Premier League round-up: Man City and Arsenal held, Man Utd overcome Fulham

Liverpool held Manchester City to a close-fought 2-2 draw at Anfield on Sunday. Martin Skrtel opened the scoring after half an hour, putting the home side a goal up. Yaya Toure fired the Blues level just after the break, only to see Luis Suarez restore the Merseyside club’s advantage front just three minutes later. A Carlos Tevez goal 10 minutes from time sealed the point for the Premier League champions.

Fulham visited Old Trafford on Saturday to take on a strong Manchester United side. Damien Duff broke the deadlock after just three minutes, propelling the Cottagers in front. Robin van Persie equalized just minutes later with a looping effort that beat Mark Schwarzer.

Goals from Shinji Kagawa and Rafael ensured United entered the break with a comfortable 3-1 lead. Fulham looked threatening in the second-half, but despite a Nemanja Vidic own goal, the away side failed to grab any points by the final whistle.

Chelsea overcame a below-par Newcastle side at Stamford Bridge in Saturday’s evening clash. Eden Hazard converted from the spot after 22 minutes, with Fernando Torres doubling the London club’s lead before the break.

Norwich welcomed Queens Park Rangers to Carrow Road for a close-knit, even affair. The game ended 1-1, despite the home side believing QPR should not have been awarded the penalty from which they scored.

Tottenham’s poor start to the season continued as Andre Villas-Boas’ side were held to a 1-1 draw with West Brom in a game that lacked much excitement.

Aston Villa were handed a 3-1 thumping courtesy of high-flying Everton, who are still full of confidence from overcoming Manchester United at Goodison Park last week. Goals from Steven Pienaar, Marouane Fellaini and Nikica Jelavic delivered to points for David Moyes.

In other results, Stoke held Arsenal to a goalless draw the Britannia Stadium. Lukas Podolski and new signing Santi Cazorla looked very threatening for the away side, but both ultimately failed to score.

Wigan beat Southampton comfortably at St Mary’s, running out 2-0 winners. Meanwhile, Swansea hammered West Ham 3-0 in Saturday’s early kick off at the Liberty Stadium.

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