It has been yet another pulsating week in the Premier League, with the top-flight table starting to take shape, as we have now entered December.
The biggest shock of Saturday came when recently-promoted side, AFC Bournemouth, stunned Chelsea by winning 1-0 away at Stamford Bridge, with Glenn Murray netting a late winner for the Cherries put more misery on the West Londoners poor start to the season.
Fellow newly-promoted side, Watford, rose to ninth in the league, after Troy Deeney’s penalty, which was followed by Odion Igahlo’s last minute strike managed to overcome Norwich City at Vicarage Road.
Elsewhere on Saturday – Stoke City condemned Manchester City to a 2-0 defeat at the Britannia Stadium during the lunchtime kick-off, Marko Arnautovic scoring twice in the first 15 minutes, in a result which moved the Potters’ up to tenth.
Arsenal climbed to second in the Premier League with a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium – goals from Joel Campbell, Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey settling the scores for the Gunners.
Leicester City regained top spot in the league standings, following Riyad Mahrez’s trio of goals in a comprehensive 3-0 win away to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium – a result which mounts further pressure on Swans’ boss, Garry Monk, who is under pressure at the South Wales club, after a poor run of results.
There were also three draws in the Premier League, as Manchester United v West Ham United, West Bromwich Albion v Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton v Aston Villa all ended in stalemates.
Sunday’s only game saw Newcastle United come away with a surprise victory against Liverpool in front of the television cameras at St James’ Park.
Martin Skrtel diverted beyond his own goalkeeper after 69 minutes, before Georgino Wijnaldum completed the win for the Magpies in injury time.