Sunderland 2 – 1 Leicester City
David Moyes’ team moved off the bottom of the table by beating Champions Leicester. Their third win in four matches now moves them to just two points off Leicester. Importantly for Sunderland, there is a growing belief that they can now move steer off relegation. For the Foxes – the alarm bells are about to ring.
Tottenham 5 – 0 Swansea
Spurs consolidated their grip on the top five by romping to a comfortable victory at home over the struggling Swansea. It was just their second win in the last 11 matches across competitions – one that they badly needed.
Crystal Palace 3 – 0 Southampton
If Alan Pardew remains as the Eagles boss at the end of the season, he would look back at this match as the turning point. A brace from Christian Benteke gave Palace a much-needed three points and breathing space for his boss. With so tight in the bottom half, Palace would do well to build up from this result.
Stoke City 2 – 0 Burnley
Not long ago, the Potters were in relegation battle and Mark Hughes was being touted as the next manager to leave. But five wins in seven games meant that Stoke are now in the top half of the table. For Burnley, it’s not yet a cause of concern but this is a third successive defeat.
West Brom 3 – 1 Watford
Tony Pulis’ troubles off the pitch had little effect on his team as the Baggies secured a third win in four matches and rise up to seventh in the standings. It was a tight encounter nevertheless which saw the visitors end up with ten men.
West Ham 1 – 5 Arsenal
With so much talk around his retirement, the serene Arsene Wenger saw his side notch up another nonchalant win. Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil looked in great form and the Gunners look good to mount a title challenge.
Bournemouth 4 – 3 Liverpool
Easily the game of the weekend! Trailing 3-1 against a confident Liverpool side, it looked downhill for the Cherries but the end result stunned the Reds. Eddie Howe will hope to build from here on.
Everton 1 – 1 Manchester United
Maraoune Fellaini won a point for Everton in the dying minutes – sadly for United, it was a dreadful penalty conceded by their former Everton midfielder. Jose Mourinho is fast running out of excuses and United continue to remain in the wilderness.