Arsenal 3 – 1 Bournemouth
The final score line may flatter the Gunners but there were moments in the game when the Cherries were able to frustrate the hosts. Alexis Sanchez put Arsenal ahead in the 12th minute but against the run of play, Callum Wilson equalized from the penalty spot. It was a controversial decision but it helped the visitors grow into the game. They even threatened to take the lead but a Theo Walcott goal in the 53rd minute helped calm the nerves for Arsene Wenger. And then Sanchez added gloss to the victory margin by scoring in the injury-time.
Southampton 1 – 0 Everton
Ronald Koeman was returning to the place where he made his name in Premier League but a teenage winger from the Southampton academy spoiled it. The 19-year-old winger Josh Sims showed a glimpse into his bright future by setting up Charlie Austin’s winning goal after 43 second and then controlling the game till the end. St. Mary’s was ringing with boos and taunts for their former manager who went back with nothing to show for the trip.
Manchester United 1 – 1 West Ham United
United were held to a frustrating draw at home by a struggling West Ham in a performance that should now convince Jose Mourinho that he can’t win the title. A fifth draw in the last seven League matches meant that the Red Devils are 11 points off the top spot. Supporters may say that United were unlucky but there is nothing enterprise in what they brought to Old Trafford on Sunday. It looks like a long season ahead for the fans!