European football round-up: Mourinho 0-1 Pep, Ronaldo fires Real

Sport360 staff 23:13 10/09/2016
Check out the biggest results from around Europe below.

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Manchester City claimed city bragging rights with a 2-1 win away at Old Trafford over Manchester United on Saturday.

It pitted old foes Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola together for the first time since they arrived in Manchester, the Spaniard claiming a huge win for his side in pursuit of the Premier League title.

Kevin de Bruyne gave City the lead on 15 minutes, before Kelechi Iheanacho doubled their advantage shortly after the half hour mark.

United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic pulled one back just before the break but despite a lively second-half they couldn’t find an equaliser.

Although the Manchester derby overshadowed the rest of the day’s action, there was plenty of drama elsewhere, including at the Emirates Stadium where Arsenal eased the pressure on Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.

Wenger, who gave debuts to Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi and Spanish forward Lucas Perez, has been questioned over his transfer dealings and Arsenal’s slow start to the season.

The critics were sharpening their knives when Arsenal fell behind to Southampton in the 18th minute through a Petr Cech own goal after Dusan Tadic’s free-kick deflected off the goalkeeper.

But Arsenal equalised 11 minutes later thanks to a spectacular overhead kick from France defender Laurent Koscielny.

And Santi Cazorla secured Arsenal’s second win of the season when the Spanish midfielder stroked home a controversial penalty awarded for Jose Fonte’s tackle on Olivier Giroud in the 94th minute to make it 2-1.

Tottenham swept to a 4-0 victory at bottom of the table Stoke as South Korea midfielder Son Heung-min sparkled with a brace on his first appearance of the season.

Dele Alli bagged Tottenham’s third in the 59th minute and Harry Kane sealed the rout with his first goal of the season in the 70th minute.

Watford staged a superb recovery to beat West Ham 4-2 and secure Italian manager Walter Mazzarri’s first win since taking charge in the close-season.

The Hammers looked in control after Michail Antonio scored with a pair of headers in the fifth minute and 33rd minute at the London Stadium.

But Odion Ighalo netted for Watford in the 41st minute, Troy Deeney equalised in first half stoppage-time and Etienne Capoue put the visitors ahead in the 53rd minute before Jose Holebas made it four 10 minutes later.

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson secured his side’s first win of the season as his clever backheeled finish in the 79th minute saw off West Bromwich Albion 1-0 at Dean Court.

Crystal Palace ended a three-match winless run as Christian Benteke’s first goal for the club inspired a 2-1 success at Middlesbrough.

Daniel Ayala’s 38th minute header drew Middlesbrough level before Wilfried Zaha restored Palace’s lead two minutes after the interval.

Robert Snodgrass rescued a 1-1 draw for Hull at Burnley as the Scotland midfielder’s 95th minute strike cancelled out Steven Defour’s first Clarets goal in the 72nd minute.

Liverpool‘s much-anticipated return to a new-look Anfield did not disappoint with a 4-1 win over Premier League champions Leicester.

It was a lively performance in the shadow of their gigantic, rebuilt £115million main stand as the early stages of the Foxes’ defence of their title continued to stutter.

A second defeat in four league matches, having lost just three times last season on the way to their unexpected trophy, was not the preparation they would have wanted heading into a Champions League debut against Club Brugge on Wednesday.

Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane gave the home side a deserved 2-0 lead before a shambolic moment of madness saw Lucas Leiva pass to Jamie Vardy in the six-yard box and briefly change the tone.

However, Adam Lallana’s third goal for club and country in six matches, having taken until January to reach that mark last season, and a late second for Firmino ensured the celebratory atmosphere did not fall flat.

LA LIGA

Antoine Griezmann kickstarted Atletico Madrid‘s La Liga campaign with two goals and an assist as a 4-0 rout at Celta Vigo gave them a much-needed boost on Saturday.

Atletico’s luck turned when Koke met Griezmann’s fine cross eight minutes into the second-half to give the visitors the lead before Euro 2016’s top scorer Griezmann headed home his first two goals of the season in the final 20 minutes.

Angel Correa added a fourth two minutes from time.

Cristiano Ronaldo took just five minutes to score on his return from a three-month injury layoff as Real Madrid continued their 100 percent start to the season with a 5-2 rout of Osasuna on Saturday.

Ronaldo was making his first appearance since limping off in tears during the Euro 2016 final, but was handed the perfect return on a plate by Gareth Bale as the Welshman squared for Ronaldo to tap into an unguarded net.

Despite failing to hit top gear Real comfortably matched a club record of 15 straight La Liga wins as Danilo’s low drive and a towering header from Sergio Ramos extended the lead before half-time at the Bernabeu.

Osasuna goalkeeper Nauzet Perez meekly turned Pepe’s header into his own net for Real’s fourth before Luka Modric’s fiercely struck shot from outside the box made it 5-0.

However, Real’s defensive deficiencies were exposed in the second-half as Oriol Riera and David Garcia cut Osasuna’s deficit, whilst Roberto Torres saw a penalty saved by Kiko Casilla.

It was a nightmare evening for Barcelona at Camp Nou as they were brushed aside by newly promoted Alaves in a 2-1 defeat.

The away team took the lead on 39 minutes as Brazilian striker Deyverson stunned the home fans.

Barca were level shortly after the break thanks to France defender Jeremy Mathieu’s header from a corner but filed to capitalise on his leveller.

First, Mathieu missed a sitter from close range moments later, before Neymar was equally profligate.

Alaves made the champions pay, Ibai Gomez pouncing on some woeful defending to give his team an historic win.

SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE

In the Glasgow derby, the first since Rangers gained promotion from the first division, saw Celtic triumph 5-1.

Moussa Dembele scored a hat-trick for the hosts, Scott Sinclair and Stuart Armstrong adding the gloss for the hosts.

Joe Garner scored for Rangers who also had Philippe Senderos sent-off in a miserable day for the visitors.

SERIE A

Juventus made it three wins from three with a 3-1 win over Sassuolo to remain top of Serie A on Saturday night.

Gonzalo Higuain struck twice in the first ten minutes for the hosts before Miralem Pjanic made it 3-0 in the 27th minute.

Luca Antei pulled one back for Sassuolo four minutes later but that was as good as it got for the visitors who dropped points for the first time this season in defeat.

BUNDESLIGA

Leipzig marked their first home game in the Bundesliga with a 1-0 win over Borussia Dortmund.

Naby Keita scored a late winner for the hosts on their top-flight debut at the Zentralstadion, with Scotland’s Oliver Burke supplying the assist on his debut.

Chances were at a premium in an evenly-matched encounter, with Thomas Tuchel’s men unable to build on their win over Mainz a fortnight ago and Leipzig extending their unbeaten start to their first-ever season in Germany’s top flight with their first win.

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