BIRMINGHAM, England (AP):
West Bromwich Albion ended Arsenal's streak of eight straight away wins in the Premier League by holding the leaders to a 1-1 draw at home yesterday.
Arsenal couldn't match the fluidity it displayed in its 2-0 dismantling of Napoli in the Champions League midweek, and West Brom took a 1-0 lead into half-time after Claudio Yacob's header in the 42nd.
Arsenal improved in the second half after Tomas Rosicky came on as a substitute, and he helped set up Jack Wilshere for the equaliser in the 63rd as the England midfielder fired in a shot from outside the area.
"He had trouble today to find the rhythm," Gunners manager Arsene Wenger said of Wilshere. "But he has character as well. He doesn't give up, he continues to play his game."
The point was enough to keep Arsenal atop the Premier League table, although they now level with Liverpool on points and goal difference.
West Brom, coming off a win at Manchester United last weekend, could have extended their lead but Nicolas Anelka missed two good chances for the hosts.
Olivier Giroud then had two chances to secure the win for Arsenal when he was set up first by Mesut Ozil's delightful chip into the area and then by Wilshere's ball over the top, but only managed two poor finishes.
Ravel Morrison's skilful solo goal completed a 3-0 victory for West Ham over Tottenham, ending a 14-year wait for a win at their London rivals in the Premier League.
Morrison picked up possession inside his own half and swept past both Michael Dawson and Jan Vertonghen before dinking the ball over goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in the 79th minute.
"That is a genius goal for me," West Ham manager Sam Allardyce said. "You'll struggle to see a better goal than that this season."
The 20-year-old midfielder was offloaded by Manchester United in 2012 after then manager Alex Ferguson lost patience with his off-field issues.
Allardyce said Ferguson told him that "I hope you can sort him out, but if you can he will be a genius," and that "he needs to get away from Manchester and start a new life".
In London, Morrison is thriving.
Allardyce's ultra-defensive formation had seen West Ham struggle to threaten Tottenham's goal until Winston Reid stunned the home fans by scoring in the 66th minute.
Then Ricardo Vaz Te fortuitously added another six minutes later, with the ball coming off his knee after Lloris blocked an initial shot.
West Ham's first win at White Hart Lane since 1999 lifted the team to 13th, while Tottenham fell out of the top four to sixth.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5
CARDIFF CITY 1
NEWCASTLE UNITED 2
GOALS: CARDIFF: ODEM-WINGIE 58. NEWCASTLE: REMY 30, 38
Loic Remy scored twice as Newcastle defied Cardiff's second-half fightback to earn all three points. Newcastle dominated early on and led thanks to Remy's two goals in the space of eight first-half minutes. The French striker, 26, cut in to rifle home from 25 yards and added a second with a cool finish. Cardiff improved after the break and Peter Odemwingie's low shot reduced the arrears, but they could not find an equaliser as Newcastle held on.
FULHAM 1 STOKE CITY 0
GOALS: FULHAM: BENT 83.
Fulham striker Darren Bent came off the bench to grab the winner against Stoke City at Craven Cottage and ease the pressure on manager Martin Jol. A shot from Pajtim Kasami deflected into the path of Bent and he expertly cut inside Robert Huth before slotting home an 83rd-minute winner.
HULL CITY 0 ASTON VILLA 0
Hull City maintained their unbeaten home record this season with a draw in a flat encounter with Aston Villa. Both sides were seeking a third consecutive league win, but were without their injured top scorers and struggled to create clear openings.
Gabriel Agbonlahor had an early strike saved and spurned the game's only clear chance when unmarked from 12 yards. A long-range Tom Huddlestone strike was Hull's best effort as Villa secured only their third clean sheet of 2013.
CRYSTAL PALACE 1
GOALS: LIVERPOOL: SUAREZ 13, STURRIDGE 17, GERRARD PEN 38. CRYSTAL PALACE: GAYLE 76
Luis Suarez scored on his first Anfield appearance since April as he and strike partner Daniel Sturridge helped Liverpool beat Crystal Palace. The Uruguayan, who served a 10-match ban for biting, scored a superb opener, steering in while lying on the floor. Sturridge then found the bottom corner after a twisting run before Steven Gerrard scored from the penalty spot. Dwight Gayle netted a late header for Palace, but Liverpool's victory lifted them to the Barclays Premier League summit.
MANCHESTER CITY 3
GOALS: MANCHESTER CITY: NEGREDO 17; AGUERO 45; HOWARD OG 69. EVERTON: LUKAKU 16.
Manchester City ended Everton's unbeaten Barclays Premier League start with a stylish attacking victory that was the ideal response to the Champions League humbling against Bayern Munich. Everton led a gripping match when Romelu Lukaku slipped the ball past under-pressure City keeper Joe Hart. But Alvaro Negredo equalised with a cool finish from Yaya Toure's pass. Sergio Aguero's low strike made it 2-1 and his penalty, which went in off Tim Howard's head, sealed the win.
MANCHESTER UNITED 2
GOALS: SUNDERLAND: GARDNER 5. UNITED: JANUZAJ 55, 61.
Manchester United teenager Adnan Januzaj rescued manager David Moyes at Sunderland. Craig Gardner's early goal gave struggling Sunderland a deserved half-time lead. United could have been in deeper trouble had goalkeeper David De Gea not saved magnificently from Emanuele Giaccherini's header before 18-year-old Januzaj celebrated his first league start with a double strike to turn the game around.
NORWICH CITY 1 CHELSEA 3
GOALS: NORWICH: PILKINGTON 68. CHELSEA: OSCAR 4; HAZARD 85; WILLIAN 86.
Late goals from substitutes Eden Hazard and Willian defeated Norwich and gave Chelsea their first Premier League away win of the season. Oscar put the visitors ahead with a first-time shot from inside the area, but Anthony Pilkington equalised with a header midway through the second half. Norwich pressed late on but they were punished when Hazard stabbed in after a swift counter-attack. Willian curled in a third a minute later to seal victory.
SWANSEA CITY 0
GOALS: SOUTHAMPTON: LALLANA 19; RODRIGUEZ 83.
Goals from Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez helped Southampton to victory over Swansea and into the Premier League's top four. Lallana fired high past Michel Vorm early on, before Saints keeper Artur Boruc saved brilliantly from Michu while Nathan Dyer struck the post. Swansea rallied after the break, but Rodriguez's late volley sealed the win. It was a third consecutive win for the Saints, while Swansea have won only one in four and fall to 14th.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 0
WEST HAM UNITED 3
GOALS: WEST HAM: REID 66; VAZ TE 72; MORRISON 79.
Ravel Morrison scored a superb solo goal as West Ham earned a vital win against Tottenham to lift them out of the Barclays Premier League's bottom three. Winston Reid's close-range effort after 66 minutes recorded the Hammers' first away goal of the season. Ricardo Vaz Te doubled the lead six minutes later before Morrison ran the length of the Spurs half to chip in.
WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1
GOALS: WBA: YACOB 42. ARSENAL: WILSHERE 63.
Jack Wilshere's second-half strike earned Arsenal a point at West Brom and returned the Gunners to the top of the Barclays Premier League on goals scored. The Baggies took the lead when an unmarked Claudio Yacob headed home Morgan Amalfitano's cross. Nicolas Anelka missed two good chances to double the home side's lead shortly before Wilshere's deflected 20-yard shot levelled for Arsenal.
Olivier Giroud almost won it for the visitors but Boaz Myhill denied him.