Manchester City’s perfect start to the new English Premier League season was halted by a stunning individual goal from Mame Biram Diouf as Stoke City claimed a shock 1-0 win at the Etihad Stadium. Diouf ran from inside his own half and, as the City defence backed off,Fifa 15 Coins XBOX, burst into the area before beating goalkeeper Joe Hart by shooting through his legs.
The goal came in the 58th minute, and for all their subsequent pressure, Manuel Pellegrini’s home side could not find an equaliser, allowing Stoke manager Mark Hughes to celebrate a memorable win over his former employers.
City’s neighbours United also drew a blank as Louis van Gaal’s winless start to his reign continued with a goalless draw against new boys Burnley at Turf Moor. Record signing Angel di Maria made his United debut but could not inspire an improved performance from the struggling side, who have now taken just two points from their opening three games.
Swansea City, in contrast, maintained their 100 per cent record as a flying start set them on their way to a 3-0 victory at home to West Bromwich Albion. Nathan Dyer, whose goal beat Burnley last weekend, put Garry Monk’s side in front after only two minutes before a wonderfully acrobatic strike from the edge of the area from Wayne Routledge made it two midway through the first half. Dyer rounded off the win with his second in the 71st minute, finishing from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s pass.
Neil Warnock’s return to the manager’s post at Crystal Palace got off to the ideal start against Newcastle United and finished with a bang too as his side claimed a thrilling 3-3 draw. Dwight Gayle opened the scoring inside the first minute for Palace at St James’ Park, but Darryl Janmaat fired the Magpies level before the break.