Chelsea end Tottenham’s unbeaten start, Arsenal keep touch with leaders: PL results and round-up

A round-up of all the reports and results from this weekend’s Premier League matches.

Pedro celebrates with teammates after his equalising goal against Tottenham. Frank Augstein / AP Photo
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A round-up of all the reports and results from this weekend’s Premier League matches.

SATURDAY

Burnley 1 Manchester City 2

Burnley: Marney (14’)

Man City: Aguero (37’, 60’)

• Sergio Aguero scored twice as Manchester City came from behind to beat Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor.

Aguero scored the winner in the 60th minute when he fired home at the far post for his 33rd goal in his last 34 games having equalised in the 37th minute when he beat Burnley’s stand-in goalkeeper Paul Robinson from close range.

Dean Marney had opened the scoring for Burnley in the 14th minute with a stunning 20-metre volley from Nicolas Otamendi’s headed clearance.

City moved top of the table on 30 points, two ahead of Chelsea who travel to the Etihad Stadium next Saturday. Burnley remained in mid-table on 14 points.

* Reuters

Hull City 1 West Bromwich Albion 1

Hull: Dawson (72’)

West Brom: McAuley (34’)

• Gareth McAuley’s powerful header was cancelled out by Michael Dawson’s late tap-in as West Bromwich Albion were held 1-1 at struggling Hull City.

Dawson scored his third goal in his last five matches when he beat Ben Foster in the 72nd minute following Dieumerci Mbokani’s nod down, rescuing a point for the home side.

McAuley looked set to be the unlikely hero after he evaded the home defence and sent a thunderous header past David Marshall in the 34th minute after being picked out by Matt Phillips.

Salomon Rondon put a header just wide in stoppage time following a frenetic final 15 minutes, leaving West Bromwich in mid-table on 17 points. Hull, who have won once in their last 11 matches, remain in 18th place on 11 points.

* Reuters

Leicester City 2 Middlesbrough 2

Leicester: Mahrez (34’ pen), Slimani (90’+4 pen)

Boro: Negredo (13’, 71’)

• Leicester City’s Islam Slimani scored a stoppage-time penalty to rescue a point in a 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough, who recorded their fourth successive away draw in the Premier League.

The goal came deep into injury time after Wes Morgan drew a foul from Marten De Roon in the area. It was Leicester’s second penalty of the game, with Riyad Mahrez also scoring from the spot in the first half after Calum Chambers handled under pressure from Morgan.

Boro thought they had done enough for victory after twice leading through Alvaro Negredo, who scored either side of the break with a superb left-foot shot on 13 minutes and a clinical finish from Adam Forshaw’s cross on 71 minutes.

But Claudio Ranieri’s side, who qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League in midweek, refused to buckle and averted what would have been a third consecutive Premier League defeat.

* Reuters

Liverpool 2 Sunderland 0

Liverpool: Origi (75’), Milner (90+1’ pen)

• Substitute Divock Origi and James Milner struck to send Liverpool top of the Premier League, although the leaders will be concerned about a serious-looking injury to midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

Having seen City prevail at Turf Moor in the early game, Liverpool were under pressure to produce against a Sunderland team who had won their two previous matches.

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was watching on at Anfield, two days after announcing his retirement from football.

But he could only look on with concern as the influential Coutinho was stretchered off with his right ankle in a brace after hurting himself in a challenge by Didier Ndong.

Origi took the Brazil international’s place and he gave Liverpool reward for their dominance in the 75th minute with his first league goal of the season.

Milner completed victory from the penalty spot in the first minute of injury time.

* Agence France-Presse

Swansea City 5 Crystal Palace 4

Swansea: Sigurdsson (36’), Fer (66’, 68’), Llorente (90’+1, 90’+3)

Palace: Zaha (19’), Tomkins (75’), Cork (82’ og), Benteke (84’)

• Swansea upped the pressure on Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew by condemning the south London club to a sixth straight defeat in a madcap game that gave Bob Bradley his first win since becoming manager.

Palace led 1-0, fell 3-1 down, fought back to go 4-3 up, but eventually succumbed courtesy of a remarkable double of injury-time goals from Spanish striker Fernando Llorente.

The victory took Swansea off the foot of the table, where they were replaced by Sunderland, and left Palace above the bottom three on goal difference.

* Agence France-Presse

Chelsea 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1

Chelsea: Pedro (45’), Moses (51’)

Tottenham: Eriksen (11’)

• Chelsea stormed back from behind to end Tottenham Hotspur’s unbeaten Premier League record with a 2-1 victory that propelled Antonio Conte’s soaring side back into top spot.

Chelsea fell behind in the 11th minute when Christian Eriksen became the first player to score past them in seven games.

But Pedro Rodriguez’s glorious curler and a Victor Moses tap-in either side of half-time gave Chelsea a seventh successive win — their longest such run within one season since January to April 2007.

Chelsea, who visit Manchester City next weekend, restored a one-point advantage over second-place Liverpool and left London rivals Tottenham seven points below them in fifth place.

* Agence France-Presse

SUNDAY

Watford 0 Stoke City 1

Stoke: Gomes (29’ og)

• Stoke City capitalised on an unlucky own goal by Heurelho Gomes to beat Watford 1-0 with an assured display that moved them clear of the relegation zone.

Watford were disrupted by an early injury to Younes Kaboul, who limped off injured halfway through the first half, and seldom threatened before conceding what turned out to be the decisive goal when Charlie Adam’s header from a corner bounced off the post on to the unwitting Gomes and into the net.

With Marko Arnautovic impressing, Stoke looked comfortable in midfield despite the absence of suspended Joe Allen and almost increased their lead after the break when Jon Walters just failed to get on the end of the Austrian’s weighted pass.

Watford brought on last season’s top scorer Odion Ighalo in search of the equaliser and went close when Daryl Janmaat blazed over the bar. Their frustration was obvious and a bad day was made worse by the late sending off of Miguel Britos for a second bookable offence.

* Reuters

Arsenal 3 Bournemouth 1

Arsenal: Sanchez (12’, 90’+1), Walcott (53’)

Bournemouth: Wilson (23’ pen)

• Two goals from Alexis Sanchez and another from Theo Walcott ended Bournemouth’s brave resistance at the Emirates stadium as Arsenal won 3-1 to stay in touch with the leaders.

The visitors, for whom Jack Wilshere was ineligible against his parent club, endured a horrific start with two players booked inside seven minutes and a goal conceded after 12 when Steve Cook botched a back pass to his goalkeeper to let in Sanchez for the easiest of openers.

Thoughts of an Arsenal procession were soon ended, however, with Callum Wilson equalising from the penalty spot after being bundled over by Nacho Monreal for Bournemouth’s first-ever goal against Arsenal.

Arsenal regained the ascendancy after the break when Monreal made amends by returning Sanchez’s pass across goal for Walcott to head his sixth league goal of the season. Sanchez completed the victory with a close-range shot in injury time.

* Reuters

Still to come:

Manchester United v West Ham United (8.30pm)

Southampton v Everton (8.30pm)

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