EPL: Hits and misses from the weekend

EPL: Hits and misses from the weekend


Luis Suarez & Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)

Dodgy opening goal aside, Liverpool's front pair simply carved open bottom side Sunderland in the 3-1 win last Sunday. After shouldering the Reds' scoring burden on his own in the first five games, Sturridge looked a different player with Suarez beside him.

Aside from having a hand (sorry, couldn't resist) in all three goals, the English forward's two assists for the nippy Uruguayan were pure magic. More importantly, Sturridge opted for the sensible choice when he previously would have tried to beat the odds with shots from impossible angles. If this SAS partnership continues to blossom, Anfield has reason to be hopeful this season.

Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal)

Who would have thought this is the same player who suffered that horrific leg break against Stoke City in the 2009/2010 season? Those dark days now look like a distant memory as Aaron Ramsey is scoring goals for fun these days.

The 22-year-old Welshman netted his eighth goal of the season at the Liberty Stadium last Saturday, which sent the Gunners back to the EPL summit.

West Brom

Having failed to score in their first three games, Steve Clarke's side have now plundered six goals in the following three after transfer deadline day to haul themselves out of the relegation zone.

This is no coincidence. While the transfers of Mesut Oezil and Marouane Fellaini took centrestage on deadline day, West Brom's acquisition of Stephane Sessegnon from Sunderland went under the radar.

The Beninese livewire has been a revelation for his new club, although Morgan Amalfitano and Saido Berahino also deserve credit for their excellent finishes.

Hull and Cardiff

After wins at the weekend, both newly-promoted sides lie above Manchester United in the league table. Enough said.

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