Robbie Brady on target as Hull get off the mark
Stoke come from behind to beat Crystal Palace as points are shared elsewhere
Ireland’s Robbie Brady scores from the penalty spot for Hull City against Norwich City at the KC Stadium. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images
Ryan Shawcross of Stoke (centre) celebrates scoring with Robert Huth (left) and Jonathan Walters at Britannia Stadium. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images
Republic of Ireland winger Robbie Brady scored the winner as Hull City got their first win of the new Premier League season against Norwich at the KC Stadium.
The Dubliner neatly tucked away a 22nd minute penalty shortly before his teammate Yannick Sagbo was dismissed.
Having won the spot-kick, within five minutes Sagbo found himself sent off for an off-the-ball clash with Russell Martin. Words were exchanged between the pair before Sagbo advanced on his opponent and made contact — also pretty minimal — with his forehead and Jones wasted no time in showing the red card.
That should have been the spark to fire up Norwich but the visitors looked lacklustre with Huddlestone a calming presence in midfield for Hull, who held on for the remainder to get their campaign up and running after defeat to Chelsea on the opening day last weekend.
Stoke recovered from a half-time deficit to beat promoted Crystal Palace in Mark Hughes’s first home match in charge at the Britannia Stadium. Marouane Chamakh’s first Premier League goal since 2011 put Palace ahead in the 31st minute but Stoke turned the game on its head with two goals in quick succession after the break.
Charlie Adam drew the teams level in the 58th minute and then four minutes later Ryan Shawcross slammed home the winning goal for Stoke.
Sunderland, who started their season with a home loss to Fulham, were within minutes of celebrating an opening victory themselves only to be denied by a late Jose Fonte equaliser at Southampton.
Summer signing Emanuele Giaccherini, standing only 5ft 6in, headed home a Sebastian Larsson corner after just three minutes to give the Black Cats the lead at St Mary’s Stadium but Fonte’s 88th-minute leveller saw the points shared.
The other two 3pm kick-offs failed to produce a goal, with Everton being held at home by West Brom and Sam Allardyce’s West Ham getting a point from the trip to his former club Newcastle.
Arsenal came under fire from their fans following last weekend’s 3-1 home loss to Aston Villa but they bounced back with a 3-0 Champions League defeat of Fenerbache in midweek and picked up their first league points at Fulham.
Olivier Giroud netted for the third successive game to put Arsene Wenger’s men in front after 14 minutes and a brace from Lukas Podolski (41 and 68) extended the lead in the lunchtime kick-off. On-loan Aston Villa striker Darren Bent netted on his first Fulham appearance to pull a goal back for the hosts in the 77th minute, but Arsenal had already done enough for the points.