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Barclays premier league review

Published:Monday | October 6, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin (left) fouls Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose during their English Premier League football match at White Hart Lane, London, yesterday. Tottenham won 1-0. AP

CHELSEA 2 ARSENAL 0

GOALS:- CHELSEA - HAZARD 28th, PEN; COSTA 78th.

Diego Costa scored his ninth goal in six Barclays Premier League games to give Chelsea a comfortable win over Arsenal. Chelsea took the lead in the first half at Stamford Bridge when Eden Hazard converted from the penalty spot after he been brought down Laurent Koscielny. Spain striker Costa added a second after the break when he latched on to a long pass from Cesc Fabregas and lifted the ball over Wojciech Szczesny. Arsenal had a penalty appeal turned down, but otherwise rarely threatened.

MANCHESTER UNITED 2 EVERTON 1

GOALS:- UNITED: DI MARIA 27th, FALCAO 62nd. NAISMITH 55th.

Manchester United returned to the Premier League's top four for the first time in more than a year as Radamel Falcao's first United goal proved decisive against Everton. Angel Di Maria's calm finish gave the hosts a lead that survived to half-time as Leighton Baines saw a penalty saved. Baines picked out Steven Naismith to nod in an equaliser and Falcao cleared a Phil Jagielka header off the line. But Falcao stabbed in from Di Maria's shot to grab the winner.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1

SOUTHAMPTON 0

GOAL:- SPURS: ERIKSEN 40th.

Tottenham beat Southampton to end a run of four league games without a win and give manager Mauricio Pochettino a valuable victory against his former club. The home side went in front when Christian Eriksen latched on to a Nacer Chadli pass and arrowed in a shot. Chadli almost added to the lead only for his shot to come back off the post.

WEST HAM UNITED 2 QUEENS PARK RANGERS 0

GOALS:- WEST HAM: ONUOHA 5th, OG, SAKHO 59th.

West Ham climbed to seventh in the Barclays Premier League as an own goal by Nedum Onuoha and Diafra Sakho's header left QPR two points from safety at the bottom. The Hammers were ahead when Stewart Downing's corner struck the knee of Onuoha and rolled in. Sakho headed the second from a mis-hit cross by James Tomkins.