Barclays Premier League Reviews
MANCHESTER UNITED 2
GOALS:- ARSENAL: GIROUD 90th. UNITED: GIBBS OG 55th; ROONEY 85th.
Manchester United claimed their first away win in the Barclays Premier League under manager Louis van Gaal, while confirming Arsenal's worst start to a season for 32 years. Kieran Gibbs scored an own goal to give United the lead, before Wayne Rooney scored his 11th goal against the Gunners. Substitute Olivier Giroud came off the bench to score a consolation goal in his first appearance since March.
CHELSEA 2 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0
GOALS:- CHELSEA: COSTA 11th; HAZARD 25th.
Chelsea's relentless march towards the Barclays Premier League title continued unabated at Stamford Bridge, where they extended their lead at the top to seven points ahead of second-place Southampton, who play Aston Villa today. Diego Costa scored his 11th goal of the season for Chelsea, before Eden Hazard claimed another. Albion were reduced to 10 men after Claudio Yacob was dismissed for a lunge on Costa.
WEST HAM UNITED 1
GOALS:- EVERTON: LUKAKU 26th; OSMAN 23rd. WEST HAM: ZARATE 56th.
Leon Osman celebrated his 400th appearance for Everton by claiming a late winner against West Ham. Romelu Lukaku's fifth goal of the season gave Everton the lead after Ross Barkley's blocked shot fell into his path. Hammers sub Mauro Zarate levelled before Osman converted Samuel Eto'o's perfect pass.
LEICESTER CITY 0
Leicester failed to score for a fifth game in succession as they battled out a goalless draw with Sunderland. In a match which both sides were desperate not to lose, the Foxes had the best of the chances, with Jeffrey Schlupp and Matty James
going close. Steven Fletcher missed Sunderland's best opportunity when he was denied from close range by Kasper Schmeichel.
MANCHESTER CITY 2 SWANSEA CITY 1
GOALS:- MANCHESTER CITY: JOVETIC 19th; TOURE 62nd. SWANSEA: BONY 9th.
Manchester City came from behind to beat Swansea City and keep the gap between themselves and Premier League
leaders Chelsea to eight points. Third-place City were stunned as Wilfried Bony chested down Nathan Dyer's pass and finished calmly. The champions levelled when Stevan Jovetic clipped in Jesus Navas' cross. And Yaya Toure latched on to Fernandinho's back heel to score the winner.
NEWCASTLE UNITED 1 QUEENS PARK RANGERS 0
GOAL:- NEWCASTLE: SISSOKO 78th.
Newcastle's remarkable reversal in fortunes continued with victory over QPR, a fifth successive win that puts them fifth in the Premier League. Moussa Sissoko's strike was enough for the Magpies, who were bottom on September 22. The France midfielder collected Sammy Ameobi's pass before driving in to send Rangers to the foot of the table.
STOKE CITY 1 BURNLEY 2
GOALS:- STOKE: WALTERS 32nd. BURNLEY: INGS: 12th, 13th.
Danny Ings scored twice in two minutes as Burnley beat Stoke to claim their first away win of the season and move off the bottom of the Premier League. Ings put the visitors ahead in the 12th minute when he tapped in after Asmir Begovic parried Ashley Barnes' cross. The striker grabbed his second soon after, with another close-range finish, following Michael Kightly's low pass. Jon Walters pulled one back with a diving header for Stoke, but the Clarets held on for the valuable win.