Manchester City remain top of Premier League after thrashing Southampton 6-1 on a weekend which saw Football pay its respects to Leicester City owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
Southampton’s Wesley Hoedt opened City’s scoring with a own goal before Sergio Aguero and David Silva extended that lead to 3-0 after 18 minutes. Southampton then pulled one back through Danny Ings’ penalty before Raheem Sterling’s double and a late Leroy Sane effort condemned the Saints to their worst defeat since returning to top flight in 2013-14.
Chelsea meanwhile dispatched Crystal Palace 3-1 to move above Liverpool into second as The Reds could only draw 1-1 at Arsenal.Embed from Getty Images
That draw allowed Tottenham to move above the Gunners into fourth after conceding two late penalties at Wolves, yet hung on for a 3-2 win.
Down at bottom, Fulham fell to last place after Timothy Fosu-Mensah’s own goal proved decisive in an early relegation six pointer against Huddersfield, who moved up to 18th.Embed from Getty Images
Cardiff City occupy the middle relegation spot after Demarai Gray’s 55th minute winner handed Leicester City an emotional win, one week on from the tragic helicopter crash which claimed Srivaddhanaprabha’s life along with four others on-board.
Newcastle meanwhile finally picked up their first home league win of season after Ayoze Perez’s header proved the difference against Watford, lifting them out of relegation zone on goal difference from Huddersfield.
This weekend’s feature match comes from London Stadium as two underperforming teams in West Ham United and Burnley collided.Embed from Getty Images
The Hammers’ made the better start and claimed the lead just ten minutes in after Marko Arnautovic intercepted a shaky James Tarkowski at back before firing in past Joe Hart.
West Ham then dominated the first half till the Clarets then struck back on cusp of half time after Johann Berg Gudmunsson slotted in Ashley Westwood’s forward pass to level things at the break.
An even start to second half was ended in 68th minute when Felipe Anderson tucked home a pass by Grady Diangana, before Burnley pulled level again after Chris Wood headed in Robbie Brady’s corner nine minutes later.Embed from Getty Images
Eventually, West Ham broke through after Anderson slotted home Arnautovic’s pass before wrapping up a 4-2 win after Michail Antonio set up Javier Hernandez to bend in the Hammers’ fourth in injury time.
Elsewhere, Manchester United continued their revival with a late Marcus Rashford winner over Bournemouth after Anthony Martial had earlier cancelled out Callum Wilson’s winner for the Cherries.
With victory, the Red Devils moved level on points with Bournemouth who currently sit ahead on goal difference in sixth, having now been slightly cut adrift of the top five.
Finally, Everton beat Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 as they moved to within two points of sixth placed Bournemouth.