Chelsea returned to the top of the Premier League as they recovered from a goal down to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Stamford Bridge and notch a seventh league win a row.Spurs, who saw their unbeaten league record ended, began the game brightly and went in front after 11 minutes when Christian Eriksen fired a superb strike from distance beyond Thibaut Courtois.
But Chelsea, who were a long way short of their best for much of the first half, equalised with an outstanding goal as Pedro turned into space just outside the area after a move involving Nemanja Matic and curled a dipping effort beyond Hugo Lloris. Victor Moses decided the contest when he was left all alone in the area to steer the ball home via Lloris and Jan Vertonghen on the line after Diego Costa’s fine run.
Earlier, Liverpool had topped the Premier League as they beat Sunderland 2-0 in a match overshadowed by a serious-looking injury to playmaker Phillipe Coutinho. Jurgen Klopp’s side stepped up the tempo as the second half wore on and made the breakthrough with 15 minutes remaining when Divock Origi, who had come on for Coutinho, checked past his defender to fire home. James Milner sealed the points late on when he converted a penalty after Sadio Mane was fouled.
In Saturday’s early kick-off, two goals from Sergio Aguero earned Manchester City three points at Burnley with a 2-1 win that briefly took Pep Guardiola’s team back to the top of the Premier League.
Swansea City lost a 3-1 lead but ended up beating Crystal Palace 5-4 in a thrilling game at the Liberty Stadium. With six minutes of normal time remaining, Benteke steered home to leave the Welsh club in despair , but up popped Fernando Llorente in the first minute of added time to level before the same player struck again with 93 minutes played to round off an unbelievable afternoon.
Islam Slimani salvaged a point for Premier League champions Leicester City as they drew 2-2 with Middlesbrough at the King Power Stadium.
Hull recovered from a dismal first half showing to take a point in a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion. The Baggies started brightly, with Gareth McAuley heading an early chance over after keeper David Marshall’s unconvincing punch from Chris Brunt’s corner. Home manager Mike Phelan switched to two up front as the second half began and was rewarded with an improved performance which brought a point when a Robert Snodgrass free kick was steered home by Michael Dawson.