Luis Suarez’s hat trick helped Liverpool win West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on Saturday as Manchester United needed two late goals to earn victory against visiting Stokes.
Manchester United 3 Stokes 2
Late headers by Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez rescued Manchester United as the champions fought back from 2-1 down to clinch a dramatic win over Stoke.
Peter Crouch put Stoke ahead when Jonny Evans’ clearance hit the tall striker and flew in.
Robin van Persie leveled from close range but Marko Arnautovic’s curling free-kick restored Stoke’s lead.
United were facing a second home defeat of the season but with 12 minutes left Rooney nodded a corner and moments later Hernandez grabbed the winner.
Liverpool 4 West Brom 1
A Suarez hat-trick against West Brom eased Liverpool to an easy win which moved the Merseyside club to second in the Premier League table.
Suarez’s first was a superb solo strike as he beat two defenders and then doubled his tally with a bullet header.
His third came after the break as he headed home Steven Gerarrd’s free-kick.
James Morrison then scored from the penalty spot for the visitors before Daniel Sturridge completed the scoring with a delightful chip from 12 yards.
Aston Villa 0 Everton 2
Romelu Lukaku scored his fifth goal in five games as Everton narrowly beat Aston Villa to move into third on the league standing.
The Belgian striker was mostly well marshaled but struck from the edge of the box 13 minutes from time.
He overshadowed compatriot Christian Benteke, who earlier had a penalty saved by Toffees goalkeeper Tim Howard.
As Villa pressed for a leveler, Leon Osman stroked in late on for Everton’s fifth win in six league games.
Norwich 0 Cardiff 0
A superb goalkeeping display from Cardiff’s David Marshall denied Norwich City all three points at Carrow Road in their first Premier League meeting.
Chris Hughton’s side created several opportunities but were thwarted by the Scottish goalkeeper.
Marshall made excellent stops from Jonny Howson, Gary Hooper, Nathan Redmond and Leroy Fer.
Opposite number John Ruddy also reacted brilliantly to block Jordon Mutch’s first-half shot for the Bluebirds.
The result leaves Norwich on eight points and 17th in the table on goal difference, having won only once in their last five league games.
Cardiff have one point more, with manager Malky Mackay’s attentions now focused on the first all-Welsh Premier League match against Swansea on 3 November.
Sourced from BBC Sport.