LONDON, Sporting Alert – The latest scores from the English Premier League on Saturday, 15 August, with Everton, Leicester City and Swansea City all grabbing wins on the day.
Premier League Scores Today
On Friday night, Manchester United edged Aston Villa 1-0 to kick-off the Week 2 fixtures and grabbed back-to-back wins this season, following their 1-0 result over Tottenham in Week 1.
Saturday saw Everton running away with a convincing 3-0 victory over Southampton at St. Mary’s.
Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku collected a first-half brace after scoring in the 22nd and 45th minutes and Ross Barkley added a third, six minutes from time in the win for Everton, who were held 2-2 by Watford last weekend.
Norwich City also found the back of the net three times in Week 2 of the Premier League during their 3-1 victory over Sunderland at Stadium of Light.
Russell Martin, Steven Whittaker and Nathan Redmond were all on target for the promoted side as Sunderland conceded seven goals in their opening two league games for the first time since 1970-71, this according to Opta Stats.
Duncan Watmore grabbed a consolation goal for the Black Cats in the 88th minute, but it was little too late as they replaced Arsenal at the bottom of the Premier League table standings with a -4 goal difference.
Claudio Ranieri’s impressive start as manager at Leicester City continued in Week 2 after his team secured another win after holding out for a 2-1 victory over 10-man West Ham United, who had goalkeeper Adrian controversially sent off for a high kick late in the contest.
Shinji Okazaki scored in the 27th minute and Riyad Mahrez doubled the margin in the 38th to give the Foxes a 2-0 lead at halftime.
However, West Ham fought back and managed to grab a goal through Dimitri Payet ten minutes into the second.
The Hammers then had several looks to score an equaliser, but failed to capitalize and were made to pay.
“We scored a goal early enough to play our normal game but with more aggression. We had a great chance for the equaliser through Diafra Sakho, I was expecting us to score a second, but we didn’t,” West Ham manager Slaven Bilic told BBC Sport.
The were also forced to finish the game with 10 players after keeper Adrian was shown a red card for a high boot, and although it was deemed as dangerous play, West Ham will consider appealing the decision.
Meanwhile, after holding champions Chelsea to 2-2 last Saturday, Swansea City returned home to claim all three points against Newcastle United.
Bafetimbi Gomis and Andre Ayew – who both scored against Jose Mourinho’s side – were again on target for the Swans in the 2-0 win in Week 2.
In other Premier League scores today, Tottenham threw away a 2-0 lead and were held 2-2 at White Hart Lane by Stoke City.
Eric Dier and Nacer Chadli sent Spurs cruising into the interval, but Stoke City roared back with goals from Marko Arnautovic from the penalty spot in the 78th minute and a header from Mame Diouf seven minutes from time.
Watford and West Bromwich Albion finished 0-0 at Vicarage Road.
Premier League Scores Today and Details
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