Alexis Sanchez’s goal downed a resilient Southampton defence as Arsenal left it late to secure three points at St Mary’s Stadium on Wednesday.
Sergio Aguero’s goal-scoring prowess continues to count for Manchester City, who ended their Stadium of Light curse in an impressive fashion, as substitute Sone Aluko earned a deserved point for Hull City after Romelu Lukaku’s opener for Everton.
Didier Drogba grabbed a goal and provided an assist for Eden Hazard in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, before substitute Loic Remy sunk the last nail in their neighbour’s coffin.
Chelsea maintain league pole position and 6 points lead ahead of Manchester City as the ‘Blues got back to winning ways at home to Spurs.
Hazard and Drogba combined to open scoring for the hosts on 19 minutes before the latter sunk in his 4th goal in his 9th league game against the ‘Lilly Whites’ four minutes later. Remy placed the icing on the cake 17 minutes from time to put to bed every disappointment from last Sunday’s stalemate against Sunderland- on the bounce.
City claimed their first victory at Sunderland since August 2008, thanks to Aguero’s sublime scoring skills. The champions looked set for another long day when Connor Wickham pulled the host ahead within 19 minutes of play.
But it took only a couple of minutes for Aguero to restore parity, converting his 13th Premier League goal of the season.
Stevan Jovetic got the visitors in the ascendancy six minutes before the break. Pablo Zabaleta scored his first goal of the season in the 55th minute to double lead for Manuel Pellegrini’s team before Aguero grabbed his 19 goal of the season to surge ahead of Chelsea’s Diego Costa in the race for the Premier League golden boot by three goals.
It was Sunderland’s second loss in seven league games against the Citizens, who now has a win from six trips to the Stadium of Light after losing the previous four on the trot.
Voices calling for Arsene Wenger’s head were on the increase against Southampton at the Emirates Stadium but for Sanchez’s 89th-minute match-winner. The Chilean has now scored nine league goals this season.
Everton were closing in on three points before Aluko leveled Romelu Lukaku’s opener. It was the Nigeria international’s first league goal since September 2013, enough to guide the ‘Tigers’ out of relegation zone.