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PREMIER LEAGUE WRAP SATURDAY: Sunderland grab first win, Liverpool edge West Brom and late brace ensures Man City success

Matchday 7 of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season had six fixtures take place on Saturday. Hull City recorded just their second win of the campaign with a 2-0 result at home over Crystal Palace thanks to second-half goals from Mohamed Diame and Nikica Jelavic.

Diame netted his third goal for his new club in his fifth outing with a 60th-minute header while Jelavic came up with his fourth of the season just before the final whistle.

There was also a clean sheet for veteran Steve Harper who took the gloves in the absence of the injured Allan McGregor as Steve Bruce's side moved up to eighth.

At the King Power Stadium, Burnley scored a 96th-minute equaliser to deny Leicester City maximum points as they scored their first goals since opening day.

Jeff Schlupp scored just after the half-hour mark to give the Foxes the lead before Michael Kightly, in his 200th Premier League appearance, levelled for the Clarets six minutes later.

Not a minute passed before Leicester again went ahead courtesy of Riyad Mahrez but Ross Wallace came off the bench to give Burnley a share of the points with a very late leveller.

Liverpool went sixth on the table with their third win of the season as Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson scored either side of Saido Berahino's 56th-minute penalty in their 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion at Anfield.

At the Stadium of Light, Sunderland produced their very first triumph of the campaign by beating Stoke City 3-1 thanks to a brace from Steven Fletcher and an early opener from Connor Wickham while Charlie Adam was on the scoresheet for the Potters.

Papiss Cisse again saved Newcastle United's skin with his second double of the season as the Magpies twice came from behind to force a 2-2 draw with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

Ten of the goalscorers in the five early games on Saturday had scored their first Premier League goals of 2014/15 with Adam, Wilfried Bony, Fletcher (first goals after a 16-match drought), Wickham, Kightly, Schlupp, Mahrez, Henderson, Lallana and Wallace all registering for the first time this term while Wayne Routledge netted against his former club in Swansea's draw with the Toon.

And in Birmingham, reigning champions Manchester City left it late before breaking down a determined Aston Villa defence with two goals in the final eight minutes courtesy of Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero for a 2-0 win.

2014/15 Barclays Premier League - season scores

Hull City: 2 (Mohamed Diame 60', Nikica Jelavic 89') Crystal Palace: 0 KC Stadium, Kingston-upon-Hull - 24,281

Leicester City: 2 (Jeffrey Schlupp 33', Riyad Mahrez 40') Burnley: 2 (Michael Kightly 39', Ross Wallace 90+6') King Power Stadium, Leicester - 31,448

Liverpool: 2 (Adam Lallana 45', Jordan Henderson 61') West Bromwich Albion: 1 (Saido Berahino (p) 56') Anfield, Liverpool - 44,708

Sunderland: 3 (Connor Wickham 4', Steven Fletcher 23'/79') Stoke City: 1 (Charlie Adam 15') Stadium of Light, Sunderland - 42,713

Swansea City: 2 (Wilfried Bony 17', Wayne Routledge 51') Newcastle United: 2 (Papiss Cisse 43'/75') Liberty Stadium, Swansea - 20,622

Aston Villa: 0 Manchester City: 2 (Yaya Touré 82, Sergio Agüero 88) Villa Park, Birmingham - 32,964

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