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Abena Alice|myghanalinks - Phil Jagielka scored a stunning stoppage-time equaliser as Everton hit back to draw 1-1 with Merseyside rivals Liverpool at Anfield. Diego Costa scored his eighth goal of the young season as the Blues maintained their 100 per cent home record. Southampton made it four straight victories with a win over QPR as Man United and Man City also won.

Liverpool 1 - 1 Everton


Everton keeper Tim Howard rises to the occasion as Mario Balotelli makes an attempt on goal
Everton keeper Tim Howard rises to the occasion as Mario Balotelli makes an attempt on goal


Everton midfielder Gareth Barry endured a torrid start to the game after being booked inside the first minute before almost conceding a penalty when the ball struck his raised arm and then bringing down Mario Balotelli.

Liverpool looked more threatening as Tim Howard saved from Balotelli, Adam Lallana and Raheem Sterling, while Everton lost Kevin Mirallas due to a hamstring injury.

The second half finally sprung into life 20 minutes after the break when Balotelli was fouled just outside the box and Gerrard curled a free-kick over the wall and just beyond Howard.

Romelu Lukaku had an immediate chance to equalise, but glanced a header straight at Simon Mignolet, and then Balotelli’s volley from six yards out brushed Howard’s face before striking the crossbar.

Brendan Rodgers’ side appeared set for their third win of the season until centre-half Jagielka thumped home a leveller in the second minute of added time. Jagielka’s first-time shot from 25 yards swerved away from Mignolet and rocketed into the top corner.

Chelsea 3 - 0 Aston Villa

Chelsea handed Jose Mourinho a victory in his 250th game in charge of the club, beating Aston Villa 3-0 to cement their spot at the top of the Premier League.

Oscar (7) stroked in the opener when he converted Willian’s pass to score from six yards; Willian had seen his initial attempt pawed away by Brad Guzan having been found by Branislav Ivanovic down the right, but the Brazilian remained alert and squared the rebound into his countryman’s path.

Diego Costa (59) – with his eighth goal in six Premier League games since signing from Atletico Madrid for £32million – knocked in a second and Willian brushed in a third (79) to maintain the Blues’ 100 per cent home record.

Sunderland 0 - 0 Swansea

Sunderland’s wait for a first Premier League win of the season continued as they were held to a 0-0 draw with 10-man Swansea at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland enjoyed the better of the chances in a goalless first half as Lukasz Fabianski needed to be alert to deny Adam Johnson and Santiago Vergini with smart saves, while Swansea were mainly limited to efforts from range.

The Swans had full-back Angel Rangel dismissed with 10 minutes remaining after he was shown a second yellow card for blocking Will Buckley, while substitute Steven Fletcher nodded a glaring chance wide in the closing stages for the hosts.

Southampton 2 - 1 QPR

Graziano Pelle's superb goal gave Southampton a sixth straight win in all competitions as they saw off visitors QPR 2-1. The victory for Ronald Koeman's men makes it four in a row in the Premier League and follows on from the midweek success at Arsenal which took Saints into the Capital One Cup fourth round.

All the goals at St Mary's on Saturday came in the second half. On-loan Chelsea left-back Ryan Bertrand opened the scoring in the 54th minute with a fine finish after Sadio Mane's backheel.

Rangers hit back through Charlie Austin's excellent swivel and shot on 66 minutes, but just two minutes later, Pelle came up with an acrobatic winner after being set up by Dusan Tadic's header.

Man United 2 - 1 West Ham

Manchester United survived Wayne Rooney’s moment of madness as their captain scored and was then sent off in the 2-1 victory over West Ham at Old Trafford.

Rooney was red carded just before the hour mark after a rush of blood saw him kick out at Stewart Downing. Rooney had opened the scoring with just five minutes on the clock, applying a superb first-time finish to Rafael’s run and cross down the right to guide the ball across Adrian and into the back of the net.

United made it 2-0 midway through the half, Robin van Persie feinting past Winston Reid before shooting low across goal into the bottom corner from Radamel Falcao’s pass after Alex Song had been robbed of possession in his own half.

But the home side’s frailties returned to haunt them once again as David de Gea came and missed Downing’s corner, allowing Enner Valencia to head against the bar and Diafra Sakho nodded home the rebound.

The visitors regained the lead on 68 minutes when Dzeko rolled a low shot past McGregor. Manuel Pellegrini’s side put the game to bed with three minutes to go when substitute Lampard was presented with a simple finish from Pablo Zabaleta’s pull-back.

Hull City 2 - 4 Man City

Edin Dzeko scored a goal in each half as Manchester City recovered from losing a two-goal lead to beat Hull City 4-2 at the KC Stadium.

The champions took the lead on seven minutes when Aguero took advantage of some slack home defending to angle a drive beyond Allan McGregor. Just four minutes later, it was 2-0 when David Silva fed Dzeko and the Bosnian striker curled a thumping shot from the edge of the area over McGregor.

Hull were helped back into the game on 21 minutes when Liam Rosenior powered down the right and his cross was headed into his own net by Eliaquim Mangala.The summer signing from Porto then gave the home side the chance to equalise on 32 minutes when his high boot caught Abel Hernandez and the Hull striker converted the penalty.

Crystal Palace 2 - 0 Leicester City

Crystal Palace made it two wins after their 2-0 victory over Leicester City at Selhurst Park. The game sparked into life just over five minutes into the second half, when Palace striker Fraizer Campbell opened the scoring after diverting a Mile Jedinak knockdown beyond Schmeichel.

Moments later, the Eagles doubled their lead when Jedinak headed past the Foxes goalkeeper to secure all three points for Neil Warnock’s side – a win that moves Palace into eighth and pushes Leicester down into ninth.

Arsenal 1 - 1 Tottenham

Arsenal needed an equaliser from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as they drew 1-1 with Tottenham Hotspur in the first North London derby of the season at the Emirates Stadium.

Nacer Chadli opened the scoring for Spurs in the 56th minute from Erik Lamela’s clever pass, after Mathieu Flamini had been dispossessed in a dangerous area by Christian Eriksen.

Arsenal responded strongly as Oxlade-Chamberlain fired in a leveller from close range after 74 minutes, but neither side could find a winner in a gripping finale.

Sunday Games

West Brom vs Burnley FC

Stoke City vs Newcastle


Match reports from premierleague.com, skysports.com and dailymail.co.uk were used in this compilation

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