Date: 24th November 2015 at 11:27am
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Liverpool thumped Manchester City 4-1 at the Etihad in a brilliant counter-attacking display to knock them off the top of the table.

Jurgen Klopp’s visitors were 3-0 up after just over half an hour after an Eliaquim Mangala own goal and two wonderful counter-attacks finished off by Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, who notched his first goal for the Reds.

Sergio Aguero netted a wonderful goal before half-time to give City hope, but Martin Skrtel thundered in a fourth before the end to complete a comprehensive win.

The result sees Manuel Pellegrini’s side slip to third, while Liverpool are six points off a top-four place in ninth.

21st November 2015 - Barclays Premier League - Manchester City v Liverpool - Martin Skrtel of Liverpool scores their 4th goal - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Martin Skrtel smashes home Liverpool’s fourth

Jamie Vardy equalled Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Premier League record of scoring in 10 consecutive games as Leicester City went to the top of the table with a 3-0 win over a struggling Newcastle side at St. James’ Park.

The in-form forward netted the first goal just before half-time, before Leonardo Ulloa and Shinji Okazaki secured the result in the second half.

West Brom ended Arsenal’s six-game unbeaten run with a 2-1 victory at the Hawthorns, as Arsene Wenger’s side slip down to fourth.

Olivier Giroud headed in Mesut Ozil’s delivery to give the Gunners the lead, before James Morrison equalised from a Chris Brunt free-kick.

Albion went ahead before half-time when substitute Mikel Arteta deflected James McClean’s cross into his own net, an the visitors missed a great chance to rescue a point late on from the penalty spot as Alexis Sanchez was brought down by Brunt, but Santi Cazorla slipped and put the penalty over the bar.

21st November 2015 - Barclays Premier League - West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal - Santi Cazorla of Arsenal slips as he takes a penalty and sends the ball over the crossbar - Photo: Paul Roberts / Offside.

Santi Cazorla slips as he misses a great chance to secure Arsenal a point at West Brom

Manchester United went second in the table with a 2-1 win over Watford at Vicarage Road.

Memphis Depay put United ahead with a tidy finish in the first-half – his second Premier League goal – before the Hornets thought they’d rescued a point when Troy Deeney netted from the spot late on.

But in vintage United style, the Red Devils took home all three points in stoppage time when Deeney slid Bastian Schweinsteiger’s pull back into his own net.

Spurs remain unbeaten since the opening day after a crushing 4-1 win over West Ham at White Hart Lane.

Harry Kane netted a brace either side of a Toby Alderweireld header to put them 3-0 up, before Kyle Walker finished nicely for the fourth.

Manuel Lanzini netted a consolation for the Hammers but Slaven Bilic’s side are now winless in three matches.

22 November 2015 - Barclays Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham - Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring  the opening goal - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Harry Kane celebrates scoring Spurs’ opener against West Ham

Everton comfortably beat Aston Villa 4-0 at Goodison Park to continue Roberto Martinez’s side’s good recent form.

Ross Barkley tapped-in to put the Toffees ahead before Romelu Lukaku headed in.

Barkley got his second to make it 3-0 before half-time and then set up Lukaku in the second-half for the Belgian’s 11th goal of the season.

Swansea and Bournemouth drew 2-2 at the Liberty Stadium in an entertaining clash between two out of form sides.

The Cherries had a 2-0 lead early on when Josh King and Dan Gosling struck on the counter-attack.

But the Swans responded immediately when Andre Ayew brilliantly back heeled in, before he won a penalty which Jonjo Shelvey scored to level the scores.

Despite their point, the Cherries slipped a place in the table thanks to Sunderland’s 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Monday night.

Jermain Defoe scored the only goal with ten minutes remaining after a mix up between Scott Dann and Wayne Hennessey to secure the Black Cats just their second league win of the season.

23 November 2015 - Barclays Premier League - Crystal Palace v Sunderland - Jermain Defoe of Sunderland celebrates the win - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

A joyful Jermain Defoe after Sunderland win at Crystal Palace

Champions Chelsea secured their first league win in a month with a 1-0 win over Norwich at Stamford Bridge.

Diego Costa scored the goal midway through the second-half after Cesc Fabregas’ quick free-kick to end a run of seven games without a goal for the Spain international.

At St Mary’s, Stoke ended Southampton’s six-game unbeaten run with a 1-0 victory.

Bojan netted the only goal of the game after just 10 minutes when he flicked in Eric Pieters’ cross at the near post.

Player of the Week: Ross Barkley (Everton)
Team of the Week: Liverpool
Goal of the Week: Martin Skrtel (Liverpool)

 
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