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Forest boss Mark Warburton enjoys triumphant return to Brentford

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PA

Mark Warburton made a winning return to former club Brentford as his Nottingham Forest side edged a pulsating seven-goal thriller.Andreas Bouchalakis bagged a brace, with Daryl Murphy and Kieran Dowell also on target as the visitors triumphed 4-3 - their first win over the Bees in seven attempts.Goals from John Egan, Andreas Bjelland and Neal Maupay were not enough to give Brentford their first...Full Story »

Jacques Maghoma fires home the winner as Birmingham beat Bristol City

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PA

Midfielder Jacques Maghoma displayed a brilliant piece of individual finishing to score Birmingham's winning goal against Bristol City.Birmingham had to battle back from going behind after only 47 seconds to a Bobby Reid strike to record their first league win of the season against a Bristol City side who had not won at St Andrew's in 14 visits.Harry Redknapp's side, who had Maikel Kieftenbeld ...Full Story »

Ipswich see off Barnsley to maintain winning start

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PA

Ipswich came from behind to win 2-1 at Barnsley and maintain their 100 per cent start to the Championship season.Barnsley were ahead at the interval following a goal from Tom Bradshaw, but the introduction of David McGoldrick and Martyn Waghorn for the start of the second half inspired an impressive revival from the visitors.McGoldrick levelled the scores and Waghorn struck the decisive goal to...Full Story »

Ahmed Hegazi's debut goal gives West Brom victory over Bournemouth

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PA

Tony Pulis celebrated signing an extended contract in the best possible fashion as West Brom began the new Premier League campaign with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth at The Hawthorns. Pulis, who will now remain as Baggies boss until 2019 after putting pen to paper on a new deal on Friday, saw new signing Ahmed Hegazi head the only goal of the game in what was an impressive introduction to English ...Full Story »

Miguel Britos earns Watford a draw in six-goal thriller with Liverpool

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PA

Miguel Britos scrambled home a controversial injury-time equaliser as Watford held Liverpool in a six-goal thriller at Vicarage Road. The Reds looked as though they had put all speculation and uncertainty over Philippe Coutinho's future to one side to win their opening Premier League clash - only for Britos to head home from point-black range in the dying moments to seal a 3-3 draw. Stefano Ok...Full Story »

Southampton frustrated by Swansea as St Mary's goal drought continues

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PA

Southampton's goal drought at St Mary's stretched to 545 minutes as they laboured to a frustrating Premier League stalemate against Swansea. Saints wasted a host of chances to open their new campaign with a galling 0-0 draw against the insipid and limited visitors. Mauricio Pellegrino's side dominated virtually from start to finish, but lacked the killer instinct needed to clinch the three poi...Full Story »

Wayne Rooney rolls back the years with winner for Everton

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PA

Wayne Rooney's first goal back in blue inspired boyhood club Everton to a narrow opening-weekend victory against Stoke. After 13 record-breaking years at Manchester United, the 31-year-old made the ideal mark on his Premier League homecoming. Rooney's header late in the first half - his first competitive goal for the club in 4,869 days - broke the deadlock and set Ronald Koeman's Everton on co...Full Story »

Double delight for Steve Mounie as Huddersfield celebrate perfect start

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PA

Huddersfield made a dream start to their first ever Premier League season with a convincing 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Widely dismissed as contenders for relegation before they had even kicked a ball, they produced a typically-energetic display to outclass their experienced hosts, earn three vital points and climb to first place. Their season may yet descend into a battl...Full Story »

Nine-man Chelsea stunned by Burnley as Premier League title defence starts badly

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PA

Chelsea made a dismal start to their Premier League title defence as they fell to a 3-2 defeat by Burnley that featured red cards for Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas. Cahill was sent off by referee Craig Pawson after only 14 minutes when he ended Steven Defour's run with a high tackle that was clumsy rather malicious. Even when a man down Antonio Conte could not have predicted the capitulation t...Full Story »

Sergio Aguero strikes as Manchester City spoil Brighton's Premier League debut

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by PA

Sergio Aguero was on target as Manchester City denied Brighton any hope of a shock on their Premier League debut. Pep Guardiola's side, for all their riches, took time to get into their groove in a 2-0 win at the Amex Stadium. But the moment they did it was ruthless as striker Aguero converted 20 minutes from time. Lewis Dunk turned Fernandinho's cross through goalkeeper Mathew Ryan grasp and...Full Story »

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