Top Five Stories From Saturday You Must Read Today

Sep 16 - by Louis Kalinga for sportpesa news

Kariobangi Sharks hammered Nakumatt FC 5-2 as Eden Hazard's hat-trick shot Chelsea to the top of the table

Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge in London on September 15, 2018. PHOTO/AFP

  • Granit Xhaka scored a peach of a free-kick and Mesut Ozil struck on his 200th appearance as Arsenal FC beat Newcastle 2-1
  • Eden Hazard scored a hat-trick as Chelsea continued their perfect start under Maurizio Sarri to move top of the Premier League with a 4-1 win over Cardiff
  • Floyd Mayweather said Saturday he will face Manny Pacquiao later this year in a rematch of their 2015 superfight

NAIROBI, Kenya- Eric Kapaito helped himself to four goals as rampant Kariobangi Sharks FC battled back to sink Nakumatt FC 5-2 at Camp Toyoyo, Nairobi in a seven-goal SportPesa Premier League (SPL) spectacle on Saturday.

Granit Xhaka scored a peach of a free-kick and Mesut Ozil struck on his 200th appearance as Arsenal FC came on strong in the second half to beat Newcastle United FC at St. James’ Park on Saturday.

Eden Hazard scored a hat-trick as Chelsea continued their perfect start under Maurizio Sarri to move top of the Premier League with a 4-1 win over Cardiff at Stamford Bridge.

In other huge news, Former world welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather said Saturday he will face Manny Pacquiao later this year in a rematch of their 2015 superfight.

Here are the top five stories from Saturday compiled by SportPesa News:

Kapaito Runs Riot: Sharks Maul Nakumatt In 7-Goal SPL Spectacle

NAIROBI, Kenya- Eric Kapaito helped himself to four goals as rampant Kariobangi Sharks FC battled back to sink Nakumatt FC 5-2 at Camp Toyoyo, Nairobi in a seven-goal SportPesa Premier League (SPL) spectacle on Saturday. AFC Leopards SC moved to within three points of second-placed Bandari FC when the injury-ravaged Ingwe clawed a late 2-1 victory over Posta Rangers FC at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos thanks to a double from Nigerian striker, Alex Oratamal. READ MORE

Xhaka Peach, Ozil Calm Finish Sign Off Arsenal's Win At Newcastle

NEWCASTLE, England- Granit Xhaka scored a peach of a free-kick and Mesut Ozil struck on his 200th appearance as Arsenal FC came on strong in the second half to beat Newcastle United FC at St. James’ Park on Saturday. The Swiss midfielder is no stranger to goals from long-range but this effort had precision as well as power, a curling effort into the top corner shortly after the restart. READ MORE

Hat-Trick Hazard Fires Chelsea Top In Cardiff Rout

LONDON, United Kingdom- Eden Hazard scored a hat-trick as Chelsea continued their perfect start under Maurizio Sarri to move top of the Premier League with a 4-1 win over Cardiff at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Sol Bamba's opener shocked Sarri's men into life, but the Belgian was too hot for Cardiff to handle with a quickfire double just before half-time. READ MORE

Mayweather, Pacquiao Super Fight 'Rematch' On The Cards

LAS VEGAS, United States- Former world welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather said Saturday he will face Manny Pacquiao later this year in a rematch of their 2015 superfight. In a posting on Instagram, Mayweather said he will come out of retirement to fight Pacquiao, three years after scoring a comfortable points victory over the veteran Filipino. READ MORE

Leaders Barcelona Storm Back To Sink Real Sociedad

MADRID, Spain- Barcelona came from behind to beat Real Sociedad on Saturday as Atletico Madrid lost further ground in the La Liga title race by drawing at home to Eibar. Seven points is now the gap between Atleti and Barca, who were in danger of slipping up themselves when Aritz Elustondo put Real Sociedad in front at Anoeta. READ MORE