Jeremy Doku’s goal and four assists have handed Manchester City a sterling 6-1 victory over Bournemouth in their English Premier League (EPL) face-off on Saturday.
Gatekeepers News reports that Doku opened the scoring line before laying on goals for Bernardo Silva and Manuel Akanji as the defending champions hit three goals in the first half.
The Belgian winger’s heroics came as Erling Haaland was taken off at half-time due to an injury. Nevertheless, his replacement Phil Foden was the beneficiary of another Doku assist as he finished just after the break.
Although Luis Sinisterra scored his first Bournemouth goal in a consolation to make it 4-1, Silva added sour to their wound by netting the fifth for Pep Guardiola’s men before Nathan Ake put in the late score to make the scoreline 6-1.
Fulham – Manchester United
Earlier, United captain Bruno Fernandes saved Erik Ten Hag another weekend embarrassment by netting a lone goal at stoppage time.
The 1-0 win will ease the mounting pressure on the Dutch manager who had only won 5 out of the ten matches he had earlier played this season. Saturday’s victory made it his sixth so far.
The defeat, however, leaves Fulham still in 14th, seven points above the relegation zone.
Newcastle United – Arsenal
Arsenal have recorded their first loss of the season after suffering a defeat from host Newcastle United at St. James Park on Saturday.
Although Anthony Gordon’s controversial score necessitated three separate Video Assistant Referee (VAR) checks, the goal was later confirmed.
The game came to an end with a 1-0 scoreline in favour of Newcastle United.