Promoted Hull Joins Arsenal With First Premier League WinBob Bensch
Promoted Hull City, playing with 10 men, beat Norwich 1-0 to join Arsenal in picking up the first win of the season in English soccer’s Premier League.
Robbie Brady scored with a penalty kick for Hull, which had Yannick Sagbo red-carded in the 27th minute. Arsenal defeated Fulham 3-1 to rebound from an opening home loss to Aston Villa.
“After the disappointment against Villa, it was vital to get the win today and we did it,” Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey said in an interview with BT Sport. “We played very well today.”
Liverpool is off to its best start in five years after beating Aston Villa 1-0, Stoke won for the first time by coming from behind to beat Crystal Palace 2-1, and Southampton rallied to draw 1-1 with Sunderland. Newcastle and West Ham finished goalless, as did Everton and West Bromwich.
Hull, which returned to the Premier League this season after a three-year absence, took the lead in the 22nd minute on Brady’s penalty after Sagbo was taken down in the area. Sagbo was sent off by referee Mike Jones five minutes later after a skirmish off a Norwich corner.
Norwich pushed forward with the man advantage, but could only put four of 11 shots on target. The Canaries were twice denied in the second half as Allan McGregor made a one-handed save of Ricky Van Wolfswinkel’s header and Tom Huddlestone cleared away Robert Snodgrass’s header.
Arsenal took the lead in the 14th minute when Ramsey’s partially-blocked shot fell into the path of Olivier Giroud, who sent a ball past goalkeeper David Stockdale.
Lukas Podolski scored from the edge of the penalty area just before halftime, and made it 3-0 in the 68th minute off a pass from Santi Cazorla. Fulham’s Darren Bent then closed the scoring in the 77th minute.
Daniel Sturridge scored midway through the first half to give Liverpool the win at Aston Villa. The Reds have won their opening two matches for the first time since the 2008-09 season and are tied with Chelsea at the top of the standings with six points.
Charlie Adam and Ryan Shawcross scored four minutes apart in the second half to give Stoke the home win over promoted Crystal Palace, which got a 31st-minute goal from Marouane Chamakh.
Jose Fonte’s goal in the 88th minute earned Southampton the home draw with Sunderland, which took the lead in the third minute on Emanuele Giaccharini’s score.
Newcastle settled for the home draw with West Ham after being denied in stoppage time when Sammy Ameobi’s shot hit the post and Yoan Gouffran missed off the rebound from close range.
Everton outshot West Brom 14-8 but could only draw after Marouane Fellaini and Seamus Coleman both hit the crossbar.