Even without the likes of Arteta, Giroud and Wilshere, Arsenal were still too strong for Hull as they beat them 2-0 thanks to goals from Nicklas Bendtner and Mesut Ozil. Bendtner opened the scoring after just 2 minutes and from there on in, it looked unlikely that Hull were going to be too much of a trouble for an Arsenal side, who had just conceded once in their previous five games.
Arsenal made it five out of six, with yet another clean sheet, that was, for the most part, easy work for Szczesny, as the League leaders cantered on, to their sixth successive home win. Next up for the gunners is another home game, this time, against Everton.
Everton, made history on Wednesday, by defeating Manchester United at their own backyard, for only the second time since the inception of the Premier League. A dramatic Bryan Oviedo goal, late in the game, sealed all three points for the toffees, who are now fifth in the table, level with Liverpool and five points above United in ninth place.
At Anfield, it was the Luis Suarez show, as the Uruguayan once again stole all the limelight with four goals and an assist in Liverpool’s 5-1 thrashing of Norwich City. The canaries must be sick at the sight of Suarez, who registered his third hat-trick against the club, becoming the first player to score three hat-tricks against the same club.
Rodgers’ will be happy with his side’s performance, especially after Sunday’s shock defeat to Hull. The absence of Sturridge was barely felt as Suarez ran the show and Rodgers will be hoping for more of the same as they entertain West Ham on Saturday.
Both Chelsea and Manchester City won on the road against Sunderland and West Brom respectively. Whilst Eden Hazard‘s double helped Chelsea edge a seven-goal thriller 4-3, City put an end to their insipid away form by winning 3-2 against West Brom. City were cruising 3-0 thanks to a Yaya Toure brace, but then almost let the Baggies back into the game, after conceding two goals in the final five minutes of the game.
In other results, Tottenham came from a goal down, to win 2-1 thanks to goals from Chiriches and Lewis Holtby and help cool the pressure on AVB. Whilst, high-flying Newcastle were brought back down to earth, after a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Swansea City with goals from Nathan Dyer, Jonjo Shelvey sandwiched between an own-goal by Mathieu Debuchy.
Complete Results : Swansea 3-0 Newcastle, Sunderland 3-4 Chelsea, Stoke 0-0 Cardiff, Southampton 2-3 Aston Villa, Manchester United 0-1 Everton, Liverpool 5-1 Norwich, Arsenal 2-0 Hull, Fulham 1-2 Tottenham, WBA 2-3 Manchester City.Published 05 Dec 2013, 10:31 IST