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Sunday 26 August 2012

Barclays Premier League Matchweek 2: Chelsea win third straight

All the action and pictures from Saturday's Barclays Premier League matches

  • Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres combined for Chelsea's two first-half goals

  • Van Persie scored within 10 minutes of starting his first match for Manchester United

  • Bobby Zamora followed up a penalty to make it 1-1 for QPR at Norwich

  • Steven Pienaar gave Everton an early lead against Aston Villa

  • Franco Di Santo stunned the Southampton fans by giving Wigan the lead

  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto put Spurs ahead but West Brom levelled late on at White Hart Lane

  • Miguel Michu scored his third goal of the season during Swansea's 3-0 win

  • The match at the Stadium of Light was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch

Chelsea returned to the top of the Barclays Premier League with their third successive victory, a 2-0 win over Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge.

Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres were involved in both goals, the Belgian converting a penalty won by the Spaniard before the pair played a one-two that the Spain striker poked home.

Chelsea usurped Swansea City, who beat West Ham United 3-0 in the early kick-off. Also on six points are Everton who inflicted a second defeat on Aston Villa, the home side going down 3-1. Southampton are also waiting for their first points after losing 2-0 at home to Wigan Athletic.

Manchester United got their first win of the season with a 3-2 victory over Fulham at Old Trafford.

Tottenham Hotspur were denied a win by West Bromwich Albion's James Morrison scoring a late equaliser. The match between Norwich City and Queens Park Rangers also finished 1-1.

The match between Sunderland and Reading was postponed when heavy rain waterlogged the Stadium of Light pitch.

For all the information on Matchweek 2, our Matchday service gives you the latest news from the games, the best pictures and live stats.

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Saturday 25th August 2012

12.45pm: Swansea City 3-0 West Ham United  #SWAWHU

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3.00pm: Aston Villa 1-3 Everton  #AVLEVE

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3.00pm: Manchester United 3-2 Fulham  #MUNFUL

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3.00pm: Norwich City 1-1 Queens Park Rangers  #NORQPR

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3.00pm: Southampton 0-2 Wigan Athletic  #SOUWIG

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3.00pm: Sunderland v Reading  POSTPONED  #SUNRDG

3.00pm: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 West Bromwich Albion  #TOTWBA

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5.30pm: Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle United  #CHENEW

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Sunday, August 26th

1.30pm: Stoke City 0-0 Arsenal  #STKARS

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4.00pm: Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City  #LIVMCI

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