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Barclays Premier League review: February 1-3

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Pole position in the Barclays Premier League once again switched hands this weekend, here is a recap of what happened...

Manchester City 0-1 Chelsea

Chelsea edged the most eagerly-anticipated match of this weekend in the Barclays Premier League.

Branislav Ivanovic scored the only goal of the game at the Etihad Stadium, where City’s 11-game winning and 61-game scoring runs were brought to an end.

Jose Mourinho’s men stay third but move level on points with Manuel Pellegrini’s second-placed side with 53.

Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored both goals as Arsene Wenger’s men went back to the top of the table with 55 points, while Tony Pulis’ Palace slip to 17th on goal difference with 23.

Newcastle United 0-3 Sunderland

Sunderland completed the double over Newcastle as they ran away with the 150th Tyne-Wear derby at St. James’ Park.

Fabio Borini and Adam Johnson scored a quickfire double for the visitors in the first-half, before Jack Colback completed another stunning victory over their North-East rivals.

The mood of the home fans, who witnessed another pathetic derby display from the Toon, was summed up by an angry fan trying to throw his season ticket at manager Alan Pardew.

Gus Poyet’s side rise to 14th with 24 points as their recent resurgence continues, while Newcastle are still eighth on 37.

Stoke City 2-1 Manchester United

A Charlie Adam double sealed a huge win for Stoke and heaped further misery on David Moyes at the Britannia Stadium.

Robin van Persie was on target for United who stay seventh on 44 points, while a much-needed victory for Mark Hughes over his former team lifts his side to 11th with 25.

Fulham 0-3 Southampton

Southampton sent Rene Meulensteen's Fulham to the foot of the table with just 19 points after their England trio came up trumps once again at Craven Cottage.

Goals from Adam Lallana, Ricky Lambert and Jay Rodriguez move Mauricio Pochettino’s side to within two points of eighth-placed Newcastle on 35.

Everton 2-1 Aston Villa

Everton are up to fifth on 45 points as goals from Steven Naismith and Kevin Mirallas helped Roberto Martinez’s side come from behind at Goodison Park. Leandro Bacuna was on target for Paul Lambert’s men who stay 10th with 27 points.

Cardiff City 2-1 Norwich City

A quickfire double gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his first win as boss at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Robert Snodgrass put Norwich ahead before Craig Bellamy became the first player to score for seven different Premier League clubs and Kenwyne Jones netted the winner on his debut.

The win moves Cardiff off of the bottom and into 19th with 21 points, while Chris Hughton’s side slip to 15th on 24.

West Ham United 2-0 Swansea City

Kevin Nolan scored both goals for 10-man West Ham to secure an important win at Upton Park.

Andy Carroll set up the double before being sent off after catching Chico Flores with an elbow.

Sam Allardyce’s men moved to within goal difference of safety on 22 points and Michael Laudrup’s side drop to 12th with 24.

West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Liverpool

Victor Anichebe earned West Brom a point as he cancelled out Daniel Sturridge’s earlier effort at The Hawthorns.

The draw means Pepe Mel’s side slip to 16th with 23 points, while Brendan Rodgers’ men remain fourth with 47.

Hull City 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Paulinho rescued a point for Tottenham after cancelling out Shane Long’s earlier effort at the KC Stadium.

Tim Sherwood’s men drop to sixth after Everton’s win with 44 points, while Steve Bruce’s side slip to 13th on 24.

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