Saturday’s play of Week 3 of the 2012/13 Barclays Premier League season has been completed with another handful of interesting results as the table starts to take some sort of shape.
Reigning champions Manchester City dominated proceedings at home against QPR and in the end came away with a 3-1 win thanks to goals from Yaya Toure, Edin Dzeko and an injury-time finish from Carlos Tevez with Bobby Zamora putting the R’s level in between the first two efforts.
The win allowed City to move to fourth whilst QPR have taken just one point from their three fixtures so far and sit 18th on the table.
Shaun Maloney and Jon Walters traded first-half penalties, both for handball, before Franco di Santo put the Latics ahead early in the second half prior to Peter Crouch heading home the leveller with just under 15 minutes remaining.
Wigan went up to seventh with four points form three outings as Stoke rose to tenth courtesy of their third draw on the trot.
The Black Cats hit the front in the 40th minute when new signing Steven Fletcher opened his account before Wayne Routledge equalised ion the first minute of injury-time before Fletcher rounded out the
scoring frenzy with another goal in first-half stoppage time.
But Michu scored his fourth Premier League goal in just his third outing when he added Swansea’s second in the 66th minute to see the Welsh club go second on the table with Sunderland sitting 13th.
Spurs new boy Moussa Dembele marked his debut for the North Londoners with a sublime goal in the 69th minute after coming as a half-time sub but Robert Snodgrass also grabbed his first goal for his new club with a lovely half-volleyed finish with five minutes remaining.
The draw has Spurs placed 14th as their winless beginning to the season continued with Norwich one spot behind, also without a win from three matches.
Everton’s winning start came to an end as they were beaten 2-0 by West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns courtesy of second-half goals from Shane Long and Gareth McAuley allowing the Baggies to move to third under Steve Clarke.
2012/13 Premier League scores
Liberty Stadium, Swansea – 20,350
Red card: SWA - Chico Flores 71’
White Hart Lane, London – 36,142
Red card: TOT - Tom Huddlestone 89’