Gareth Barry is expected to make Premier League history on Monday. If Barry, 36, appears (he is expected to start) for West Bromwich Albion in their game against Arsenal (Watch live, 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) at the Emirates Stadium he will make his 633rd appearance in the PL, breaking Ryan Giggs‘ record. After making his PL debut in the 1997-98 campaign for Aston Villa, Barry has gone on to play for Manchester City, Everton and now West Brom who he signed for in the summer.
Arsenal’s early-season struggles appear to be behind them as Arsene Wenger and Co. kept up its fine form on Monday at the Emirates Stadium. Wenger’s side took down West Bromwich Albion, 2-0, in London behind a pair of goals from Alexandre Lacazette. Lacazette continued his fine scoring form on Monday, scoring his third and fourth goals at the Emirates for the Gunners. The Frenchman found the back of the net in the 18th minute following Alexis Sanchez’s free kick, which was originally saved by West Brom keeper Ben Foster. [ FOLLOW: All of PST’s PL coverage ] The Gunners then doubled their lead in the 67th minute in controversial fashion when Lacazette converted from the penalty spot. The club’s
Jose Mourinho believes the south coast sunshine was to blame for Manchester United's average display against Southampton on Saturday. The Red Devils maintained their unbeaten start to the Premier League season with a 1-0 victory over Southampton in the 19°C heat at St. Mary's. Romelu Lukaku's first-half effort was enough to earn all three points for United, who were on the back foot for large parts of the second period.