Wayne Rooney bagged a double as Manchester United beat Stoke City to keep the pressure on Premier League pacesetter Chelsea, which won the London derby at Tottenham Hotspur.
Chelsea secured its seventh win in eight games with a pulsating 4-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the early kick-off at White Hart Lane.
It was not to be, though, as a quickfire brace from
Manchester United pegged Chelsea's lead at four points despite trailing Stoke City early on to a
The striker was in the wrong place in the 11th minute as he diverted
It was a straightforward header from Rooney from a lovely
Substitute Edin Dzeko scored twice in the final 10 minutes to rescue three points for 10-man Manchester City in a last-gasp 2-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns.
It looked set to be another disappointing day in City's stuttering title defence when
Dzeko only entered the fray in the 79th minute but immediately tied things up and two minutes into injury time he converted
Liverpool managed its first home win of the season, 1-0 against struggling Reading, courtesy of a first Premier League goal from 17-year-old
The teenager became the eighth youngest goalscorer in Premier League history when he netted in the 29th minute and the youngest Liverpool scorer since
Southampton's leaky defence cost it again as West Ham United raced to a 4-1 victory at
It took the host less than three minutes of the second-half to take control,
Two out-of-form teams met at the
It was a quiet afternoon at Craven Cottage for 84 minutes but
In the late game, Norwich recorded a deserved first Premier League win under new manager Chris Hughton as lacklustre Arsenal was beaten 1-0 at Carrow Road.
The Gunners were second best all afternoon as Grant Holt's scrambled effort on 20 minutes after a mistake by goalkeeper Vito Mannone proved enough for all three points to move the host out of the relegation zone.
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