Premier League roundup: Chelsea slip up, Man City, Arsenal win, upsets elsewhere


Seven games took place in the Premier League on Saturday, as a twist in the title race stole the headlines.

10-man Chelsea were held at home by Burnley amid plenty of controversy, while Manchester City took full advnatage of that with a thumping win over Newcastle.

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Elsewhere Swansea City beat Manchester United to seal their first-ever double over the Red Devils, while Hull, Stoke and Arsenal grabbed 2-1 wins.

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In case you missed anything, look no further than below as there are recaps, reaction, videos and analysis from all of Saturday’s seven games.

Chelsea 1-1 BurnleyRECAP

Drama at Stamford Bridge after a tumultuous week in west London. Jose Mourinho’s boys took the lead as Branislav Ivanovic tapped home but after having penalty appeals turned down and some rough play from Burnley, Nemanja Matic lashed out and the Blues were down to 10-men. Burnley equalized through Ben Mee, and could have grabbed a win late on. Mourinho was far from impressed after the game (see above) as Chelsea are now just five points clear at the top.

Crystal Palace 1-2 ArsenalRECAP

Arsenal climbed into third spot as Santi Cazorla’s penalty and a tap in from Olivier Giroud saw them race into a 2-0 lead at Palace. To their credit the Eagles never gave up and Glenn Murray scored late on. With Spurs, Saints and Liverpool playing on Sunday, the Gunners have piled on the pressure in the race for a top four spot.

Swansea City 2-1 Manchester UnitedRECAP

Swansea completed their first-ever double over Manchester United as the Swans recovered from going 1-0 down. Ander Herrera put United 1-0 up but Ki equalized moments later and the Welsh outfit held firm before Jonjo Shelvey’s powerful shot deflected off Bafetimbi Gomis late on to give them a famous win. As for Louis van Gaal, it’s just United’s second defeat in 20 games but their luck has finally run out after several disjointed displays.

Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle UnitedRECAP

Man City made the most of Chelsea’s slip up as they demolished Newcastle 5-0 at the Etihad to move five points behind Chelsea. Sergio Aguero scored from the spot kick inside the first minute, then Samir Nasri and Edin Dzeko each added a goal to make it 3-0 at the break. Newcastle were abysmal at the back and were punished by David Silva who scored twice in quick succession to make it 5-0. Wilfried Bony made his City debut, as the Citizens have now scored nine in two games ahead of their UCL clash with Barcelona on Tuesday.

Hull City 2-1 Queens Park RangersRECAP

The Tigers bagged a massive win against QPR as Nikica Jelavic put them ahead and then R’s skipper Joey Barton was sent off for a silly reaction. Remarkable QPR pulled level before half time as Charlie Austin headed home, but Hull continued to pile on the pressure with new signing Dame N’Doye scoring the winner to pull his side four points away from QPR and the drop zone.

Aston Villa 1-2 Stoke CityRECAP

A nightmare end to his first game in charge for Tim Sherwood. Scott Sinclair gave Villa the lead but right on half time Stoke equalized through Diouf’s header. In stoppage time disaster struck with Ron Vlaar getting caught on the ball and bringing down Victor Moses to give away a penalty kick. Vlaar got a red card and Moses dispatched the spot kick as Stoke are safely ensconced in the top 10, while Villa remain in the midst of a relegation scrap.

Sunderland 0-0 West Bromwich AlbionRECAP

Safe to say that this one wasn’t a classic at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland have now drawn 14 of 26 PL games this season, while the Baggies are four games unbeaten. Adam Johnson had a goal disallowed, while West Brom rarely threatened going forward. Sunderland are just three points above the drop zone and the Baggies are five points clear of the bottom three.