EPL: Sunday Fixtures Review

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We review the two English Premier League games that took place on Sunday 10 September. 

While there were no real blockbuster matches in the Premier League this Sunday, we were still treated to interesting clashes.

Burnley and Crystal Palace opened things up at 14:30 before Newcastle made a the trip to Wales to take on Swansea City at 17:00. Check out our quick-fire reviews of the fixtures below:

Burnley 1-0 Crystal Palace
It was believed that Frank de Boer had been given an ultimatum by the Palace board - beat Burnley at Turf Moor or face the sack. Chris Wood - a summer signing from Leeds United - hammered home what could prove to be the final nail in de Boer's coffin as he latched on to a a rubbish back pass from Chung-Yong Lee to slot past Wayne Hennessey.

To their credit, the Eagles did recover somewhat from their awful start by putting the pressure on the Clarets but were unable to capatalise on a host of chances. Scott Dann's missed opportunity in the dying embers of the match summed up Palace's start to the season, as he headed a Yohan Cabaye cross agonisingly wide of the bar.

Not the sort of performance you're looking for from your players when you're facing pressure from the board, then. De Boer will know his days are numbered after failing to win a single point after four games. Burnley, on the other hand, climb up to seventh on the standings after a pretty good start to the season which has seen them win twice, draw once and lose once.

Swansea 0-1 Newcastle
A 76th-minute Jamaal Lascelles strike was enough to earn Newcastle United their second win of the season. This despite being on the back foot for much of the match, and without manager Rafa Benitez who was recovering at home following surgery on a Hernia.

Renato Sanches - on debut for Swansea - was ineffective and regularly gave the ball away the same way he did against Liverpool in pre-season for Bayern Munich. Benitez would have been happy enough with the showing following their 3-0 win over West Ham before the international break.

The Toon dealt with the Swansea onslaught well, with defending players staying tight on the likes of Sanches and Tammy Abrahams. The latter had a golden opportunity to put the Swans into the lead mid-way through the second half, however, his goal-bound effort was brilliantly cleared off the line by Lascelles.

The win sees Newcastle up to 10th on the table with six points while Swansea languish in 15th after a win and a draw.

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