Sergio Aguero produced a stunning individual performance as he netted five goals in 20 minutes to help Manchester City thump Newcastle 6-1 at the Etihad.
It was the visitors who took the lead, with Aleksandar Mitrovic heading in, before Aguero got his first just before half-time. The Argentina international struck twice more in a minute shortly after half-time for his hat-trick, before Kevin De Bruyne got in on the act with a brilliant volley. Aguero then struck twice more in two minutes on the hour mark to complete one of the most astonishing spells in Premier League history.
Manchester United missed their chance to stay top of the table after being beaten 3-0 by Arsenal at the Emirates. The game was won inside the first half, as Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil put the Gunners 2-0 ahead after just seven minutes. In rampant mood Arsenal had their third by the 20th minute as Sanchez struck again with a rasping shot.
Chelsea’s miserable season continued as they were beaten 3-1 by Southampton at Stamford Bridge. Willian gave the Blues the lead with a wonderful free-kick before Steven Davis thumped in a volley to equalise. Sadio Mane put the visitors ahead on the hour mark, and then Graziano Pelle finished off a flowing counter-attack to seal the points.
In the Merseyside derby, it was honours even as Everton and Liverpool drew 1-1 at Goodison Park. Danny Ings headed in from a corner to give the Reds the lead but Romelu Lukaku scored his third goal of the week just before half-time to equalise for the Toffees. The draw wasn’t enough to stop Brendan Rodgers getting the sack.
Crystal Palace comfortably beat West Brom 2-0 at Selhurst Park. Yannick Bolasie headed the Eagles ahead midway through the second half, before Yohan Cabaye sealed the points late on from the penalty spot.
Swansea and Tottenham played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium. Andre Ayew headed the Swans in front, before Christian Eriksen equalised with a free-kick. Harry Kane put the ball into his own net to put the home side back ahead, but Eriksen struck again in the second half with another free-kick to rescue a point.
Sunderland’s wait for a win this season continued as they let a 2-0 lead slip to draw 2-2 with West Ham at the Stadium of Light. Steven Fletcher and Jeremain Lens looked to have set the Black Cats on their way before Carl Jenkinson pulled one back for the Hammers. Lens was sent off in the second half for a second yellow card before Dimitri Payet netted an equaliser. Black Cats boss Dick Advocaat left the club on Sunday.
Leicester bounced back from their first defeat of the season to beat Norwich 2-1 at Carrow Road. Jamie Vardy put the Foxes ahead with his seventh of the season from the penalty spot. Jeffrey Schlupp doubled the lead early in the second half before Dieumerci Mbokani pulled a goal back for the Canaries, but Claudio Ranieri’s men held on.
Promoted Bournemouth and Watford shared the points in a 1-1 draw at the Vitality Stadium. Glenn Murray put the Cherries ahead in the first half with his first goal for the club before Artur Boruc gifted Odion Ighalo an equaliser. Murray had a chance to win the game from a spot-kick in the second half, but he saw his penalty saved by Heurelho Gomes.
Stoke got their second successive win with a 1-0 win over Aston Villa at Villa Park. Marko Arnautovic netted the only goal of the game with a tidy finish past Brad Guzan ten minutes into the second half.
Player of the Weekend: Sergio Aguero
Team of the Weekend: Arsenal
Goal of the Weekend: Jeremain Lens (SUNDERLAND vs West Ham)