A goal of the season contender, the unlikeliest of heroes and all the best bits from the Premier League


With just five Premier League fixtures on Saturday, those games needed to be packed full of action.

Luckily for us, they were - here's what happened.


Willian scores a magnificent goal for Chelsea - (Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport)
(Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport)

Swansea 1-2 Liverpool
Hull 0-2 Chelsea
Sunderland 1-1 West Brom
Watford 2-2 Bournemouth
West Ham 1-1 Middlesbrough

Miss of the day

Jack Wilshere appears for Bournemouth - (Adam Davy/PA)
(Adam Davy/PA)

With the scores tied at 2-2 in a pulsating example of Premier League football at its finest, Bournemouth found themselves on the attack, and the ball was sent across the face of goal to Jack Wilshere. A chance for the Arsenal loanee to win the fans round loomed, with the goal gaping and the goalkeeper nowhere to be seen.

But it wasn't to be, as Wilshere drove the ball wide of the target, and was immediately substituted. The game finished 2-2, and the points were shared.

Goal of the day

Dimitri Payet scores a wonderful goal for West Ham - (Frank Augstein/AP)
(Frank Augstein/AP)

This is how to stick them away, Jack. Dimitri Payet picked up the ball on the left hand side, wriggled away from Antonio Barragan and set off for the penalty area.

Once he'd reached his destination, he slid past four Middlesbrough defenders before dispatching the ball into the opposite corner of the net, completing one of the finest individual goals we've seen for some time in the Premier League.

Name of the day

Isaac Success competes against Bournemouth - (Adam Davy/PA)
(Adam Davy/PA)

The headline writers have been queueing up to get this one into the morning papers. Isaac Success notched his first goal in the Premier League to level for Watford against Bournemouth, earning the Hornets a point. Talk about living up to the name...

The skin of your teeth award goes to...

David Moyes issues instructions to the Sunderland players - (Owen Humphreys/PA)
(Owen Humphreys/PA)

David Moyes and Fracesco Guidolin.

These two managers are fighting a losing battle by the looks of it, but fighting they certainly are. David Moyes' Sunderland managed to nick an equaliser against a stubborn Tony Pulis-led West Brom, while Swansea's dogged performance against Liverpool might just keep Guidolin his job for another week, although it doesn't get any easier for the Swans, with Arsenal away next week.

While Swansea are without a win in six games now, Sunderland haven't managed a victory all season. Ouch.

Stat of the day (Part 1)

Josh King didn't hang about when called upon. The substitute took just 44 seconds to put the Cherries in the lead against Watford, although it was only three minutes later that Watford equalised. You wouldn't dare leave early, would you?

Stat of the day (Part 2)

Sunderland's inability to win games at the start of the season is, apparently, nothing new. Maybe that's something to support the idea of Moyes being given more time at the Stadium of Light?

Man of the day

James Milner scores against Swansea from the penalty spot - (Nigel French/PA)
(Nigel French/PA)

It's no surprise to see James Milner crowned our man of the day. With four Premier League goals already this season, the Liverpool midfielder/defender/plumber (we assume) is in danger of breaking his own Premier League scoring record of 7 goals in a single season. They may have all been penalties so far in this campaign, but they all definitely count.

Furthermore, Milner's goal confirmed Liverpool's title credentials in the eyes of many. Not all heroes wear capes.