This Saturday saw a hefty roster of Premier League games, with 16 top flight teams clashing. Here’s what happened.
Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland
Man Utd 0-0 West Ham
Southampton 1-1 Aston Villa
Swansea 0-3 Leicester
Watford 2-0 Norwich
West Brom 1-1 Tottenham
Chelsea 0-1 Bournemouth
Now a thoroughly deserved defeat at home to Bournemouth – who aren’t even in great form themselves – has been seen by many as the final nail in the coffin for Jose’s Blues career. Watch those headlines.
It was an impressive display by Mark Hughes’ men – and a potentially costly slip up for the erstwhile league leaders, as they slip to third behind Leicester and Arsenal.
Their injured captain could only watch on as Stoke battered his team. The stats speak for themselves…
Man City in 2015-16 PL
With Kompany - 8 games, 7 clean sheets.
Breaking news: Vardy has missed a chance!— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 5, 2015
Never mind, Jamie. We reckon it’ll be a while until someone takes that particular title from you.
Fortunately he managed to make amends later by scoring at the correct end, putting Arsenal ahead once more in what ended a 3-1 victory.
With Arsenal showing a lack of creativity in their first half hour against Sunderland, it was Joel Campbell who got the goalscoring under way.
But the Costa Rica international’s celebration left some dumbfounded, as he pulled out a child’s dummy and stuck it in his mouth.
The pair came together in a first-half incident when Swans captain Williams tried to wrestle the ball from Mahrez. The later altercation outside the Swansea dressing room resulted in the Algeria international being ushered out of the stadium by a Leicester official.
The Scottish teams faced far worse disruption, with three Scottish Premier League games cancelled. Celtic v Hamilton, Hearts v Inverness and Partick Thistle v Motherwell were all cancelled. Rangers’ Scottish Championship match against Raith was also called off.