Premier League: Wayne Rooney scores on Everton return, Huddersfield off to dream start

first_imgWayne Rooney marked his first Premier League game back at boyhood club Everton by scoring in a 1-0 win over Stoke on Saturday.Rooney headed home a right-wing cross in first-half injury time to score 4,869 days after his last goal for Everton before joining Manchester United, where he became one of English soccer’s most decorated players. (Premier League: Nine-man Chelsea lose 3-2 to Burnley at home )It was the 31-year-old striker’s 199th Premier League goal.Rooney had already played twice for Everton since his sentimental return to Goodison Park, but didn’t score in either of the Europa League qualifying matches.CRYSTAL PALACE 0 – 3 HUDDERSFIELDReuters PhotoHuddersfield made a dream start to its first Premier League season by winning 3-0 at Crystal Palace on Saturday. (Premier League: Liverpool concede late goal, draw 3-3 at Watford)After Joel Ward’s own-goal, there were two fine finishes from club-record signing Steve Mounie at Selhurst Park in south London.Huddersfield is in the top flight for the first time since 1972, two decades before the Premier League started.SOUTHAMPTON 0 – 0 SWANSEANew season, same old problems for Southampton.By drawing 0-0 at home to Swansea on Saturday in their opening match of the Premier League season, Southampton extended its goal drought at St. Mary’s stadium to 545 minutes taking in the final six home matches of last season.”We did everything to win the game but we couldn’t,” said Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrini, who replaced Claude Puel in the offseason.Southampton had 29 shots on goal, with Manolo Gabbiadini and Dusan Tadic wasting the best of the chances.advertisementWEST BROM 1 – 0 BOURNEMOUTHWest Bromwich Albion’s offseason signings made an impressive debut as the Baggies beat Bournemouth 1-0 in their Premier League opener on Saturday.Central defender Ahmed Hegazi headed the only goal at the Hawthorns while another newcomer, Jay Rodriguez, kept Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic busy in the first half.West Brom went ahead after 31 minutes. Chris Brunt delivered a free kick to the far post and Hegazi scored with a downward header three yards out.Hal Robson-Kanu came close to a second goal after impressive chest control and a volley on the turn. The ball narrowly cleared the crossbar. Fellow substitute Salomon Rondon also went close late on as Begovic diverted his curling effort just wide with his fingertips.last_img read more