Eventmasters are thrilled to offer the finest range of football hospitality packages for the 2017/18 Premier League season. With the campaign now well under way, with goals, gaffs and unmissable drama all in store, make sure to enjoy your Premier League match day in splendid VIP style.
AFC Bournemouth 1-2 Manchester City
Manchester City snatched all three points in a dramatic finale at the Vitality Stadium, as Raheem Sterling’s deflected effort looped over a helpless Asmir Begovic, to compound hosts, Bournemouth, to a harrowing league defeat. The goal triggered tumultuous celebration from scorer, Sterling, who received a controversial second yellow card after running to greet the raucous away following in the stands. The game signified City’s second win of the campaign, whilst it was a third successive defeat for Bournemouth.
Keen to atone for their two opening league losses, the hosts had begun the game the brighter of the two, and optimism was surely heightened when a stunning Charlie Daniels’ strike rocketed into the roof of the net on the 13 minute mark, giving the Cherries an emphatic lead. Sky Blues’ hitman, Gabriel Jesus, was on hand, however, to level proceedings just 8 minutes later with a well taken finish from close range. The drama came just as the points looked to be shared; Sterling was on hand to lash the ball into the net, sparking wild City celebrations at the death.
Watford 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Premier League newcomers, Brighton, earned the first top-flight point in history as they held a fiery 10-man Watford side at Vicarage Road. Uruguayan defender, Miguel Britos, was shown an irrefutable red card after committing a reckless challenge on Seagulls’ winger, Anthony Knockaert, who was lucky enough to escape without an injury.
From then, it became an uphill struggle for the hosts, and visitors, Brighton, boasted the best chances with efforts from the industrious Knockaert and Tomer Hemed, both ricocheting off the post. But Watford remained spirited in the face of adversity and showed the strength and resilience necessary to grind out a result.
Manchester United 2-0 Leicester City
Super-subs, Marcos Rashford and Marouane Fellaini, were both on target as Manchester United overcame a stubborn Leicester side to maintain their impressive 100% start to the Premier League season. Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils had been persistent throughout as they looked to unhinge Leicester unwavering back-line, and fans thought they’d got their reward when Michael Oliver pointed to the penalty spot after a seemingly deliberate handball from Leicester’s Danny Simpson in the Foxes’ box.
Romelu Lukaku stepped up as he looked to take his tally to four for the season, but the diligent Kasper Schmeichel was on hand to parry to away his effort, triggering tumultuous celebrations from the travelling faithful. The visitors succumbed to the host’s pressure, however, and a smart finish from Rashford following a corner, gave Jose Mourinho’s side a deserved lead. Defensive frailties began to show as the Foxes went in desperate search of an elusive equaliser, and United exploited the cracks again as Fellaini prodded home a goal-bound effort from wide-man Jesse Lingard. It was job done for Mourinho’s men, who currently sit at the top of the table as we enter the International Break.
Chelsea 2-0 Everton
Antonio Conte’s Chelsea produced a commanding performance to beat Merseyside rivals, Everton, at Stamford Bridge. Cesc Fabregas broke the deadlock within the first half hour with a calmly taken finish following a creative set-piece. And after marquee signing, Alvaro Morata, added a second with a thumping header on the 40 minute mark, the hosts looked to be well out of sight of their faltering opponents.
The visitors did not in fact register a sight of goal until play resumed in the second half, with summer signing, Sandro Ramirez, dragging a scuffed effort wide of the mark after a defensive error from Cesar Azpilicueta. It could have been more for Chelsea, with efforts from Victor Moses and Pedro both coming close to increasing the score line. The game ended in disappointment for Ronald Koeman’s Everton with the Toffees now having to win in their past 23 matches at Stamford Bridge. For Chelsea it was business as usual and the Blues look now to look gather momentum as they challenge for their second successive title.
West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Stoke City
West Bromwich Albion’s perfect start to the season was tarnished by a terrible defensive blunder as Mark Hughes’ Stoke came from behind to snatch a late point at The Hawthorns. The Baggies, who had boasted a 100% record in the league prior to the game, had looked on course to join Manchester United at the top of the league with an impressive 9 points, but a moment of madness between Baggies’ defender Ahmed Hegazi and keeper Ben Foster allowed Peter Crouch to gratefully head the ball into an empty net.
Despite a calamitous finale, Baggies fans will certainly have much cause for optimism, especially with summer signing, Jay Rodriguez, making a long lasting impression on his home debut. The former Southampton man opened his account in fine style with wonderfully taken header that soared past Potters’ keeper, Jack Butland. In Rodriguez, West Brom may have found a very consistent goal scorer, and fans will be keen for the one time England International to prove his mettle in the coming months.
Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal
Reds fans were treated to an attacking masterclass at Anfield as Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool produced a dazzling performance to dispatch a lacklustre Arsenal side with consummate ease. The hosts were in cruise control from the offset, and an opening headed goal from Roberto Firminho in the 17th minute appeared only to be a snapshot of what was to come.
A devastating attacking trio of Messrs Mane, Firminho and Salah terrorised a poorly organised Arsenal side throughout the match and goals appeared inevitable whenever the hosts surged forward. Sadio Mane made it 2-0 on the stroke of half time after Liverpool executed a phenomenal counter-attacking move following an Arsenal corner to leave Gunners’ defenders utterly bewildered. Mohammed Salah added to the tally shortly after the interval after breaking away with the ball on the half way line to calmly slot past a hapless Petr Cech. And the hosts heaped even more misery on the weary visitors when Daniel Sturridge headed home from an exquisite Salah cross. It was certainly a day to forget for Arsenal fans, whose side lacked resilience and cutting-edge; conversely it was a memory to cherish for the Liverpool faithful who are beginning to look like genuine title contenders.
Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Burnley
Burnley new boy, Chris Wood, scored an emphatic injury-time equaliser to frustrate Tottenham Hotspur once again as they continue their search for a first home league win at Wembley. Spurs had looked calm and composed throughout the affair and had looked on course for victory after Dele Alli stroked home a fine finish from close range to give the hosts a deserved lead. Golden Boot winner, Harry Kane came close to doubling the lead but saw a shot well saved by promising England International, Tom Heaton.
For all Spurs’ possession however, Burnley were not to be beaten, and a superb pass from winger Robbie Brady, set £15 million signing Wood up to direct a smart finish into the bottom right hand corner past the desperate clutches of keeper, Hugo Lloris. Spurs are still awaiting Premier League victory at the national stadium, and with their rivals already beginning to gather pace, they must learn to become more far more ruthless in the final third.
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