Premier League round-up

19 August 2009 09:09
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Burnley shocked Premier League champions Manchester United at Turf Moor as Liverpool bounced back from an opening day defeat to brush aside Stoke City.[LNB] Tottenham Hotspur built on their first game win over Liverpool by hammering Hull City away from home and Birmingham City snatched a last-gasp win at home to Portsmouth.[LNB]Burnley marked their first home match in the top flight for 33 years with a memorable 1-0 win over Manchester United courtesy of Robbie Blake's stunning volley.[LNB]Blake smashed an unstoppable shot inside Ben Foster's near post after 19 minutes to earn the promoted Clarets a deserved win at Turf Moor.[LNB]Owen Coyle's side were indebted to Brian Jensen for claiming a famous victory, with the Burnley keeper saving Michael Carrick's 44th minute penalty after Blake had brought down Patrice Evra.[LNB]Liverpool ignored pre-game speculation over Rafa Benitez's future to record a comfortable 4-0 triumph over Stoke at Anfield.[LNB]Fernando Torres broke the deadlock after just four minutes to set Liverpool on their way and new signing Glen Johnson doubled the lead on the stroke of half-time.[LNB]The hosts created numerous chances to increase their advantage and finally notched a third goal on 78 minutes when Dirk Kuyt scored from close range after excellent work by Steven Gerrard before David Ngog headed in a late fourth.[LNB]Jermain Defoe scored a clinical hat-trick as Spurs thumped Hull 5-1 at the KC Stadium to make it back-to-back wins at the start of the season.[LNB]Spurs were 3-1 up at half-time with Defoe having scored twice and Wilson Palacios also on target for the visitors, while Stephen Hunt replied for the Tigers.[LNB]Robbie Keane, who had been involved in two of the earlier goals, headed home the fourth on 78 minutes before Defoe completed his treble in the final minute with a blistering drive from the edge of the box.[LNB]Birmingham left it late to secure a first win back in the Premier League after James McFadden's last minute penalty clinched a 1-0 success at home to Portsmouth.[LNB]Scotland international McFadden kept his cool from 12 yards to fire past Pompey keeper David James, who was penalised for bundling over Sebastian Larsson.[LNB]

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