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Arsenal back at summit as City climb into second

Published: Thursday 26 December 2013, 20.34CET
Arsenal FC returned to the top of the Premier League with victory at West Ham United FC while Manchester City FC moved second by beating previous leaders Liverpool FC.
Arsenal back at summit as City climb into second
Two-goal Arsenal striker Theo Waclott (right) celebrates with Mesut Özil ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 26 December 2013, 20.34CET

Arsenal back at summit as City climb into second

Arsenal FC returned to the top of the Premier League with victory at West Ham United FC while Manchester City FC moved second by beating previous leaders Liverpool FC.

Arsenal FC returned to the top of the Premier League with their first win in four matches, while Manchester City FC recorded their ninth home win in as many league matches this season at the expense of previous leaders Liverpool FC.

Arsène Wenger's team had not won in the league since 4 December and fell behind at West Ham United FC to Carlton Cole's effort in the first minute of the second half. Two goals in quick succession from Theo Walcott (68, 71) turned the match on its head, however, Lukas Podolski wrapping up the win with a clinching third.

City also fell behind as Coutinho gave Liverpool a 24th-minute advantage in Manchester, but Vincent Kompany levelled seven minutes later and Álvaro Negredo scored what proved to be the decisive goal at the end of the first half. There was also a memorable comeback in the day's early game, Manchester United FC trailing 2-0 within 13 minutes at Hull City AFC, but goals from Chris Smalling and Wayne Rooney brought David Moyes' side level by the 26th minute and James Chester's second-half own goal completed a fine win.

Chelsea FC climbed to third, Eden Hazard scoring the only goal at home to Swansea City AFC, while Newcastle United FC dismantled nine-man Stoke City FC 5-1. At the bottom there were away wins for Sunderland AFC, Fulham FC and Crystal Palace FC, while Tottenham Hotspur FC were held 1-1 at home by West Bromwich Albion FC.

Last updated: 26/12/13 22.41CET

Results

English Premier League 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 26/12/2013 20:22 CET

26/12/2013

Man. CityMan. City2-1LiverpoolLiverpool

Kompany 31, Negredo 45+1

Coutinho 24

Venue: Manchester

26/12/2013

Aston VillaAston Villa0-1Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace

Gayle 90+2

Venue: Birmingham

26/12/2013

CardiffCardiff0-3SouthamptonSouthampton

Rodriguez 14, 20, Lambert 27

Venue: Cardiff

26/12/2013

ChelseaChelsea1-0SwanseaSwansea

Hazard 29

Venue: London

26/12/2013

EvertonEverton0-1SunderlandSunderland

Ki Sung-Yong 25 (P)

Venue: Liverpool

26/12/2013

NewcastleNewcastle5-1StokeStoke

Rémy 44, 56, Gouffran 48, Cabaye 66, Cissé 80 (P)

Assaidi 29

Venue: Newcastle

26/12/2013

NorwichNorwich1-2FulhamFulham

Hooper 13

Kasami 33, Parker 87

Venue: Norwich

26/12/2013

TottenhamTottenham1-1West BromWest Brom

Eriksen 36

J. Olsson 38

Venue: London

26/12/2013

West HamWest Ham1-3ArsenalArsenal

C. Cole 46

Walcott 68, 71, Podolski 79

Venue: London

26/12/2013

HullHull2-3Man. UnitedMan. United

Chester 4, 66 (og), Meyler 13

Smalling 19, Rooney 26

Venue: Hull

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