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Iheanacho Stars As Man City Make Easy Work Of Bournemouth

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A rampant Manchester City maintained their 100 per cent start to the season by cruising past Bournemouth 4-0 at the Etihad on Saturday.

The home side led 2-0 at half-time after strikes from the outstanding Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho, who was once again deputising for the suspended Sergio Aguero.

City wrapped up the points by adding further goals after the break from Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan, who was making his Premier League debut, with their only disappointment being the late red card for Nolito.

Everton extended their unbeaten start to life under Ronald Koeman to five games as they came from behind to beat Middlesbrough 3-1 at Goodison Park, thanks to goals from Gareth Barry (24),Seamus Coleman (42) and Romelu Lukaku (45+1).

Alexis Sanchez scored twice and missed a penalty as Arsenal beat 10-man Hull 4-1 on Saturday. Arsene Wenger’s side took the lead after 17 minutes at the KCOM Stadium when Alex Iwobi’s shot deflected in off Sanchez.

Jake Livermore was shown a straight red card late in the half for blocking a goal-bound effort with his arm, but Eldin Jakupovic saved Sanchez’s spot-kick.

Theo Walcott doubled Arsenal’s advantage shortly after the break and it looked comfortable for the visitors until Robert Snodgrass converted a penalty of his own with 11 minutes remaining.

But Hull’s hopes of a comeback were dashed as Sanchez made it 3-1 and Granit Xhaka rounded off the scoring with a superb long-range strike.

The goal is Xhaka’s first for the Gunners, who have now won three in a row in the Premier League.

Islam Slimani made the perfect start to his Premier League career as he scored twice for Leicester in a 3-0 victory over Burnley.

The club’s record signing, who joined from Sporting Lisbon for £29m, scored either side of half-time to provide the catalyst for the Premier League champions to stretch their unbeaten home record to 19 games.

Ben Mee scored a comical own goal to rub salt into Burnley’s wounds as Sean Dyche’s side have lost all of their away games in all competitions this season without scoring.

 

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