Premier League

Saturday’s fixtures were headlined by the second North London Derby of the season as Arsenal travelled to take on Tottenham at Wembley.

It was the Gunners who were in the early ascendency as Aaron Ramsey coolly slotted past Hugo Lloris after being played behind the home side’s defence inside his own half.

Harry Kane got his name on the scoresheet in the fixture once again, after he was fouled in the box by Shkodran Mustafi from a set-piece, with replays showing the England international to be in an offside position.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had the chance to be the hero from the penalty spot in injury time, only for his effort to be saved by Lloris, with the match ending 1-all.

Manchester City temporarily moved to the top of the table after a hard-fought victory over Bournemouth on the south coast.

Riyad Mahrez was the hero for the visitors, striking early in the second half.

At Old Trafford, there was spectacular goals throughout the 90 minutes as Manchester United secured a 3-2 victory over Southampton in an entertaining contest.

Yann Valery gave the visitors a shock lead with a stunning driven effort from range, before Andreas Pereira curled United level in the second half.

A stunning James Ward-Prowse free-kick, either side of Romelu Lukaku’s brace in a matter of days rounded out the results.

Other Results

Brighton 1-0 Huddersfield Town

Burnley 1-3 Crystal Palace

Wolverhampton 2-0 Cardiff City

West Ham 2-0 Newcastle United

Championship

Leeds United sent a message to the rest of their Championship rivals on Saturday morning AEDT as they swept aside West Bromwich Albion in a powerful display.

Patrick Bamford was the man of the moment for the home side, earning himself a double after Pablo Hernandez opened the scoring in the game’s opening minute. Ezgjan Alioski rounded out the result in injury time.

Aston Villa produced arguably their best 45 minutes of the season to confine Derby County to a 4-0 defeat at Villa Park.

The home side scored all four of their goals in the game’s opening 45 minutes through Conor Hourihane brace, Tammy Abraham’s 37th minute strike and Jack Grealish’s tremendous volley on the edge of half-time.

Reading ensured they stayed above the drop zone, with a last-gasp victory over fellow relegation battlers Ipswich Town.

Nelson Oliveira had the visitors ahead in the 19th minute, before Gwion Edwards levelled proceedings with seven minutes remaining.

Modou Barrow turned out to be the hero for Reading, striking on the counter attack in the game’s dying stages.

Other results

Brentford 3-0 Queens Park Rangers

Hull City 2-0 Birmingham City

Millwall 1-3 Norwich City

Preston North End 1-1 Bristol City

Rotherham United 3-2 Blackburn Rovers

Stoke City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Swansea 2-0 Bolton Wanderers

Wigan Athletic 0-0 Middlesbrough

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