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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 21 June 2018

Premier League round up: Raheem Sterling scores last-gasp winner for Manchester City before being sent off

Swansea City and Newcastle United win first Premier League games of the season while Miguel Britos sees red for Watford

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the winner against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium. Dylan Martinez / Reuters
Manchester City's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the winner against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium. Dylan Martinez / Reuters

Bournemouth 1 Manchester City 2

Bournemouth: Daniels (13')

Man City: Jesus (21'), Sterling (90+7')

Red card: Raheem Sterling (Man City)

Raheem Sterling scored a 97th-minute winner and was then sent off as Manchester City snatched a dramatic 2-1 victory at Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday.

Bournemouth took a 13th-minute lead through a remarkable strike from left-back Charlie Daniels, who slammed a half-volley in off Ederson's crossbar from a position wide on the left.

But David Silva teed up Gabriel Jesus to equalise eight minutes later and just as it looked like victory would elude City, Sterling struck deep into stoppage time with the aid of a big deflection off Andrew Surman.

Sterling, who had earned City a 1-1 draw with Everton on Monday, celebrated by throwing himself into the away section and was shown a second yellow card by referee Mike Dean.

Swansea City's Jordan Ayew in action with Crystal Palace's Scott Dann and Luka Milivojevic. Peter Nicholls / Reuters
Swansea City's Jordan Ayew in action with Crystal Palace's Scott Dann and Luka Milivojevic. Peter Nicholls / Reuters

Crystal Palace 0 Swansea City 2

Swansea: Abraham (44'), Ayew (48')

Swansea City increased the dark clouds circling over Frank de Boer's Crystal Palace with a 2-0 victory at Selhurst Park.

Tammy Abraham - with his first Premier League goal - and Jordan Ayew struck either side of half time to hand Swansea an opening win of the campaign.

But for Palace this is a worrying start to De Boer's reign; no goals, no points and no confidence heading into the international break after three defeats.

Southampton's Fraser Forster saves from Huddersfield Town’s Elias Kachunga. Phil Noble / Reuters
Southampton's Fraser Forster saves from Huddersfield Town’s Elias Kachunga. Phil Noble / Reuters

Huddersfield Town 0 Southampton 0

Huddersfield extended their unbeaten start to life in the Premier League with a goalless draw at home to Southampton.

Huddersfield launched their first top-flight season in four decades with two straight victories and despite being held by Southampton in an entertaining stalemate, manager David Wagner will be delighted with his side's return going into the international break.

Both sides had chances to snatch the points. Steve Mounie and Thomas Ince went closest for the home side, while Town captain Tommy Smith cleared Ryan Bertrand's late header off the line.

Mauricio Pellegrino's side, who also extended their unbeaten league record, arrived full of intent but will be grateful to have left the John Smith's Stadium with a point.

Newcastle United’s Joselu, left, in action with West Ham United's James Collins. Craig Brough / Reuters
Newcastle United’s Joselu, left, in action with West Ham United's James Collins. Craig Brough / Reuters

Newcastle United v West Ham United

Newcastle: Joselu (36'), Clark (72'), Mitrovic (86')

Joselu marked his first start for Newcastle United with a goal as Rafael Benitez was finally able to celebrate a first win of the season.

The Spanish striker converted Christian Atsu's 36th-minute cross to lift the mood at St James' Park, and defender Ciaran Clark and substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic sent the locals among a crowd of 52,093 home happy with second-half strikes.

It was exactly what the promoted Newcastle needed after weeks of claim and counter-claim on Tyneside and ahead of a hugely important final few days of the transfer window.

By contrast, West Ham Slaven Bilic, the subject of reports that Benitez is being lined up to replace him, left the north-east reflecting on a third successive Premier League defeat and with a deepening gloom surrounding his own club.

Watford's Miguel Britos, right, is sent off for this challenge on Brighton's Anthony Knockaert. Eddie Keogh / Reuters
Watford's Miguel Britos, right, is sent off for this challenge on Brighton's Anthony Knockaert. Eddie Keogh / Reuters

Watford 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 0

Red card: Miguel Britos (Watford)

Brighton were twice denied by the woodwork as they picked up their first Premier League point with a goalless draw at 10-man Watford.

Miguel Britos' 24th-minute dismissal was the main talking point of the game, with the Watford defender sent off for a dangerous, studs-up challenge on Anthony Knockaert.

Albion were unable to turn their numerical advantage into three points, however, with Knockaert curling against the left upright midway through the first half, before Watford defender Christian Kabasele diverted the ball onto the same post before the break.

Saturday's late match:

  • Manchester United v Leicester City, 8.30pm (UAE)

Sunday's matches (kick-off times UAE):

  • Chelsea v Everton, 4.30pm
  • West Bromwich Albion v Stoke City, 4.30pm
  • Liverpool v Arsenal, 7pm
  • Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley, 7pm