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Arsenal ‘destroy’ Hull City, Iheanacho lifts Man City


Manchester City's Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho/ AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS /

Manchester City’s Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho/ AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS /

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez scored twice and missed a penalty as the Gunners won comfortably at 10-man Hull City.Sanchez put Arsenal ahead when he got a touch on Alex Iwobi’s shot, but failed from the spot after Jake Livermore handled and was sent off.

Theo Walcott added a second after the break before Robert Snodgrass pulled one back for the hosts with a penalty.Sanchez added a third before Granit Xhaka rounded off the scoring.

A scintillating Manchester City made it eight wins out of eight in all competitions this season as they easily beat Bournemouth at Etihad Stadium.Kevin de Bruyne put the league leaders in front with a low free-kick under the wall after a Jack Wilshere foul.

City were dominant and two sweeping counter-attacks led to Kelechi Iheanacho and Raheem Sterling tap-ins.Ilkay Gundogan calmly slotted in a fourth but City had Nolito sent off late on for an attempted head-butt.Leicester City’s record signing Islam Slimani marked his Premier League debut with two goals as the champions eased past Burnley.The £29m man opened the scoring in the last minute of the first half with a header from Christian Fuchs’ free-kick.

He made it two just after the restart with another header and Ben Mee’s own goal completed the scoring.The win capped off a great week for the Foxes, who also won 3-0 at Club Brugge in the Champions League on Wednesday.West Ham’s poor start to the season continued as they suffered a fourth league defeat, going down 4-2 to West Brom at the Hawthorns.

In their first game under new Chinese ownership, Albion raced into a 4-0 lead after an hour with record-signing Nacer Chadli scoring twice.But West Ham then scored two in four minutes to halve the deficit.

Michail Antonio netted his fifth league goal of the season but the Baggies held on for a first home win since March.In Spain, Barcelona returned to winning ways in La Liga as Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez marked their league returns with goals against newly promoted Leganes.Messi and Suarez were rested from the starting XI as Barca suffered a shock 2-1 defeat by Alaves last week.

Both started on Saturday, with Messi tapping home before setting up Suarez, and Neymar made it 3-0.Messi’s penalty and Rafinha’s fine finish stretched Barca’s lead before Gabriel’s superb free-kick for Leganes.The win moved Barcelona level on points with Real Madrid, who are away to Espanyol today.

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