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Senegalese forward, Oumar Diasse, who came on as a second-half substitute for Wayne Rooney at Goodison, turned the game on its head with 2 goals to earn Everton a crucial win. Photo - Reuters

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English Premier League title hopeful sides; Manchester City and Manchester United continued their stellar run for the title with respective victories over flailing Crystal Palace who are yet to score a goal this season and Southampton to maintain their hold on the top two spots.

Not to be outdone in the chase, defending champions – Chelsea – picked up an easy 4-0 win at Stoke City for sole possession of the third spot. Philippe Coutinho scored a stunner in a chaotic 3-2 win over Leicester as Liverpool ended a winless four game, and Harry Kane’s double helped 10-man Tottenham to a 2-3 win over West Ham following a late scare for the former.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Senegalese substitute Oumar Niasse’s double rescued Everton in a come from behind win against Bournemouth, Burnley and Huddersfield played to a goalless tie, and Richarlison’s 90th minute dramatic strike for Watford denied Swansea a point at home as they were edged by two goals to one.

 

Sunday

Brighton 1-0 Newcastle

Monday

Arsenal 2-0 West Brom

 

West Ham 2-3 Tottenham

Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham beat West Ham 3-2 on Saturday, surviving a red card and a late home fightback.

Kane produced a leaping header to score the opener at the London Stadium (35) and added his second with a simple tap-in not long after (39), before Christian Eriksen hit a hard, low effort to add the third in the second half (60).

 

There were some hopes of a West Ham comeback when Javier Hernandez (65) and Cheikhou Kouyate (87) cut the deficit and Serge Aurier was sent off after picking up a second yellow card for two fouls (70).

But Spurs saw out the game to take all three points and sit joint-fourth in the fledgling table, while West Ham dropped to 18th with just four points from six games.

Everton 2-1 Bournemouth

Everton substitute Oumar Niasse's scored two goals to turn defeat into victory against Bournemouth. The Blues were trailing to Joshua King's sumptuous low 20-yard finish when Niasse was introduced in the 55th minute in place of Wayne Rooney, who had earlier been denied a penalty after being caught by Simon Francis' elbow.

Niasse hammered the equaliser from a pass by fellow substitute Tom Davies before hooking home the winner from close range at Goodison Park.

Instead of a fourth successive league defeat, Everton are up to 13th in the table after a second league win of the season.

Southampton 0-1 Manchester United

Romelu Lukaku scored his sixth Premier League goal of the season to give Manchester United a hard-fought victory at Southampton.

Lukaku broke the deadlock on 20 minutes, converting the rebound after Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster parried his header from Ashley Young's cross.

The result maintains United's unbeaten start to their league campaign, although they are second in the table, behind Manchester City on goal difference. Their latest victory was not routine as Southampton piled on the pressure in the second half, and United's Marouane Fellaini had to clear Oriol Romeu's header off the line.

Stoke 0-4 Chelsea

A brilliant hat-trick from Alvaro Morata helped Chelsea to a dominant win over Stoke City, their third in succession away from home this season.

Antonio Conte's side took the lead after only two minutes, Morata showing composure to latch on to Cesar Azpilicueta's long ball over the top and slotting it past goalkeeper Jack Butland.

 

Stoke gifted Chelsea a second when Captain Darren Fletcher, trying to chest the ball back towards his own goal, set up Pedro, who drilled home.

A wonderful run from the halfway line from Morata, ending with a smart finish from an angle, gave Chelsea their third before the Spaniard completed his hat-trick from inside the six-yard box.

Clinical Chelsea, who converted all four of their shots on target, remain in third place, three points behind leaders Manchester City.

Burnley 0-0 Huddersfield

Burnley and Huddersfield played out a drab goalless draw at Turf Moor with both sides lacking the quality they have shown this season.

Chris Wood came closest to breaking the deadlock with his first-half effort from Stephen Ward's cross but the former Leeds striker headed wide.

Huddersfield were the better side in the second period and had the better chances as Tom Ince fired wide from 25 yards after substitute Rajiv van La Parra had shot tamely at Nick Pope. The two sides upped their tally to 9points apiece with Hudds’fld in 8th and Burnley 9th.

Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

Raheem Sterling scored twice as Manchester City cruised to a 5-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

 

Leroy Sane netted the opener one minute before the break. City then stepped it up after the interval, with Sterling scoring twice in eight minutes and Sergio Aguero powering in a header in the 79th minute to move within one of the club's all-time scoring record of 177, which has stood since 1939.

Substitute Fabian Delph added a brilliant late fifth as City took their tally to 16 goals in their last three league matches.

Cellar dwellers Palace have lost all six of their matches this season without scoring and face a huge task to turn their fortunes around with Manchester United and Chelsea next on their schedule.

Swansea 1-2 Watford

Richarlison's late winner helped Watford edge past Swansea 2-1 and record a third successive victory away from home.

Andre Gray's first goal for Watford handed the visitors a deserved lead (13) before Tammy Abraham responded after the break (56).

And with both teams going for the victory late on, Richarlison capitalised on some lax Swansea defending to steal all three points for the Hornets in the 90th minute.

Leicester City 2-3 Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho scored a brilliant first goal of the season and Jamie Vardy had a penalty saved as Liverpool survived a Leicester fightback.

Coutinho set up Mohamed Salah for the opener and then struck a majestic free-kick to give his side a two-goal lead at King Power Stadium.

 

But Shinji Okazaki poked home from close range just before the break to give Leicester hope, before a frantic five-minute spell in the second half saw the balance of the game fluctuate dramatically.

Jordan Henderson netted from a Liverpool counter attack to make it 3-1 and seemingly secure the points but the hosts responded a minute later when Vardy headed into an empty net after Simon Mignolet pushed Demarai Gray's shot into his path.

Vardy then earned a penalty when he was brought down by Mignolet, but the Belgian kept out the England striker's spot-kick, which followed his usual tactic of going straight down the middle.

Liverpool had few further scares to survive as they held on for a timely victory and moved up fifth. Leicester remain just above the relegation zone with a win and a draw from six matches.

EPL Week 5 scores

West Ham 2-3 Tottenham

Everton 2-1 Bournemouth

Southampton 0-1 Manchester United

Stoke 0-4 Chelsea

Burnley 0-0 Huddersfield

Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

Swansea 1-2 Watford

Leicester City 2-3 Liverpool

Brighton 1-0 Newcastle

Arsenal 2-0 West Brom

 

Match day reports from BBC and skysports were used in this compilation.

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