A gluttony of goals, a West Brom shock and everything else from the Premier League


There may have only been four regular kick-offs in the Premier League today, but those four games provided a mouth-watering 18 goals between them. Match of the Day is a must-watch.

Here's what happened.


Leicester City players celebrate scoring their side's third goal of the game which has been counted as a own goal
(Nigel French/EMPICS Sport)

Hull City 1 - 4 Arsenal
West Brom 4 - 2 West Ham
Man City 4 - 0 Bournemouth
Leicester 3 - 0 Burnley

Shock of the day

West Bromwich Albion's Nacer Chadli (right) celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game
(Nick Potts/PA)

You saw the results above, you know exactly what the shock is. West Brom. Scored four. It's the first time the Baggies have bagged four under Tony Pulis, and while West Ham's defence was not at the races at all, it's still pretty remarkable. Especially given they were three up at half-time, despite seeing just 36% of the ball. Pulis at his finest.

Damning stat of the day

Luckily for Alexis Sanchez he bagged the rebound from his penalty miss, and netted late on to stifle any sign of a Hull City come back.

The anger amongst Arsenal fans had been palpable from before kick off, after seeing Granit Xhaka on the bench yet again and Sanchez starting through the middle as striker, a role the fans don't believe he's suited to. When he put the ball on the spot there was real confusion - after all, hadn't Santi Cazorla scored a penalty just last week?

It seems likely that Cazorla will be back on spot-kicks from now on.

Welcome stat of the day

If you're an England fan, who doesn't support Liverpool or Manchester United, you have to be delighted with the start Raheem Sterling has made under Pep Guardiola.

The winger has been revitalised by the new manager and is showing possibly the greatest form we've seen from him yet - not just looking dangerous on the ball but contributing in a tangible way.

And let's be honest, even if you're not an England fan, it's nice to see a player demonised so viciously over the summer proving exactly what he's capable of.

Cheekiest smile of the day

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis (right) and Joint Assistant Head Coach David Kemp
(Nick Potts/PA)

Tony Pulis' start to the season has been anything but simple, with rumours he'd soon be departing from West Brom.

That picture, though, was taken after the Baggies' third goal went in, and is classic Pulis.

We'll leave it up to you to decide whose smile is the cheekiest though - Pulis' or assistant head coach David Kemp, next to him.

Debut of the day

Leicester City's Islam Slimani (right) celebrate's scoring his side's second goal of the game
(Nigel French/EMPICS Sport)

Following a great performance in the Champions League, the question now was whether Leicester could take that form into the league - and they showed they could. Islam Slimani, signed recently, bagged his first Leicester goal on his Premier League debut, with just his second shot on goal.

A good sign for Claudio Ranieri.

Part two

Manchester City fans can be forgiven for forgetting they'd signed Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund, given that he's been missing for every game so far due to injury.

He didn't take long to make a positive impact though, scoring with his very first shot in City's demolition of Bournemouth. There's no stopping them.

Andy Carroll of the day

Who needs actual Andy Carroll when you've got Andy Carroll + pace? If West Ham manage to get the pair of them on the pitch together it could be quite something, but we reckon right now Slaven Bilic is probably more concerned with his defence, and with good reason.