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Bournemouth 0-1 Newcastle
Leicester 2-1 Watford
Manchester United 2-0 West Brom
Norwich 1-0 Swansea
Sunderland 0-1 Southampton
West Ham 1-1 Everton
Stoke City 1-0 Chelsea
Aston Villa 0-0 Manchester City
Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham Spurs
Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace


Record woes continue to pile up for defending PL champions - Chelsea - as they went down by a lone goal to Stoke at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday - an unprecedented 3 consecutive game losing spree under the Roman Abramovich era and a record 7 game loss through the first dozen for any PL reigning championship side.

With the top two teams on the EPL log - Man City and Arsenal out of action on Saturday, Leicester took advantage, with Jamie Vardy making it nine goals in a row to help the Foxes go joint-top with a 2-1 victory over Watford and Jesse Lingard's fine strike and Juan Mata's penalty earned Manchester United a 2-0 victory over West Brom at Old Trafford.

Elsewhere, Steve McClaren's Newcastle secured their first away win of season to move out of the bottom three, Norwich City arrested a run of four league defeats with a lone goal victory over Swansea, Southampton extended their unbeaten run to six games with a lone goal victory over Sunderland Romelu Lukaku canceled Manuel Lanzini's opener as West Ham and Everton settled for a draw.

And on Sunday, Aston Villa held PL leaders - Manchester City to a goalless tie at Villa Park, Kieran Gibbs' late equalizer denied Tottenham victory in their North London derby with Arsenal, and Jurgen Klopp was handed his first loss as Liverpool's new boss following a crushing 2-1 home loss to Crystal Palace.

Bournemouth 0-1 Newcastle

Newcastle moved out of the bottom three after Ayoze Perez's first-half strike handed Steve McClaren's side a 1-0 victory at Bournemouth in the Premier League.

In a game where the visitors had just two shots in the entire match, Bournemouth dominated from the first whistle to the last but were made to pay when Perez's shot -

Newcastle's only effort on target - found the back of the net in the 27th minute.

Bournemouth joined the last three with the loss.

Leicester 2-1 Watford

Jamie Vardy scored for the ninth successive Premier League game as Leicester beat Watford 2-1 and moved joint-top of the division on Saturday.

The England international - closing in on Ruud van Nistelrooy's 10 in a row back in 2003 - struck what proved the winner from the penalty spot (65) after he was brought down in the box by Heurelho Gomes, usual taker Riyad Mahrez agreeing to relinquish duties.

Gomes had a game to forget, allowing N'Golo Kante's timid shot to slip through his fingers as the home side made the breakthrough on 52 minutes.

Watford pulled a goal back late on when Kante felled substitute Juan Carlos Peredes in the box and Troy Deeney converted the spot-kick but Leicester held on for the victory.

Manchester United 2-0 West Bromwich

Jesse Lingard scored his first Manchester United goal as Louis van Gaal's side beat West Brom.

Winger Lingard, 22, curled home from the edge of the box early in the second half to give the hosts the lead.

Substitute Saido Berahino missed a superb opportunity to equalise late on when he headed over from close range, and Juan Mata capitalized - converting from the spot late on after Anthony Martial was fouled by Gareth McAuley to make the win safe.

The victory keeps Manchester United fourth in the Premier League, while West Brom are 12th.

Norwich 1-0 Swansea

Jonny Howson scored the only goal of the game as Norwich ended a six-match winless run by beating Swansea 1-0 at Carrow Road on Saturday.

The midfielder headed in from close-range in the 70th minute to settle a Premier League game of few chances, nodding in substitute Dieumerci Mbokani's headed pass back across goal from Robbie Brady's corner.

Swansea came close to the equalizer with Gylfi Sigurdsson hitting the bar from a Wayne Routledge cross but Norwich held firm for their first clean sheet of the season while condemning Swansea to a fifth defeat in eight games and also handing them their second straight loss in two straight PL outings.

The loss was a second straight for Swansea who dropped to 14th on the log with Norwich right behind them on 12points.

Sunderland 0-1 Southampton

Southampton extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to six games as Dusan Tadic's penalty left Sunderland in the relegation zone.

Ronald Koeman's side bettered exchanges at the Stadium of Light and both Jose Fonte and Steven Davis saw efforts cleared off the line after half-time.

The pressure told when Yann M'Vila fouled Ryan Bertrand and Tadic struck a fourth league goal of the season.

Adam Johnson forced a save in response, but the away side easily held on for the win.

West Ham 1-1 Everton

Romelu Lukaku scored his seventh goal in as many appearances against West Ham as Everton drew 1-1 at Upton Park on Saturday

Manuel Lanzini put the Hammers ahead after 30 minutes with a composed finish, but Lukaku equalised late in the first half from Gerard Deulofeu's through ball.

Neither side was able to find a winner after the break, with West Ham losing Dimitri Payet and his replacement Enner Valencia to injury.

Stoke City 1-0 Chelsea

Chelsea's struggles continued as Marko Arnautovic's second-half volley earned Stoke City a 1-0 victory over the reigning champions on Saturday Night Football.

Manager Jose Mourinho was not at the Britannia Stadium due to his one-match stadium ban but his side's alarming slump continued, the visitors failing to make the most of a dominant first-half display as Arnautovic's spectacular effort (53) earned the Potters three points

The result leaves Chelsea - who have lost seven of their 12 league games - just three points above the relegation zone, and 13 points adrift of the top-four places,

while Stoke, who also knocked the Blues out of the Capital One Cup a fortnight ago, climb to 12th in the Premier League table.

 

Sunday

 

Aston Villa 0-0 Manchester City

Bottom club Aston Villa ended a run of eight defeats by holding Manchester City to a 0-0 draw at Villa Park in Remi Garde's first game as manager.

Displaying a new-found defensive solidity, the hosts restricted City well although Raheem Sterling should have scored with a close-range header.

Fernando saw a late header hit the bar for the visitors, while substitute Fabian Delph's low shot rolled just wide.

Villa were less effective going forward and did not manage a shot on target.

However, they will welcome their first point since August against a free-scoring City side who were held to their second successive 0-0 draw away from home in the PL.

Villa remain rooted to the bottom of the log whilst City maintained their perch at the top.

Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham

Substitute Kieran Gibbs rescued a point for Arsenal in a pulsating north London derby against Tottenham.

Spurs dominated for long periods and took a deserved first-half lead when Harry Kane broke clear and slotted in.

However, Arsenal slowly took control in the second half and equalised when Mesut Ozil provided a deep cross for Gibbs to bundle past Hugo Lloris.

Arsenal are level on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, while Spurs lie fifth.

Liverpool 1-2 Crystal City

Crystal Palace inflicted the first defeat of the Jurgen Klopp era with a 2-1 victory over Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Goals in either half from Yannick Bolasie (21) and Scott Dann (82) sealed Alan Pardew's side all three points from this fixture for the second successive season, following their 3-1 triumph in the penultimate game of last term.

Philippe Coutinho's 42nd-minute equaliser dragged Liverpool back into contention in an entertaining game on Merseyside, but the hosts were made to pay for their wastefulness in front of goal, as well as a number of defensive errors.

 

(Match day reports from BBC, dailymail and skysports were used in this compilation)

 

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