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Substitute Alexis Sanchez heads late winner to complete superb comeback and ease pressure on Jose Mourinho as his side end run of four games without a win.

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Elsewhere on Saturday, Huddersfield picked up a point at Burnley, Wolverhampton Wanderers extended their unbeaten run in the league to six matches, following a lone goal win over Crystal Palace, ...

With the top three teams in the Premier League standings all set to play tomorrow - Manchester City at Liverpool, and Chelsea at Southampton - Manchester United provided all the excitement on the day as they roared back from two goals down for a nerve-wracking victory over Newcastle at Old Trafford.

Tottenham Spurs continued their resurgence with their third straight win – a lone goal win over Cardiff to move up fourth. Bournemouth demolished Watford by four goals to nothing for their second back-to-back win of the season, and Everton picked up an impressive 2-1 road win over Leicester City.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Huddersfield picked up a point at Burnley, Wolverhampton Wanderers extended their unbeaten run in the league to six matches, following a lone goal win over Crystal Palace, who were a major disappointment at home on the day. Earlier on Friday, Brighton bounced back from recent disappointment with a lone goal win over West Ham at home.

And on Sunday, Arsenal maintained their under-the-radar title push with a 5-1 thrashing of struggling Fulham to move up fourth, Chelsea ended their two-game non-winning run with a 3-0 rout of Southampton to move up second in the standings, and in the topmost encounter of the weekend, Manchester City and Liverpool divvied the spoils in a goalless tie.

 English Premier League Week 08 Standings


EPL week 08 standings at a glance

Brighton 1-0 West Ham

Glenn Murray scored the only goal of the game as Brighton leapfrogged West Ham with a 1-0 win at the Amex on Friday.

Murray made the breakthrough in the 25th-minute with his fifth Premier League goal of the season, and 99th in total for Brighton.

Chris Hughton's side then held on to record a much-needed victory that sees them move up to 12th in the table, while West Ham fall to 15th after a fifth defeat in eight league matches this season.

Burnley 1-1 Huddersfield

Huddersfield are still searching for a Premier League win after a 1-1 draw with Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday.

On the back of successive league wins, Sam Vokes' superb header put Burnley ahead against the run of play (20), but Huddersfield were level with a header of their own through Christopher Schindler (66).

It was Huddersfield's first goal from open play this season, but they couldn't find a winner despite having the better of play, and remain 18th, without a win this season.

Crystal Palace 0-1 Wolves

Wolves made it four wins from their last five Premier League matches with a 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace, who are still yet to score at home this season.

Matt Doherty scored the winner in the 54th minute, firing past Wayne Hennessey at the near post after a one-two with Raul Jimenez.

Palace threatened an equaliser but Rui Patricio made a fantastic double save to deny Max Meyer and Jeffrey Schlupp.

Leicester City 1-2 Everton

Gylfi Sigurdsson's sensational 77th-minute strike earned Everton a 2-1 win over 10-man Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Richarlison gave the visitors the lead after seven minutes as he tapped home from Bernard's cross but Ricardo Pereira levelled with five minutes remaining of the first half.

Wes Morgan was sent off for a second bookable offence just after the hour-mark and it proved the turning point as Everton made the numerical advantage count.

Sigurdsson collected Kurt Zouma's pass before bending an unstoppable right-foot shot into the top corner to notch his 50th Premier League goal and help Everton move up to 11th, level on points with Leicester.

Tottenham 1-0 Cardiff

Eric Dier's first Premier League goal in 18 months handed Spurs a narrow 1-0 victory over Cardiff who had Joe Ralls sent off at Wembley.

The winning goal came after just eight minutes when Dier side-footed into the corner from close range after Davinson Sanchez's header had deflected into his path.

Cardiff had their chances to equalise, particularly through Josh Murphy whose goalbound effort was cleared off the line by Toby Alderweireld, but Ralls' sending off for a knee-high foul on Lucas Moura after an hour proved costly.

The result means that Spurs have moved into third place in the Premier League table while Cardiff have slipped to bottom following Huddersfield's draw against Burnley.

Watford 0-4 Bournemouth

Joshua King helped Bournemouth secure their biggest Premier League away win with a 4-0 victory over Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

Wales international David Brooks opened the scoring before King converted a spot-kick - Christian Kabasele was sent off for conceding the penalty - and he added a third with a well-placed header from Callum Wilson's cross.

The Cherries scored a fourth early in the second half when Wilson flicked over Ben Foster from close range to seal a miserable afternoon for Javi Gracia's side.

Man United 3-2 Newcastle

An under-pressure Jose Mourinho saw his Manchester United side fight back from two goals down to earn a dramatic 3-2 win against Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Substitute Alexis Sanchez grabbed the winner with a dramatic 90th-minute header, giving the hosts what had seemed like an unlikely victory and sending Old Trafford wild.

The pre-match talk was dominated by Mourinho's future, with Man Utd insisting they will remain patient with their manager, dismissing reports he would be sacked after the game.

But the talk intensified as Mourinho's side got off to the worst possible start, tamely allowing Newcastle to race into a two-goal lead through Kenedy (8) and Yoshinori Muto (10), the first time they have conceded two goals inside 10 minutes at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

Nemanja Matic missed a sitter early in the second half, but sub Juan Mata halved the deficit with a fine free-kick (70) to give United hope, and they duly levelled shortly after through Anthony Martial's finish (76) before Sanchez's winner.

The result leaves United in eighth place, four points off the top four, while Newcastle are 19th with just two points from eight games this season under Rafa Benitez.


Fulham 1-5 Arsenal

Arsenal made it nine wins in a row in all competitions in emphatic fashion with a stylish display in a 5-1 victory at Fulham.

Fulham started brightly but were caught on the counter by Arsenal, with Lacazette finishing superbly in the 29th minute to break the deadlock, before Andre Schurrle levelled things up on the stroke of half-time.

The in-form Lacazette restored Arsenal's lead four minutes into the second half, before Ramsey nonchalantly finished off a flowing move to add a third in the 67th minute, 38 seconds after coming off the bench.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then got in on the act 11 minutes from time to add a fourth, before he completed the rout in stoppage time as Arsenal moved level on points with Tottenham, while Fulham sit just above the relegation zone in 17th after a second successive league defeat.

Southampton 0-3 Chelsea

Ross Barkley played a starring role as Chelsea kept up their exciting start to the season with a 3-0 win over Southampton on Super Sunday.

Barkley set up Eden Hazard for the opener (30) before scoring himself from close range (57) - his first goal for the club.

Alvaro Morata made it 3-0 (90+2) as Southampton struggled to make the most of some clear openings, including a jaw-dropping miss from Danny Ings from three yards out.

The victory keeps Chelsea unbeaten and moves them to the joint-top of the Premier League, level on points with Liverpool and Manchester City.

Liverpool 0-0 Man City

Riyad Mahrez blazed over a late penalty as City missed the chance to end Liverpool's unbeaten start to the season.

The Algeria international had the chance to snatch all three points for the champions after Virgil van Dijk tripped Leroy Sane in the area on 85 minutes, but he smashed the ball over from 12 yards as the much-anticipated top-of-the-table clash ended level.

Liverpool looked to have City's number in a blistering opening 10-minute spell but Pep Guardiola's men settled, limiting the Reds to few chances as both sides' flawless starts to the season remained intact.

The point lifts City top and Liverpool up to third in the Premier League on goal difference, with City's position heading into the international consolation after failing to end their 18-game winless run at Anfield.


EPL Week 08 Scores At A Glance              

Brighton 1-0 West Ham

Burnley 1-1 Huddersfield

Crystal Palace 0-1 Wolves

Leicester City 1-2 Everton

Tottenham 1-0 Cardiff

Watford 0-4 Bournemouth

Man United 3-2 Newcastle

Fulham 1-5 Arsenal

Southampton 0-3 Chelsea

Liverpool 0-0 Man City


Game day report from skysports was used in this compilation.

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