Manchester City pulled a win out of the flames against struggling Bournemouth while there was more bad news for West Ham and Crystal Palace fans. Adam Baylis rounds up all the results from Saturday's 3pm Premier League action..
"West Ham dropped to 4.57/2 in the Relegation market with Newcastle moving out to 5.39/2, a big shift between the two considering Newcastle were 3.9 prior to kick-off and West Ham at 8.27/1."
Man City make the most of added on time
After a stunning opening strike from Charlie Daniels in the 13th minute, Manchester City somehow managed to come away from the Vitality Stadium with three points. A controversial encounter from the outset with Pep Guardiola opting to start with Sergio Aguero on the bench, the Cherries dominated in the opening minutes and were duly rewarded with a contender for goal of the season.
It didn't take long for City to equalise however with Guardiola's decision to leave Aguero out very much vindicated when Gabriel Jesus struck back from a sublime David Silva pass. Both sides were fairly evenly matched after the break but Raheem Sterling bagged the winner in the 97th minute before being subsequently sent off for celebrations that were deemed slightly over-exhuberent by referee Mike Dean.
City were matched at 23.022/1 just prior to Sterling's goal and drifted to 2.727/4 in the outright before coming back into 2.47/5 after the final whistle. City have now gone 11 Premier League games without defeat for the first time since September 2015 and the winning goal was Sterling's sixth against Bournemouth, more than against any other club in the League.
Tough start continues for the Eagles and Hammers
It seems a tad early in the season to be talking about the sack race but the Premier League is an unforgiving place when things aren't going your way and both Slaven Bilić and Frank De Boer will be feeling the brunt of fans frustrations after three consecutive defeats.
After a 3-0 loss to newly promoted Newcastle today, Bilić has been cut from 4/1 to 2/1 on the Betfair Sportsbook to be the next manager to be sacked. Meanwhile De Boer finds himself also in a precarious position, cut from 5/2 into 2/1 after losing 2-0 to Swansea at Selhurst Park.
On the Betfair Exchange, West Ham dropped to 4.57/2 in the Relegation market with Newcastle moving out to 5.39/2, a big shift between the two considering Newcastle were 3.9 prior to kick-off and West Ham at 8.27/1. The Hammers host another newly promoted side, Huddersfield, after the International break and are 1.748/11 for victory as they attempt to get their season back on track.
Crystal Palace supporters will be desperate to get some fresh faces in before the transfer deadline passes and De Boer will be thankful for some additional time on the training ground before a trip to Turf Moor to face a Burnley side who won't be easy to break down - they're 3.1511/5 currently to win there.