Chelsea, Newcastle and West Ham win, Arsenal held
League leaders maintain five-point advantage, Welbeck rescues Gunners against Hull
Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas celebrates after scoring against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters
Cesc Fabregas scored early in the second half as Chelsea maintained their five-point lead at the top of the table with a 2-1 win away to Crystal Palace.
Sergio Agüero scored all four in a 4-1 win for Manchester City over Tottenham in the lunchtime kick-off, while Danny Welbeck netted in injury time to salvage a 2-2 draw for Arsenal at home to Hull.
José Mourinho’s leaders were pushed to the limit in a fiery London derby at Selhurst Park.
Oscar’s sixth-minute free-kick put the visitors - without the injured Diego Costa - in front before Cesar Azpilicueta was issued a straight red card for a foul on Mile Jedinak five minutes before the break.
Fabregas’s first Premier League goal for his new club put Mourinho’s men back in front before a late strike from Fraizer Campbell left the visitors hanging on for the final whistle.
Arsene Wenger breathed a sigh of relief as Arsenal's Welbeck struck in added time to salvage a point against the Tigers.
Diafra Sakho maintained his fine scoring form as West Ham won 3-1 at Burnley to rise to the heady heights of fourth place.
The Senegalese star made it five wins in five starts when he headed a 49th-minute opener for his side at Turf Moor.
Carlton Cole’s header in the 70th minute completed another impressive afternoon for the Hammers and gave Sam Allardyce, who turns 60 on Sunday, another cause for celebration.
In the delayed kick-off at St James’s Park, Gabriel Obertan’s 71st minute goal was the winner for Newastle against Leicester City.