There were some massive wins in the Premier League on Saturday, as Arsenal kept on rolling at the top, Everton climbed into the top four, Newcastle recorded their fourth-straight win and West Ham heaped more misery on Fulham and Martin Jol.
We all love a bit of drama and there was certainly plenty of that around in Saturday’s six games from England’s top-flight.
Below we have all the recaps, video highlights and main incidents bundled into one neat package of Premier League delight.
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Both teams settled for the draw in this one but Sunderland really should have been ahead in the first half as Emanuele Giaccherini missed a sitter from four yards out. Not a classic by any stretch of the imagination, but for the Black Cats it was certainly an improvement on their 6-1 drubbing at Villa Park last season.
Aaron Ramsey scored twice and Mathieu Flamini popped up with a rare strike to give the Gunners a seven-point lead at the top of the table. Ramsey was in sublime form once again and was applauded by the home fans for not celebrating a goal against his boyhood team and the club where he made his name. Onwards and upwards for Arsene Wenger’s men.
The Toffees proved too hot to handle for Stoke as Gerard Deulofeu, Seamus Coleman, Bryan Oviedo and Romelu Lukaku all scored to send Everton into the top four. Stoke didn’t turn up and despite hanging in there for most of the first half, they succumbed to Everton’s relentless attack after the break.
Take a bow Moussa Sissoko. Newcastle’s French attacker scored a goal fit to win any game of soccer with his sublime second half thunderbolt the difference between the two sides. Youan Gouffran opened the scoring after West Brom ‘keeper Boaz Myhill inexplicably missed a punch in the first half. After the break Chris Brunt smashed in an equalizer as the visitors rallied… only for Sissoko to have the last word with his howitzer.
This one was a scrappy game between two teams that really needed a win, and it was the home side who grabbed all three points courtesy of Gary Hooper’s first half strike. Palace improved in the second half but couldn’t unlock the Canaries defense as Tony Pulis tasted defeated in his first game in charge of the Eagles. Morale boosting win for Norwich.
There are going to be some “Happy Hammers” in East London tonight as Sam Allardyce’s men won their first game at home since the opening day of the season, after dispatching a woeful Fulham side. The Cottagers barely had a shot on goal and three second half strikes from Mohamed Diame, Carlton Cole and Joe Cole sealed a deserved win for West Ham. How much longer will Martin Jol be in charge at Craven Cottage?