1. Leicester City go top after win at West Ham

Leicester City go top after win at West Ham

Leicester City moved above Manchester United at the top of the embryonic Premier League table on goal difference with a 2-1 victory at West Ham United on Saturday.

By: | Published: August 15, 2015 9:56 PM

Leicester City moved above Manchester United at the top of the embryonic Premier League table on goal difference with a 2-1 victory at West Ham United on Saturday.

First-half goals by Shinji Okazaki and Riyad Mahrez put Leicester in control and although the hosts hit back through Dimitri Payet after the break, West Ham were unable to repair the damage at Upton Park.

Leicester and United both have six points with Everton and Swansea City on four after wins over Southampton and Newcastle United respectively.

Romelu Lukaku struck twice in Everton’s 3-0 victory at St Mary’s while new signing Andre Ayew scored for the second week running as Swansea cruised to a 2-0 home win.

Sunderland followed their 4-2 defeat by Leicester on the opening day with a 3-1 home loss to Norwich City and are bottom of the standings.

Stoke City recovered from 0-2 down at Tottenham Hotspur to draw 2-2 and promoted Watford drew 0-0 at home with West Bromwich Albion.

Champions Chelsea are at Manchester City on Sunday.

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