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EPL Week 2: Manchester City Roast Bournemouth to Claim their Second win of the Season

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Manchester City 4-0 Bournemouth

Manchester City maintained their unbeaten start to the Premier League season with a 4-0 victory over Bournemouth.

City took the lead in the 19th minute as forward Erling Haaland found Ilkay Gundogan, who tapped past Mark Travers to put Guardiola’s side ahead.

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On 37 minutes, Kevin de Bruyne increased the advantage with a stunning strike into the top corner.

Just before the break, De Bruyne turned provider, setting up Phil Foden for City’s third goal.

Joao Cancelo continued to cause difficulties on the left side of Bournemouth’s defense and soon found delight after sending in a low cross in the 79th minute that was deflected inside the Bournemouth post by Jefferson Lerma to complete the humiliating defeat.

Arsenal 4-2 Leicester City

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Arsenal made it two victories in two games with a 4-2 victory over Leicester City in their opening home game of the season.

Gabriel Jesus started the scoring for the Gunners with an exquisite finish in the 23rd minute, before completing his brace 10 minutes later to extend the hosts’ lead.

Eight minutes after the break, William Saliba nodded into his own net for the Foxes.

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However, Leicester’s joy was short-lived, as Jesus capitalised on a Danny Ward error in the area to set up Granit Xhaka for the simple tap-in.

On 73 minutes, James Maddison equalized with a finish via Aaron Ramsdale’s thigh, before Gabriel Martinelli scored the Gunners’ fourth a minute later.

Brighton & Hove Albion 0-0 Newcastle United

After a goalless draw on Saturday afternoon, Brighton and Hove Albion and Newcastle United were unable to build on their opening day victories.

Next weekend, the Seagulls will travel to London to face West Ham United, while Newcastle will host the Premier League champions.

Southampton drew 2-2 Leeds United.

Southampton came from behind twice to get the point against Leeds United at St Mary’s Stadium.

The visitors took the lead shortly after halfway, with Rodrigo is scoring his second goal of the season after being set up by Jack Harrison.

The Spaniard doubled his and Leeds’ tally in the 60th minute with a close-range header, before Joe Aribo reduced the Saints’ deficit on 72 minutes.

Kyle Walker-Peters’ precise finish with eight minutes remaining capped up the Saints’ comeback.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Fulham

Fulham was denied their first win of the season after drawing 0-0 at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

In the 81st minute, the visitors had a penalty kick opportunity to win the game, but Aleksandar Mitrovic’s effort was saved by Jose Sa.

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