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


Arsenal extended their unbeaten run to 14 games and leapfrogged idle Chelsea on Saturday for the PL top spot, courtesy of goal difference, following an impressive come from behind victory over Stoke City at the Emirates.

Struggling PL defending champions, Leicester City, rediscovered enough of their championship form to stun visiting PL title hopefuls Manchester City with Jamie Vardy leading the charge with a hat-trick to end a five game non-winning run, Bob Bradly and his Swansea side climbed out of the drop zone with a vital and comprehensive 3-0 demolition of fellow strugglers – Sunderland – and Stefano Okaka netted his first double for Watford as his side edged Everton by three goals to two in a thrilling encounter at Vicarage Road.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Crystal Palace denied Hull City a shot at moving out of the bottom places as Frazier Campbell’s late equalizer canceled their lead, and Burnley snatched a much-needed victory by beating Bournemouth 3-2 to end a run of three consecutive PL defeats.

And on Sunday, Chelsea regained the PL top spot after upping their winning streak to 9 successive games following a hard fought win over West Brom at Stamford Bridge, Manchester Utd ended a string of three straight ties with a lone goal win over Tottenham, record signing Sofiane Boufal’s first PL goal handed Southampton a lone goal victory over Middlesbrough and a valiant West Ham side denied Liverpool the full spoils at Anfield as they forced their hosts into a come from behind 2-2 tie.


Sunday games

Chelsea 1-0 West Brom

Chelsea reclaimed top spot in the Premier League with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over West Brom at Stamford Bridge.

With the game heading towards a frustrating stalemate, Diego Costa punished a Gareth McAuley error on 76 minutes as the Blues restored their three-point lead over Arsenal at the top of the table.

Costa's 12th goal of the season extended Chelsea's winning streak to nine top-flight games as Antonio Conte's men further underlined their status as title favourites.


Manchester Utd 1-0 Tottenham Spurs

Henrikh Mkhitaryan's first Premier League goal gave Manchester United victory over top-four rivals Tottenham.

United, still six points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, led when Mkhitaryan raced on to Ander Herrera's through ball and hammered into the roof of the net.

Victor Wanyama should have levelled with a header from six yards out, although visitors Spurs created few chances despite plenty of possession.

Jose Mourinho's side have closed the gap to three points on Tottenham, who looked off the pace for much of the 90 minutes and remain in fifth on 27 points.


Southampton 1-0 Middlesbrough

Sofiane Boufal scored his first Premier League goal as his spectacular strike from 25 yards gave Southampton a win over Middlesbrough.

Boufal, who joined the Saints for a club record fee of £16m from Lille in August, collected the ball from James Ward-Prowse before blasting past Boro goalkeeper Victor Valdes.

Viktor Fischer had the visitors' best chance but his shot was blocked on the goalline by Jose Fonte.

The result takes Southampton up to 10th in the table, while Middlesbrough are 16th, only three points above the relegation zone.


Liverpool 2-2 West Ham United

Liverpool fell behind in the Premier League title race after being held to a 2-2 draw by West Ham at Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool took the lead early on through Adam Lallana's neat strike, but Dimitri Payet's 25-yard free-kick and Michail Antonio's finish had West Ham going into the break 2-1 up via some questionable goalkeeping from Loris Karius on both occasions.

Divock Origi capitalised on Darren Randolph dropping a Sadio Mane cross to finish from close range just after the break, but despite dominating the second half in possession, Liverpool could not grab a winner.


Saturday games


Watford 3-2 Everton

Italy international – Stefano Okaka - opened his Hornets account with a spectacular back-heel on 36 minutes, cancelling out Romelu Lukaku’s 17th-minute opener.

Sebastian Prodl hit his first goal of the season to give Watford the advantage early in the second half before Okaka doubled his tally on 64 minutes to put the game beyond the Toffees.

Lukaku grabbed a lifeline for Ronald Koeman’s men four minutes from time but there was to be no way back for the Merseysiders, who have won just one of their last 10 league games.

Arsenal 3-1 Stoke City

Arsenal moved top of the Premier League as they came from behind to beat Stoke at Emirates Stadium.

The visitors took the lead through Charlie Adam's penalty after Granit Xhaka elbowed Joe Allen.

Theo Walcott turned in substitute Hector Bellerin's cross just before half-time for his 100th club goal.

Mesut Ozil headed over goalkeeper Lee Grant to give Arsenal the lead before substitute Alex Iwobi side-footed home the third.

The win sees the Gunners go top on goal difference ahead of Chelsea, who host West Brom on Nissan Super Sunday, and stretches their unbeaten run in the league to 14 matches

Burnley 3-2 Bournemouth

Jeff Hendrick's stunning half-volley helped Burnley end a run of three L defeats as they beat Bournemouth at Turf Moor.

Burnley's record signing opened the scoring on 13 minutes, finding the top corner from 25 yards for his second goal for the Clarets.

Three minutes later the home side doubled their lead, as Hendrick's Republic of Ireland team-mate Stephen Ward slid in to score on the rebound from close range.

Bournemouth halved the deficit on the stroke of half-time as Benik Afobe swept home Simon Francis' pass, before George Boyd extended the lead when he latched on to Andre Gray's backheel to slam into the bottom corner.

Charlie Daniels' thumping injury-time strike set up a tense final few minutes but Burnley held on.


Hull City 3-3 Crystal Palace

A late equaliser from substitute Fraizer Campbell saw Crystal Palace snatch a draw at Hull City in a thrilling PL game.

The Tigers went ahead through Robert Snodgrass' controversial penalty before Christian Benteke equalised with another spot-kick.

Wilfried Zaha blasted the Eagles ahead, but Hull benefited from poor Palace defending as Adama Diomande and Jake Livermore scored twice in a six-minute period to put the hosts back in front.

But Campbell, who played 38 times for Hull in the 2007-08 season, headed in from Zaha's cross to make it 3-3.

Swansea 3-0 Sunderland

Swansea moved out of the relegation zone after Fernando Llorente struck twice in a 3-0 home victory over Sunderland.

Gylfi Sigurdsson broke the deadlock from the penalty spot six minutes into the second half, after Jason Denayer was adjudged to have handled Wayne Routledge's delivery.

Fernando Llorente doubled the advantage just three minutes later, sweeping home from Sigurdsson's corner with a deft, close-range finish.

And Llorente made the game safe 10 minutes from time by connecting with Jefferson Montero's left-wing cross and heading past Jordan Pickford.

The result lifted Bob Bradley's side out of the relegation zone, with David Moyes' Black Cats dropping to the bottom of the Premier League table.

Leicester 4-2 Manchester City

Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick as Leicester City pulled off a stunning victory over an out-of-sorts Manchester City.

The Foxes were 2-0 up in five minutes as Vardy ended his 10-game run without a PL goal by slotting home, and Andy King curled in moments later.

It was 3-0 within 20 minutes as Vardy added another after skipping past visiting keeper Claudio Bravo, and he completed his hat-trick by intercepting a misplaced John Stones pass and finishing from a narrow angle.

Aleksandar Kolarov, with a free-kick, and Nolito scored late consolation goals for the away side.

City have now lost back-to-back league games for the first time since Pep Guardiola took over in the summer, and are four points adrift of leaders Arsenal.


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