Arsenal vs Liverpool, Man Utd vs Southampton and Newcastle vs Aston Villa.
I will have more about this later... anyways:
Yesterday, there were 6 matches in the EPL including West Ham vs Fulham and Manchester City vs QPR.
Due to reasons 'undisclosed' (see, sounds cool!), I had to stop coverage at 3pm.
Here is an analysis update with the 5 matches that I missed coverage of:
Swansea City 2 Sunderland 2
This match was played at The Liberty Stadium as Swansea looked to continue their unbeaten run against a Sunderland side who did not play last weekend due to a waterlogged pitch.
Swansea unveiled their new record signing, Valencia winger Pablo Hernandez before the match:
|Record signing: Swansea winger Pablo Hernandez is unveiled to the crowd before the match against Sunderland.|
Swansea full-back Neil Taylor was involved in a incident in the 16th minute, after a challenge with Sunderland midfielder Craig Gardner near the touchline.
|Damage done: Taylor and Gardner clash near the toucline, before Taylor feels the VERY painful effects.|
|Treatment: Neil Taylor had to recieve medical attention for 5 minutes, before getting stretchered off the pitch.|
He fell awkwardly, and ended up breaking his ankle and dislocating three bones in his ankle.
|Out of action: Swansea's full-back Neil Taylor will miss the rest of the 2012-13 season due to his injuries.|
£12million Sunderland signing Steven Fletcher scored his first goal for his EPL debut for Sunderland (remember, he played for Wolves) in the 40th minute.
|Back in business: Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher scores against Swansea to mark his return to the EPL.|
Swansea winger Wayne Routledge equalised in the 45+1st minute, before Fletcher scored again just before half-time in the 45+7th minute (all this stoppage time because of the Taylor injury).
|Brief equaliser: Swansea winger Wayne Routledge celebrates his goal against Sunderland in the 45+1st minute.|
In the 66th minute, midfielder Michu equalised for Swansea after a header past goalkeeper Simon Mignolet from a free-kick.
|4th goal in 3 matches: Swansea midfielder Michu is proving to be a real bargain for The Swans at £2million pounds.|
This was how the match ended: 2-2 with both teams earning a point.
West Bromwich Albion 2 Everton 0
This match was played at The Hawthorns, were West Brom were looking to beat the other side of Merseyside, after beating Liverpool 3-0 on the opening day of the season.
Goals by striker Shane Long and defender Gareth McAuley ended Everton's 11-game unbeaten run in the EPL.
Long scored from a low cross by substitute and striker Peter Odemwingie in the 65th minute, before defender McAuley scored a header from a Chris Brunt corner in the 83rd minute to end Everton's unbeaten 11-match run.
Tottenham Hotspur 1 Norwich City 1
The match was played at White Hart Lane as new Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas looked for his first win as Spurs boss after replacing Harry Redknapp who was sacked at the end of last season.
£15million pound summer signing Moussa Dembele came off the bench to score on his debut for Tottenham with a great goal in the second half after 68 minutes.
He scored from just inside the 18-yard box which was unstoppable and flew into the bottom corner having skilled up a few Norwich defenders on the way.
Norwich midfielder Robert Snodgrass equalised for his side in the 85th minute with a volley inside the area after some good build-up play by Russell Martin and Grant Holt outside the box.
|Equaliser: Norwich midfielder Robert Snodgrass scores against Tottenham in the 85th minute to level the match.|
This was how the match finished: Tottenham held to another draw with AVB still looking for his first win as manager.
If this is the case in a couple of months (where he is struggling to win matches), the Tottenham board could lose patience and he would be out of the door like Redknapp....
AVB could be the first manager to be sacked, but it is still early days...
(I said this last season, when he was struggling to win matches at Chelsea and he got SACKED)
Wigan Athletic 2 Stoke City 2
This match was played at The DW Stadium as Wigan hosted a tough Stoke side who have yet to be beaten this season.
Wigan got the match up and running in the 5th minute after striker Shaun Maloney scored from the penalty spot after Stoke defender Robert Huth's hand hit the ball when Wigan took a shot inside the box.
Stoke's £5million signing Charlie Adam came on late in the first half because manager Tony Pulis wanted to make a 'tactical change'.
In the 39th minute, Stoke were awarded a penalty after Wigan defender Maynor Figueroa handled the ball while trying to tackle striker Peter Crouch inside the penalty area.
Striker Jonathan Walters equalised for The Potters from the penalty spot.
In the second half, Wigan regained the lead in the 49th minute, after Aroune Kone ran with the ball at his feet outside the 18-yard box, before playing a through ball to striker Franco Di Santo who shot the ball into the net from inside the penalty box.
Stoke striker Peter Crouch equalised in the 77th minute with a header from close range from a Walter's pass after Wigan failed to clear the ball away from a Stoke throw-in.
The match ended 2-2, with Stoke probably being the happier of the two sides after full-time.
Coming back from behind twice during the mach to draw.
If only they had scored one more goal...
Evening (17:30pm) match:
Manchester City 3 QPR 1
The Ethiad Stadium was were Manchester City hosted QPR.
Last season, this fixture was epic, with two 3-2 matches.
Yesteday, QPR gave City a scare but nothing too scary to beat the EPL defending champions.
Arsenal vs Liverpool: LIVE
Newcastle United vs Aston Villa: LIVE at 16:00pm
Southampton vs Manchester United: LIVE at 16:00pm
Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Jose Enrique, Gerrard, Allen, Sahin, Borini, Suarez, Sterling.
Subs: Jones, Henderson, Coates, Downing, Carragher, Shelvey, Kelly.
Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin starts his first match for his loanee club and his debut.
Borini and Sterling are alongside Suarez in attack for The Reds.
Arsenal: Mannone, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Diaby, Arteta, Chamberlain, Cazorla, Podolski, Giroud.
Subs: Martinez, Koscielny, Andre Santos, Walcott, Ramsey, Coquelin, Gervinho.
Theo Walcott, Gervinho and Ramsey are all on the bench for Arsenal, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain starting for Arsenal.
First-team goalkeeper Wojciech Szceszny is still out of action with a bruised rib so Vito Mannone stays in between the sticks.
|Off the mark: Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski scores for his new club to give them the lead against Liverpool.|
|Arsenal's first: Podolski celebrates Arsenal's 1st goal of the 2012-13 season with team-mate Per Mertesacker.|
60: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is rolling on the floor in pain after a 50/50 challenge with Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen.
He went down looking for the foul again, not good.
61: Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkisnon cuts inside the Liverpool half before unleashing a shot from 20 yards out.... PARRIED away by Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina.
Liverpool - 8, Arsenal - 6
Liverpool - 2, Arsenal - 4
That tells the story of the match so far, Liverpool have had chances, but not taken them.
63: Downing provides trouble for Arsenal inside the box, before a blcok from Vermaelen gives Liverpool a corner.
65: Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla as a shot from outside the box towards goal... JUST WIDE OF THE POST.
The shot was close by Santi Cazorla, and Arsenal could be 2-0 up by now.
Just need to kill the match off from an Arsenal perspective.
Liverpool need an equaliser, and quickly with less than 25 minutes to go.
67: Liverpool SUB:
Nuri Sahin OFF
Jonjo Shelvey ON
68: Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla runs down the wing before unleashing a shot towards goal... GOAL!!!
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina parried the ball, but the shot was too powerful and the ball went straight past him.
|Powerful: Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla scores his first goal as a Gunner against Liverpool in the 68th minute.|
Arsenal now lead by 2 goals to nil, and Liverpool have cause for concern.
70: Sky Sports cameras show two things:
1. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is limping with a knock.
2. Aaron Ramsey is warming up and getting ready to come on.
72: Confirmation of the Arsenal change then...:
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain OFF
Aaron Ramsey ON
Ramsey will go in the hole of midfield, in front of Diaby.
74: Liverpool passing the ball well and patiently inside the Arsenal half before a shot from Shelvey goes well wide of the goal.
15 minutes left in the match, and Liverpool are running out of ideas and time to get back into the match.
It took a deflection, and it is a Liverpool corner.
Lukas Podolski OFF
90: The fourth official has signalled for four minutes of stoppage time to be added on at Anfield.
90+1: Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has been given a yellow card from referee Howard Webb after a late tackle on Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.
90+3: Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina passes the ball to defender Martin Skrtel as the clock ticks down at Anfield...
90+3: Arsenal goal-kick....
90+4: Vito Mannone boots the ball down the pitch, as Howard Webb blows the whistle to end the match at Anfield.
Arsenal 2 Liverpool 0
New signings Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski were both on target for The Gunners, as Arsenal beat Liverpool comfortably by 2 goals to nil to move up to 7th place in the EPL table.
Liverpool had lots of chances throughout the match, but failed to score any goals.
Newcastle vs Aston Villa:
Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Santon, Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Anita, Gutierrez, Ba, Cisse.
Subs: Harper, Williamson, Gosling, Amalfitano, Bigirimana, Marveaux, Obertan.
Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Lichaj, Bannan, El Ahmadi, Ireland, Weimann, Holman, Bent.
Subs: Given, N'Zogbia, Agbonlahor, Bowery, Baker, Burke, Williams.
Southampton vs Manchester United:
Southampton: Kelvin Davis, Clyne, Fonte, Hooiveld, Fox, Puncheon, Steven Davis, Schneiderlin, Ward-Prowse, Lallana, Lambert.
Subs: Gazzaniga, Rodriguez, Lee, Do Prado, Richardson, Mayuka, Seaborne.
Man Utd: Lindegaard, Da Silva, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Valencia, Cleverley, Carrick, Welbeck, van Persie, Kagawa.
Subs: De Gea, Evans, Giggs, Hernandez, Nani, Scholes, Powell.
I think Robin Van Persie will score today, at least once, but Southampton may give them a run for their money with striker Rickie Lambert looking dangerous against Manchester City.
Newcastle vs Aston Villa is underway at The Sports Direct Arena.
28: Almost half an hour played at St Mary Stadium.
Southampton 1 Manchester United 1
Striker Rickie Lambert scored for the home side in the 17th minute with a header after he was unmarked thanks to full-back Rafael's error.
|Early shock: Striker Rickie Lambert heads Southampton into the lead at St Mary's against Manchester United.|
£24million signing Robin van Persie equalised for his new club in the 23rd minute with a sweet volley from the 16 yards box after chesting the ball down and controlling the ball.
|2nd goal in 3 matches: 'The Flying Dutchman' volleys in United's equaliser in the 23rd minute.|
Newcastle 0 Aston Villa 1
Defender Ciaran Clark has scored for the visitors as Aston Villa lead at The Sports Direct Arena.
|Heads I score: Aston Villa's young defender Ciaran Clark heads Villa into a 1-0 lead against Newcastle.|
|Deadlock broken: Clark wheels away to celebrate his headed goal against Newcastle at The Sports Direct Arena.|
This is Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson's 1000th league match in charge of United. He has been with them for 26 years.
34: Adam Lallana finds space outside the box, before unleashing a shot towards goalkeeper Lindergaard...... JUST MISSED!!
Close by Lallana and Southampton are giving United trouble here.
35: Rickie Lambert sees Manchester United defender Vidic and bodychecked him away from the ball while he is in mid-air.
Vidic is not happy with the challenge and is looking at referee Mike Dean for a free-kick, but the ref says play on.
39: Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia crosses the ball towards full-back Patrice Evra who heads the ball towards goal.... SAVED and parried away by goalkeeper Kelvin Davies.
42: Southampton looking to get the lead back at St. Mary's with lots of good passing, and giving defensive midfielder Michael Carrick trouble by running at him.
43: Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa passes a lofted ball up into Robin van Persie who controls the ball with his boot, but the ball goes out of play for a Southampton throw-in.
Kagawa is great on and off the ball and is a great passer of the ball.
Danny Simpson (Newcastle) has come off after a hamstring injury for Gael Bigirimana.
Southampton 2 Manchester United 3
What a match at St Mary Stadium today.
Schneiderlin scored a header for Southampton in the 56th minute to give them the lead once again, before defender Jos Hooiveld fouled RVP inside the box to gift United a penalty in the 69th minute.
RVP took a cheeky chip for a penalty and the goalkeeper Kelvin Davies saved the penalty well.
Manchester United pressed Southampton ever since, passing well and crossing balls into the box.
Manager Sir Alex Ferguson made all 3 substitutions, taking Welbeck, Kagawa and Cleverley off for Hernandez, Nani and Scholes.
Meanwhile, Southampton continued to play well, looking dangerous on the counter attacks and kept splitting the Manchester United defence open with Lambert and Lallana both on show.
Manager Nigel Adkkins surprisngly took Lallana and Lambert off, and replace them with DEFENDERS with 15 minutes to go in the match.
This had an immediate effect, with Southampton in their own half for the rest of the half getting pressed hard by United.
In the 87th minute, defender Rio Ferdinand ad a powerful header hit the post before the ball bounced to Robin van Persie who clipped the ball into the net.
United had equalised.
In the 90+1st minute, a United corner was whipped into the box by Nani for Robin an Persie who was unmarked.
Southampton paid the price, when RVP headered the ball over goalkeeper Kelvin Davies into the top corner.
|Stoppage time winner: Robin Van Persie celebrates scoring his first hat-trick for his new club in the 91st minute.|
|Good value: Striker Robin Van Persie celebrates against Southampton in an important match for United.|
United had won 3-2 against Southampton.
Thank you for reading my EPL Blog, and I will speak to you all on Friday, for LIVE Coverage of England's first World Cup 2014 qualifying match against Moldova.