Barclays Premier League Review: 8-9 February

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There is a new name at the top of the Barclays Premier League after the latest weekend of action - here is a quick-fire recap on what happened.

Chelsea 3-0 Newcastle United

Eden Hazard scored a hat-trick as Chelsea went top of the Barclays Premier League, as a despondent Newcastle simply had no answer at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal

Liverpool cemented their fourth-place position and moved Arsenal off the top at Anfield.

Martin Skrtel scored a rare brace and further goals from Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge put Brendan Rodger’s side 4-0 up inside 20 minutes.

Sterling grabbed another after the break before Mikel Arteta’s penalty was scant consolation for Arsene Wenger’s men.

Swansea City 3-0 Cardiff City

A thumping victory in the South-Wales derby gave Garry Monk the perfect start to life in management at the Liberty Stadium.

Second-half goals from Wayne Routledge, Nathan Dyer and Wilfried Bony secured a comfortable win over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.

Manchester United 2-2 Fulham

Darren Bent rescued a point for the bottom side four minutes into stoppage-time, after United had come from behind at Old Trafford.

Steve Sidwell gave Rene Meulensteen’s side an early lead, before Robin van Persie and Michael Carrick scored quick-fire goals to put David Moyes’ men in front with 10 minutes to spare. But Bent popped up to stun the home fans and earn the visitors a precious point.

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Everton

Emmanuel Adebayor was the hero at White Hart Lane, as Spurs leapfrogged Everton into fifth place.

Norwich City 0-0 Manchester City

Man City missed out on the opportunity to go top, as Norwich held them to a stalemate at Carrow Road.

Crystal Palace 3-1 West Bromwich Albion

It was a day of goals for the debutants as three of them were on target at Selhurst Park.

Tom Ince and Joe Ledley started and hit the ground running for Palace to give them a 2-0 lead at half-time.

Substitute Thievy Bifouma made Premier League history inside a minute of coming on as he pulled a goal back with his first touch for Pepe Mel’s side, but Marouane Chamakh’s penalty gave Tony Pulis’ men the points and sent the visitors into the drop zone.

Southampton 2-2 Stoke City

All four goals were shared in the first half of an entertaining game at St. Mary’s.

A brilliant Rickie Lambert free-kick gave the Saints a sixth-minute lead, but Peter Odemwingie equalised before half-time.

Within six minutes, Steven Davis put Mauricio Pochettino’s men back in front before Peter Crouch levelled once for Mark Hughes’ side.

Aston Villa 0-2 West Ham United

A quick-fire Kevin Nolan brace gave West Ham and Sam Allardyce a priceless three points at Villa Park.

Sunderland 0-2 Hull City

Goals from Shane Long and a first for Nikica Jelavic gave Hull the three points against Sunderland, who had Wes Brown sent off after just three minutes at the Stadium of Light.

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