League leaders Arsenal and high flying Everton shared the spoils at the Emirates on Sunday night in a thrilling encounter. Heading into tie, the Gunners were looking to go seven points clear of Liverpool and Chelsea in the league table, while the Toffees were keen on breaking into the top four.
Everton took the game to Arsenal but after a highly competitive 80 minutes, where both teams had chances to score, it was the Londoners who finally broke the deadlock through Mesut Ozil's close-range finish that looked to have sealed all three points, considering the Gunners had not conceded a goal in their last four matches.
However, moments later Toffees substitute Gerard Deuloufeu's powerful drive flew past a crowded Arsenal box and Wojciech Szczesny, earning Roberto Martinez's side a valuable point and denying the Gunners a big win. Arsene Wenger's men would consider themselves unlucky as Olivier Giroud stunning half-volley from the 30 yards out hit the woodwork in the dying seconds but the draw was indeed a fair result.
Result: Arsenal (Ozil) 1-1 Everton (Deuloufeu)
Newcastle United enjoyed a historic moment during their trip to Manchester United on Saturday, with the 1-0 win on the day becoming their first victory at Old Trafford in 41 years. Meanwhile, the defeat condemned the defending champions to their second consecutive home defeat in over a decade.
The Magpies looked the better side throughout the match, limiting United to just half-chances, and Yohan Cabaye's well-taken goal on the counter around the hour-mark deservedly gave them all three points. Newcastle moved up to seventh in the table with the win, while United dropped to ninth - 13 points behind leaders Arsenal.
Result: Manchester United 0-1 Newcastle United (Cabaye)
In what was surely the shock result of the gameweek, substitute Oussama Assaidi scored a spectacular goal from outside the box in the 90th minute, to help relegation battlers Stoke City beat title contenders Chelsea 3-2 at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.
A brace from Andre Schurrle and goals from Peter Crouch and Stephen Ireland kept the scoreline at 2-2. The Blues looked favourites to score the winner as the game edged toward the dying minutes but winger Assaidi, on-loan from Liverpool, had other ideas. The Moroccan's late goal meant Chelsea missed out the chance to close in on Arsenal, while the Potters climbed up to 12th.
Result: Stoke City (Crouch, Ireland, Assaidi) 3-2 Chelsea (Schurrle 2)
Manchester City's travel sickness in the Premier League continued, as Southampton held Manuel Pellegrini's men to a 1-1 draw at the St Mary's on Saturday. The red hot Sergio Aguero inevitably gave Citizens the lead early on but the Saints bounced back to dominate the game from that moment onwards.
Dani Osvaldo curled in an audacious effort from the edge of the box just on the stroke of half time to give Southampton parity. The Saints found the momentum in the second half and looked for the winner but City held on for dear life and avoided yet another away defeat.
Result: Southampton (Osvaldo) 1-1 Manchester City (Aguero)
Liverpool and Luis Suarez continued their good run of form in front of goal, as the Reds climbed to second in the league table, with a 4-1 win over struggling West Ham United at Anfield on Sunday, in a game that saw three own goals.
Goals from Mamadou Sakho, Suarez and own goals from Guy Demel and Joey O'Brien, did the job for the Reds, while Martin Skrtel scored his second own goal in as many games to give the Hammers some consolation. Liverpool leapfrogged Chelsea on goal difference to move to second, while West Ham are now above the drop zone only on goal difference.
Result: Liverpool (Demel [OG], Sakho, Suarez, O'Brien [OG]) 4-1 West Ham (Skrtel [OG])
Other results from this weekend:
Sunderland (Johnson) 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur (Paulinho, O'Shea)
West Bromwich Albion 0-2 Norwich City (Hooper, Fer)
Crystal Palace (Jerome, Chamakh) 2-0 Cardiff City
Fulham (Sidwell, Berbatov) 2-0 Aston Villa
Meanwhile, Swansea City will host Hull City at 1.30am IST on Tuesday morning.