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Barclays Premier League Reviews

Published:Monday | October 5, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the English Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates stadium in London yesterday. Arsenal won 3-0.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1

WATFORD 1

GOALS:-BOURNEMOUTH: MURRAY 28. WATFORD: IGHALO 45.

Glenn Murray scored his first goal for Bournemouth and wasted the chance to secure a victory for the Cherries. Murray headed in from a Matt Ritchie cross, but an error by Bournemouth keeper Artur Boruc gifted an equaliser for Odion Ighalo. Etienne Capoue's foul on Adam Smith offered Murray another chance but his spot-kick was pushed away by Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes.

ASTON VILLA 0 STOKE CITY 1

GOAL: STOKE: 55.

Aston Villa dropped into the relegation zone after extending a poor run that has produced just one point from a possible 21. Their sixth loss in that spell was delivered by Marko Arnautovic, who also had an effort ruled out for offside. The Stoke midfielder exploited a huge gap in the Villa defence to claim the winner early in the second half.

CHELSEA 1 SOUTHAMPTON 3

GOALS: CHELSEA: WILLIAN 10. SOUTHAMPTON: DAVIS 43;

MANE 60; PELLE 72.

The crisis at Stamford Bridge continues after Southampton came from behind to win there for the first time since 2002. The Premier League champions took an early lead through Willian's free-kick - his fourth in four games. But Steven Davis equalised before Sadio Mane added a second. Graziano PellÈ's angled finish sealed victory for Southampton.

CRYSTAL PALACE 2 WEST

BROMWICH ALBION 0

GOALS: PALACE: BOLASIE 68; CABAYE PEN 89.

Crystal Palace continued their impressive start to the season with a comfortable victory over West Bromwich Albion. Yannick Bolasie opened the scoring midway through the second half when he headed home Yohan Cabaye's inviting curling cross. Cabaye added the second from the spot after Wilfried Zaha, a constant menace on the right wing for Alan Pardew's side, was tripped by Chris Brunt.

MANCHESTER CITY 6

NEWCASTLE UNITED 1

GOALS: CITY: AGUERO 42, 49, 50, 60, 62; DE BRUYNE 53.

NEWCASTLE: MITROVIC 18.

Sergio Ag¸ero scored five goals in the space of 20 minutes as Manchester City demolished Newcastle. Newcastle were ahead through Aleksandar Mitrovic but Ag¸ero's brilliant burst of goals began when he headed City level. It continued after the break when his deflected shot made it 2-1 and he ran through soon after for his hat-trick. Kevin de Bruyne's volley made it 4-1 before Aguero struck again with a curling shot and close-range finish.

NORWICH CITY 1 LEICESTER CITY 2

GOALS: NORWICH: MBOKANI 68. LEICESTER: VARDY PEN 28; SCHLUPP 47.

Leicester moved up to fourth in the Barclays Premier League. Norwich had most of the possession in the first half, but Leicester went ahead through striker Jamie Vardy's penalty. Jeffrey Schlupp put the Foxes in control by slotting in a second before Norwich's Dieumerci Mbokani scored. Nathan Redmond struck the post with a rising, angled drive in the closing minutes, but Leicester held on.

SUNDERLAND 2 WEST

HAM UNITED 2

GOALS: SUNDERLAND: FLETCHER 10; LENS 22. WEST HAM: JENKINSON 45; PAYET 60.

Sunderland are yet to win in the Premier League this season after blowing a 2-0 lead to draw against West Ham at the Stadium of Light. The Black Cats raced 2-0 ahead, Steven Fletcher firing home from Yann M'Vila's free-kick before Jeremain Lens's sublime chip doubled the advantage. Carl Jenkinson led the fight back after Victor Moses' cutback before Lens was sent off for a second yellow card.A mistake by Costel Pantilimon allowed Dimitri Payet to equalise.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4

ARSENAL 3 MANCHESTER

UNITED 0

GOALS: SANCHEZ 6, 19; OZIL 7.

Arsenal leap-frogged Manchester United to move into second place in the Barclays Premier League thanks to a remarkable start in which the Gunners scored three goals in the opening 19 minutes. Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil scored twice in 74 seconds before the former added a third from the edge of the penalty area to beat United for just the second time in 14 league meetings. Arsenal were denied a fourth when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hit the crossbar late on.

EVERTON 1 LIVERPOOL 1

GOALS: EVERTON: LUKAKU 45. LIVERPOOL: INGS 41.

Everton's run without a win against Liverpool was extended to 10 games as the Merseyside rivals fought out a derby draw at Goodison Park as Romelu Lukaku equalised Danny Ings' opener for Brendan Rodgers' side. Ingsheaded James Milner's corner pass Tim Howard, but Lukaku pounced on Emre Can's poor clearance to level just before half-time.

SWANSEA CITY 2 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2

GOALS: SWANSEA: AYEW 16; KANE OG 31. SPURS: ERIKSEN 27, 65.

Tottenham came from behind twice with a brace from Christian Eriksen at the Liberty Stadium. AndrÈ Ayew's header gave the Swans the lead before Eriksen levelled with his first set-piece finish from 25 yards. Tottenham's Harry Kane sliced the ball into his own net, but Eriksen came to the rescue again by finding the top corner from range to make it seven games unbeaten for Spurs.