EPL 2012-13: Game Week 2: Results Report


EPL 2012-13: Game Week 2: Results Report
London, Aug 26: Tottenham held at home, Swansea jump to second place with back-to-back wins, Everton on top of Villa, Norwich-QPR earn first point, Sunderland vs Reading game postponed due to rain.

Man Utd beat Fulham 3-2, Chelsea win 2-0 vs Newcastle

Premier League Game Week 2 Results Report:

Swansea City vs West Ham United 3-0 - Liberty Stadium

Swansea City continued their excellent form in the Premier League as they thrashed newly promoted West Ham United 3-0 at the Liberty Stadium.

Spaniard Michu and Angel Rangel got on the scoresheet while striker Danny Graham killed the game off in the 69th minute to land the Welsh side on second spot in the table.

West Ham striker Carlton Cole had his header cleared off the line while new signing Matt Jarvis' volley was saved by Swansea goalkeeper Michael Vorm.

The Hammers were punished for defensive errors, James Collins back pass fell short of Jussi Jaaskelainen as Michu slotted home. Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge did most of the damage for the Londoners.

Aston Villa vs Everton - 1-3, Villa Park

Aston Villa slumped to their second straight defeat in the League as Everton beat the Villans 1-3 at Villa Park.

David Moyes' men continued their fine form after beating Manchester United in the opening day as three goals in the first half from Steven Pienaar, Marouane Felllaini and striker Nikica Jelavic were enough to seal victory for the Toffees

Villa's lack of creativity and dreadful defending cost them possession in their own half as the Toffees rode on to threaten on every occasion. New recruit Karim El Ahmadi handed the Villans a consolation goal after slotting home in the 75th minute.

Norwich City vs Queens Park Rangers 1-1, Carrow Road.

The Canaries and Rangers earned their first point this season after last week's 5-0 drubbing.

Chris Hughton's men could have earned their first win after Simon Jackson scored in the 11th minute, But Rangers striker Bobby Zamora equalised with a rebound after the referee handed a controversial penalty.

Norwich were on the offensive after being dominated by the Londoners. Both sides settled for a point after the game lost its tempo in the first half.

Southampton vs Wigan Athletic 0-2, St. Mary's stadium

Southampton failed to test Wigan in goal as the Saints slumped to their second straight defeat in the Premier League. Franco di Santo's second half goal earned the Latics three points as Arouna Kone sealed victory for Roberto Martinez's team.

After earning promotion since 2005, the Saints looked lively in attack as Jos Hooiveld hit the bar while skipper Adam Lallana had his shot put away by goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi.

Tottenham vs West Brom Albion 1-1, White Hart Lane

Andre Villas-Boas was denied his first three points as Spurs manager after James Morrison scored an equaliser in injury-time. West Brom earned a point at the death at White Hart Lane despite being pushed back by Tottenham.

Spurs were guilty of missing numerous chances in the game but left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto smashed a deflected half volley to put the home side ahead.

The Baggies midfielder Morrison handed a late blow for AVB's men as defenders squandered at the back line.

Spurs had many chances wasted even with the introduction of 5million striker Emmanuel Adebayor while Jermain Defoe was denied in front of goal. The Londoners are now without a win and have earned just a single point after losing to Newcastle in their opening fixture.

Sunderland vs Reading FC, Stadium of Light - Postponed due to waterlogged pitch.

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