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Bournemouth 1-2 Sunderland
Burnley 3-2 Crystal Palace
Manchester City 1-1 Middlesbrough
West Ham 1-1 Stoke
Chelsea 5-0 Everton
Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham Spurs
Hull City 2-1 Southampton
Liverpool 6-1 Watford
Swansea City 1-3 Manchester Utd
Leicester City 1-2 West Bromwich Albion
     

 

 
With Premier League pacesetters – Arsenal and Liverpool - scheduled for action on Sunday, Chelsea added to their recent successful string of victories as they extended their PL winning streak to five straight games in a five to nothing obliteration of Everton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening for sole possession of the summit.

Manchester City’s hope of extending their lead atop the PL leaderboard was dashed as they dropped to the second spot, courtesy of Marten De Roon’s stoppage-time header that saw Middlesbrough pick up a valuable point at the Etihad, and bottommost - Sunderland - finally ended their winless start to the season with a dramatic 2-1 win at Bournemouth.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Crystal Palace picked up their fourth straight loss of the campaign, a 3-2 loss against Burnley and Stoke City preserved their recent six game unbeaten run, thanks in part to an error from West Ham goalie – Adrian – that gifted them the equalizer.

Liverpool extended their unbeaten run to 12 on Sunday by thumping Watford 6-1 at Anfield to go top of the PL for the first time under Jurgen Klopp, Tottenham Spurs maintained their unbeaten start to the PL, courtesy of Harry Kane’s equalizer that earned them a point at Arsenal, and Manchester Utd ended their four game winless run in the PL, making light work of a feeble Swansea side in a 3-1 win.

Also on Sunday, West Brom stunned defending PL Champions – Leicester by two goals to one at the King Power Stadium, and Hull City came from a goal down for a 2-1 win over Southampton at the KCOM Stadium.

Sunday

Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham Spurs

 

 

 

Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham

 

Harry Kane returned from injury to earn Tottenham a 1-1 draw against Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.

After Theo Walcott had hit the post with a superb effort, Arsenal took the lead through Kevin Wimmer's own goal just before the break, the defender heading past Hugo Lloris from Mesut Ozil's cross.

Back in the side after a seven-week absence, Kane's penalty levelled it up for Spurs after the break, following Laurent Koscielny's foul on Mousa Dembele.

The result means Tottenham are still the only unbeaten side left in the Premier League, but stay three points behind Arsenal.

Hull City 2-1 Southampton

Robert Snodgrass inspired Hull City to victory against Southampton as Mike Phelan earned his first three points since being appointed permanent head coach.

Charlie Austin's sixth-minute penalty appeared to have Saints in control, with Hull offering little in the way of an attacking threat but the mood inside the KCOM Stadium was transformed in the space of two second-half minutes.

First, Snodgrass - introduced from the bench for the stricken Keane - swept home his fourth league goal of the season from Sam Clucas' low cross before the Scotland international delivered an inviting free-kick that Michael Dawson headed past Fraser Forster.

Southampton pushed for an equalizer but David Marshall made a string of saves in the Hull goal before Clucas produced a remarkable goal line clearance from a corner in the final minute of added time.

The win - Hull's first in the league since 20 August - ends a six-game losing streak, although they remain inside the bottom three heading into the international break.

 

Liverpool 6-1 Watford

Liverpool went top of the Premier League for the first time under manager Jurgen Klopp with an emphatic victory over Watford at Anfield.

The Reds were rampant in front of their own fans and broke the deadlock after a series of near misses in the 27th minute when Sadio Mane headed home.

Philippe Coutinho doubled the hosts' lead moments later before Emre Can made it 3-0 shortly before half-time.

After the break, Roberto Firmino tapped home the fourth in the 57th minute and Mane netted his second on the hour-mark before Daryl Janmaat pulled one back for Watford with 15 minutes to play.

But Georginio Wijnaldum rounded off a sublime performance from Liverpool on the stroke of full-time to fire the Reds top of the table heading into the international break.

Swansea City 1-3 Manchester United

 

 

Swansea 1-3 Man Utd

 

 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba scored as Manchester United ended their goal drought as well as their 4 game winless slide with a 3-1 victory over Swansea City.

United dominated from the start and were 3-0 up at half-time thanks to Paul Pogba's stunning drive and two goals for Zlatan Ibrahimovic - his first in the league since September.

Mike van der Hoorn headed in for Swansea midway through the second half but there was no real danger for the visitors, whose manager Jose Mourinho watched from the stand because of a touchline ban.

United climb up to sixth in the table, while a 10th Premier League match without victory means Swansea remain second from bottom.

Leicester City 1-2 West Bromwich Albion

Winger Matt Phillips punished a horrendous error by midfielder Danny Drinkwater to score the winner for West Brom at champions Leicester.

Two goals in three second-half minutes livened up what had been a dull encounter at the King Power Stadium.

The Baggies scored first when midfielder James Morrison, making his first league start since January, headed in from Phillips' brilliant right-wing cross.

Moments later Riyad Mahrez, on Leicester's right, provided a similarly accurate delivery for £29m club-record signing Islam Slimani to nod in his fourth goal since joining the Foxes in the summer.

But with 18 minutes remaining Phillips pounced on the ball after Drinkwater miscontrolled, and strode forward before dinking his shot past keeper Ron-Robert Zieler.


Saturday Matches

Bournemouth 1-2 Sunderland

Ten-man Sunderland ended their winless start to the Premier League season with a dramatic 2-1 win at Bournemouth.

With David Moyes serving a one-game touchline ban, Sunderland fell behind to Dan Gosling's goal but Victor Anichebe levelled things up, scoring his first league goal in 546 days.

Things looked bleak for under-pressure Moyes with 30 minutes remaining when Steven Pienaar was shown a second yellow card but Jermain Defoe scored from the penalty spot on 74 minutes.

Bournemouth threw everything at the visitors in the closing stages, but goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and his back four stood strong to give the North East club a huge victory.

Burnley 3-2 Crystal Palace

Ashley Barnes hit a stunning last-minute winner as Burnley climbed into the top half of the Premier League with a pulsating victory over Crystal Palace at Turf Moor.

The hosts went in front inside 90 seconds through Sam Vokes and doubled their lead when Johann Berg Gudmundsson drilled home, although goalkeeper Steve Mandanda should have done better.

Palace pulled one back when Connor Wickham scored with his first touch after coming off the bench, and levelled on 81 minutes when Matt Lowton blocked Andros Townsend's cross with his hand and Christian Benteke stroked in the penalty.

Palace looked the more likely to win in what time remained but there was a stunning twist in the tale as substitute Barnes - just back from a long-term injury - lashed home in the fourth minute of injury time.

Manchester City 1-1 Middlesbrough

 

 

Man City 1-1 Middlesbrough



Marten de Roon's injury-time equaliser snatched a draw for Middlesbrough as Manchester City were made to pay for a sloppy second-half performance at Etihad Stadium.
Sergio Aguero put City ahead, stabbing in Kevin de Bruyne's cross for his 150th City goal with their 18th shot of the afternoon.

Boro were hugely improved after the break and Alvaro Negredo brought a fine save from Claudio Bravo with an audacious lob from the halfway line.

Pep Guardiola's side looked to have withstood the isolated spells of Boro pressure but De Roon's header from George Friend's 91st-minute cross denied them.

West Ham 1-1 Stoke

Bojan Krkic earned Stoke City a draw at West Ham as the Potters extended their unbeaten run to six games.

Chances had been at a premium before the Hammers took the lead when Michail Antonio's header from a Dimitri Payet cross came off Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan and beat keeper Lee Grant at his near post.

West Ham keeper Adrian might have conceded a penalty for a foul on Jonathan Walters but the referee played on and Bojan volleyed in from his team-mate's cross.

Stoke almost snatched a late winner but Adrian palmed a Charlie Adam free-kick wide.

Chelsea 5-0 Everton

 

 

Chelsea crushes Everton 5-0



Eden Hazard scored twice as Chelsea powered their way to the top of the Premier League with an emphatic 5-0 thrashing of Everton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

In a hugely one-sided contest, Hazard set the hosts on their way with the opening goal in the 19th minute.

Marcos Alonso doubled the advantage 23 seconds later and Diego Costa made it 3-0 shortly before the break.

Hazard scored the fourth for a Chelsea side brimming with confidence and Pedro completed the rout in the 65th minute.

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

 

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