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EPL Round-up: Mourinho Falls Again, Stoke’s Winless Run Continues

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Manchester United suffered their third defeat in a week as late goals from Juan Zuniga and Troy Deeney gave Watford a deserved Premier League win. The hosts led when Etienne Capoue converted Daryl Janmaat’s cut-back, only for Marcus Rashford to level from close range. Zuniga powered in with seven minutes to go, 53 seconds after coming on. And Deeney then scored a penalty in injury time after Marouane Fellaini fouled Zuniga in the box.

Crystal Palace inflicted further misery on the Premier League’s bottom side Stoke City with a thumping home win. Palace were 2-0 up inside 12 minutes thanks to goals at set pieces from defenders James Tomkins and Scott Dann.  Stoke improved after the break but nearly went 3-0 down when Bojan Krkic cleared a Dann header off the line.  James McArthur’s deflected strike was followed by a fine Andros Townsend goal before Marko Arnautovic scored a consolation with the game’s final play.

Southampton manager Claude Puel celebrated his first Premier League win at the fifth attempt as his side beat Swansea at St Mary’s. The dominant home side had endured a frustrating time as Nathan Redmond missed from 12 yards before a Charlie Austin strike hit the crossbar. But just past the hour substitute Austin chested down the ball and sent in a rising shot to put Saints ahead.

Tottenham maintained their unbeaten start to the Premier League season with a comfortable victory against winless Sunderland at White Hart Lane.

Spurs completely dominated the visitors but they did not make the breakthrough until the 59th minute as Harry Kane scored with his team’s 22nd attempt.

Papy Djilobodji failed to clear a Dele Alli header allowing Kane to poke home from point-blank range.

With three minutes remaining Kane left on a stretcher with an ankle injury.

A fourth defeat in five games means Sunderland are yet to win in the league under David Moyes.

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