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Sunderland 1-4 Arsenal
Manchester United 0-0 Burnley FC
Middlesbrough 2-0 Bournemouth
Tottenham Spurs 1-1 Leicester
Watford 1-0 Hull City
west Brom 0-4 Manchester City
Crystal Palace 2-4 Liverpool
Everton 2-0 West Ham
Southampton 0-2 Chelsea
Stoke City 3-1 Swansea City

 

Manchester Utd lost more ground on the pacesetters at the top of the PL on Saturday as the goal drought and recent frustrations continued with Zlatan Ibrahimovic extending his profligacy in front of goal to six straight games and the pair of Jose Mourinho and midfielder Ander Herrera being sent off in their goalless stalemate with Burnley FC at Old Trafford.

 

 

Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League in emphatic style with a 4-0 trouncing over West Brom to end their 3 games winless run in the PL, the pressure mounted on Sunderland manager – David Moyes - as his side capitulated to a 1-4 shellacking at the hands of Arsenal to remain winless and bottom of the table with the latter extending their unbeaten run to 9 games to keep pace at the top of the PL, and title chasers – Liverpool moved level on points with leaders Man City and second placed Arsenal following a 4-2 thrilling victory at Crystal Palace.

Also on Saturday, defending champions – Leicester City and last year’s runner ups – Tottenham Spurs both fell behind in the chase following a 1-1 tie, Hull City picked up their 6th straight loss courtesy of an own goal from Michael Dawson in their loss to Watford, and Middlesbrough deservingly ended their 7 games winless run with goals from Gaston Ramirez and Steward Downing in their 2-0 win over Bournemouth.

On Super Sunday, Chelsea kept pace with the PL leading pack as they moved up to the fourth spot – just a point behind the three-way tie for the summit led by Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool following an impressive 2-0 win at Southampton, and Everton ended their 5 game winless run with a scrappy 2-0 win over West Ham who remain close to the relegation zone.

On Monday Night Football, Ivorian striker – Wilfried Bony – rediscovered his scoring boots as his two goals helped power Stoke past his old club – Swansea – who remain winless in their last 9 games.

Monday

Stoke City 3-1 Swansea City

Stoke claimed a third successive Premier League victory as they overcame a Swansea side still without a win since the opening day of the season.

Former Swans striker Wilfried Bony scored his first goal for Stoke before Wayne Routledge headed the visitors level in a frenetic first half in which the hosts hit the post three times.

The volume of Stoke chances eventually told as visiting defender Alfie Mawson turned Ramadan Sobhi's shot into his own net, and Bony then nodded in a third after Joe Allen's shot was saved.

Mark Hughes' side are now 12th in the table while Swansea, despite some initial signs of improvement, remain second from bottom and five points from safety.


Sunday

Everton 2-0 West Ham

Everton ended a sequence of five matches without a win with a scrappy victory against a West Ham side who remain close to the relegation zone.

Romelu Lukaku put Everton ahead, heading home from close range for his seventh Premier League goal against the Hammers.

Everton improved as the match progressed and Ross Barkley, under scrutiny this season for some inconsistent performances, capped a fine display with a half-volley that secured the points for the hosts.

West Ham, who had been unbeaten in October, had chances and were the better side in the first half but were left to rue Angelo Ogbonna's miss, which could have given the visitors the lead.

Southampton 0-2 Chelsea

Chelsea made it four Premier League wins in a row and moved to within one point of the top spot with a 2-0 win over Southampton at St Mary's on Super Sunday.

Eden Hazard netted for the third league game in succession before Diego Costa curled home a sumptuous second to end Southampton's eight-month unbeaten run at home.

Hazard has now scored more goals (5) in this Premier League season than the last campaign (4), while Costa is now the leading goal scorer in the league with eight goals.

Since being dispatched 3-0 by Arsenal and switching to a back three, Chelsea have taken maximum points and kept four consecutive clean sheets.

The victory moves Antonio Conte's men into fourth place on 22 points, just one point off Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool, who are all level on 23.

 

Monday

Stoke City vs Swansea City

Sunderland 1-4 Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez put the Gunners ahead when he got in front of defender Lamine Kone to head in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross.

Sunderland 1-4 Arsenal

 

The dominant visitors had a strong penalty appeal turned down after Sanchez looked to have been brought down before Jermain Defoe equalised from the spot after keeper Petr Cech had fouled Duncan Watmore.

However, Arsenal reasserted their authority and lead with three goals in six minutes and 20 seconds.

Olivier Giroud came off the bench to guide in a shot and then headed in a Mesut Ozil corner, while Sanchez's close range effort was the signal for the home fans to start streaming out of the Stadium of Light.

The win moved Arsenal top of the Premier League - but Manchester City's victory over West Brom later in the day knocked them off the summit.

West Brom 0-4 Manchester City

City and boss Guardiola ended their 6 game winless streak in all competitions. Sergio Aguero flashed in Ilkay Gundogan's through ball to give them the lead. The Baggies were flat and Aguero struck again, punishing hesitant defending with a powerful, top-corner finish.

 

 

West Brom 0-4 Manchester City

 

West Brom improved hugely after the break but failed to take their chances before Gundogan twice slotted home - first from Aguero's chip and then after being found by Kevin de Bruyne.

City leapfrogged Arsenal who were 4-1 winners at Sunderland for the top spot with 10 matches into the season.

Tottenham 1-1 Leicester City

Tottenham's stuttering Premier League form continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Leicester on Saturday.

Vincent Janssen gave Spurs the lead with his first league goal, converting from the penalty spot in the 44th minute after he had been fouled by Robert Huth.

But Ahmed Musa equalised shortly after half-time as the Foxes claimed their first away point of the season, frustrating once again the side they pipped to the title last term.

Spurs remain a meagre 3points off the top with Leicester a whopping 11points off.

Crystal Palace 2-4 Liverpool

Slick Liverpool kept pace at the top of the Premier League with a thrilling 4-2 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday evening.

Southampton 2-4 Liverpool

Five of the goals came during a pulsating first half at Selhurst Park, with Emre Can opening the scoring (16) before James McArthur levelled the match within two minutes.

Dejan Lovren headed the Reds back in front four minutes later before midfielder McArthur added his second, heading home just after the half-hour mark.

Joel Matip headed home his first Liverpool goal in the 44th minute and Roberto Firmino added the fourth in the second half to see the visitors go 11 games unbeaten in all competitions.

Crystal Palace have now lost their last three games in the Premier League and remain in 12th place while Liverpool move level on points with Arsenal and Manchester City at the top of the table, Jurgen Klopp's side third only on goal difference.

Watford 1-0 Hull City

Hull suffered a sixth straight loss in the Premier League as a late Michael Dawson own goal handed Watford a 1-0 victory on Saturday.

It was a cruel loss for Hull, who rarely shone in attack, but had looked resolute in defence before Dawson inadvertently turned the ball into his own net in the 82nd minute.

Watford attacked in waves down the right through Nordin Amrabat, but it was the returning Daryl Janmaat who sent in the cross which led to the winner.

Victory means Watford have picked up eight points in their last four league games, while Hull remain in the relegation zone.

Manchester United 0-0 Burnley FC

Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands and Ander Herrera saw red as Manchester United were held to a goalless draw by a Tom Heaton-inspired Burnley at Old Trafford. United had 37 shots on goal, but found Heaton in impenetrable form as he made 11 saves.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the chief profligate for United, missing at least three gilt-edged chances from 12 shots at goal, meaning he has now gone six league games without scoring for the first time since December 2007 with Inter Milan.

United's frustration boiled over as Mourinho was sent to the stand at half time for his angry reaction to United not being awarded a penalty for a tackle on Matteo Darmian, while referee Mark Clattenberg also dismissed Herrera midway through the second half for two bookings.

Mourinho's men are now without a Premier League win in four matches and are eight points off the top spot.

Middlesbrough 2-0 Bournemouth

A brilliant solo goal from Gaston Ramirez helped Middlesbrough to a first win in eight Premier League games as they beat Bournemouth at the Riverside Stadium.

Ramirez blocked a shot and picked up the loose ball in his own half before he ended a storming run into the Bournemouth penalty area by cutting inside Andrew Surman and side-footing home.

Stewart Downing added Middlesbrough's second from close range after Alvaro Negredo nodded Adam Traore's cross to the far post.

 

 

 Match day report from bbc.co.uk and skysports.com were used in this compilation.

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