Premier League: Arsenal hit back, Reds on top
A Samir Nasri double helped Arsenal to a thrilling 2-1 win over Premier League rivals Manchester United at the Emirates.
Nasri struck first in the 28th minute when he struck a low shot goalwards after Dimitar Berbatov failed to clear an Arsenal corner. The Frenchman's shot took a deflection off Gary Neville's outstretched leg inside the box and flew past Edwin van der Sar in the United net.
Arsenal scored a beautifully sculpted second when Fabregas slipped a ball inside for Nasri who lashed his shot into the top corner from the edge of the area.
United dominated the remainder of the second half but had to wait until two minutes from time to pull one back through Rafael da Silva's first goal for the club.
United searched for an equaliser in the six minutes of added time but Arsenal held on to claim the win which sees them leapfrog United into third in the table.
Two goals from new signing Robbie Keane and a late strike from defender Alvaro Arbeloa were enough to put Liverpool back on top of the Premier League on Saturday night.
The Reds beat West Brom 3-0 at Anfield with Irish striker Keane netting his first, and second, League goals for the club. Keane opened his account with a neat chip over the onrushing Scott Carson, while his second saw him take the ball around the Baggies' keeper to slid home into an empty net. Arbeloa then sealed the points with a fine late strike.
More good news for Rafa Benitez's men came in the fact that Fernando Torres made his return from injury as a late substitute.
Wigan could not make their dominance count at the JJB where they played out a goalless draw against Stoke.
The visitors had goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen to thank for keeping them in the match after he pulled off a series of fine saves to secure another valuable point for the Premier League newcomers which moves them up to ninth in the table.
Sorensen pulled off late saves to deny both Amr Zaki and Antonio Valencia and also got down well to gather an effort from Emile Heskey, who hobbled off injured in the second half.
Portsmouth snatched a late win at the Stadium of Light thanks to a Jermaine Defoe penalty. Defoe converted in the 90th minute to break Sunderland hearts.
Djibril Cisse had put the hosts in front latching on to an Andy Reid through ball and coolly slotted through David James' legs with just four minutes on the clock.
But Nadir Belhadj equalised for Tony Adams' side in the second half. The Algerian collected Nico Kranjcar's pass and blasted a curling low shot past Fulop and into the bottom corner.
Matthew Taylor gave Bolton a 1-0 win at the KC Stadium against Hull - the Tigers' third straight defeat. Taylor struck a crisp half volley from the edge of the area after a corner that crept inside Myhill's right-hand post.
It was all hands to the pump for the Trotters after that as Hull pressed, Jussi Jaaskelainen pulling of a string of saves to deny the home side.
Substitute Jack Collison thought he had given West Ham all three points against Everton after curling a superb shot into the top corner with just half an hour to go.
But West Ham crumbled as soon as Joleon Lescott equalised with eight minutes left, and Louis Saha notched a brace in the space of six minutes to give them a 3-1 win.