Wes Hoolahan on target as Norwich beat Bournemouth

Watford shock Swansea at Vicarage Road as West Brom and Southampton draw

Norwich 3 Bournemouth 1

A fine performance from Wesley Hoolahan inspired Norwich to a comfortable first home win of the season at the expense of Bournemouth.

The last time the 33-year-old scored a Premier League goal for the Canaries was 18 months ago and he refused to celebrate as he was looking to force through a move to Aston Villa, the opponents that day.

But all was forgiven as Carrow Road basked in his undoubted ability, playing the leading role in a 3-1 victory to lift Alex Neil’s side into the top half of the table.


He provided a fantastic assist for Cameron Jerome to open the scoring in what was a largely uneventful first half before scoring an impressive second for himself.

Debutant Matt Jarvis added the third as Bournemouth crumbled under intense Norwich pressure, with Steve Cook able to head home a consolation with 10 minutes remaining.

The Canaries began brightly and enjoyed much of the early possession, although the visitors did show their threat and pace on the counter-attack from the off.

Watford 1 Swansea 0

Odion Ighalo scored Watford’s first goal since the opening day of the season to claim a 1-0 victory against Swansea at Vicarage Road.

Ighalo, who committed his future to the newly-promoted side by agreeing a five-year contract on Friday, calmly converted from six yards in the second half to secure Watford’s first league win of the season.

Valon Behrami was sent off for a reckless stamp on Andre Ayew after 64 minutes, but a below-par Swansea never threatened to equalise and the Hornets held on for a much-needed victory.

Victor Ibarbo, who arrived on a season-long loan from Roma on deadline day, received international clearance and was named on the Watford bench by Quique Sanchez Flores. Swansea manager Garry Monk fielded his strongest side with Jonjo Shelvey, fresh from his England call-up, marshalling the midfield, and Wayne Routledge preferred to Jefferson Montero.

West Brom 0 Southampton 0

Saido Berahino returned for West Brom but failed to inspire the Baggies during a dire goalless draw with Southampton.

The forward was given a mixed reception as a second-half substitute following his strike threat on transfer deadline day.

His introduction briefly lit up a dour game as the Baggies slugged out a forgettable 0-0 draw with the Saints at The Hawthorns.

However, Berahino found some Albion fans were unforgiving after he tried to force through a move to Tottenham on transfer deadline day.

Like his team-mates, Berahino struggled to create while Jay Rodriguez wasted the visitors’ best chance in the first half.

Virgil van Dijk was dominant on his debut for Southampton while Jonny Evans was assured on his Baggies bow following his arrival from Manchester United, as both back lines dominated.