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  1. Sane, Sterling (2), Aguero & Delph for Man City against Palace
  2. Sub Niasse scores twice as Everton defeat Bournemouth 2-1
  3. Man Utd's Lukaku scores in 1-0 win at Southampton
  4. Morata hits hat-trick as Chelsea win 4-0 at Stoke
  5. Richarlison earns Watford three points at Swansea

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By Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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I think that's about it for reaction to the three-o'clockers.

Remember, you can follow Liverpool's game at Leicester right here.

Bye for now.

Swansea 1-2 Watford

Swansea City

Swansea goalscorer Tammy Abraham: "We knew it wasn't good enough in the first half. We made changes and had to come alive. We got back into the game and we conceded in the last minute which is a big downer for us.

"We thought we could grab the win and unfortunatly we lost the ball on the counter attack.

"We know we are a better side than we are showing. We've got to go and fight for the win at West Ham."

'We weren't good enough'

Swansea 1-2 Watford

Swansea City

Swansea manager Paul Clement speaking to Match of the Day: "We were trying to push to win and not lose. In the first half we played poorly. We changed in the second half, got back in it, pushed to win but we gifted them two goals.

"We weren't good enough over the 90. You can't just play well for 40 minutes.

"I think they played well and our shape wasn't working for us, individuals weren't working well enough. We changed our shape in the second half and the players responded to it.

"I feel disappointed for the fans. They've come to three home games and they've seen three loses. They've seen their team lose again.

"We've got to and get a result away from home now."

Swansea 1-2 Watford

Swansea, meanwhile, have lost all three of their home games this season and, at one point, were getting booed by their own fans.

'When you believe, anything can happen'

Swansea 1-2 Watford


Watford manager Marco Silva: "I'm really happy with the result. A third away victory in a row and I'm sure that's a first for the club. It's important to stamp that on the club.

"We did well in the first 30-40 minutes. We had the chance to kill the game and Swansea reacted. They changed some things at half-time and were really strong in the first 25 mins of the second half.

"We then made some changes and we scored on goal. It's important the players don't lose focus and keep believing. When you believe, anything can happen.

"Our players work really hard and we're starting to build something in the changing room. Everyone is together and it's important to continue this way."

Swansea 1-2 Watford

I mentioned earlier on the job that Marco Silva is doing at Watford. They were fifth after beating Swansea, but look set to drop a place because Liverpool are 2-0 up at Leicester. Still...

'Defensive errors cost us'

Stoke 0-4 Chelsea

Stoke City

Stoke manager Mark Hughes: "We made too many mistakes against a team who can exploit that. We were tested a little bit when it comes to personnel. Today we were missing five centre-backs.

"They will be delighted with a 4-0 scoreline. It has flattered them somewhat. Circumstances meant that we weren’t getting anything out of it. Defensive errors took it away from us."

'Morata is so sharp'

Stoke 0-4 Chelsea

Kevin Kilbane

Former Republic of Ireland winger

You can see that Alvaro Morata has adapted to the Premier League. Chelsea tried to get Romelu Lukaku but Morata isn't a bad second choice.

His stand out thing is his movement. It is sensational. He is so sharp and he plays off the shoulder of the defenders.

He will have players who will be able to create goals for him.

'Morata has to continue to be a great striker'

Stoke 0-4 Chelsea


Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, speaking to MOTD: "It was a good day, a good result for us. Stoke are a really good team and very strong.

"It was very difficult to win here.

"We deserved to win the game. We started well and scored early. We were in control of the game. I repeat it's not simple to win away against them.

"Morata played a good game. A really good performnace. Now he has to continue this way to be a great striker.

"I think we have to be focused at what we do and not others. We want to fight in every competition we are playing."

Stoke City 0-4 Chelsea

The Manchester clubs might be setting the pace, but champions Chelsea are also starting to purr. Alvaro Morata helped himself to a hat-trick in a demolition of a hugely inconsistent Stoke side that defended like under-12s.

'All the best, Roy'

Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

Manchester City

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling: "When we get into positions we are making more of the right decisions. At this level you need to be taking those chances.

"I spoke to Roy Hodgson afterwards and wished him well. He's a top person and manager and helped me with the national team. I give him all my best for the future."

'Better feeling than last season'

Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

Manchester City

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola: "The first half we had problems as the ball must be moved and we didn’t move it.

"We had it but the ball needed to stay as little as possible in our feet before being moved. Too many touches and everything was slow. But the last 10-15 minutes of the half we got it. The second-half was much, much better. Sane's goal was so important. His first touch for the goal was brilliant. He runs in behind amazingly. Always the right tempo and moment."

"We have less points than last season now but I think we have more goals, conceded less and the feeling I think is a little bit better. But it's just September."

Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

Last week, City had to share top spot with neighbours United. Now, they're out on their on on goal difference.

Next week, they go to Chelsea. Tasty.

Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

More from Roy Hodgson: "I am learning about the team all the time and they are learning. There were elements missing from our game today that we have to instill. Today was a harsh lesson.

"Our focus has to be in May. By the latter part of the season the players must know what we are looking for. They should themselves feel stronger by then. In the short-term these kind of defeats are staring us in the face as we are playing quality teams."

'A harsh lesson'

Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson: "I thought at half-time to come at 1-0 down is a bit unfortunate. I thought we'd played some good football.

"Two quick goals then and when they get a few up, with their quality, passing and movement it becomes very difficult.

"We know there is a lot of work to do with this group and they know that too.

"The goal before half-time was very damaging. We didn't defend anywhere near as well as we should have done for that goal. We looked reasonably dangerous on the counter-attack but when they go 1-0 up we have to score. In the end we have been heavily beaten."

Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

In the most predictable result of the day, Crystal Palace got an absolute toweling at Manchester City.

The bottom side, winless and goalless in the Premier League, shipped five to the free-scoring league leaders.

Leicester v Liverpool

Joy on one side of Merseyside - victory for Everton. It hasn't exactly been going to plan for Liverpool, either. They've just kicked off at Leicester and you can follow that one here.

'We deserved the three points'

Everton 2-1 Bournemouth


Bournemouth goalscorer Joshua King: "Good to get the goal but when I score I want to the team to win. I don't leave here with a good feeling because we did not leave here with the three points I felt we deserved.

"Even through we lost, we played well. We have to keep our minds focused on the next game."

'We were the dominant team'

Everton 2-1 Bournemouth


Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe: "There were a lot of positives to take from the game. I thought we were the dominant team. It is frustrating from our perspective to come here and put that kind of performance in and not get anything. We had chances to kill the game but at 1-0 they always have a chance."

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Steven Broadbent: No locker for Niasse & playing for the U21s, now he's Everton's joint top goal scorer in the premier league. Amazing.

Visahavel: It was scripted, wasn’t it? Oumar Niasse pulling Everton and Koeman out of the rubble.

Rob Alderman: Niasse used to get me 20+ goals a season on Football Manager. Just saying...

Everton 2-1 Bournemouth


More from Everton boss Ronald Koeman: "He waited a long time for his chance. He took it on Wednesday and again today. He made the difference. He scored two great goals.

"It was really important that we stood up after going 1-0 down."

On Wayne Rooney injury: "We knew it would be difficult for the second half. It cost time in the first half but I had to change him. Hopefully he will be OK for the next game."

Everton 2-1 Bournemouth

It was almost a tale of two Everton strikers at Goodison today. Oumar Niasse bagged two to get Koeman away from the fire, while Wayne Rooney took an elbow to the cheek from Simon Francis. There was no card for the Bournemouth defender, with the clash deemed to be accidental.

'Niasse what Everton need'

Everton 2-1 Bournemouth

Rachel Brown-Finnis

Ex-England goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 live

It was exactly what they needed - a change of dynamic from Oumar Niasse and it was his goals which gave Everton the win.

'A key moment'

Everton 2-1 Bournemouth


Everton boss Ronald Koeman, speaking to MOTD: "Calm after the game, yes. There were a lot of emotions. It was a difficult game, we did not create many chances and we took the right decision after 1-0 down to try something different - play two strikers and go more direct.

"More credit to the players - Niasse and Davies. They did a good job after a difficult time. The boys showed great character.

"He [Oumar Niasse] is bringing more aggression. We needed in the second half to have another striker close to Dominic to press a bit better than we did before. All the credit to Oumar Niasse, that is all about life. If you get your chance you need to take it. He took it on Wednesday and again today.

"It is a totally different world after winning. You have key moments during the season and this was a big win that will give everyone a boost."

Everton 2-1 AFC Bournemouth

By coming from behind to beat Bournemouth, Everton have dragged themselves out of the bottom three. Two goals from Oumar Niasse has the Blues up to 15th, a point ahead of the drop zone. Some relief for Ronald Koeman?

Burnley 0-0 Huddersfield

Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield manager David Wagner: "It was a tight game, very even. Maybe they were the better side in the first half and we were better in the second half.

"I'm very pleased with our defensive work. Maybe we made too many mistakes in the first half. We spoke about it, then we had out moments.

"Everyone knows this is a difficult place to play. I'm OK with the result.

On the Van la Parra dive: "I was too far away, not able to see it. It was very quick. If it was a dive, it's not what we want to see."

Burnley 0-0 Huddersfield


Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "We were searching for that cutting edge. Chris Wood had a great chance and there were some other close moments but, overall, I'm pleased with the result.

"My only gripe is that they have to change rules about retrospective diving. I'm talking about Rajiv van La Parra. If they got a penalty from that and he scores, he gets banned. Because they didn't get a penalty, nothing happens.

"It should be talked about. It has to go out of the game. The ban should be effective from now. It's not about the player, because I don't know him. It was a good decision to book him, but they should have more powers after the match has finished. We have to get that out of the game."

Stand by for a debate on diving...

'We deserved more'

Southampton 0-1 Manchester United


Southampton striker Shane Long speaking to Sky Sports: "I thought we deserved more from the game. Manchester United are dangerous all over the pitch.

"They have physical players on set-pieces. To limit them to one goal was a credit to our team but it was just a shame we couldn't get that equaliser at the other end.

"There were a lot of chances but things didn't seem to fall for us. It wasn't through a lack of trying though. It just didn't happen today."

Southampton 0-1 Manchester United

Manchester United

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho speaking to Sky Sports: "It is not always possible to operate at high quality but fought hard.

"We did what many teams in the Premier League do for 90 minutes, which was play with five defenders at the back.

"Credit to Southampton, they tried to play. Pellegrino changed the team and sent on another striker to play more direct.

"It was a hard game but I am really happy.

"Romelu Lukaku's work is so important for us. He scored his goal and worked hard like everybody else.

"Nobody feels the pressure to play always attacking football because so many teams play always defensively.

"I felt some of the boys were not sharp. I didn't feel like we could score three or four goals like we sometimes do so the option was to make sure we got the points."

Swansea 1-2 Watford


Watford goalscorer Andre Gray: "We started well and that's some of the best football we've played. We seemed to lose our way a bit but managed to get back in it.

We dug in there. We know we've got the quality going forward.

Striker Troy Deeney: "Fair play to the manager. He got it right. The boys out there starting are making it tough for people like myself. The big man (Gray) ran himself into the ground and I've got to try and match him when I come on.

"We've got to keep going with our great start to the season."

Swansea 1-2 Watford

That shellacking by Manchester City aside, Marco Silva is quietly doing a very good job at Watford. They are up to fifth now, level on points with fourth-placed Spurs.

'We need to do better than that'

Southampton 0-1 Manchester United

Manchester United

Manchester United defender Phil Jones: "We are happy with the three points, but not too happy with the performance, maybe last season we would have come here and drew or lost it, but we need to do better than that.

"Romelu Lukaku needs one chance and sticks it in the net and we are thankful to have him."

Phil Jones

'Every single player was a defender'

Southampton 0-1 Manchester United

Pat Nevin

Ex-Chelsea winger on 5 live Sport

That is the absolute definitinon of digging out three ppints. Every single Manchester United player was a defender in that second-half.

It doesn't matter. As long as it works and it did work. You will never get closer to losing two points than Manchester United did today.

Unlucky Southampton!

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Southampton 0-1 Manchester United

Manchester United keep pace with City, on points at least. City will lead the Premier League on goal difference tonight. United really had to work hard to scrape three points on the south coast.

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Much love for Oumar Niasse today...

Sandeep: He was written off by Koeman, even by the Fantasy League as he isn't on it! Go Niasse!!!!!

Elliot Hunter: Has that goal just saved Koeman's job? Oh how the league twists and turns...

Ilyas: I'm a diehard LFC fan, but seeing Oumar Niasse score AGAIN for Everton has made me smile, well done Oumar!!

Andy Rudd:I wasn't too fussed about the Rooney return, I was always waiting, hoping for Niasse's return!

Oumar Niasse


Everton 2-1 Bournemouth

Big win for Everton and Ronald Koeman following three consecutive Premier League defeats.


Southampton 0-1 Manchester United

Manchester United hang on. Right at the end, Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands, but it's hard to work out why. He did his shakey-hand thing with the Sainst bench as he departed.


Man City 5-0 Crystal Palace


Swansea 1-2 Watford

Who's needs defending anyway? Watford bounce back from the mauling by Man City.