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English Premier League (EPL) 2015 Week 3

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  • Sunderland draws with Swansea to grab 1st league point

Provisional squads

Sunderland: Pantilimon, Mannone, Matthews, Jones, Van Aanholt, Brown, O’Shea, Coates, Cattermole, M’Vila, Bridcutt, Lens, Rodwell, Buckley, Larsson, Giaccherini, Defoe, Fletcher, Graham, Watmore

Swansea City: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Ki, Cork, Shelvey, Montero, Ayew, Sigurdsson, Gomis, Nordfeldt, Rangel, Bartley, Amat, Tabanou, Fulton, Britton, Routledge, Emnes, Dyer, Eder, Grimes.

Head-to-head league record: Sunderland wins 10, draws 9, Swansea wins 7

Sunderland rallied to draw with Swansea 1-1 Saturday and grab its first Premier League point of the season.

Bafetimbi Gomis scored in the final moments of the first half with an angled shot to the bottom left corner to put the Welsh side ahead at the Stadium of Light.

Jermain Defoe found the same corner to equalize in the 62nd.

It was the Black Cats’ first draw after opening its season with two losses. Swansea had five points from three games.


  • Spurs still winless, Leicester unbeaten after 1-1 EPL draw

Provisional squads:

Leicester City: Schmeichel, Schwarzer, De Laet, Moore, Wasilewski, Huth, Benalouane, Morgan, Fuchs, Drinkwater, Kante, King, Albrighton, Schlupp, Hammond, Mahrez, Inler, Okazaki, Vardy, Ulloa, Kramaric,

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Alderweireld, Davies, Vertonghen, Walker, Chadli, Mason, Eriksen, Dier, Dembele, Kane, Vorm, Bentaleb, Rose, Alli, Trippier, Carroll, Lamela, N’Jie.

Head-to-head league record: Leicester wins 30, draws 17, Tottenham wins 43

Tottenham remained winless in the Premier League after being held to a 1-1 draw by unbeaten Leicester on Saturday.

In a lively final 10 minutes, Dele Alli put Tottenham in front but it was quickly cancelled out by Riyad Mahrez.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane, the breakthrough star of last season, is without a goal three games into the new campaign.

Tottenham only has two points from a possible nine.

But Leicester has opened the season with two wins and a draw after coming close to being relegated in May.


  • Wilson hat trick as Bournemouth edges West Ham 4-3

Provisional squads:

West Ham United: Randolph, Tomkins, Collins, Ogbonna, Reid, Cresswell, Hendrie, Jenkinson, Oxford, Noble, Nolan, Obiang, Kouyate, Payet, Jarvis, Lanzini, Maiga, Sakho, Spiegel.

Bournemouth: Boruc, Camp, Francis, Cook, Mings, Gosling, Elphick, Surman, Pugh, Rantie, Daniels, Smith, MacDonald, Ward, Gradel, Tomlin, Wilson, Stanislas, Ritchie, O’Kane, King, Kermorgant

Head-to-head league record: West Ham wins 1, draws 1, Bournemouth wins 0

Callum Wilson scored a hat trick as Bournemouth got its first ever Premier League victory by edging West Ham 4-3 Saturday at Upton Park.

The 23-year-old striker volleyed home in the 11th minute.

Wilson then capitalized on a poor pass from Aaron Cresswell to score his second in the 28th before West Ham quickly rallied after the break with two second-half goals — a penalty from Mark Noble and Cheikhou Kouyate’s tap in.

Substitute Marc Pugh put Bournemouth ahead again in the 66th and West Ham left back Carl Jenkinson got a red card for clipping Max Gradel in the box.

Wilson sealed the win by converting the subsequent penalty, although substitute Modibo Maiga scored in the 82nd to ensure a lively end.


  • Norwich draws 1-1 with Stoke in Premier League

Provisional squads:

Norwich City: Ruddy, Rudd, Whittaker, Wisdom, Bassong, Martin, R Bennett, Brady, Tettey, Dorrans, O’Neil, Johnson, Howson, Hoolahan, Redmond, Jerome, Grabban, Hooper, Van Wolfswinkel.

Stoke City: Butland, Given, Muniesa, Wilson, Wollscheid, Bardsley, Pieters, Johnson, Cameron, Whelan, Van Ginkel, Ireland, Adam, Sidwell, Arnautovic, Afellay, Walters, Bojan, Shaqiri, Diouf, Crouch, Joselu.

Head-to-head league record: Norwich wins 16, draws 15, Stoke wins 17

Xherdan Shaqiri had an assist on his debut to help Stoke earn a 1-1 draw at Norwich on Saturday in the Premier League.

Shaqiri, who looked lively throughout, set up Mame Biram Diouf for Stoke’s opener in the 11th minute before Russell Martin equalized for the hosts in the 28th.

The Switzerland international became Stoke’s record signing when he joined from Inter Milan for 12 million pounds ($18.8 million) and was given his first start on the right wing by manager Mark Hughes.

His free kick was headed in by Diouf before Martin levelled with a shot between the legs of goalkeeper Jack Butland. It was Butland who rescued a point for Stoke in the second half, making saves from Graham Dorrans, Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond.


  • Crystal Palace beats Aston Villa 2-1 in Premier League

 Provisional squads:

Crystal Palace: Hennessey, A McCarthy, Ward, Mariappa, Hangeland, P McCarthy, Dann, Cabaye, Bamford, Bolasie, Sako, Campbell, Zaha, Jedinak, Gayle, Murray, McArthur, Fryers, Williams, Mutch, Souare, Lee, Delaney, Bannan, Ledley, Kelly, Puncheon, Guedioura.

Aston Villa: Guzan, Bunn, Hutton, Bacuna, Richards, Clark, Baker, Amavi, Richardson, Westwood, Sanchez, Veretout, Cole, Gueye, Gil, Grealish, N’Zogbia, Kozak, Agbonlahor, Ayew, Sinclair, Gestede.

Head-to-head league record: Crystal Palace wins 9, draws 10, Aston Villa wins 11

New signing Bakary Sako scored in the 88th minute Saturday to give Crystal Palace a 2-1 win over Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Sako joined Palace from Wolverhampton Wanderers this month and was given his first start by Alan Pardew and scored with a left-footed shot from just inside the area to give his new team the win.

Scott Dann had given Palace the lead in the 71st minute only for Villa to equalize six minutes later through an own goal by Pape Ndiaye Souare.

The win gives Palace six points from three games, while Villa remained on three points.

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Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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