Boly’s con­tro­ver­sial goal earns point

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

PREMIER LEAGUE: Cham­pi­ons Manch­ester City dropped their first points of the new sea­son as they were held to a 1-1 draw at pro­moted Wolves.

De­fender Aymeric La­porte res­cued a point for Pep Guardi­ola’s side in an event­ful con­test at Mo­lineux, head­ing a 69th-minute equaliser to can­cel out Willy Boly’s con­tro­ver­sial opener.

Boly had net­ted just be­fore the hour when his at­tempted div­ing header went in off his arm.

A first-half goal from last sea­son’s top scorer Mo­hamed Salah proved enough for Liver­pool to beat Brighton 1-0 at An­field and make it three wins in as many matches.

But it took a fine late save from new sign­ing Alis­son to se­cure vic­tory with the Brazil­ian keep­ing out a header from Pas­cal Gross.

Unai Emery claimed his first vic­tory as Arse­nal man­ager as the Gun­ners came from be­hind to win 3-1 against West Ham, who are still to claim a point un­der Manuel Pel­le­grini.

Marko Ar­nau­tovic put the Ham­mers ahead af­ter com­bin­ing with Felipe An­der­son af­ter 25 min­utes but Arse­nal quickly re­sponded through Na­cho Mon­real.

Arse­nal ben­e­fit­ted from a slice of for­tune to go ahead in the 70th minute as Alexan­dre La­cazette’s cross de­flected in off Issa Diop and Danny Wel­beck wrapped up the scor­ing late on.

Bournemouth came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Ever­ton in a clash at the Vi­tal­ity Sta­dium that saw both sides fin­ish with 10 men.

The Tof­fees lost Richarli­son for a head­butt on Adam Smith late in the first half, but they took con­trol af­ter the break with goals from Theo Walcott and Michael Keane.

The Cher­ries also had Smith dis­missed for bring­ing down Walcott, but they hit back to snatch a draw with a Joshua King penalty and Nathan Ake’s strike in the last 15 min­utes.

Harry Maguire scored a su­perb stop­page-time win­ner as Le­ices­ter came from be­hind to beat 10-man Southamp­ton 2-1 at St Mary’s Sta­dium.

Ryan Ber­trand had put Saints ahead with a fine strike seven min­utes af­ter the restart, but the vis­i­tors quickly re­sponded through De­marai Gray.

Southamp­ton had mid­fielder Pierre-Emile Ho­jb­jerg sent off for a sec­ond book­able of­fence 13 min­utes from time and de­fender Maguire made them pay with a fine strike.

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