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North London Dominate Premier League

29 Sep 2013 11:36:59

North London Dominate Premier League

Action from Saturday's Premier League fixtures ...

West Brom heaped more pressure on new Manchester United manager David Moyes with a shock 2-1 win at Old Trafford.

Swansea 1 - 2 Arsenal Man Utd 1 - 2 West Brom A Villa 3 - 2 Man City Hull City 1 - 0 West Ham Southampto 2 - 0 C Palace Fulham 1 - 2 Cardiff Tottenham 1 - 1 Chelsea

United - thumped 4-1 by rivals Manchester City last weekend - had hit the crossbar through a first-half header from Anderson, but Old Trafford was left in stunned silence when Morgan Amalfitano scored a superb solo effort after 54 minutes.

Premier League

1 Arsenal 15 2 Tottenham 13 3 Chelsea 11 4 Southampton 11 5 Man City 10 6 Liverpool 10 7 Hull City 10 8 Everton 9 9 A Villa 9 10 West Brom 8 11 Cardiff 8 12 Man Utd 7 13 Swansea  7 14 Stoke City 7 15 Newcastle 7 16 West Ham 5 17 Norwich 4 18 Fulham 4 19 C Palace 3 20 Sunderland 1

The on-loan Marseille midfielder collected the ball on the half-way line, surged past both Michael Carrick and Rio Ferdinand before coolly chipping goalkeeper David de Gea as the travelling Baggies fans dreamed of a first away win over Manchester United since 1978.

A curling free-kick from Wayne Rooney which floated through the penalty area and into the far corner levelled three minutes later, only for the visitors to again go on the offensive as Jonas Olsson's header hit the crossbar.

De Gea saved a 25-yard free-kick from Amalfitano, before he was beaten again when England Under-21 international Saido Berahino converted the midfielder's through ball in the 67th minute.

Substitute Marouane Fellaini's conversion from Nani's cross was correctly ruled out for offside and Boaz Myhill saved from Carrick as United suffered a shock home defeat.

Arsenal are two points clear at the top after an Aaron Ramsey-inspired 2-1 victory over Swansea.

In-form Ramsey teed up Serge Gnabry for the 58th-minute opener, before scoring his eighth goal of the season just four minutes later to seal the win and Arsenal's 12th consecutive victory on the road in all competitions.

Swansea gave as good as they got during a tight first half, and Ben Davies pulled back what proved to be a consolation for the home side.

In the lunchtime kick-off, Chelsea fought back to deny second-placed Tottenham victory as John Terry's header earned a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane, where Fernando Torres was controversially shown a red card.

Tottenham dominated the first half and took the lead through Gylfi Sigurdsson, but Terry - one of the personalities with whom Andre Villas-Boas clashed when in charge at Stamford Bridge - powered in a header on 65 minutes set up what looked to be a thrilling finish, which was overshadowed somewhat when, with nine minutes left, referee Mike Dean showed the lively Torres a second yellow card for jumping into Jan Vertonghen with his elbow when replays showed there was no contact.

Cardiff heaped more pressure on Fulham manager Martin Jol as a stoppage-time strike from Jordon Mutch earned the Welshman a 2-1 win at Craven Cottage.

Steven Caulker headed the visitors into a 12th-minute lead, but Fulham levelled through a 25-yard effort from substitute Bryan Ruiz on the stroke of half-time.

Just when the match seemed to be heading for a draw, Mutch cracked in a superb winner from 25 yards as the boos rang out on the banks of the Thames following a fourth league defeat in the opening six matches.

Hull beat West Ham 1-0 at the KC Stadium.

Robbie Brady converted a penalty on 12 minutes after what looked minimal contact from Irons defender Joey O'Brien.

Both sides hit the woodwork in what was an open game, but West Ham manager Sam Allardyce was again left fuming when two claims for handball were waived away by referee Kevin Friend in the second half.

Southampton maintained their promising start with a 2-0 victory over struggling Crystal Palace at St Mary's Stadium.

The Eagles, with just one league win so far, felt they should have been given a penalty in the first half when Maroune Chamakh went clear through and tumbled under a challenge from goalkeeper Artur Boruc - only to be shown a yellow card for diving.

Saints, who won at Anfield last weekend, took hold of the match with two goals in as many minutes following the restart.

Club-record signing Dani Osvaldo opened his account two minutes into the second half when he lashed in Adam Lallana's pass, before England forward Rickie Lambert crashed in a 25-yard free-kick off the woodwork as as Mauricio Pochettino's well-organised outfit moved up into the top four.

 

 

Source: Manchester City MAD


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