Tottenham Hotspur produced a valiant comeback to upset the apple cart and triumph over bitter north London rivals Arsenal earlier today, with the in-form Harry Kane grabbing another two goals.
Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal
In a high-intensity match that was always going to attract plenty of attention, it was the Gunners who struck first, with Mesut Ozil smartly volleying home after a deflected Olivier Giroud strike found it's way to the far post. There was strong calls for offside, and replays showed Ozil was indeed an inch or so closer to Hugo Lloris than the last defender Eric Dier, but there was little the linesman could have done given such fine margins.
The goal appeared to spark Spurs into life, and soon after Mauricio Pochettino's team were knocking at the door for an equaliser, with Arsenal pegged in their own half for much of the opening period. A spat between Danny Welbeck and Danny Rose capped off a hot-blooded first-half, but it finished 1-0 to the visitors.
Those expecting to see Tottenham's energy levels drop were disappointed in the second-half, with the Lilywhites continuing to apply pressure high up the pitch. What came as a result was a goal for Kane, as he swept home the ball at close range after an Ospina save from a headed corner.
As Tottenham pushed on and Arsenal allowed the momentum to turn against them the tie was only going to end one way. Kane produced a stunning header from a Rose cross late on to secure the three points for his side, and Spurs now leapfrog their greatest enemies into the top four.
Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea
It took Chelsea very little time to open the scoring against Aston Villa as they sought to banish the hoodoo Jose Mourinho has at Villa Park. Eden Hazard scored on eight minutes to give the Blues the lead and they were their usual dominant selfs for the remainder of the first half.
The second half was a different story however as Villa ended their incredible scoring drought via Carles Gil to make it 1-1. Branislav Ivanovic restored order, sending home a Cesar Azpilicueta cross, and Blues fans could eventually revel in victory made all the more sweet by City's result.
Manchester City 1-1 Hull City
David Meyler's first Premier League goal of the season was enough to give Hull City a surprise 1-0 lead going into half-time against Manuel Pellegrini's title contenders. The Citizens pressed strongly in the second-half, with Aguero looking like the only player capable of finding City an equaliser.
When all hope seemed lost though James Milner found the net with an absolute beauty of a free-kick. Not the result Pellegrini wanted, but 1-1 is far better than 0-1.
Swansea City 1-1 Sunderland
Jermain Defoe gave the visitors the lead in the first-half with a smart effort from outside the box, and Swansea looked incredibly tame for the majority of the match. It took a wonderful header from Ki Sung-Yueng to level things, and that's how they stayed until the final whistle.
Leicester City 0-1 Crystal Palace
It took until well into the second-half before the deadline was broken in this clash, with Crystal Palace assuming a lead thanks to a Joe Ledley header. Ultimately that was all she wrote, and it's another three points for Alan Pardew's men.
Queens Park Rangers 0-1 Southampton
Ronaldo Koeman would have been forgiven for expecting his side to record a comfortable victory given QPR's form and the fact they lost manager Harry Redknapp earlier this week. A relatively quiet fixture almost saw a goal when Charlie Austin re-directed a Joey Barton shot late on, but Fraser Forster produced an incredible save.
Then, deep into injury time, Sadio Mane burst past Nedum Onuoha to give Saints a dramatic win with an effort that crashed into the roof of the net. QPR had a goal disallowed a moment late, and it was another defeat for the Londoners.
Everton 0-0 Liverpool
The second Merseyside derby ended in a disappointing 0-0 draw, with neither Everton or their cross-town rivals able to break the deadlock. Promising performances from a host of young players, including surprise selection Jordan Ibe, were a positive, but it wasn't the explosive end to the day many had hoped to see.
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