An injury-time kung-fu kick, Pardiola, a David Moyes resurrection and all the Premier League high drama you may have missed

It was another stonking day of Premier League action, with shenanagins at both ends of the table.

It was more Pardiola than Guardiola as Crystal Palace managed to arrest their awful run and Mr Conte came out on top in the mouth-watering early fixture.

At the other end, David Moyes’s Sunderland moved off the bottom of the table with a win over Leicester, with Swansea taking last place after their thrashing by Spurs.

Here’s how the action all turned out and some very important stuff you may have missed.


Man City 1 – 3 Chelsea

Sunderland 2 – 1 Leicester

Tottenham 5 – 0 Swansea

Stoke 2 – 0 Burnley

Crystal Palace 3 – 0 Southampton

West Brom 3 – 1 Watford

Miss of the day

Kevin De Bruyne, who whipped and fizzed incredible balls into the box all day, thundered a shot against the crossbar from five yards out with the goal gaping.

It would have put City 2-0 up and in control of the match. But Conte’s clinical counter-attackers buried three chances through Costa, Willian and Hazard, extending their winning run in the league to eight.

Kung-Fu kick of the day

It just wasn’t Sergio’s day, and he took out his frustration at missing a string of chances with a vicious kick against Sideshow Bob.

Got to hurt more than stepping on a rake.

It led to an ugly injury-time mass brawl which saw Fernandinho and Aguero receive red cards.

Birthday boy of the day

There was a striker, a Belgian striker, called Christian Benteke. The big man scored a brace on his most special day of the year to ease the pressure on boss Pardew.

Self-nutmeg of the day

Fraser Forster had an absolute shocker.

Going to clear the ball with his left foot, it hit off his right then rolled through his legs, sitting invitingly for Mr Benteke to stroke it into the empty net.

He’s got a bad touch for a big man.

Thrashing of the day

Spurs spurrsed things up a bit at White Hart Lane with a resounding 5-0 win over Swansea, with braces from Kane and Eriksen.

There was also a delicious Michelin-star meal of a half-volley goal by Son Heung-Min.

Record of the day

Things are going terribly for defending champions Leicester in the league and they fell to another defeat against Sunderland.

Still, it wasn’t all bad as Okazaki became the all-time leading Japanese scorer in the league.

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