Liverpool topples Tottenham
London, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Liverpool rebounded from a loss to Manchester City by cruising to a 3-0 win over Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday in Mario Balotelli's Liverpool debut.
The Italian didn't find the net for the Reds, but he paired well with fellow forward Daniel Sturridge and was a threat on numerous occasions.
Raheem Sterling scored after eight minutes to put the visitors in front, while Steven Gerrard's penalty kick shortly after halftime made it 2-0. Alberto Moreno then scored an excellent solo goal on the hour mark to cap the win and hand Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino his first blemish after the boss opened the campaign with back-to-back wins.
Balotelli had an early chance with a close-range header from a Sturridge cross, but Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris reacted well to keep the ball out.
However, Liverpool put together a nice build up to take the lead as Jordan Henderson was played down the right wing and into the area, where he drove a low ball through the face of goal for Sterling to finish at the back post.
Four minutes after halftime, Liverpool's lead was doubled as Gerrard converted a penalty kick after Joe Allen was pulled back inside the box by Spurs defender Eric Dier.
Moreno followed with a fantastic individual effort on the hour mark as he stole the ball from Andros Townsend near the midfield line and dashed toward the Tottenham penalty area before drilling a shot just inside the right post to cap the emphatic victory.
Leicester City 1, Arsenal 1
Leicester, England - Leicester City and Arsenal traded first-half goals in the span of two minutes as the two sides played out a 1-1 draw at King Power Stadium on Sunday.
Alexis Sanchez scored his first Premiership goal for Arsenal after 20 minutes when he pounced on Yaya Sanogo's saved shot to score from a few yards, putting the Gunners up 1-0.
But the home side responded within two minutes when Jeffrey Schlupp took possession of the ball on left wing and curled a cross to the front of goal for Leonardo Ulloa to head home.
Arsenal had the majority of the possession and created more chances but Leicester hung around and Jamie Vardy had a chance to win the game in the last 10 minutes when he broke toward goal and had a powerful right-footed shot turned to safety by Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
Aston Villa 2, Hull City 1
Birmingham, England - Aston Villa's unbeaten start to the Premier League season continued on Sunday at Villa Park as goals from Gabriel Agbonlahor and Andreas Weimann lifted the club to a 2-1 win over Hull City.
Villa dominated the first 45 minutes and took a 2-0 lead into halftime which could have been worse against an overwhelmed Tigers outfit.
Fabian Delph struck the post for Villa in the opening two minutes before the hosts grabbed the lead in the 14th with a counter attack that saw Weimann's quality touch set up a shot for Agbonlahor that beat goalkeeper Allan McGregor from 10 yards.
Weimann found the net himself in the 36th after a cross from Kieran Richardson, and Villa nearly made it 3-0 as a free kick from Ashley Westwood crashed against the woodwork.
Hull was better after the break but the Tigers could only manage a goal from Nikica Jelavic in the 74th, handing the club its first loss of the campaign.
08/31 13:16:17 ET