EPL result: Lacazette’s brace earn Arsenal nervy win against West Brom

Arsenal 2 – 0 West Bromwich Albion

Alexandre Lacazette’s first double in English football continued Arsenal’s excellent home form as they beat West Brom 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium.

Spoiling the occasion of Gareth Barry’s record 633rd Premier League appearance, his two goals also ensured a continuation of Arsenal’s 100 percent record at the Emirates so far this season and wider run of eight consecutive home league wins.

West Brom had several chances in the first half, and Jay Rodriguez had a strong call for a penalty turned down early on, but Lacazette’s headed rebound had Arsenal ahead at the break.

Lacazette’s penalty made it 2-0 to Arsenal midway through the second half, and that’s how it stayed.

The result means Arsenal moved up to seventh on 10 points, while West Brom drop to 12th, with eight points, two points less.

The Baggies are now five games without a victory and have won only one of 12 away league matches in 2017.

Arsenal were not at their best but they are now five games unbeaten in all competitions.

Lacazette’s performance was a clear positive for manager Arsene Wenger, who also gave a start to Sanchez for only the second time this season, following the Chile international’s collapsed move to Manchester City in the summer.

It was the first time the pair had started a Premier League game together and it was Sanchez who provided the assist for Lacazette’s opener.


EPL result: Tomer Hemed strike for Brighton end Newcastle three match winning streak

Brighton & Hove Albion 1 – 0 Newcastle United

Chris Hughton claimed his first victory over his former employers Newcastle as Brighton clinched a 1-0 win at The Amex.

Newcastle pipped Brighton to last season’s Championship title on the final day, but the Seagulls found retribution on the first Premier League meeting between the two clubs thanks to Tomer Hemed’s 51st-minute strike.

The hosts scored when Pascal Gross’s free-kick was headed back across goal by Dale Stephens and Tomer Hemed hooked the ball in from six yards out.

Newcastle, who had won their past three league matches, had chances, but Mikel Merino’s volley was pushed wide by Mat Ryan, Joselu twice missed when well placed, and substitute Jonjo Shelvey hit a post direct from a corner.

Victory lifted the Seagulls to 13th in the table, while Newcastle dropped to ninth.

Newcastle had more possession, more shots and more attempts on target, but Rafael Benitez’s side could not force an equaliser.

Substitutes Jesus Gamez and Dwight Gayle had efforts late on, but Gamez shot wide and Gayle’s attempt was saved by Ryan.

EPL results: Morata scores a hat-trick as Chelsea thrash Stoke; Sterling bag two goals as City pile more misery on Palace

West Ham United 2 – 3 Tottenham Hotspur

Burnley 0 – 0 Huddersfield Town

Everton 2 – 1 AFC Bournemouth

Manchester City 5 – 0 Crystal Palace

Southampton 0 – 1 Manchester United

Stoke City 0 – 4 Chelsea

Swansea City 1 – 2 Watford

Leicester City 2 – 3 Liverpool

  • Stoke City 0 – 4 Chelsea

Alvaro Morata scored his first Chelsea hat-trick as the champions began life without Diego Costa with a 4-0 win at Stoke.

Morata struck inside 80 seconds at the bet365 Stadium to give Antonio Conte’s men the lead before Pedro punished an error from Darren Fletcher to add a fine second on the half hour.

Stoke, missing three of their four first-choice defenders, were put the sword after the break as Morata doubled his tally on 77 minutes before completing his treble with a close-range finish eight minutes from time.

The victory maintains Chelsea’s 100 per cent away record this season and lifts them up to third in the Premier League behind the Manchester clubs.

Stoke remain 15th after a fifth game in all competitions without victory.

  • Manchester City 5 – 0 Crystal Palace

Raheem Sterling scored twice as Manchester City cruised to a 5-0 victory over Crystal Palace, who are still yet to score.
City were only top alphabetically before kick-off, but now lead neighbours Manchester United on goal difference after continuing a prolific start to the new campaign that has seen them score 22 goals in their past five matches.

Leroy Sane broke the deadlock with a stylish goal that saw him gallop into the area and lift David Silva’s pass over the head of the hapless Scott Dann before prodding home.

At that stage Palace still had hope, but that evaporated at the beginning of the second half thanks to two Raheem Sterling goals in the space of eight minutes. Sterling made it 2-0 when he met a peach of a cross from Sane and then ended the game as a contest when he fired home Aguero’s pull-back from close range.

Aguero, needing three goals to pass Eric Brook and become City’s record scorer, joined the party with 11 minutes to go when he nodded home another Sane delivery.

Substitute Fabian Delph completed the rout to punish Palace further with a fierce strike into the top corner before the end.

It completed a miserable second-half for Palace, who become the first side in English Football League history to lose their first six games of the season without scoring.

It is now 630 minutes – or seven full games – since Crystal Palace last scored a Premier League goal, on 14 May.

In that time, City have scored 29 league goals in eight matches, and show no sign of stopping – whoever is in their lineup.

  • Southampton 0 – 1 Manchester United

Romelu Lukaku continued his fine goalscoring form for Manchester United to give them a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.

Lukaku scored his eighth goal in eight games for United after 20 minutes, converting a rebound after his initial header was saved by Fraser Forster.

Saints piled on the pressure in the second half, going close through Oriol Romeu on two occasions, and Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands in the final minute of stoppage-time for venturing onto the pitch, but United held on for a vital three points.

  • Leicester City 2 – 3 Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho scored a stunner in a chaotic 3-2 win over Leicester on Saturday.
The victory broke a run of four games without a win in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp’s men but they were indebted to Simon Mignolet, who saved a Jamie Vardy penalty with 20 minutes remaining.

Coutinho’s sensational free-kick came after Mohamed Salah’s opener which put Liverpool firmly in control until Shinji Okazaki scrambled home from close range just before the break.

Jordan Henderson looked to have made the game safe for the Reds midway through the second half but Vardy took just 90 seconds to hit back.

Leicester were rampant and missed a glorious chance to level it up three minutes later when Mignolet denied Vardy from 12 yards.

Leicester knocked Liverpool out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday but Klopp’s men were fast out of the blocks back in Premier League waters.

  • West Ham United 2 – 3 Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham beat West Ham 3-2 in the Premier League on Saturday, surviving a red card and a late home fightback.

Kane’s header and low strike gave the visitors a 2-0 half-time lead before midfielder Christian Eriksen fired home the third in the 60th minute.

The Hammers had been disjointed and jaded to that point, but five minutes later Mexico forward Javier Hernandez nodded in from close range.
Tottenham wing-back Serge Aurier was then shown a second yellow card 20 minutes from time for a late tackle on Andy Carroll.
West Ham made their numerical advantage count when Cheikhou Kouyate powered in a magnificent cross from substitute Arthur Masuaku with three minutes left.
However, the Hammers – who are 17th – failed to test the Spurs goal again as they lost for the fourth time in the league this season.

  • Everton 2 – 1 AFC Bournemouth

Everton substitute Oumar Niasse’s two goals to turn defeat into victory against Bournemouth could prove a defining moment in the Toffees’ season, says boss Ronald Koeman.

The Blues were trailing to Joshua King’s sumptuous low 20-yard finish when Niasse was introduced in the 55th minute in place of Wayne Rooney, who had earlier been denied a penalty after being elbowed by Simon Francis.

Niasse hammered the equaliser from a pass by fellow substitute Tom Davies before hooking home the winner from close range at Goodison Park.

Instead of a fourth successive league defeat, Everton are up to 13th in the table after a second league win of the season.

Rooney was angry with referee Martin Atkinson for not punishing Francis and made his feelings known as he went off for treatment with blood pouring from a facial cut.

Jermain Defoe should have made it 2-0 soon after King’s opener but was denied by Everton keeper Jordan Pickford. The Cherries remain 19th in the table – one point from safety.

  • Swansea City 1 – 2 Watford

Richarlison’s late winner helped Watford edge past Swansea 2-1 and record a third successive Premier League victory away from home.

Andre Gray’s first goal for Watford handed the visitors a deserved lead before Tammy Abraham responded after the break.

And with both teams going for the victory late on, Richarlison capitalised on some lax Swansea defending to steal all three points for the Hornets in the 90th minute.

Defeat for Swansea is their third on the spin at the Liberty Stadium, while Watford – who have now won three top-flight games in a row for the first time in their history – move up to fifth in the table.

  • Burnley 0 – 0 Huddersfield Town

Burnley and Huddersfield played out a drab goalless draw at Turf Moor with both sides lacking the quality they have shown this season.
Chris Wood came closest to breaking the deadlock with his first-half effort from Stephen Ward’s cross but the former Leeds striker headed wide.
Huddersfield were the better side in the second period and had the better chances as Tom Ince fired wide from 25 yards after substitute Rajiv van La Parra had shot tamely at Nick Pope.

EPL results: United thrash Everton on Rooney’s Old Trafford return; David Luiz sees red as Arsenal hold Chelsea

Chelsea 0 – 0 Arsenal
Manchester United 1 – 0 Everton

  • Manchester United 1 – 0 Everton

Manchester United made it a frustrating homecoming for Wayne Rooney, while Romelu Lukaku enjoyed victory against his former team, as they thrashed Everton 4-0 at Old Trafford on Super Sunday, to move joint top of the Premier League with Manchester City.

Wayne Rooney’s return to Old Trafford ended in a dismal defeat – embossed by three late goals – which sent Everton into the bottom three.

The Manchester United’s all-time leading scorer watched his former team-mates take an early lead thanks to a fantastic strike from Antonio Valencia from 25 yards.

Rooney had Everton’s two best opportunities but once he left the pitch with nine minutes to go his former employers hit overdrive.

Lukaku found Henrikh Mkhitaryan to steer home United’s second goal.

Lukaku Belgium then bundled in the third himself at the far post, and substitute Anthony Martial added a stoppage-time penalty.

United and Manchester City have an identical record at the top after five Premier League games – wins, points, goals scored and goals conceded – with Pep Guardiola’s team on top only alphabetically. If the two teams had identical records at the end of the season, there would be a play-off.

The result leaves Everton with just four points after their first five Premier League games, although their tricky fixture list, which has seen them take on United, City, Chelsea and Tottenham, is behind them now.

  • Chelsea 0 – 0 Arsenal

Arsenal earned their first point at Chelsea in six years – a fully deserved reward for an excellent display that could even have brought victory against the Premier League champions, who finished with 10 men, after David Luiz was sent off late on.

Arsene Wenger’s side had lost both of their previous games on the road this season – at Stoke and Liverpool – but might have picked up all three points at Stamford Bridge, as Aaron Ramsey struck the post in the first half and Shkodran Mustafi had a goal disallowed in the second.

The Gunners had previously only kept one clean sheet in their past 18 league games at Stamford Bridge.

Pedro missed Chelsea’s best chance in the first half when he raced clear but was blocked by Arsenal keeper Petr Cech.

Chelsea defender Luiz was sent off in the closing stages for a nasty challenge on Sead Kolasinac, as 12th-placed Arsenal missed the chance to climb into the top half, while Chelsea remain third behind Manchester United and Manchester City.

Antonio Conte says it is “strange” his Chelsea side have finished a game against Arsenal with 10 men for the third time running.

EPL results: Aguero scores a hattrick as Man City run riot on Watford; Liverpool, Tottenham drop points

AFC Bournemouth 2 – 1 Brighton &Hove Albion

Crystal Palace 0 – 1 Southampton
Huddersfield Town 1 – 1 Leicester City
Liverpool 1 – 1 Burnley
Newcastle United 2 – 1 Stoke City
Watford 0 – 6 Manchester City
West Bromwich Albion 0 – 0 West Ham United
Tottenham Hotspur 0 – 0 Swansea City

  • Watford 0 – 6 Manchester City

Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick and bagged an assist for Man City, as his side demolished Watford 6-0 on Saturday.

Watford suffered their heaviest ever top-flight defeat.

Previously unbeaten Watford could have also topped the Premier League with a win against Pep Guardiola’s side, but they were undone by City’s prolific attack who have now scored 15 goals in three matches.

Aguero headed home a Kevin de Bruyne free-kick before tapping in from close range four minutes later, after brilliant build-up play from Gabriel Jesus and a final pass from David Silva.

Jesus added a third before half-time – his fifth of the season – when he drilled home from Aguero’s cut-back, despite tame calls for offside from the Hornets defence.
Watford had kept three clean sheets this season, and came out reinvigorated after half-time, with Andre Carrillo and Richarlison both having decent chances.
But City continued to push forward and added three more.

Nicolas Otamendi headed in David Silva’s corner before Aguero completed his hat-trick when he poked home after a pulsating solo run into the box.

Raheem Sterling completed the rout from the penalty spot, after he was brought down by Christian Kabasele.

  • Liverpool 1 – 1 Burnley

Liverpool’s frustrating week continued as Burnley battled hard for a well-deserved 1-1 draw at Anfield on Saturday despite the return of Philippe Coutinho to the starting line-up.

Sean Dyche’s side took the lead against the run of play in the 27th minute through Scott Arfield, but the hosts responded three minutes later through Mohamed Salah.

Liverpool continued to dominate possession after the break but Burnley had chances of their own with Ben Mee denied by both Joel Matip and Simon Mignolet.

Substitute Dominic Solanke then had a brilliant chance to seal all three points for the hosts late on but his shot was tipped onto the crossbar by Nick Pope as Burnley kept their unbeaten start to the season away from home intact.

  • Tottenham Hotspur 0 – 0 Swansea City

Tottenham were frustrated by a disciplined Swansea as they lost ground on their title rivals.
Spurs, who beat Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League at Wembley on Wednesday, are yet to win a Premier League game in their temporary home.
The hosts enjoyed 75% possession in the goalless draw and managed 26 shots, compared to Swansea’s four, with the visitors playing with three centre-backs for much of the game.
It is the first time in 30 home league games that Spurs have failed to score.
The best chance fell to England striker Harry Kane in the 58th minute as he scooped his shot onto the crossbar from close range.
Seven minutes later Kane also saw a header tipped over the bar by Lukasz Fabianski, while the Swans did not register a shot on target in the game.

Martin Olsson was twice fortunate not to concede a penalty after first blocking Toby Alderweireld’s progress and then touching a loose ball with his hand, while there were calls for a late penalty when Serge Aurier went down in the box under a challenge from Jordan Ayew.
Aurier and Fernando Llorente came on as second-half substitutes to make their league debuts for Spurs.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men are now five points behind leaders Manchester City in fifth, while Swansea are up to 14th.

  • Newcastle United 2 – 1 Stoke City

Jamaal Lascelles scored the winning goal for the second straight weekend as Newcastle battled to a 2-1 victory over Stoke on Saturday afternoon.
Rafael Benitez was absent for the defender’s heroics against Swansea last week, but the Newcastle manager returned to the dugout to witness Lascelles head the hosts to all three points in the 68th minute.

Christian Atsu’s first Premier League goal had fired Newcastle ahead at St James’ Park, only to see Xherdan Shaqiri level the match with a low 25-yard strike.

Newcastle’s third straight victory in the Premier League sends them up to fourth, while it also hands Stoke their first defeat since the opening day of the season.

  • Huddersfield Town 1 – 1 Leicester City

Leicester City recovered from a goal down to take a point in a 1-1 draw at Huddersfield Town.
The Terriers began strongly as they looked to make amends for a disappointing defeat at West Ham, and Tom Ince almost found Laurent Depoitre with a cross before sending an effort over the top.

Leicester were struggling to get going but improved as half-time approached, Jamie Vardy turning inside the area but sending his effort past the post.

In a flurry of activity at the start of the second half, the home side took a 47th-minute lead when Laurent Depoitre slid the ball beyond Kasper Schmeichel.

Leicester levelled within three minutes when Andy King was brought down inside the area and Vardy hammered home from the spot, but Huddersfield felt they should have gone back in front when Elias Kachunga headed in, only to be controversially adjudged offside.

  • Crystal Palace 0 – 1 Southampton

Roy Hodgson’s first game in charge of Crystal Palace ended in a 1-0 home defeat as an early Steven Davis strike sealed the points for Southampton and the Londoners made it five Premier League matches without a goal.
Palace made a positive start as the former England manager looked on from the home dugout, with Christian Benteke getting down the left and swinging in a cross that caused problems before being cleared.

But after only six minutes, the struggling Eagles were behind as Davis played in Dusan Tadic down the right and, when his cross was pushed out by Wayne Hennessey, Davis followed up to sidefoot into the corner.

And they were unable to muster a response as they set an unwanted Premier League record for the longest run without a goal at the start of a season.

EPL result: Obiang and Ayew goals secure first West Ham win, and Huddersfield’s first loss

West Ham United 2 – 0 Huddersfield Town

West Ham eased the pressure on manager Slaven Bilic with their first Premier League win of the season as they beat Huddersfield 2-0.

The Hammers, whose manager Slaven Bilic was under pressure after three successive league defeats, were below par – although the visitors offered little threat.

Javier Hernandez hit the bar in the first half, in one of West Ham’s few clear-cut chances.

Andy Carroll made his first appearance this season following a thigh injury, with Mexico striker Hernandez having to move out to the wing to make space for the target man.
Hernandez was quiet – although Michail Antonio was excellent on the other flank.

The Hammers’ finishing was poor – with Cheikhou Kouyate, James Collins, Jose Fonte and Antonio all squandering chances.
And it looked as if criticism of Bilic would grow when the replacement of Hernandez with Ayew was met with boos from the home crowd.

The breakthrough came in the 72nd minute when Obiang’s 25-yard strike hit Mathias Jorgensen’s back and looped over keeper Jonas Lossl.

It was the first goal that Huddersfield – or Lossl – have conceded in their first season back in the top flight.

And the second came five minutes later when substitute Andre Ayew – whose introduction for Hernandez was booed by West Ham’s fans – turned the ball home from three yards out.

Huddersfield’s major opportunity came with 10 minutes left as Thomas Ince hit the crossbar from the edge of the box.

The Terriers had enjoyed an excellent start to their maiden Premier League season, their first in the top flight since 1971-72, winning two and drawing one.

EPL results: Manchester United held by Stoke; Jesus and Sane bag braces as City crush Liverpool

Manchester City 5 – 0 Liverpool

Arsenal 3 – 0 AFC Bournemouth

Brighton & Hove Albion 3 – 1 West Bromwich Albion

Everton 0 – 3 Tottenham Hotspur

Leicester City 1 – 2 Chelsea

Southampton 0 – 2 Watford

Stoke City 2 – 2 Manchester United

  • Stoke City 2 – 2 Manchester United

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored twice as Stoke ended Manchester United’s perfect start to the season with a 2-2 draw at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday

Summer signing Choupo-Moting put the hosts ahead in the 43rd minute, only for United to reply before the break as Paul Pogba’s header deflected in off Marcus Rashford.

Romelu Lukaku fired United in front in the second half, but Choupo-Moting levelled from a corner in the 63rd minute and Lukaku spurned a chance for a winner when he swiped over from close range with 10 minutes to go.

There was no handshake between the managers at the end of the game, with Mark Hughes accusing Jose Mourinho of sour grapes at the result.

The draw moves United back to the top of the Premier League table, above Manchester City on goal difference.

  • Manchester City 5 – 0 Liverpool

Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane both scored twice as Manchester City crushed 10-man Liverpool 5-0 at The Etihad Stadium.

Sergio Aguero gave City the lead in the 24th minute before Liverpool were reduced to 10 men after Mane’s high boot caught Ederson – who was stretchered from the field – in the jaw.

Gabriel Jesus scored twice on either side of the break to extend the hosts’ lead.

Substitute Leroy Sane rounded off the scoring with a late double as City inflicted Liverpool’s first defeat of the season – their biggest under Jurgen Klopp in all competitions.

  • Leicester City 1 – 2 Chelsea

N’Golo Kante scored the winner against his old club as Chelsea won 2-1 at Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday.

Much of the pre-match talk centred on Danny Drinkwater’s immediate return to the King Power as a Chelsea player, but he was an unused substitute as Kante took centre stage.

The former Foxes star, who spearheaded their charge to the Premier League title in 2016, fired home from 30 yards after Alvaro Morata had given Chelsea a first-half lead.

The club-record £60m signing from Real Madrid takes his season tally to three and has now scored 14 goals in his last 16 appearances for club and country.

Jamie Vardy netted from the penalty spot but it was not enough to stop Chelsea making it three wins on the spin in the Premier League.

  • Arsenal 3 – 0 AFC Bournemouth

Danny Welbeck scored twice as Arsenal bounced back from their heavy defeat to Liverpool with a 3-0 win over Bournemouth.

The Gunners came into the game on the back of two costly defeats by Stoke and Liverpool, but made the perfect start when Welbeck headed them in front after six minutes.

Record signing Alexandre Lacazette doubled the lead on 27 minutes, bending a shot past Asmir Begovic from the edge of the area.

Welbeck than added a third just after half-time, scoring from a tight angle into Begovic’s far corner.

Alexis Sanchez, who was close to joining Manchester City on transfer deadline day, started the day on the bench, but came on for Welbeck with 15 minutes remaining.

The Cherries failed to register an attempt in the first half and Jermain Defoe’s header against the post after half-time was the best it got for the visitors.

Arsenal were reduced to 10 men for the final 10 minutes, when substitute Francis Coquelin was forced off with a hamstring injury but Bournemouth failed to take advantage.

Eddie Howe’s side are only off the bottom of the Premier League on goal difference and have lost their opening four games in a season for only the third time.

  • Everton 0 – 3 Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham cruised to a 3-0 win against Everton at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Saturday.

Having scored twice for England in Malta during the international break, Kane opened his club account for the season with a 28th-minute cross-shot to complete his century.

Christian Eriksen added a second three minutes before the break, before Kane got his second a little more than 40 seconds after the restart.

The result sees Spurs win for only the second time in 18 meetings between the clubs.

  • Southampton 0 – 2 Watford

Watford continued their impressive start to the season after Abdoulaye Doucoure and Daryl Janmaat scored in a 2-0 win at Southampton.

Abdoulaye Doucoure put the Hornets ahead with a sweet, low half-volley from 25 yards to beat Fraser Forster at the end of the first half.

Substitute Daryl Janmaat had only been on the pitch for four minutes before he made it 2-0 with a fine 30-yard strike.

Cedric Soares had Saints’ only shot on target in the match, a 30-yard effort saved in injury time.

The victory continues a fantastic start for Watford manager Marco Silva, who has now registered two wins and two draws in his opening four Premier League matches since replacing the sacked Walter Mazzarri.

The Hornets finished 17th last season, one place above the relegation zone, but the former Hull City boss has quickly developed his side into a well-organised, hard-to-beat outfit.

Southampton have now failed to score in four of their five matches in all competitions in 2017-18.

Italy international Manolo Gabbiadini was ineffective and even the second-half introductions of forwards Shane Long and Charlie Austin could not help them find a way through the Watford defence.

  • Brighton & Hove Albion 3 – 1 West Bromwich Albion

Brighton grabbed their first top-flight win in 34 years as they brushed aside West Brom 3-1 at the Amex Stadium.

German twin Paschal Gross scorerd twice and an effort from Tomer Hemed were also the first goals scored by Chris Hughton’s side since their promotion to the Premier League.

It was an exemplary attacking display against a side who had only conceded one league goal in their first three matches this season.

Gross scored the opener just before the break when he converted Solly March’s cross from close range.

Three minutes after the restart the 26-year-old made it 2-0 when he drove forward before sending a tame strike past the reach of Ben Foster.

And Hemed, who fed the pass for Gross’ second, then had the favour repaid when he headed in an inch-perfect cross from the German.

West Brom rallied in the closing moments and broke Brighton’s resistance when substitute James Morrison squeezed his shot past defender Shane Duffy on the line.

EPL results: Arsenal crushed by Liverpool; Spanish duo of Fabregas and Morata help Chelsea overcome Everton

Chelsea 2 – 0 Everton

West Bromwich Albion 1 – 1 Stoke City

Liverpool 4 – 0 Arsenal

Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 1 Burnley

  • Liverpool 4 – 0 Arsenal

Liverpool heaped more away-day Premier League misery on Arsenal with a swaggering 4-0 victory on Super Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp’s front three of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah, all found the net, as did substitute Daniel Sturridge, as the Reds showed no ill-effects of missing Philippe Coutinho, who continues to be linked with Barcelona.

The Gunners are now winless in their last 13 league away games against last season’s top six teams while – in contrast – the vibrant Reds are unbeaten in their last 11 league matches versus the same clubs.

Despite hefty speculation about the futures of Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arsene Wenger, who was subject of chants to be sacked from the away end, started both, while new signing Alexandre Lacazette was left out.

  • Chelsea 2 – 0 Everton

First-half goals from Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata earned Chelsea a comfortable 2-0 victory over Everton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

The Premier League champions opened the scoring through Fabregas’ smart finish in the 27th minute before summer signing Morata headed home his second Premier League goal of the season five minutes before half-time.

The result means Chelsea go into the international break on the back of two straight victories, after recovering from the disappointment of their opening-day defeat at home to Burnley.

  • Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 1 Burnley

Chris Wood grabbed a dramatic late equaliser to earn Burnley a 1-1 draw as Tottenham suffered more problems at Wembley.

Tottenham’s sorry record at their new temporary home now reads just one win from their last 11 matches. Spurs went ahead after 49 minutes thanks to Dele Alli’s low finish.

But Wood, making his first Premier League appearance for the Clarets since his club-record move from Leeds, lashed home an equaliser in stoppage time.

The result means Tottenham’s wait for a league win at Wembley will extend past the international break, while Burnley have taken four points from trips to Chelsea and Spurs.

  • West Bromwich Albion 1 – 1 Stoke City

West Brom’s 100% winning start to the season came to an end as a terrible defensive mix-up between Ahmed Hegazi and Ben Foster gifted Stoke a draw at The Hawthorns.

The Baggies were on course to join Manchester United on nine points at the top of the Premier League after Jay Rodriguez headed home his first league goal for the club on his home debut.

But in attempting to clear a seemingly innocuous chipped cross from substitute Ramadan Sobhi, Hegazi and keeper Foster both missed the ball – allowing Peter Crouch to head into an unguarded net.

Prior to Rodriguez’s goal there had been only one shot on target – a dipping, deflected Kurt Zouma shot that Foster was able to tip over the crossbar.

The game livened up in its final quarter, with Rodriguez looping a header on to the top of the bar and Hegazi having a close-range header tipped over.

But the Egyptian defender’s costly aberration proved to be the encounter’s defining moment and leaves Albion focused on the two points lost as opposed to the one gained.

The draw continues Stoke’s positive response to their opening-game loss at Everton, which has seen them claim four points thanks to a home win over Arsenal and Sunday’s game in the West Midlands.

EPL results: United maintain perfect win; Sterling sent off after scoring City’s winner

AFC Bournemouth 1 – 2 Manchester City

Crystal Palace 0 – 2 Swansea City

Huddersfield Town 0 – 0 Southampton

Newcastle United 3 – 0 West Ham United

Watford 0 – 0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Manchester United 2-0 Leicester City

  • Manchester United 2-0 Leicester City

Substitutes Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini both scored as Manchester United overcame a resolute Leicester to strengthen their position at the top of the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho’s side had applied incessant pressure on the Foxes from kick-off, and Romelu Lukaku missed a second-half penalty prior to the goals, as they found it difficult to break the steadfast backline.

They finally breached the last line of defence when Rashford converted Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s corner three minutes after coming on.

And then midfielder Fellaini stuck out his knee to divert fellow substitute Jesse Lingard’s drive past Kasper Schmeichel.

United are the only side to have won all three of their opening league games this season and have yet to concede a goal.

  • AFC Bournemouth 1 – 2 Manchester City

Raheem Sterling scored a stoppage- time winner but was then sent-off as Manchester City recorded a 2-1 victory at Bournemouth.

The England international was then sent off by referee Mike Dean for celebrating among the away fans.

Bournemouth took a 13th-minute lead in spectacular fashion when Charlie Daniels latched onto a loose ball to arrow a drive past Ederson and in off the crossbar from an acute angle.

But City were level soon after as Gabriel Jesus taking a swift free kick to David Silva, whose slide-rule ball back to the Brazilian was converted with ease by the forward.

Pep Guardiola’s side toiled but didn’t make a breakthrough until deep into added time when Sterling scored from close range before being dismissed.

Bournemouth have lost their first three league games in a campaign for the first time since 1994-95 in the third tier.

  • Newcastle United 3 – 0 West Ham United

West Ham suffered their third successive Premier League defeat after going down to a 3-0 loss at Newcastle.

Three of Newcastle’s summer signings combined for the opening goal in the 36th minute as Mikel Merino picked out Christian Atsu, who squared for Joselu to score.

Ciaran Clark headed home the second off the post in the 72nd minute before Aleksandar Mitrovic sealed a deserved win with an 86th minute goal.

That defeat leaves West Ham still searching for their first point of the season having conceded 10 goals in their first three games.

  • Crystal Palace 0 – 2 Swansea City

Swansea picked up their first Premier League win of the season with a deserved 2-0 victory at a poor Crystal Palace side on Saturday.

Tammy Abraham, on loan from Chelsea, scored his first goal for the club and Swansea’s first goal of this league season shortly before half-time.

Jordan Ayew added a second three minutes after the break to strengthen the visitors’ lead.

Palace responded well and created several opportunities but were unable to find a breakthrough.

  • Huddersfield Town 0 – 0 Southampton

Huddersfield’s winning Premier League start came to an end after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Southampton at the John Smith’s Stadium.

The Terriers launched their first top-flight season in four decades with two straight victories and despite being held by the Saints in an entertaining stalemate, head coach David Wagner will be delighted with his side’s return going into the international break.

Both sides had chances to snatch the points. Steve Mounie and Thomas Ince went closest for the home side, while Town skipper Tommy Smith cleared Ryan Bertrand’s late header off the line.

Mauricio Pellegrino’s side, who also extended their unbeaten league record, arrived full of intent but will be grateful to have left the John Smith’s Stadium with a point.

  • Watford 0 – 0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton claimed their first ever Premier League point despite failing to break down 10-man Watford in a 0-0 draw at Vicarage Road.

The hosts were reduced to 10 men when Miguel Britos was dismissed for a wild challenge on Anthony Knockaert in the 24th minute.

The Brighton man had earlier struck the post with a curling effort, while Tomer Hemed also hit the post with a shot in the 37th minute.

Brighton record signing Jose Izquierdo was given his debut as a late substitute but the Colombian winger was unable to make the difference.

EPL result: Raheem Sterling rescues point for Manchester City as Wayne Rooney bags 200th goal

Manchester City 1-1 Everton

Raheem Sterling’s volley salvaged a point for Manchester City as Everton were denied victory on the night Wayne Rooney scored his 200th Premier League goal.

Wayne Rooney’s 200th Premier League goal gave the visitors the lead on Monday night before Kyle Walker was controversially sent off for two yellow cards before half-time.

Sterling equalised for City with eight minutes to play and there was still time for Morgan Schneiderlin to receive his marching orders for a second booking after a challenge on Sergio Aguero.

The hosts squandered two good chances to go ahead as first Aguero uncharacteristically hesitated in front of goal, allowing Phil Jagielka to make a last-ditch challenge, before David Silva’s low drive struck the base of Jordan Pickford’s post.

Everton swiftly took advantage of City’s wastefulness and went in front through former Manchester United captain Rooney.

EPL results: Marcos Alonso double sink Tottenham at Wembley; Aaron Mooy strike enough to condemn Newcastle to second straight defeat

Huddersfield Town 1 – 0 Newcastle United Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 2 Chelsea

  • Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 2 Chelsea

Tottenham’s woes at Wembley continued with a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in their first league game at their temporary home.

After exquisitely putting the champions ahead with an first-half free-kick, Marcos Alonso snatched a dramatic win in the 88th minute with a shot Spurs captain Hugo Lloris will feel he should have saved, six minutes after Michy Batshuayi’s own goal had levelled the contest.

It means Spurs have now lost their last four games against their London rivals at Wembley, and have only tasted victory at the national stadium once since beating the Blues in the 2008 League Cup final.

Chelsea, meanwhile, bounce back from their opening-day defeat by Burnley with the first win of their title defence.

  • Huddersfield Town 1 – 0 Newcastle United

Huddersfield made it two wins from their first two Premier League games as Aaron Mooy’s stunning second-half strike saw off fellow promoted side Newcastle.

The Australian’s beautifully executed finish was one of the few moments of quality in a match that, at times, had the feel of a Championship encounter.

Newcastle looked threatening in attack but they lacked a good final ball.

Bar a superb save from Matt Ritchie, Danish goalkeeper Jonas Lossl did not have to repeat his heroics at Crystal Palace on the opening weekend.

It is now two defeats in two league games for Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle, and with time running out in the transfer window the Toon Army might have to endure another nail-biting season.

EPL results: United crush Swansea; Stoke stun Arsenal

Swansea City 0 – 4 Manchester United

AFC Bournemouth 0 – 2 Watford

Burnley 0 – 1 West Bromwich Albion

Leicester City 2 – 0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Liverpool 1 – 0 Crystal Palace

Southampton 3 – 2 West Ham United

Stoke City 1 – 0 Arsenal

  • Swansea City 0 – 4 Manchester United

Manchester United underlined their early-season Premier League title credentials with a ruthless 4-0 victory at Swansea.

Eric Bailly opened the scoring and his United account on the stroke of half-time, nudging the ball over the line after Lukasz Fabianski had diverted it onto the underside of the crossbar from Paul Pogba’s powerful header.

United then burst into life as the game entered the 80th minute, doubling their advantage when Henrikh Mkhitaryan played in Romelu Lukaku, who made it three goals in two Premier League appearances following his summer move from Everton.

Mkhitaryan produced another fine assist moments later, racing down the right before slipping in Pogba, who flicked the ball over Fabianski.

Substitute Anthony Martial then rounded off the scoring in the 84th minute with an excellent solo effort, doubling his tally for the season.

  • Stoke City 1 – 0 Arsenal

Jese Rodriguez made the perfect start to his Stoke career, scoring the only goal of the game as Mark Hughes’ side beat Arsenal 1-0 at the bet365 Stadium.

The 24-year-old joined the Potters on Wednesday on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain and he was thrust straight into the action, producing the match-winning moment in the 47th minute.

Arsenal, who face Liverpool at Anfield next Sunday, thought they had an equaliser in the 73rd minute through Alexandre Lacazette but the strike was ruled out for offside as Stoke held on for their first win of the season.

  • Liverpool 1 – 0 Crystal Palace

Sadio Mane’s second-half goal gave Liverpool a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were heading for a frustrating draw after wasting a string of chances when Mane prodded past Wayne Hennessey for his second league goal of the campaign.

Palace, beaten 3-0 at home to Huddersfield in their opening match, should have scored when the game was goalless.

Christian Benteke was unmarked and eight yards out but blazed over the bar from Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s pass.

Liverpool had to wait until the 73rd minute to get the winner, the ball fortuitously falling to Mane inside the box after Luka Milivojevic’s mistake on the edge.

  • Southampton 3 – 2 West Ham United

Ten-man West Ham twice came from behind but Charlie Austin’s injury time penalty gave Southampton their first victory under Mauricio Pellegrino.

Having failed to score in their last six home matches, Saints took the lead after only 10 minutes when Manolo Gabbiadini side-footed past Joe Hart.

West Ham’s problems then spiralled, as Marko Arnautovic was sent off for elbowing Jack Stephens, before Dusan Tadic made it 2-0 from the penalty spot after Jose Fonte brought down Steven Davis.

Summer signing Javier Hernandez thought he had snatched an unlikely comeback for the visitors with two goals from close range either side of half time.

But the Hammers conceded a second penalty when Pablo Zabaleta bundled into Maya Yoshida and substitute Austin coolly slotted past Hart.

  • Burnley 0 – 1 West Bromwich Albion

Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu scored the winner and was later sent off as West Brom made it two wins from two with victory at Burnley.

The match was short on entertainment until Robson-Kanu gave it a shot of adrenaline with a brilliant strike.

The Wales international, who came on seven minutes earlier, pounced on a Matt Phillips flick, held off two challenges and fired in low past keeper Tom Heaton.

However, the 28-year-old striker did not see out the rest of the match as he was shown a red card in the 83rd minute for catching Matt Lowton with his elbow.

Burnley wasted chances at the other end, and will be hoping Leeds striker Chris Wood, who they look likely to sign, will be less profligate.

Ben Mee had the Clarets’ best chance but missed with a two-yard header, and team-mate Johann Berg Gudmundsson also went close with a low curling shot.

  • AFC Bournemouth 0 – 2 Watford

Second-half goals from Richarlison and Etienne Capoue handed Watford a deserved 2-0 win over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Richarlison – signed from Fluminense in August – made the breakthrough after 73 minutes, the Brazilian scoring on his full debut for his new team.

And the visitors wrapped up the points four minutes from time when substitute Capoue scored a screamer from long range to hand new manager Marco Silva his first away win in the Premier League.

As a result, Watford are off the mark this season thanks to their first league win since April 1, but the Cherries have begun the campaign with two straight losses, scoring no goals in the process.

West Brom have recorded back-to-back wins at the start of the season in the top flight for the first time since 1978.

  • Leicester City 2 – 0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Leicester recorded their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Brighton at the King Power Stadium.

Shinji Okazaki opened the scoring for Brighton inside the first minute, converting the rebound after Riyad Mahrez’s shot had been parried into his path by Maty Ryan.

Brighton had the ball in the back of the net through Glenn Murray, but the goal was disallowed due to offside, and Leicester then doubled their lead 10 minutes after the restart through Harry Maguire, who arrived at the far post to head home Mahrez’s corner.

EPL results – Lukaku scores twice as United cruise; Champions Chelsea shocked by Burnley; Liverpool held by


  • Manchester United 4 – 0 West Ham United

Romelu Lukaku announced his arrival at Old Trafford by scoring twice on his Premier League debut for Manchester United as they embarrassed West Ham.

Jose Mourinho’s team were a constant threat against a poor Hammers side, offering excitement and encouragement to their supporters on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season.

Lukaku, a £75m summer signing from Everton, put the Red Devils ahead with a rising drive off the post after racing onto Marcus Rashford’s pass.

The Belgium international doubled the lead after half-time, glancing in a header from Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s inswinging free-kick.

United teenager Rashford curled against the inside of Joe Hart’s left-hand post before substitute Anthony Martial ended the match as a contest with a slick finish.

There was still time for a fourth, however, as Paul Pogba curled in from distance.

The Hammers offered little going forward in a passive performance, although new signing Marko Arnautovic did flick a header onto the top of the home crossbar at 2-0.

The Red Devils have now lost only one of their 14 opening-day Premier League fixtures at Old Trafford, while West Ham’s season began with a record 11th defeat.

  • Tottenham 2-0 Newcastle United

Tottenham made a winning start to the 2017-18 Premier League season as 10-man Newcastle endured a difficult return to the top flight.

The Magpies, promoted as winners of the Championship last term, had captain Jonjo Shelvey sent off early in the second half for standing on Dele Alli.

The Spurs attacker then put his side ahead with a close-range finish before Ben Davies finished off a neat move for Tottenham’s second.

It was a harsh re-introduction to life back in the Premier League for Newcastle, who were relegated from the division at the end of the 2015-16 season.

Rafael Benitez’s side did not really threaten Hugo Lloris in the Tottenham goal until late on, Christian Atsu forcing the goalkeeper into a low save and Ciaran Clark going close with a volley from 12 yards.

Instead, Spurs could have added to their lead as Harry Kane, last season’s Premier League top scorer with 29 goals, struck the post in injury time.


  • Chelsea 2 – 3 Burnley

Champions Chelsea suffered a nightmare start to their Premier League title defence, having two men sent off as Burnley claimed a superb win at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea were down to 10 men with 14 minutes gone when captain Cahill was dismissed for a lunging challenge on Steven Defour, and they fell behind with 24 minutes gone as Sam Vokes guided the ball past Thibaut Courtois.

Burnley’s lead was doubled when, with a little over five minutes remaining until the break, Jack Cork set up Stephen Ward to hammer home, and it was 3-0 before the interval when Vokes scored his second with a header.

Marcos Alonso had an effort saved by Burnley keeper Tom Heaton early in the second half before Alvaro Morata was brought on for Michy Batshuayi, and Alonso had a free kick saved soon afterwards.

Morata dived to head home his first Premier League goal from a Willian cross and bundled the ball home moments later only to see an offside flag deny him.

Fabregas then saw red for a second booking — but David Luiz pulled another one back to set up a frenetic finish in which Burnley’s Robbie Brady hit the post and Morata failed to touch home late on.

There was no Diego Costa (on his way out), no Eden Hazard or Pedro(injured) and, after 24 minutes, no Cahill, exposing the decisions to let Nathan Ake join Bournemouth and fellow defender Kurt Zouma go on loan to Stoke.

Cahill’s red card ended Jeremie Boga’s shock debut early, as he was replaced by Christensen, and handed the initiative to Burnley, whose three-goal salvo added disbelief to the list of negative emotions ripping through the home support.

  • Everton 1 – 0 Stoke City

Wayne Rooney scored on his Premier League return to Everton as they beat Stoke 1-0 in their opening fixture of the season.

It was a fairy-tale return to his boyhood club as Rooney headed home the winning goal in the added minute of injury time in the first half, and sealed the three points for the hosts.

The Toffees had drawn their last four opening day matches but managed to hold out for the victory against a Stoke side who had very few clear-cut chances, with Xherdan Shaqiri almost snatching a draw late on, only to be denied by a superb Jordan Pickford save.

  • Watford 3 – 3 Liverpool

Liverpool conceded an injury-time equaliser as they were held 3-3 at Watford in their Premier League opener.

Mohamed Salah looked to have netted a winner on his Liverpool debut, but Miguel Britos headed home from point-blank range in the dying moments to secure a share of the spoils.

Liverpool — without Philippe Coutinho, who was ruled out with a back injury amid intense speculation over his future — fell behind on eight minutes, with Stefano Okaka taking advantage of some poor defending from a corner to head past Simon Mignolet.

Sadio Mane hit back on 29 minutes, but Liverpool’s defensive weaknesses were exposed again as Abdoulaye Doucoure slotted in for 2-1.

Liverpool turned it around early in the second half, with Roberto Firmino equalising from the penalty spot after Salah was brought down in the area by goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes on 55 minutes and then Salah nudging home.

  • Brighton & Hove Albion 0 – 2 Manchester City

Sergio Aguero was on target as Manchester City denied Brighton any hope of a shock on their Premier League debut.

Pep Guardiola’s side, for all their riches, took time to get into their groove in a 2-0 win at the Amex Stadium.

But the moment they did it was ruthless as striker Aguero converted 20 minutes from time.

Lewis Dunk turned Fernandinho’s cross through goalkeeper Mathew Ryan grasp and into his own net soon afterwards as City prevailed after previously being frustrated.

  • Bromwich Albion 1 – 0 AFC Bournemouth

West Bromwich Albion made another set piece pay as they opened the season with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth at The Hawthorns.

The visitors produced plenty of neat football throughout, but were unable to create much threat and fell behind after 31 minutes when Ahmed Hegazi headed in a Chris Brunt free kick.

Jermain Defoe came on for Bournemouth after the break, replacing Benik Afobe, but the former Sunderland striker had little to work with as West Brom held firm.

  • Crystal Palace 0 – 3 Huddersfield Town

Two goals in three minutes set Huddersfield up for a dream start to life in the Premier League as they defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 at Selhurst Park.

Tom Ince missed an early chance to give the Terriers the lead when he sent a bouncing effort from Tommy Smith’s cross straight at keeper Wayne Hennessey.

But they were ahead after 23 minutes when Palace failed to deal with an Aaron Mooy corner and the ball deflected in off Joel Ward — and with Palace rocking Mooy crossed again and Steve Mounie headed home. Palace made a half-time change, with Andros Townsend coming on in place of Luka Milivojevic, and Christian Benteke almost pulled a goal back — but Huddersfield made sure when Mounie struck again.

  • Southampton 0 – 0 Swansea City West

Southampton suffered a frustrating afternoon as they were held 0-0 at home by Swansea City.

Watford 3 – 3 Liverpool

Chelsea 2 – 3 Burnley

Crystal Palace 0 – 3 Huddersfield Town

Everton 1 – 0 Stoke City

Southampton 0 – 0 Swansea City West

Bromwich Albion 1 – 0 AFC Bournemouth

Brighton & Hove Albion 0 – 2 Manchester City

Tottenham 2-0 Newcastle United

Manchester United 4 – 0 West Ham United

EPL results: Final day – Champions Chelsea  cruise on Terry’s farewell match; Arsenal win but miss out of Champions League; Kane nets a hat trick- wins Golden boot

​Arsenal 3 – 1 Everton

Burnley 1 – 2 West Ham  United

Chelsea 5 – 1 Sunderland

Hull City 1 – 7 Tottenham  Hotspur

Leicester City 1 – 1 AFC Bournemouth

Liverpool 3 – 0 Middlesbrough

Manchester United 2 – 0 Crystal Palace

Southampton 0 – 1 Stoke City

Swansea City 2 – 1 West Bromwich Albion

Watford 0 – 5 Manchester  City

  • Chelsea 5 – 1 Sunderland

Premier League champions Chelsea beat Sunderland 5-1 to break the Premier League record for wins in a season, as captain John Terry waved goodbye to Stamford Bridge.

With their 30th Premier League victory of the season, Chelsea have broken the competition record set by Jose Mourinho’s title-winning Blues teams in the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons, who both won 29 of their 38 league matches.

The win also means Conte’s men finish the season with 93 points, a tally beaten only by Chelsea’s first Premier League title-winning side in 2004-05.

Blues legend, Terry, who has spent 22 years at the club but will leave this summer, played 26 minutes after starting his second match in a row and was replaced to a standing ovation and a guard of honour from his team-mates.

Willian’s equaliser  had already cancelled out Javier Manquillo’s third-minute strike by that point, and Eden Hazard and Pedro scored after the break to put the hosts in control.

Substitute Michy Batshuayi grabbed a late double to seal a record-breaking 30th Premier League victory this season.

It was the perfect prelude to the lifting of the trophy after the match and for Chelsea’s FA Cup final against Arsenal on Saturday.

  • Hull City 1 – 7 Tottenham  Hotspur

Harry Kane finished as the Premier League’s top scorer for the second successive season after scoring a hat-trick as Tottenham thrashed Hull 7-1 on the final day.

The striker, who netted four in a 6-1 win at Leicester on Thursday, followed up with two goals inside the opening 15 minutes at the KCOM Stadium.

Dele Alli made it 3-0 before half-time and, after Sam Clucas pulled a goal back in the 66th minute, Spurs finished with a flourish.

Victor Wanyama headed in before Kane completed his hat-trick and Ben Davies and Toby Alderweireld scored their first Premier League goals of the season.

Kane wins the Golden Boot award with 29 goals, four more than nearest rival Romelu Lukaku.

And the rout concludes another impressive campaign for Spurs, who finish second behind Chelsea on 86 points with just four defeats and a club-record 26 goals conceded.

Hull, meanwhile, drop to the Championship with uncertainty over the future of Marco Silva, who was serenaded by fans throughout the match in a bid to keep him at the club, with  talks planned next week.

  • Watford 0 – 5 Manchester  City

Manchester City sealed their place in next season’s Champions League by crushing Watford to finish third in Pep Guardiola’s debut season.

City skipper Vincent Kompany was left unmarked to head in an early opener before Sergio Aguero twice clinically fired in after quick counters-attacks.

The Blues, needing a point to guarantee a finish in the top four, were 4-0 up at half-time after Fernandinho bundled in.

Gabriel Jesus clipped in a fifth after the break as Watford ended the reign of departing manager Walter Mazzarri with a shocking display.

Mazzarri, who leaves after just one season, was booed by some Hornets fans during the game as the hosts suffered a sixth successive defeat to finish in 17th place.

  • Liverpool 3 – 0 Middlesbrough

Liverpool secured their Champions League return as their initial nerves turned to jubilation and relegated Middlesbrough crumbled at Anfield.

With top-four rivals Arsenal ahead at Everton, Liverpool were impotent in attack and twitchy at the back for most of the first half.

But Georginio Wijnaldum eased the tension in injury time, bursting into the box and smashing in a fierce shot at the near post.

Philippe Coutinho’s low curling free-kick six minutes into the second half was quickly followed by Adam Lallana slotting in to give the Reds a comfortable cushion to ride out to full-time.

With Manchester City thrashing Watford, Liverpool finished fourth in the final Premier League table and will have to negotiate Champions League qualifying at the start of next season.

  • ​Arsenal 3 – 1 Everton

Arsenal missed out on a place in the Champions League for the first time in 20 years despite beating Everton on the final day of the season.

Arsene Wenger’s side got the win they required despite having defender Laurent Koscielny sent off for a reckless first-half challenge on Everton’s Enner Valencia. He will now serve a suspension that will keep him out of the FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley.

Arsenal took the lead early on through Hector Bellerin’s far-post finish and Alexis Sanchez scrambled in a second after Koscielny’s dismissal to put the Gunners in control.

It was to no avail as Liverpool completed their task by beating Middlesbrough to finish fourth.

The Gunners did end the league campaign with a flourish though thanks to Aaron Ramsey’s brilliant injury-time strike from 20 yards after Romelu Lukaku pulled a goal back for Everton from the penalty spot.

The hosts, who also had defender Gabriel taken off injured on a stretcher, now turn their attention to Wembley, after which an announcement on manager Wenger’s future will be made.

  • Manchester United 2 – 0 Crystal Palace

Josh Harrop scored on his debut as Manchester United’s disappointing Premier League campaign ended with a comfortable victory over Crystal Palace.

Harrop was one of four players given their first top-flight starts as manager Jose Mourinho named the youngest United line-up in Premier League history, with an average age of 22 years and 284 days.

The 21-year-old midfielder was brimming with confidence and lashed in a superb finish from inside the box in the first half, and could have had a second, but curled an effort narrowly wide.

Paul Pogba doubled the advantage with a low strike before being replaced by Michael Carrick with Wednesday’s Europa League final against Ajax in mind.

With two minutes remaining the London-born and Salford-raised Angel Gomes replaced captain Wayne Rooney to become the club’s youngest ever Premier League player at 16 years and 263 days old.

He is also the first player born in the 21st century to appear in the Premier League.

Palace’s best chance went to Christian Benteke in the second half, but the striker’s towering header struck the foot of the post.

Victory means United collect £28.5m in competition prize money for a sixth place finish – their second successive season outside the top four – while Palace end the season in 14th, earning them £13.3m.

  • Southampton 0 – 1 Stoke City

Southampton” miserable home form continued as Peter Crouch struck the only goal of the game to help Stoke to a first away win since January on the final day of the season.

The home side enjoyed the majority of possession but Nathan Redmond’s lob on to the bar on the stroke of half-time was their best moment until Crouch pounced.

The striker’s 10th goal of the season arrived when he headed home a Geoff Cameron cross and they deserved the lead after creating openings throughout.

Southampton rallied late on as Jack Butland produced fine saves to deny Steven Davis, James Ward-Prowse and Sofiane Boufal but Claude Puel’s side end the campaign without a win in five games at St Mary’s.

His side end the season eighth, with their lowest points tally since 2012-13, while Stoke finish 13th, their lowest finish since the same season.

  • Leicester City 1 – 1 AFC Bournemouth

Bournemouth secured their highest top-flight finish with a draw at Leicester on the final day of the 2016-17 Premier League season.

Junior Stanislas put the Cherries ahead after just 59 seconds, smashing in a rebound from Ryan Fraser’s shot at the end of Lys Mousset’s driving run.

Leicester started poorly but were transformed after the break and Jamie Vardy poked in Islam Slimani’s knockdown early in the second half.

Vardy had a goal incorrectly ruled out for offside nine minutes later as he stabbed in after Slimani’s blocked shot, while Slimani headed badly wide when found in space by a Riyad Mahrez free-kick with five minutes to play.

The Cherries – who finished 16th in their first Premier League campaign last year – end the season in ninth, while 2015-16 champions Leicester move down to 12th.

  • Swansea City 2 – 1 West Bromwich Albion

Swansea City fought back from a goal down to beat West Brom on the final day of the Premier League season.

Having secured survival a week earlier, the hosts were in relaxed mood at a relieved Liberty Stadium but fell behind in the first half as Jonny Evans nodded in from a corner.

Swansea improved after the interval and equalised as Jordan Ayew headed his first goal for the club, before Fernando Llorente volleyed the winning goal with five minutes left.

A fourth win in five games lifts the Swans up to 15th in the Premier League table while a ninth match without victory means West Brom finish the campaign in 10th place.

Whereas the Baggies’ second-half decline was symptomatic of their fading fortunes at the end of the season, Swansea’s late revival was representative of their inspired run-in.

  • Burnley 1 – 2 West Ham  United

West Ham ended their season with an away victory as they came from behind to beat Burnley at Turf Moor.

Burnley went ahead when Sam Vokes scored his 10th league goal of the season when he finished off Andre Gray’s low cross.

The hosts’ lead only lasted four minutes before Sofiane Feghouli netted to complete a fine move that also involved Edimilson Fernandes and Andre Ayew.

Ayew scored the winning goal with a close-range header after Tom Heaton had pushed Fernandes’ shot on to the crossbar.

The result means West Ham end the season in 11th place, missing out on a top-10 position on goal difference, while Burnley finish in 16th.

EPL  result – Kane hit four as Tottenham crush Leicester city

​Leicester City 1 – 6 Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane bagged four goals to take him to the top of the Premier League scoring charts as Tottenham thrashed Leicester 6-1.

Though Chelsea ended their Premier League title hopes last week, there was no let-up from Mauricio Pochettino’s side, who won for the 25th time in the league this season.

Kane helped himself to two predatory goals from close range before rattling in twice from 20 yards in the last few minutes to move to 26 league goals for the campaign.

Son Heung-min also scored fine goals either side of half-time, volleying in Dele Alli’s masterful pass, and bending in from 25 yards after a swift counter-attack.

Leicester, who are yet to make a decision on manager Craig Shakespeare’s future, played their part in an entertaining game.

Ben Chilwell momentarily sparked hopes of a fightback by making it 2-1, but the Foxes ultimately had no answer to this in-form Tottenham side.

EPL result  – Stalemate at St Mary’s as Man united goalkeeper Romero saves Southampton’s Gabbiadini’s penalty 

​Southampton 0 – 0 Manchester United

Sergio Romero saved an early penalty from Manolo Gabbiadini as Manchester United played out a goalless draw with Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium.

The United goalkeeper, who was starting in place of David de Gea, denied Gabbiadini after Eric Bailly was adjudged to have handled a high ball despite replays showing the incident occurred outside the penalty box.

Bailly’s sharp shot then forced Fraser Forster into a solid save, as the United defender created his side’s best chance of the first half.

Southampton forced Romero to make multiple saves after the break but were unable to get past the United keeper before Anthony Martial hit the post for the visitors.

With Jose Mourinho’s side guaranteed a sixth-place finish before kick-off and one eye firmly on next Wednesday’s Europa League final, it always looked like being a sedate affair on the south coast.

Southampton had slightly more to play for with another top-eight finish in their sights in Claude Puel’s first season in charge, and were marginally the brighter side.

EPL results  – Alexis Sanches scores twice to keep alive Arsenal’s top four dream; City  beat West Brom in Zabaleta’s farewell match

​Arsenal 2 – 0 Sunderland

Manchester City 3 – 1 West Bromwich Albion

  • Manchester City 3 – 1 West Bromwich Albion

Manchester City clinched an emphatic win over West Brom to move back up to third place in the Premier League with one game remaining.

City scored two quick first-half goals with Gabriel Jesus opening the scoring in the 27th minute before Kevin de Bruyne added the second two minutes later with a fine curling strike.

Yaya Toure made it 3-0 after the break, exchanging passes with Aguero as he marched into the area to slot past Ben Foster.

West Brom managed a late consolation when substitute Hal Robson-Kanu turned in Allan Nyom’s low cross.

A point in their final game at Watford on Sunday will now be enough to guarantee Pep Guardiola’s side a place in the top four and Champions League football, while a win would see them finish third and go straight into the group stage.

Meanwhile the Baggies have now gone eight games without a victory and remain on 45 points with a trip to Swansea on Sunday.

With the points all but secured by Toure’s goal, attention for many City fans switched to Pablo Zabeleta’s big send-off.

After nine years with City in which he won every domestic trophy, the 32-year-old Argentina defender is leaving the clubat the end of the season.

He started on the bench but the home fans sang his name from kick-off, gave him his first standing ovation of the night in the first half and then exploded into noise when he began warming up.

The ground rose to applaud him on to the pitch when he replaced David Silva on the hour mark, and then cheered every time he touched the ball.

Zabaleta ended the game wearing the captain’s armband after Vincent Kompany was substituted and West Brom’s belated fightback never threatened to ruin his night.

After an emotional farewell speech at the final whistle, when he was joined on the pitch by his wife and young son, Zabaleta was given a guard of honour by his team-mates as he and his family departed down the tunnel.

  • ​Arsenal 2 – 0 Sunderland

Alexis Sanchez kept Arsenal in the hunt for a top-four finish as his double secured a 2-0 win over Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium.

Alexis Sanchez tapped in Mesut Ozil’s square pass to the relief of those inside a sparsely populated Emirates Stadium.

As Arsenal increased in urgency, Sanchez bundled in Olivier Giroud’s cut-back to renew their hopes of a top-four finish for a 21st successive season.

The Gunners are a point behind fourth-placed Liverpool.

Arsenal will now look to beat Everton in their final match and hope Liverpool drop points against relegated Middlesbrough if they are to maintain their record of finishing in the top-four in each of Wenger’s 21 seasons in charge.

They could mathematically still catch third-placed Manchester City, who beat West Brom 3-1 on Tuesday night, but that scenario would require defeat for Pep Guardiola’s side at Watford with Arsenal enjoying a five-goal swing on the final day.

EPL result  – Fabregas’ late goal help champions Chelsea win Watford in seven-goal thriller

​Chelsea 4 – 3 Watford

John Terry scored on potentially his final start as Chelsea celebrated winning the Premier League title with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Watford on Monday amid a party atmosphere at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues made nine changes from the team that clinched the title at West Brom on Friday, and it was departing captain Terry who scored the opener from a corner in the 22nd minute.

Terry appeared to have tears in his eyes after the celebrations but, less than 90 seconds later, it was his miscued header that gifted Etienne Capoue the equaliser.

Cesar Azpilicueta and Michy Batshuayi scored either side of half-time to make it 3-1 to Chelsea, only for Daryl Janmaat to reply with a fine individual goal before substitute Stefano Okaka levelled in the 74th minute.

But Cesc Fabregas came off the bench to snatch the winner with two minutes remaining and Sebastian Prodl was sent off in a fiery finish before fireworks and streamers filled the air.

The champions now finish the campaign at Stamford Bridge against Sunderland on Sunday when they will lift the Premier League trophy, and a victory would see them finish on 93 points, the second-highest tally behind Jose Mourinho’s 2004/05 Chelsea side, and become the first side to win 30 games in a Premier League season.

Chelsea have now won 29 PL games this season, a joint record with their 04-05 and 05-06 teams.

Watford, meanwhile, could end just a point above the relegation zone if they lose to Manchester City on the last day.

EPL results  – Batshuayi comes off the bench to score as Chelsea are crowned premier league Champions; Ross Barkley scores the winner as  Everton defeat Watford

Everton 1 – 0 Watford 

West Brom 0 – 1 Chelsea

  • West Brom 0 – 1 Chelsea

Michy Batshuayi stepped out of the shadows to strike a famous late winner as Chelsea sealed the Premier League title with two games to spare after a hard-fought 1-0 win at West Brom.

Batshuayi had not scored in the league since August but slid to meet a Cesar Azpilicueta cut-back in 82nd minute, just moments after coming off the bench, to ensure the Blues secured a second league crown in three seasons and Antonio Conte triumphed at the first attempt.

Chelsea had been frustrated during a goalless first half in which the hosts defended stubbornly, yet a game seemingly set for stalemate might have swung the other way had Salomon Rondon and Nacer Chadli finished fine second-half chances.

Eden Hazard and Diego Costa had toiled in front of goal as Chelsea looked forced to wait at least until the weekend, but Batshuayi proved the unlikely hero to spark wild celebrations from Conte on the touchline at the final whistle.

The Italian can now set his sights on  emulating compatriot Carlo  Ancelotti’s 2010 featof winning the league and domestic Double as the Blues prepare for an FA Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley on 27 May.

  • Everton 1 – 0 Watford 

Ross Barkley brushed aside speculation about his future to fire in Everton’s winner in their 1-0 victory at home to Watford.

The England international was issued with an ultimatum by  manager Ronald  Koeman on Thursday, who told the 23-year-old he has one more week to sign a new deal at Goodison Park or face being sold.

Despite the demand, Barkley started for the hosts and then stepped up in the 56th minute to power home Everton’s only goal from 25 yards out.

Defeat for Watford means their Premier League safety is still not confirmed, while Everton can now draw a line under a three-game winless run.

It was an inspired half-time substitution from Ronald Koeman which brought Everton to life, as Enner Valencia brought pace and vigour to his side, which was somewhat lacking in the opening 45.

EPL result  – Sanchez and Giroud strike as Arsenal defeat Southampton to go fifth

Southampton 0 – 2 Arsenal 

Arsenal kept alive their hopes of a top-four Premier League finish as second-half goals from Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud earned victory at Southampton.
Alexis Sanchez produced a moment of brilliance on his 100th Premier League appearance, to hit his 20th Premier League goal of the season.

Sanchez struck the opener on the hour mark at St Mary’s before Olivier Giroud came off the bench to make sure of the points with a close-range header.

Under-fire Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has constantly reiterated his side cannot put a foot wrong in their remaining games, and they were solid enough to take home victory from the south coast to keep them in the hunt for Champions League qualification.

The victory sees them leapfrog Manchester United into fifth and now sit three points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City.
Mid-table Southampton rarely threatened. Their best chance came in the first half when Manolo Gabbiadini forced a fine save out of Petr Cech from close range, and they stay 10th.

Injury before the break to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was a sour note but Arsene Wenger’s men, given renewed hope by victory against Manchester United at the weekend, ended a 14-year barren league run on the south coast at the most crucial of times.
Arsenal still require their rivals to slip up if they are to qualify for the Champions League for a 20th successive season.

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Manchester United gave their fans something to smile about for once after one of their best displays of the season saw them defeat Stoke 3-0 at Old Trafford.
United – the day after neighbours Manchester City confirmed the appointment of Pep Guardiola – eased the pressure on Louis van Gaal as they blew away the Potters and avenged their Boxing Day defeat at the Britannia Stadium with a fine display of ruthless attacking football.
Rooney moved to within five goals of Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time scoring record with his seventh goal in seven games and Jesse Lingard nodded in a fine ball from Cameron Borthwick-Jackson to put United ahead in the 14th minute.
The goal of the night belonged to the excellent Anthony Martial for his curler from the far corner.
As Van Gaal walked down the touchline just before kick-off, a giant surfer flag traversed the Stretford End marking this week’s anniversary of the 1958 Munich air disaster.
The Busby Babes, of course, were fabled for their thrilling attacking football and the current crop of men in red did their best to put on a display their predecessors would have been proud of.

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was the star man once again as his first half strike against Sunderland sealed a 1-0 win for Manuel Pellegrini in his first game since announcing he will be leaving the club at the end of the season.
Aguero served up a reminder that there is life before Pep Guardiola as Manchester City maintained their Premier League title challenge with a hard-fought victory at Sunderland.
The Argentina international’s 17th goal of the season was enough to claim a 1-0 win at the Stadium of Light, where the Black Cats suggested they could yet dig themselves out of relegation trouble.

Jamie Vardy scored with a sumptuous 30-yard volley before grabbing a second as Leicester maintained their grip at the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Liverpool at the King Power Stadium.
The striker’s brilliant brace maintained the Foxes’ three-point lead over Manchester City – ahead of their top-of-the-table showdown on Saturday.
In front of watching England boss Roy Hodgson the 29-year-old netted a stunning effort before firing in from close range to continue his stellar campaign.
Vardy is in talks with City to extend his dealand reached 18 Premier League goals for the season to underline his importance to Claudio Ranieri and help prove outstanding Leicester’s title credentials.
They were everything Liverpool were not, incisive, gritty, classy and determined as the Reds showed Jurgen Klopp how far they have to go.

Arsenal have been held to a goalless draw by Southampton at the Emirates Stadium after a wonderful display from goalkeeper Fraser Forster denied the Gunners all three points.
Goalkeeper Forster inspired his side to earn a point at Arsenal as the Gunners lost further ground on their Premier League title rivals.
There was talk of this being a revenge mission following Saints’ 4-0 win in the reverse fixture on Boxing Day but Forster was superb as a string of top-class saves secured a 0-0 draw and a share of the spoils for the visitors.

Harry Kane scored twice to help Tottenham to a comfortable 3-0 win over Norwich to lift them up to third place in the Premier League.
Dele Alli scored inside two minutes to open the scoring for the hosts before Kane doubled Tottenham’s advantage from the spot on the half-hour mark.
While Norwich were greatly improved after the interval, it was Kane who completed a fine night for Spurs, with his second goal in injury time.
Tottenham, who recorded their fifth straight victory in all competitions, keep alive their dreams of winning a first league title since 1961. But Norwich, now with four league defeats in as many matches, remain two points above the relegation zone.

Bournemouth beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park courtesy of goals from striker Benik Afobe and Marc Pugh as Alan Pardew’s side fell to their fifth straight defeat.
Recovering from conceding the opening goal to Scott Dann, they went seven points clear of the relegation zone after Pugh and Afobe scored either side of half-time.
The result leaves 11th-placed Palace winless in the league since December 19, and perhaps more importantly further away from finishing in the top six which had once looked a realistic ambition.
In the absence of the injured Yohan Cabaye, Joe Ledley and Yannick Bolasie, and with first-choice striker Connor Wickham serving the second game of his three-match ban, much of the responsibility for providing the creativity that had once given Palace’s season such promise fell to Wilfried Zaha.Palace manager Alan Pardew had resisted selecting Emmanuel Adebayor against Stoke and, owing to a lack of match fitness, had only named him as a substitute, but after Pape Souare and Zaha missed with reasonable chances towards the end of the first half the temptation grew early in the second.
The striker was already poised for his debut when another significant January signing, Bournemouth’s £10million Afobe, threatened to ruin it. Matt Ritchie forced a fine save from Hennessey with a close-range shot, and Afobe, sensing a chance to score his third goal in three games, pounced unchallenged from inside the area to head the rebound inside the left post.
Adebayor was introduced for Frazier Campbell immediately afterwards, but in Cabaye’s absence the platform had not quite been presented for him to score on his debut as he had at Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham, his three previous Premier League clubs,

Salomon Rondon scored in the 90th minute as West Brom salvaged a 1-1 draw at home to fellow strugglers Swansea at The Hawthorns.
It looked like Gylfi Sigurdsson’s goal would continue Swansea’s revival under Francesco Guidolin with a third straight win and see the Welsh side go above the Baggies in the Premier League table.
But Lukasz Fabianski, who had been in decent form on the night, was finally beaten in the second minute of time added on when Rondon blasted the ball home from close range after a scramble inside the six-yard box, and it finished 1-1.

West Ham beat Aston Villa 2-0 at Upton Park courtesy of second half goals from Michail Antonio and Cheikhou Kouyate after Jordan Ayew was sent off for elbowing Ryan Cresswell.
Ghana striker Ayew left his struggling side in the lurch when he was dismissed for a vicious elbow into the face of Aaron Cresswell after just 17 minutes.
And it was Villa who ended up with a bloody nose after Michail Antonio and Cheikhou Kouyate struck in the second half to end the 10 men’s resistance.

Arsenal 0 – 0 Southampton
Leicester City 2 – 0 Liverpool
Norwich City 0 – 3 Tottenham Hotspur
Sunderland 0 – 1 Manchester City
West Ham United 2 – 0Aston Villa
Crystal Palace 1 – 2 AFC Bournemouth
Manchester United 3 – 0 Stoke City
West Bromwich Albion 1 – 1 Swansea City

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Wayne Rooney scored for the fourth game in a row as Manchester United secured a 1-0 Premier League victory over rivals Liverpool at Anfield.
While Rooney was the match-winner with the visitors’ only shot on target, David de Gea was the man who made the 1-0 win possible with a string of saves and was the far busier of the two goalkeepers.
It was just Rooney’s sixth goal in 24 appearances for both Everton and United against Liverpool and his first at Anfield for 11 years but it edged him to within seven of Sir Bobby Charlton’s club record of 249 and lifted his side back up to fifth, two points behind Tottenham.
Wayne Rooney (176 goals for Man Utd) has now overtaken Thierry Henry (175 for Arsenal) for the most goals for a single club in Premier League history.
Rooney has now scored in four successive games for Manchester United for the first time since March 2012.
United have scored with all four of their shots on target against Liverpool this season in the Premier League.

Arsenal have reclaimed top spot in the Barclays Premier League with a goalless draw at Stoke on an afternoon when both goalkeepers earned the plaudits.
The Gunners needed just a point to nudge back ahead of Manchester City and Leicester at a stadium where they have only won once in the Premier League era, and they were attempting to break their Britannia Stadium hoodoo without injured playmaker Mesut Ozil.
Petr Cech kept out Joselu and Bojan Krkic in quick succession before saving with his feet from the former late on to record the 172nd Premier League clean sheet of his career.
The Gunners were without German midfielder Ozil, the man leading the Premier League in assists, due to a foot injury while Alexis Sanchez was not included either despite nearing a return from a hamstring problem.

New Swansea head coach Francesco Guidolin saw his side ease their Premier League relegation worries with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Watford.
A rare Ashley Williams goal, headed home from inside the six-yard box after 27 minutes, was enough to give Swansea only a third win in 18 league attempts and lift them out of the bottom three at the expense of Newcastle.
It was far from pretty at times but that will not worry a Swansea side who inflicted a fourth straight league defeat on a Watford side suffering their worst run of the season.
Guidolin’s appointment was confirmed before kick-off and the former Parma, Palermo and Udinese coach took his place in the stand as Swansea sought to escape the bottom three.

Liverpool 0 – 1 Manchester United
Stoke City 0 – 0 Arsenal
Swansea 1-0 Watford

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Sergio Aguero scored twice as Manchester City beat Crystal Palace 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium to, at least temporarily, move top of the Premier League.
City dropped points in midweek when they were held to a goalless draw by Everton, but Manuel Pellegrini’s side suffered no such problems in finding a breakthrough against Palace.
Fabian Delph put the hosts ahead in the 22nd minute with a long-range effort which Wayne Hennessey ought to have saved, but there was little the Eagles goalkeeper could do to stop Aguero making it 2-0 five minutes before half-time with a strike which deflected in off Scott Dann.
Aguero then finished off an excellent team move also involving David Silva, Yaya Toure and Kevin De Bruyne in the 68th minute before unselfishly setting up David Silva to complete the scoring six minutes from time.

John Terry’s equaliser deep into added time atoned for his earlier own goal and earned Chelsea a 3-3 draw with Everton at Stamford Bridge.
Ramiro Funes Mori’s late goal appeared to have earned the Toffees a first league win at Stamford Bridge in 21 years, but Terry flicked in on his 700th club appearance.
Terry’s own goal and a Kevin Mirallas strike put Everton 2-0 up, but Chelsea scored twice in quick succession to restore parity.
A howler from Tim Howard allowed Diego Costa to net and Cesc Fabregas’ deflected strike levelled matters.
Worse was to follow for Chelsea when Costa limped off and Funes Mori turned in fellow substitute Gerard Deulofeu’s cross.
But Terry converted after a late bombardment, to the fury of the visitors after seven minutes’ stoppage time had been signalled by the fourth official, to earn a scarcely-believable point.
Chelsea are now unbeaten in seven since Jose Mourinho’s departure, with Guus Hiddink avoiding a first loss of his second spell in caretaker charge.

A Christian Eriksen brace saw Tottenham come from behind to beat struggling Sunderland 4- 1 and reaffirm their own top-four Premier League ambitions.
Sam Allardyce’s side took the lead through Patrick van Aanholt’s second goal in a week.
But Eriksen levelled just 91 seconds later before Mousa Dembele put Spurs ahead after the break, with Eriksen’s second and a Harry Kane penalty – the first deflected off Sunderland debutant Jan Kirchhoff, who then conceded the spot-kick – wrapping up a 4-1 victory for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Bournemouth recorded the biggest win of their short Premier League tenure after cruising to a 3-0 victory against Norwich City.
Dan Gosling opened the scoring for the home side with 10 minutes gone before Charlie Daniels converted from the spot shortly after half-time.
Benik Afobe, Bournemouth’s record signing, then opened his account for the club following a cool finish with 15 minutes remaining.

Ayoze Perez and Georginio Wijnaldum scored as Newcastle United beat West Ham 2-1 at St James’ Park to move out of the Premier League relegation zone.
Debutant Jonjo Shelvey turned in just the kind of performance which convinced the Magpies to spend £12million to sign him from Swansea City, but he could face retrospective action over an off-the-ball body-check on Hammers striker Enner Valencia which did not appear to be spotted by referee Neil Swarbrick.
Wijnaldum’s goal – the Dutchman’s ninth of the season – proved enough to secure a first win in seven games in all competitions and condemn the visitors to a first defeat in 10.
West Ham’s half-time substitute Nikica Jelavic scored to half the deficit.

James Ward-Prowse scored twice as Southampton beat West Brom 3-0 at St Mary’s to climb into the top half of the Premier League.
Saints splashed out £4million to sign Charlie Austin from QPR on Saturday morning in a bid to pep up their misfiring attack.
And just a couple of hours later Austin watched from the stands as Saints rediscovered their goalscoring touch in a comfortable victory.
England Under-21 midfielder Ward-Prowse was an unlikely goal hero, having previously scored just once in the Premier League.
But he doubled that tally with just five minutes on the clock after Craig Dawson fouled Saido Mane on the corner of the penalty area.
Tadic was introduced from the bench shortly after the hour mark and got on the scoresheet just eight minutes later.

Aston Villa fought back to earn a 1-1 draw against Leicester City, who moved back to the top of the Premier League with the point at Villa Park.
Shinji Okazaki put Leicester ahead in the 28th minute with a close-range which had to be confirmed by goal-line technology, but Riyad Mahrez missed the chance to make it 2-0 five minutes later when his penalty kick was saved by Mark Bunn after Aly Cissokho had handled his shot.
The save lifted the Villa fans and players, who earned themselves a deserved share of the spoils when substitute Rudy Gestede fired in via a deflection

Tottenham Hotspur 4 – 1 Sunderland
FC Bournemouth 3 – 0 Norwich City
Chelsea 3 – 3 Everton
Manchester City 4 – 0 Crystal Palace
Newcastle United 2 – 1 West Ham United
Southampton 3 – 0 West Bromwich Albion
Aston Villa 1 – 1 Leicester City

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Joe Allen struck in the final minute as Liverpool held Arsenal to a 3-3 draw at Anfield as the Gunners saw their lead at the top of the table reduced.
The Reds took the lead after 10 minutes when Roberto Firmino fired a low shot past Petr Cech after Emre Can’s effort had fallen into his path.
But the equaliser arrived just four minutes later when Aaron Ramsey latched on to Joel Campbell’s ball and fired past Simon Mignolet.
The Reds were ahead again on 19 minutes when Firmino grabbed his second of the match, curling an unstoppable effort past Cech.
And amazingly it was 2-2 on 25 minutes when Giroud headed home from a corner with Mesut Ozil claiming yet another assist of a stellar season.
Giroud then grabbed his second of the game and 18th of the season on 55 minutes, turning smartly and firing into the corner of Mignolet’s net.

James McClean halted Chelsea’s rise up the Premier League table as West Brom came from behind twice to secure a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.
West Brom created a handful of early chances but the hosts took the lead through an unlikely source in Azpilicueta, who found the back of the net after bombing forward to meet a cross at the far post.
The Baggies responded well to the early setback and hauled themselves level when Craig Gardner’s driven shot from the edge of the area nestled into the bottom corner.
Guus Hiddink’s side took the lead once again in the 73rd minute after Gareth McAuley turned the ball into the his own net when trying to prevent Kenedy from connecting with Willian’s low cross.
The Baggies came from behind for a second time when McClean struck four minutes from time as the visitors earned a deserved point.

Manchester City were held to a frustrating but entertaining 0-0 draw as Everton earned a point in their Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium.
Raheem Sterling was controversially denied a late penalty as City saw their title aspirations dealt a blow by Roberto Martinez’s dogged outfit.

A dramatic late header from Robert Huth put Leicester City joint-top of the Premier League with a slender 1-0 victory against Tottenham.
The two teams drew 2-2 in their FA Cup clash just three days ago but the high-flying Foxes were the victors in the the latest battle at White Hart Lane as Huth was on hand to convert Christian Fuchs’ corner in the 83rd minute.
Despite recalls for Tottenham’s Harry Kane and fit-again Jamie Vardy – one of nine changes for Ranieri’s visitors from the weekend’s game – neither could get their names on the scoresheet.

A hat-trick from Jermain Defoe helped struggling Sunderland end a six-game losing streak and secure a vital 4-2 win against 10-man Swansea.
Sam Allardyce’s men took the early lead in south Wales when a poor kick out from Lukasz Fabianski was punished by Jermain Defoe, but the Swans were soon level when Gylfi Sigurdsson equalised from the penalty spot in the 21st minute.
Swansea were then reduced to ten men after full-back Kyle Naughton saw a straight red card for a foul on Yann M’Vila, yet they went ahead with an emphatic finish from Andre Ayew just before the half-time whistle.
Patrick Van Aanholt made the game all-square again four minutes after the restart and Sunderland went on to retake the lead as Defoe added his second of the evening with a cool finish just past the hour mark.
Defoe then ensured he would be taking home the match ball when he prodded in with five minutes left which sees Sunderland narrow the gap to 17th-placed Swansea to one point.

Southampton impressively outplayed and outworked Watford to secure a 2-0 Barclays Premier League victory that should signal the end of their poor run.
On an evening when Watford were as poor as the hosts were intense, goals in each half from Shane Long and Dusan Tadic took Southampton into 12th place and within two points of their underwhelming visitors.

Jonathan Walters, Joselu and a Ryan Bennett own goal helped Stoke to a 3-1 victory over 10-man Norwich at the Britannia Stadium on Wednesday evening.
Gary O’Neil was sent off for an utterly needless slide tackle on Ibrahim Afellay.
After then falling behind to Jonathan Walters’ 49th-minute effort, Norwich did well to level six minutes later through a cracking Jonny Howson strike.
But Stoke regained the lead via Joselu’s smart finish in the 67th minute, and the away side then shot themselves in the foot again as Ryan Bennett’s own-goal 12 minutes from time sealed victory for the hosts.

Chelsea 2 – 2 West Bromwich Albion
Manchester City 0 – 0 Everton
Southampton 2 – 0 Watford
Stoke City 3 – 1 Norwich City
Swansea City 2 – 4 Sunderland
Liverpool 3 – 3 Arsenal
Tottenham Hotspur 0 – 1 Leicester City

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Paul Dummett rescued a point for Newcastle with a dramatic late goal in a thrilling 3-3 draw at St James’ Park.
It took only nine minutes for Rooney put United ahead from the spot after Chancel Mbemba was somewhat harshly penalised for hand ball – the goal marked the first time the 30-year-old has scored in three matches running since September 2013.
The England captain should have doubled the visitors advantage but shot wide when one on one with Rob Elliot.
However the visitors did score a second after 38 minutes, breaking at pace before Rooney played a clever reverse pass to Jesse Lingard, who coolly slid the ball past Elliot.
Newcastle hit back only four minutes later thanks to a controlled Georginio Wijnaldum volley from Aleksandar Mitrovic’s knock down.
Lingard should have made it 3-1 early in the second half but blazed over with the goal at his mercy.
And the youngster’s miss looked to proved costly as the Magpies were awarded a controversial penalty of their own by Mike Dean, which allowed striker Mitrovic to complete a remarkable turnaround.
The topsy-turvy game continued when Rooney looked to have secured victory for Louis van Gaal’s side with stunning strike from the edge of the area.

But local lad Dummett rescued a point for Newcastle as his shot from outside the box hit Chris Smalling on its way to the back of the net.

Two goals from Enner Valencia and an inspired performance from Dimitri Payet helped West Ham to a 3-1 win at Bournemouth.
The Cherries appeared on course for victory after Harry Arter opened the scoring with 17 minutes gone on the south coast.
But Dimtri Payet hauled the visitors level with a magnificent free-kick shortly after the hour mark, before Enner Valencia netted twice to see West Ham triumph 3-1 – their third consecutive league victory.
Benik Afobe, the £10million signing from Wolves, was Eddie Howe’s only change from his side’s 0-0 draw at Leicester, with fellow new arrivals Lewis Grabban and Juan Iturbe were on the bench.

A Wayne Hennessey howler ended Aston Villa’s run of 19 matches without a win as they beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at Villa Park.
The goalkeeper fumbled Joleon Lescott’s second-half header into his own net as Remi Garde claimed his first victory at the 11th attempt.
It was also redemption for Lescott, who was accused of playing a game with chewing gum – to the fury of fans – while a substitute during Saturday’s 1-1 FA Cup draw at Wycombe.
Libor Kozak made his first league start for Villa since Boxing Day 2013 – when he also faced Palace – while returning goalkeeper Mark Bunn’s last league start came against Villa for Norwich in May 2013.

AFC Bournemouth 1 – 3 West Ham United
Aston Villa 1 – 0 Crystal Palace
Newcastle United 3 – 3 Manchester United

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Chelsea produced a performance reminiscent of their title-winning campaign to win 3-0 at high-flying Crystal Palace and earn Guus Hiddink his first win as interim boss.
Oscar gave the Blues the lead in the first half before Willian and Diego Costa put Palace out of sight to complete arguably the champions’ best performance of the season so far.
The victory is Chelsea’s first on the road in the league since August and means Hiddink remains unbeaten after three games in charge.

Aaron Lennon and Dele Alli each scored excellent goals as Everton dug deep to hold Tottenham to a 1-1 draw in the Premier League at Goodison Park.

Crystal Palace 0-3 Chelsea
Everton 1-1 Tottenham

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Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney scored as Manchester United broke their eight-game winless run with a 2-1 victory over Swansea at Old Trafford.
Rooney moved ahead of Denis Law to become the second-highest goal scorer in United’s history when he struck with the winning goal, his 238th goal for United, which makes him the club’s second highest scorer of all-time behind Sir Bobby Charlton’s 249.
It was Rooney’s first league goal since October, and his 188th Premier League goal, overtaking Andy Cole for the second-most in Premier League history and now only behind Alan Shearer in the goals tally.

Michail Antonio and Andy Carroll scored with headers in either half as West Ham claimed a relatively-straightforward 2-0 win over Liverpool at Upton Park.

Late goals from Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero helped Manchester City to a potentially-crucial victory as they recovered from 1-0 down to beat Watford 2-1 at Vicarage Road.
Aleksandar Kolarov’s own goal on 55 minutes appeared to have given Watford their latest win.
However, Yaya Toure (81) and Sergio Aguero (85) rescued City with two fine goals in the final 10 minutes to keep third-placed City within three points of leaders Arsenal.

Laurent Koscielny scored 18 minutes from time as Arsenal battled past Newcastle 1-0 at the Emirates to move two points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Riyad Mahrez missed a second-half penalty as Leicester could only draw 0-0 with 10-man Bournemouth at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester lost ground at the top of the Premier League as they began the new year with a goalless draw.

Jonny Evans poked home an injury-time winner as Tony Pulis’ West Brom beat his former club Stoke 2-1 at The Hawthorns on Saturday.
The defender poked in his first Baggies goal just as it looked like Jonathan Walters’ equaliser had rescued a point for the visitors.
Stephane Sessegnon’s first goal in over a year had given Albion a second-half lead and Tony Pulis has now won three straight games against his former club.
Geoff Cameron was also sent off with seven minutes left for reacting to a challenge from Claudio Yacob.

Jermain Defoe gave Sunderland’s survival hopes a shot in the arm after they claimed a vital 3-1 win over Aston Villa, who surely now look destined for the drop.
Defoe blasted Sunderland to a first victory in six attempts, putting the Black Cats 2-1 up with 18 minutes remaining and then again in injury time to set up a 3-1 win which moves Sam Allardyce’s men seven points clear of basement boys Villa – although they are still in major trouble.
Sunderland gradually grew into a game which they started poorly and took a 30th-minute lead through Patrick van Aanholt’s deflected shot, and although Carles Gil levelled after the break with a sumptuous volley, Defoe ensured the points remained on Wearside to the delight and relief of the locals among a crowd of 41,535.

Alex Tettey grabbed the winner for Norwich as they saw off 10-man Southampton at Carrow Road on Saturday.
For Southampton it was a sixth defeat in eight Premier League matches thanks to Tettey’s wonderful second-half finish.
Victor Wanyama’s second-half red card for two bookings tipped an even game in the Canaries’ favour.

West Ham United 2-0 Liverpool
Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle United
Leicester City 0-0 AFC Bournemouth
Manchester United 2-1 Swansea City
Norwich City 1-0 Southampton
Sunderland 3-1 Aston Villa
West Bromwich Albion 2-1 Stoke City
Watford 1-2 Manchester City

EPL Result: Arsenal beat City

Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud scored in the first half as Arsenal claimed a deserved 2-1 win over title rivals Manchester City to move two points behind Premier League leaders Leicester.


City, who haven’t won away from home in the Premier League since beating Crystal Palace 1-0 in September, pulled one back through Yaya Toure who scored a sublime goal out of almost nothing with 10 minutes left.


Manuel Pellegrini’s side are now four points behind Arsenal, and six points behind league leaders Leicester City.


Arsenal 2 – 1 Manchester City



1. Leicester City 17 38

2. Arsenal 17 36

3. Manchester City 17 32

4. Tottenham Hotspur 17 29

5. Manchester United 17 29

6. Crystal Palace 17 29

7. Watford 17 28

8. West Ham United 17 25

9. Liverpool 17 24

10. Everton 17 23

11. Stoke City 17 23

12. Southampton 17 21

13. West Bromwich Albion 17 20

14. AFC Bournemouth 17 19

15. Chelsea 17 18

16. Norwich City 17 17

17. Newcastle United 17 17

18. Swansea City 17 15

19. Sunderland 17 12

20. Aston Villa 17 7

EPL Results

Manchester United suffered a second straight defeat as Norwich won at Old Trafford for the first time since 1989 after goals from Cameron Jerome and Alexander Tettey earned a shock 2-1 win, with Anthony Martial scoring a consolation goal.

Van Gaal and his lads were booed by the home fans after failing to win for a sixth game in succession. United have now won just four of their last 15 matches in all competitions.
The result also made for a miserable afternoon for captain Wayne Rooney on the occasion of his 500th appearance for the club.

Chelsea returned to winning ways as they start their post-Mourinho era with a 3-1 win over Sunderland at a discontented Stamford Bridge.
Goals from Branislav Ivanovic, Pedro and Oscar had put Chelsea three goals ahead, but Sunderland pulled a goal back through Fabio Borini.
The fans were angry with a banner accusing ‘The Three Rats’; Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Eden Hazard, for getting Mourinho sacked while another read ‘you let Jose down’.
Hiddink watched on alongside owner Roman Abramovich and former striker Didier Drogba.

Riyad Mahrez scored twice from the penalty spot as Leicester won 3-2 at Everton to make sure they will be on top the Premier League table at Christmas.
History is on the Foxes side as five of the last six teams to top the table on December 25 went on to become champions – Liverpool the only exception in 2013-14.
Mahrez, whose goal on Monday proved decisive in the 2-1 win over Chelsea, capped a brilliant week with a penalty in each half with Shinji Okazaki ensuring substitute Kevin Mirallas’ 89th-minute strike was academic.
Striker Romelu Lukaku won the individual battle of the top flight hot-shots against Jamie Vardy when he scored for the eighth consecutive match – a feat not achieved by an Everton player since Dave Hickson in 1954 – to equalise and move to 13 league goals and within two of his Leicester counterpart.

Tottenham moved into the top four for the first time this season after seeing off Southampton 2-0 at St Mary’s thanks to goals from England pair Harry Kane and Dele Alli.

Bournemouth beat nine-man West Brom at The Hawthorns courtesy of goals from Adam Smith and Charlie Daniels.
Gareth McAuley looked to have rescued a point for the Baggies when he cancelled out Smith’s second-half opener, but Daniels’ late penalty gave the in-form Cherries a third successive Premier League win.
The victory takes the Cherries five points clear of the drop zone and they were the better side from the off.
Albion had to play almost an hour with 10 men after James McClean was dismissed for a wild lunge at Smith as he looked for revenge following a tackle between the pair just 10 seconds before.
And Salmon Rondon was sent off in injury time after an altercation with Gosling to complete the late drama.
The Defeat was Tony Pulis’ 100th as a Premier League manager and ended the Baggies’ four-match unbeaten run.
It also increased the Baggies’ home woes as only Aston Villa (two) have won fewer points at home than Albion (eight).

Jordan Ayew’s stunning goal, cancelled captain Fabricio Coloccini’s opener, to earn a point for rock-bottom Aston Villa against Newcastle in a thrilling 1-1 draw at St James’ Park.

Goals from Connor Wickham and Lee Chung-Yong earned Crystal Palace a 2-1 win over Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.
The goal was Wickham first for the club.

Connor Wickham made it 1-0 to Palace just before the half-time whistle, hammering in from the penalty spot after Glenn Whelan fouled Wilfried Zaha.
Stoke restored parity after a handball from Damien Delaney, allowing Bojan Krkic to dispatch his spot kick.
With a minute left on the clock, Lee thrashed in a stunning shot from around 30 yards out.

Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland

Everton 2-3 Leicester City

Manchester United 1-2 Norwich City

Southampton 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Stoke City 1-2 Crystal Palace

West Bromwich Albion 1-2 AFC Bournemouth

Newcastle United 1-1 Aston Villa

EPL Results

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03:  Sergio Aguero of Manchester City kisses the ball to celebrate a goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at Etihad Stadium on October 3, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Sergio Aguero of Manchester City kisses the ball to celebrate one of his five goals against Newcastle United.

This week ends with defeats for Chelsea and Manchester United, Rodgers sacked.

Alexis Sanchez’s stunning first-half brace helped Arsenal blow away Manchester United 3-0 at the Emirates to move second in the Premier League.

Arsenal tore United apart with two early goals in the space of 74 seconds, a backheel from Sanchez and a cool finish by German playmaker Mesut Ozil, with Sanchez cracking home a superb third to put the game to bed after only 20 minutes.

United improved in the second half, but it was too little too late.

Christian Eriksen pegged back Swansea with two brilliant free-kicks after Tottenham striker Harry Kane had scored a spectacular own goal in a 2-2 draw.

Twice, they had to come from behind after Andre Ayew’s header and then a horrible Kane mistake had handed Swansea the lead.

In what turned out to be Brendan Rodgers’ last game in charge of Liverpool, Romelu Lukaku cancelled out Danny Ings’ opener before half-time as Everton and Liverpool drew 1-1 in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.

Sergio Aguero scored five times, to record the quickest ever five-goal tally in Premier League history, all inside a 20-minute spell as Manchester City tore hapless Newcastle to shreds 6-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

Kevin De Bruyne also got on the scoresheet as City, after falling behind to an Aleksandar Mitrovic header.

Aguero had not scored in 465 minutes of Premier League football before his equaliser, and it was a stunning return to form from the Argentinian, who had scored just once from open play prior to this remarkable blitz against the Magpies at the Etihad stadium.

Aguero had not scored in 465 minutes of Premier League football before his equalizer.

Southampton recovered from a 1-0 deficit to inflict another defeat on Chelsea as Saints recorded a much-deserved 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge.

Willian had opened the scoring for the Blues -his fourth free-kick goal in four games- before goals from Steven Davis, Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle earned Ronald Koeman’s side victory at a stunned Stamford Bridge.

The result means Chelsea, who were booed off the field, have endured their worst start to a season for 37 years – a season that ended in relegation from the top flight.

It also means Southampton won at Stamford Bridge for the first time in almost 14 years to leave Jose Mourinho contemplating a fourth loss from eight PL games this season.

Chelsea have conceded at least two goals in seven of their eight Premier League games this season – the exception the 2-0 defeat of Arsenal.

Leicester City defeated Norwich City 2-1.

Goals from Jamie Vardy-penalty kick- and Jeff Schlupp put the Foxes into a commanding position before Dieumerci Mbokani gave the home side hope when he scored after 66 minutes. But the Foxes saw out the win to maintain their impressive start to the season.

Sunderland failed to get the win they needed in what looks set to be Dick Advocaat’s final game after being held 2-2 by West Ham at home.

The Black Cats went into the game bottom of the League, with the Dutchman’s future at the club under significant scrutiny, but goals from Steven Fletcher (10) and Jeremain Lens (22) had put the Black cats ahead.

Carl Jenkinson pulled one back in first-half injury time and Dimitri Payet levelled following Lens’ dismissal for a second bookable offence.

The Black Cats extended their run without a League victory to 11 games stretching back to last season while collecting just their third point of the current campaign.

West Ham ultimately surrendered their 100 per cent league record on the road this season.

Marko Arnautovic scored a second-half winner for Stoke as they defeated Aston Villa 1-0 at Villa Park.

It was Stoke’s first away win in the League since February – also at Villa in Tim Sherwood’s first game in charge.

Glenn Murray scored and missed a penalty as Bournemouth drew 1-1 with Watford at Dean Court

Watford had both goalkeepers to thank for a point after Artur Boruc’s howler and penalty save from Heurelho Gomes helped earn them to a point.

Boruc gifted Watford an equaliser when he made an almighty hash of a backpass, allowing Odion Ighalo to nick the ball and score his fifth goal of the season.

Crystal Palace maintained their terrific start with a hard-fought 2-0 win over West Brom.

Yannick Bolasie made the breakthrough with a close-range header on 68 minutes, but it was man-of-the-match Wilfried Zaha who stole the show after Palace had dominated the Selhurst Park clash.

Yohan Cabaye made it 2-0 from the penalty spot.

West Brom managed just one shot on target and were firmly second best in the capital.

Tony Pulis’ visitors had not conceded a goal away from home

Crystal Palace 2 – 0 West Bromwich Albion

AFC Bournemouth 1 – 1 Watford

Aston Villa 0 – 1 Stoke City

Manchester City 6 – 1 Newcastle United

Norwich City 1 – 2 Leicester City

Sunderland 2 – 2 West Ham United

Chelsea 1 – 3 Southampton

Everton 1 – 1 Liverpool

Arsenal 3 – 0 Manchester United

Swansea City 2 – 2 Tottenham Hotspur