Stoke City was long a bogey team for Arsenal after it was promoted to the Premier League in 2008. Its bullish, direct style contrasted dramatically—and effectively—with Arsenal’s silky football. As Stoke established itself in the top tier of English football and looked to play a more aesthetically pleasing style by signing former Barcelona and Real Madrid players, the results against Arsenal actually deteriorated.
Everton manager Ronald Koeman praised the quality of veteran forward Wayne Rooney after his 200th Premier League goal. It was a match to remember for Rooney, who became only the second player to reach the milestone in Premier League history as Everton drew 1-1 at 10-man Manchester City on Monday. Rooney side-footed Dominic Calvert-Lewin's cross to give Everton the lead with his landmark goal 10 minutes before half-time, moving second only to Newcastle United great Alan Shearer's record of 260.
Aug 20 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the English premier league matches on Sunday Sunday, August 20 Huddersfield Town 1 Newcastle United 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1 Chelsea 2 Saturday, August 19 Bournemouth 0