England Premier League — 07 October 2012

In yesterday’s Premier League action Chelsea and Manchester City both claimed big home victories.

Manchester City kicked-off the day’s action with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium.

City took a two goal lead in the first half courtesy of goals from Aleksandar Kolarov and Sergio Aguero. The champions made it three in the second half courtesy of a free-kick from James Milner. The victory moved City up to second in the Premier League table, four points behind league leaders Chelsea.

The Blues preserved their lead at the top of the Premier League table with a 4-1 hammering of Norwich City at Stamford Bridge. Norwich took a shock early lead through striker Grant Holt.

However, first half goals by Fernando Torres, Frank Lampard and Eden Hazard put the leaders in command of the contest. Full-back Branislav Ivanovic added a fourth in the second half to complete the rout and keep up the Blues good start to their league campaign.

In the late kick-off Arsenal defeated West Ham 3-1 at the Boleyn Ground. The home side took the lead through a superb solo strike from midfielder Mohamed Diame. Frenchman Olivier Giroud scored his first Premier League goal to level for Arsenal.

Substitute Theo Walcott put the visitors ahead with a clinical finish. The victory was confirmed by a fantastic effort from Arsenal’s Spanish star Santi Cazorla. The victory means that the Gunners are now fifth in the Premier League table.

West Brom claimed a 3-2 victory over QPR at the Hawthorns. The Baggies took a two goal lead in the first half through efforts from James Morrison and Zoltan Gera. QPR got a goal back before half-time through Adel Taarabt, before Youssouf Mulumbu restored the home sides two goal lead.

Midfielder Esteban Granero got a second goal back for the Hoops in the second half, but the leagues bottom club couldn’t find an equaliser.

Other Premier League results  

Swansea 2-2 Reading

Wigan 2-2 Everton


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