Man City got back to winning ways as Sergio Aguero’s first half brace helped the Premier League leaders end a six-game winless run in all competitions with a 4-0 demolition of West Brom.
Aguero bagged his first Man City goal in seven games when he put the away side in front on 19 minutes with a low strike from inside the box and he bagged his second of the game eight minutes later as he smashed the ball home into the top corner.
Ilkay Gundogan added a third on 79 minutes as he coolly slotted home past Baggies goalkeeper Ben Foster and the German midfielder added a fourth in injury time with side footed strike from Kevin De Bruyne’s cross to record Man City’s first league win in four games.
Arsenal remain just behind Man City in second place on goal difference as the Gunners piled more misery on winless Sunderland with a 4-1 victory at the Stadium of Light.
Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal the lead after just 19 minutes with a header from Aex Oxlade Chamberlain’s cross, before Jermain Defoe’s penalty pulled the Black Cats level from the penalty spot on 65 minutes.
Substitute Oliver Giroud put the Gunners back in front with his first touch in pouncing from close range from Kieran Gibbs’ cross on 71 minutes and made it 3-1 five minutes later by heading home Mesut Ozil’s corner kick.
Sanchez grabbed his second of the game on 78 minutes as the Chilean poked home from close range to make it seven wins in their last eight Premier League games.
Anything Man City and Arsenal can do, so can Liverpool as they also scored four to keep level on points with the top two after they emerged 4-2 winners against Crystal Palace.
Emre Can gave Jurgen Klopp’s side the lead after 16 minutes as his shot deflected off Scott Dann and past Palace goalkeeper Steve Mandanda but James McArthur pulled the Eagles level two minutes later as he took advantage of a Dejan Lovren mistake and headed home.
Lovren made up for his mistake to put Liverpool back in front on 21 minutes heading in from Philippe Coutinho’s corner kick but once again McArthur pulled Palace back level just after the half hour mark heading home Wilfired Zaha’s cross for 2-2.
Joel Matip’s first Liverpool goal put them in front for the third time with a header from another Coutintho corner just before half-time and Roberto Firmino made sure all three points were Liverpool’s on 71 minutes as he lifted the ball over Mandanda to seal the win.
Chelsea kept up their good form as the Blues inflicted a first home defeat on Southampton since February to record their fourth win on the bounce and move into the top four.
It took just six minutes for Eden Hazard to put his side in front as he sent the ball through Fraser Forster’s legs at his near post and Diego Costa made it 2-0 on 55 minutes with a brilliant right-footed curling effort from 22 yards.
Tottenham slipped down to fifth place as champions Leicester came from behind to clinch a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane as Mauricio Pochettino’s men made it five games without a win in all competitions.
Vincent Janssen scored his first Tottenham goal from the penalty spot just before half-time, but Ahmed Musa’s second goal in two games pulled the Foxes level just three minutes into the second half as he slotted home from Jamie Vardy’s cross.
Elsewhere, Tom Heaton was in top form as Burnley held Man United to a frustrating 0-0 draw as Jose Mourinho’s side went four league games without a win, while Wilfried Bony came back to haunt his former club as he scored twice in Soke’s 3-1 win at Swansea.
Saturday 29 Oct
Sunderland 1-4 Arsenal (Defoe pen 65 | Sanchez 19, 78, Giroud 71, 76)
Man United 0-0 Burnley (Herrera s/o 68)
Middlesbrough 2-0 Bournemouth (Ramirez 39, Downing 57)
Tottenham 1-1 Leicester (Janssen pen 44 | Musa 48)
Watford 1-0 Hull (Dawson o/g 82)
West Brom 0-4 Man City (Aguero 19, 27, Gundogan 79, 90)
Crystal Palace 2-4 Liverpool (McArthur 18, 33 | Can 16, Lovren 21, Matip 44, Firmino 71)
Sunday 30 Oct
Everton 2-0 West Ham (Lukaku 50, Barkley 76)
Southampton 0-2 Chelsea (Hazard 6, Costa 55)
Monday 31 Oct
Stoke 3-1 Swansea (Bony 3, 73, Mawson o/g 55 | Routledge 8)