Soccer / English Premier League / Old hands lift Manchester City
Spurs booed off by fans; Carroll hurt in West Ham debut
LONDON - Manchester City again splashed the cash on transfer deadline day but it was old hands Yaya Toure, Edin Dzeko and Carlos Tevez who secured a 3-1 Premier League victory over Queens Park Rangers yesterday.
New Tottenham Hotspur signing Moussa Dembele came off the bench to score on his debut although coach Andre Villas-Boas was left waiting for his first win in charge after Robert Snodgrass's late goal earned Norwich City a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane. Spurs, who have two points from their three games this season, were jeered off.
Swansea City, despite a fourth goal in three league games for Spanish striker Michu, missed a chance to go top when the Welsh side were held 2-2 at home by Sunderland.
Everton also lost their 100 percent record after goals from Shane Long and Gareth McAuley secured a 2-0 victory for West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns.
Striker Andy Carroll enjoyed a bitter-sweet debut for West Ham United after joining on loan from Liverpool, helping set up a first-minute goal in a 3-0 demolition of Fulham. Carroll then suffered a second-half hamstring injury that could sideline him for England's opening two World Cup qualifiers.
Wigan Athletic twice led at home to Stoke City but had to settle for a 2-2 draw.