It was yet another eventful round of matches in the Barclays Premier League. Here’s the round up of all the notable results across the country.
ARSENAL 2 – 0 HULL CITY
League leaders – Arsenal had a good chance to maintain their advantage at the top of the table with the visit of Hull City. Interestingly, Hull City are the only team to have beaten Arsenal at the Emirates after conceding the first goal. However, it was not to be this time around, with the Gunners cruising to a comfortable victory. Ozil got on the score-sheet after, surprise starter Nicolas Bendtner gave Arsenal the lead within 2 minutes. Arsenal maintain a 4 point gap with Chelsea who is second in the table, while Hull City fall to 12th.
MANCHESTER UNITED 0 – 1 EVERTON
This was easily the result of this round of fixtures. Oviedo scored a late goal to increase Manchester United manager – David Moyes’s misery. The Red Devils slump to 9th in the table, 12 points behind the league leaders with their title aspiration all but over. Everton on the other hand, continue their magnificent start to their season, lying 5th in the table, level on points with their Merseyside rivals, Liverpool.
LIVERPOOL 5 – 1 NORWICH
Luis Suarez ran the show for Liverpool, scoring 4 of the best goals. He also wrote himself in the history books, becoming the only player to score 3 hattricks against a single club in the Premier League. Liverpool ran riot at Anfield, however, they will be unhappy they could not keep a clean sheet, yet again. Liverpool remain in 4th place, with 27 points to their name, while Norwich, are perilously close to the relegation zone, sitting in 16th.
WEST BROM 2 – 3 MANCHESTER CITY
This game saw the return of club captain Vincent Kompany. City eventually won an away game, with Yaya Toure proving to be the match winner. Sergio Aguero continued his great form, bagging the first goal. Manchester City are red hot at this point in time, and are slowly but surely, proving their title winning credentials. They remain in 3rd, two points behind Chelsea, while West Brom are in no man’s land, at 13th.
SUNDERLAND 3 – 4 CHELSEA
The blues squeezed a late victory to compound Sunderland’s woes. Eden Hazard bagged 2, and was the difference between the two sides. An important away win keeps them in second, well in the hunt, just 4 points behind the leaders. Sunderland is rock bottom, with just 2 wins off their 14 games. Worrying times ahead for Gus Poyet and Sunderland.
SOUTHAMPTON 2 – 3 ASTON VILLA
Villa scored a rare away victory at Southampton, who have made a stellar start to the season. The wheels are threatening to come off for Southampton, with no points in their last 3. They slump to eighth in the table, while Villa steadily climb the table and now sit comfortable in 10th place.
CRYSTAL PALACE 1 – 0 WEST HAM UNITED
Crystal Palace secured an all important victory at home against struggling West Ham. These 3 points could be the start of a revival, as they look to slowly inch out of the drop zone. They still lie in 19th place, but things are looking brighter for them picking up 6 points in their last 3 games. West Ham on the other hand, are having an awful run, which see them just 3 points off the red zone, in 17th.
FULHAM 1 – 2 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
A much needed away win for the Spurs and Andre-Villas Boas lifts them above Manchester United in the table. Two wonder strikes by Vlad Chiriches and Lewis Holtby was enough to see them through, after conceding first. Fulham, who recently changed their manager, are still in the drop zone, in 18th place.Published 05 Dec 2013, 11:20 IST