Date: 26th October 2015 at 11:04am
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The Manchester derby failed to live up to the hype as it finished in a drab 0-0 draw between United and City at Old Trafford.

The closest either side came to a goal was when Jesse Lingard flicked a shot onto the crossbar, but the visitors stay top of the Premier League table on goal difference from Arsenal.

The Gunners took themselves briefly to the top of the standings on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Everton at the Emirates. Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny headed the hosts 2-0 ahead. Ross Barkley’s deflected strike was all the visitors could muster, and they saw Gareth Barry sent off in the closing seconds.

24 October 2015 Premier League Football - Arsenal v Everton : Laurent Koscielny (6) celebrates with Olivier Giroud (12) after scoring the second Arsenal goal. Photo: Mark Leech

Laurent Koscielny celebrates with Olivier Giroud after scoring Arsenal’s second goal.

Chelsea’s dismal start to the season continued as they were beaten 2-1 by West Ham at Upton Park. Mauro Zarate fired the Hammers ahead before Nemanja Matic was sent off before half-time for a second yellow card. The Blues equalised in the second half through Gary Cahill, but Andy Carroll came off the bench to head in his first of the season.

Sam Allardyce’s first win in charge of Sunderland was a big one as they beat Newcastle 3-0 at the Stadium of Light. The game turned in the Black Cats’ favour just before half-time when they were awarded a penalty after Fabricio Coloccini barged into Steven Fletcher, and the Argentinian was shown a straight red card. Adam Johnson converted from the spot and they ran away with it in the second half with goals from Billy Jones and Fletcher.

Jurgen Klopp was left waiting for his first win once more as Liverpool drew 1-1 with Southampton at Anfield. Christian Benteke looked to have won it when he headed in, but Sadio Mane bundled in an equaliser before being sent off in the closing stages.

Tim Sherwood was sacked as Aston Villa manager after they were beaten 2-1 by Swansea at Villa Park. Jordan Ayew put Villa ahead, but Gylfi Sigurdsson equalised with a sublime free-kick. Jordan’s brother, Andre, would have the final say on the game as he struck four minutes from the end to win the game for the visitors.

24th October 2015 - Barclays Premier League - Aston Villa v Swansea City - Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood looks dejected - Photo: Paul Roberts / Offside.

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood looks dejected.

Tottenham thumped Bournemouth 5-1 at the Vitality Stadium to stretch their unbeaten run to nine games. It was the Cherries who took the lead through Matt Ritchie, but Harry Kane equalised from the penalty spot. Goals from Mousa Dembele and Erik Lamela put Spurs comfortably ahead before half-time, before Kane added two more in the second half to complete his hat-trick.

Stoke’s run of three successive wins came to an end as Watford beat them 2-0 at the Britannia. Troy Deeney put the visitors ahead with his first goal of the season at the end of the first half, before Almen Abdi smashed in a second midway through the second half.

Leicester beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at the King Power Stadium. It was Jamie Vardy who predictably scored the only goal, latching onto Riyad Mahrez’s pass before coolly finishing to score for the seventh consecutive top-flight game.

West Brom secured their fourth 1-0 win of the season over Norwich at Carrow Road. Salomon Rondon headed in the only goal of the game at the start of the second half for his second goal of the season.

Player of the Weekend: Harry Kane (Tottenham)
Team of the Weekend: Watford
Goal of the Weekend: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Aston Villa vs SWANSEA)

 
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