In another night of Premier League action, Top of the table Manchester City needed a late, late goal by Raheem Sterling to make it 2-1 and take the 3 points, giving them a Club record 12th straight Premier League victory as they took on a resilient Southampton team.
City had taken the lead shortly after the half time break when Kevin De Bruyne’s free kick had took a deflection to make it 1-0, only for the Saints to fight their way back, Oriol Romeu collecting Sofiane Boufal’s pass to equalise with 15 minutes remaining. But as the game looked destined to finish even, late in injury time Sterling exchanged passes with De Bruyne before curling the ball past Fraser Foster in the Southampton net.
At Stanford bridge Chelsea kept up their pressure on the top two with an unconvincing 1-0 win against Swansea City which saw Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte sent from the touchline by referee Neil Swarbrick for disputing a decision not to award a corner. Despite dominating the 1st half, Chelsea took until the 55th minute to open the scoring through Germany defender Antonio Rudiger’s first goal for the club.
Arsenal kept up their pressure at the top, with a 5-0 win over Huddersfield at the Emirates Stadium. Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring in the third minute, only for Huddersfield to wake up and take the game to the Gunners. However, it was 3 goals from Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in a 4-minute spell that ended Huddersfield’s spirited effort. French man Giroud finished the scoring off with his second minutes before the end.
Liverpool continued their run of good form with a 3-0 win away to Stoke City, Mohamed Salah on target again, this time coming of the bench to score a Second half double after team mate Sadio Mane had opened the scoring close to the twenty-minute mark. The result takes the Reds up to 5th place in the premier league.
Finally, on the day it was announced Sam Allardyce will be taking over the vacant managers job at Everton, former England captain showed him he still has what it takes at this level with a Hat trick that included a goal from inside his own half. Defender Ashley Williams was on head to add a fourth late on as the Toffee’s powered to a 4-0 win over West Ham.