Dzeko downs Fulham, Suarez hits hat-trick

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko struck a late winner as the Premier League champions came from behind to win 2-1 at Fulham.

Dzeko slotted home the decisive goal three minutes from time after Sergio Aguero had cancelled out Mladen Petric's early penalty.

Aguero, who damaged his knee against Southampton on the opening weekend of the season, tapped home the follow-up after Mark Schwarzer had parried Carlos Tevez's deflected shot two minutes before the interval.

Petric had sent England goalkeeper Joe Hart the wrong way from the spot after Pablo Zabaleta's foul on John Arne Riise.

Suarez strikes three
Luis Suarez netted a Carrow Road hat-trick for the second straight season as Liverpool romped to a 5-2 success against Norwich City.

The Uruguay striker opened the scoring with a clinical right-footed finish in the second minute and then, seven minutes before the interval, dispossessed Michael Turner and despatched a superb curling shot with the outside of his right foot past John Ruddy to give the Reds a two-goal half-time lead.

Suarez turned provider within two minutes of the restart as on-loan Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin's first Premier League goal extended the visitors' lead, and then completed his treble with another fine curling effort.

Steve Morison pulled one back just after the hour mark but Steven Gerrard's deflected strike midway through the second half restored the Reds' four-goal cushion.

Grant Holt then slid his first goal of the campaign past Pepe Reina three minutes from the end but it was scant consolation for the well-beaten Canaries.

Everton bounce back
Nikica Jelavic notched twice as Everton wrapped up a 3-1 win over Southampton before half-time after the Saints had taken an early lead through Gaston Ramirez's first goal for the club at Goodison Park.

Leon Osman latched onto a loose ball in the penalty area to smash home the equaliser before Jelavic's brace gave the Toffees a half-time cushion.

The Croatia forward first fired a left-footed shot across Paulo Gazzaniga and then directed a powerful header past the Southampton goalkeeper seven minutes before half-time.

Reading's clash with Newcastle United burst into life after the break following a goalless first 45 minutes, Demba Ba maintaining his impressive start to the campaign with two more goals in a 2-2 draw.

The Royals opened the scoring in fortuitous fashion when Jimmy Kebe miscued a shot into the bottom corner in the 58th minute, but Ba's sublime volley restored parity for the Magpies a minute later.

Noel Hunt's header in the 62nd minute from Jobi McAnuff's cross put the hosts ahead for the second time, but again Ba equalised - the Senegal forward's header allowed to stand despite a hint of handball.

Fletcher fires again
Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher continued his fine scoring run since his move from Wolverhampton Wanderers with the winner as the Black Cats toppled ten-man Wigan Athletic 1-0 at the Stadium of Light.

After an uneventful first half, the game brightened up after the restart when Latics midfielder Jordi Gomez was sent off for a nasty challenge on on-loan Tottenham Hotspur full-back Danny Rose.

The Black Cats took only four minutes to make their extra man count, Fletcher turning home James McClean's cross-shot for what turned out to be the winner.

Stoke City's Peter Crouch was at the double to give his team a 2-0 triumph against Swansea City at the Britannia Stadium. The 6ft 7in frontman headed home the opener after 12 minutes and then tapped in a second nine minutes before the break.