevie May scored the opener for the hosts when he made a good run off the post to find space and head past goalkeeper Scott Bain from Gre..

    Much-changed Celtic beat Kilmarnock to remain top of Premiership table

    Goals from James Forrest and Callum McGregor gave a much-changed Celtic side a 2-0 Ladbrokes Premiership win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. A smart finish just before the break by winger Forrest, taking over as main striker from Leigh Griffiths who started on the bench, and a late strike by midfielder McGregor meant Celtic remain unbeaten this season in all competitions. The Hoops remained on top of the fledgling Scottish Premiership standings on goal difference ahead of second-placed St Johnstone, who beat Partick Thistle 1-0 thanks to Michael O'Halloran's strike just after the half hour mark. It was O'Halloran's fourth goal in three league games as the on-loan Rangers forward continued his strong start to the season. Aberdeen are also unbeaten in the league and made it three wins from three after they beat Dundee 2-1. Stevie May scored the opener for the hosts when he made a good run off the post to find space and head past goalkeeper Scott Bain from Gre..
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  • Jose Mourinho declared his Manchester United side were high on confidence as he batted away claims that Paul Pogba should have been sent off in the 4-0 win at Swansea.United made it eight goals in two Premier League games by following up their opening victory over West Ham with another four-star show at the Liberty Stadium. Eric Bailly put them ahead with his first United goal on the stroke of half-time before Romelu Lukaku, Pogba and substitute Anthony Martial scored in the final 10 minutes. Pogba had earlier escaped a second yellow card for a clumsy challenge on the half-hour mark, just four minutes after being booked for a similar foul on Tom Carroll.But asked if he thought Pogba would see red, Mourinho said: "No, because I didn't think the first yellow card was deserved."The first yellow card is a little bit out of context because I saw Jonathan (Moss) had a criteria where certain action wouldn't bring yellow cards."There were actions, especially one on (Nemanja) Ma..

    Manchester United full of confidence, says manager Jose Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho declared his Manchester United side were high on confidence as he batted away claims that Paul Pogba should have been sent off in the 4-0 win at Swansea.United made it eight goals in two Premier League games by following up their opening victory over West Ham with another four-star show at the Liberty Stadium. Eric Bailly put them ahead with his first United goal on the stroke of half-time before Romelu Lukaku, Pogba and substitute Anthony Martial scored in the final 10 minutes. Pogba had earlier escaped a second yellow card for a clumsy challenge on the half-hour mark, just four minutes after being booked for a similar foul on Tom Carroll.But asked if he thought Pogba would see red, Mourinho said: "No, because I didn't think the first yellow card was deserved."The first yellow card is a little bit out of context because I saw Jonathan (Moss) had a criteria where certain action wouldn't bring yellow cards."There were actions, especially one on (Nemanja) Ma..
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  • Sadio Mane got Liverpool's season up and running with the only goal as they laboured to a 1-0 win over bogey team Crystal Palace. The Senegal international stabbed home in the 73rd minute after starting the move from wide on the left to finally break the visitors' resistance.For long periods the game was crying out for the sort of defence-splitting piece of magic usually provided by Philippe Coutinho against teams who come to frustrate.It is why Barcelona are so keen to get their hands on him - having had an £118million bid, their third offer, rejected on the eve of the match - but with the Brazil international currently sidelined by a back injury the Reds looked for inspiration from elsewhere.For much of the game it came from debutant left-back Andrew Robertson, one of three changes to a defence which had conceded late goals to Watford last weekend and Hoffenheim in the week.Although first appearances may be deceptive the £8million buy from relegated Hull looks like h..

    Sadio Mane earns Liverpool a win over Crystal Palace

    Sadio Mane got Liverpool's season up and running with the only goal as they laboured to a 1-0 win over bogey team Crystal Palace. The Senegal international stabbed home in the 73rd minute after starting the move from wide on the left to finally break the visitors' resistance.For long periods the game was crying out for the sort of defence-splitting piece of magic usually provided by Philippe Coutinho against teams who come to frustrate.It is why Barcelona are so keen to get their hands on him - having had an £118million bid, their third offer, rejected on the eve of the match - but with the Brazil international currently sidelined by a back injury the Reds looked for inspiration from elsewhere.For much of the game it came from debutant left-back Andrew Robertson, one of three changes to a defence which had conceded late goals to Watford last weekend and Hoffenheim in the week.Although first appearances may be deceptive the £8million buy from relegated Hull looks like h..
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  • Nathaniel Mendez-Laing's second-half goal helped Cardiff maintain their perfect start to the Sky Bet Championship season with a 2-1 victory over fellow high-flyers Wolves.After a goalless first half at Molineux, Joe Ralls converted Junior Hoilett's cross from the left after 54 minutes to give the Bluebirds the lead.Leo Bonatini levelled the contest from close range 13 minutes later, the first goal conceded by Cardiff in the Championship this season.Mendez-Laing's fourth league goal of the season restored the lead for Neil Warnock's side in the 77th minute, though, as Wolves' own 100 per cent start was brought to an end.Ipswich are hot on the heels of Cardiff after they completed their fourth win in succession with a comfortable 2-0 triumph at home to winless Brentford.Martyn Waghorn scored his fourth goal of the season in the 35th minute to put the Tractor Boys in front and Joe Garner added a second just after the break.Nottingham Forest continued their f..

    Mendez-Laing grabs winner at Wolves as Cardiff march on

    Nathaniel Mendez-Laing's second-half goal helped Cardiff maintain their perfect start to the Sky Bet Championship season with a 2-1 victory over fellow high-flyers Wolves.After a goalless first half at Molineux, Joe Ralls converted Junior Hoilett's cross from the left after 54 minutes to give the Bluebirds the lead.Leo Bonatini levelled the contest from close range 13 minutes later, the first goal conceded by Cardiff in the Championship this season.Mendez-Laing's fourth league goal of the season restored the lead for Neil Warnock's side in the 77th minute, though, as Wolves' own 100 per cent start was brought to an end.Ipswich are hot on the heels of Cardiff after they completed their fourth win in succession with a comfortable 2-0 triumph at home to winless Brentford.Martyn Waghorn scored his fourth goal of the season in the 35th minute to put the Tractor Boys in front and Joe Garner added a second just after the break.Nottingham Forest continued their f..
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  • Manchester United signalled their Premier League title intent by claiming another convincing 4-0 victory at Swansea.Eric Bailly's first United goal on the stroke of half-time set them on their way before Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial blitzed Swansea in the final 10 minutes.After last weekend's 4-0 season-opener against West Ham this was another powerful message sent out by Jose Mourinho's side.Strong and efficient at the back, United shut down opponents woefully short of attacking prowess following the club-record sale of Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton.Last season's top scorer Fernando Llorente also remains absent with a fractured arm sustained on his summer holiday, and Swansea boss Paul Clement is in urgent need of investing the Sigurdsson cash to prevent another flirtation with relegation.Swansea's only gripe was that Pogba remained on the pitch for the full 90 minutes as, with the game goalless in the first half, he escaped a second yellow..

    Four more for Manchester United as Swansea are swept aside at Liberty Stadium

    Manchester United signalled their Premier League title intent by claiming another convincing 4-0 victory at Swansea.Eric Bailly's first United goal on the stroke of half-time set them on their way before Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial blitzed Swansea in the final 10 minutes.After last weekend's 4-0 season-opener against West Ham this was another powerful message sent out by Jose Mourinho's side.Strong and efficient at the back, United shut down opponents woefully short of attacking prowess following the club-record sale of Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton.Last season's top scorer Fernando Llorente also remains absent with a fractured arm sustained on his summer holiday, and Swansea boss Paul Clement is in urgent need of investing the Sigurdsson cash to prevent another flirtation with relegation.Swansea's only gripe was that Pogba remained on the pitch for the full 90 minutes as, with the game goalless in the first half, he escaped a second yellow..
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