KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Geoff Cameron and Stoke City took a beating from Manchester City while DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle United shared the points with Southampton as the Premier League returned to action.
Manchester City 7-2 Stoke City
It was a long day for Geoff Cameron and the Potters as Manchester City did not miss a beat after returning from the international break in their massive win at the Etihad Stadium.
The host opened the scoring in the 17th minute when Gabriel Jesus finished off a low cross from teammate Kyle Walker from close range.
Raheem Sterling doubled their lead two minutes later when he took a pass from Leroy Sane and buried the ball in the back of the net.
Sterling turned provider in the 27th minute when he once again took a pass from Sane and passed it back to David Silva, who slotted the ball past Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland.
Citeh were cruising, but Stoke would find a lifeline just before the halftime whistle as Mame Diouf orchestrated a one-two pass play with Jese before his goal. It took a deflection, but Man City goalkeeper Ederson had no chance to make the save as the ball dipped over his head.
Walker helped Stoke cut the lead even further in the 47th minute when Diouf's header came off the leg of the right back, bounced off the post and the ball got by Ederson.
However, there were no worries later as City scored again in the 55th minute. Gabriel Jesus ran onto a low cross from Kevin De Bruyne and he one-timed his shot past Butland to the delight of the home supporters.
Fernandinho added City's fifth five minutes later when he was left wide open to fire in a long-range strike.
Sane and Bernardo Silva bagged the last two goals of the game as Man City eased their to victory.
Stoke now sits in 17th place in the standings with eight points.
Southampton 2-2 Newcastle United
Manolo Gabbiadini's penalty helped Southampton to salvage a point and deny Newcastle United the win at St. Mary's Stadium.
The Magpies opened the scoring in the 20th minute through Isaac Hayden his strike from outside the area beat Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster
The Saints found the equalizer in the 49th minute as Gabbiadini took a pass from teammate Nathan Redmond in the area, dribbled back towards the edge and fired his shot past Robert Elliot.
Ayoze Perez put Newcastle back in the lead in the 51st minute when took a crack at goal. Forster stopped the first shot, but the Spaniard pounced on the rebound and made sure it ended up in the goal.
However, the visitors would give Southampton a lifeline in the 75th minute when Florian Lejeune tripped up Shane Long in the area to give them a penalty. Gabbiadini would step and covert from the spot to ensure his team claimed a point.
Newcastle sit in ninth place in the standings with 11 points.
Danny Williams came off the bench for Huddersfield Town in their 2-0 loss to Swansea City.
Kyle Scott watched from the bench as Chelsea allowed Crystal Palace to not only score their first goals of the season but also their first win following a 2-1 victory at Selhurst Park.
In the Championship, Tim Ream started for Fulham as the Cottagers came back from two goals down to earn a point in their 2-2 tie with Preston North End.
Cameron Carter Vickers was in the starting lineup for Sheffield United in their 1-0 win over Ipswich Town.
Eric Lichaj started for Nottingham Forest in their 2-0 loss to Derby County.
Antonee Robinson watched from the bench as last place Bolton bagged a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
Lynden Gooch watched from the bench as struggling Sunderland shared the points with Queens Park Rangers following a 1-1 tie.
In League One, Gboly Ariyibi started for Milton Keynes Dons in their 2-0 loss to Portsmouth.
Duane Holmes started for Scunthorpe United in their 2-0 loss to Rotherham United.
Brendan Moore watched from the bench as Rochdale settled for a 2-2 tie with Fleetwood Town.