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EPL PHOTOS: Superb Wilshere puts Arsenal back on top of table

October 19, 2013 23:36 IST

EPL PHOTOS: Superb Wilshere puts Arsenal back on top of table

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Arsenal, temporarily knocked off top spot after Liverpool had played earlier in the day, returned to the summit of the Premier League when they beat Norwich City 4-1 on Saturday.

Jack Wilshere's opener after 16 minutes at the Emirates Stadium capped a brilliant flowing move for the Gunners who lead the table with 19 points from eight matches.

Mesut Ozil scored twice and Aaron Ramsey once as Arsenal went two ahead of Chelsea, who came from behind to beat Cardiff City 4-1 and move above Liverpool on goal difference.


Image: Jack Wilshere of Arsenal celebrates as he scores their first goal against Norwich City at Emirates Stadium on Saturday
Photographs: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

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Liverpool dominated as Gerrard scores a ton of goals

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Liverpool slipped to third after a 2-2 draw at Newcastle United with skipper Steven Gerrard scoring his 100th league goal from a penalty.

Liverpool's Gerrard in 100 goals club!

Newcastle played for the whole of the second half with 10 men after French defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa was sent off shortly before halftime. Although they trailed twice, Liverpool dominated the depleted home side and deserved more than a point.


Image: Image: Steven Gerrard (left) of Liverpool celebrates scoring his 100th Premier League goal with teammate Jordan Henderson during their English Premier League match against Newcastle United at St James' Park in Newcastle on Saturday
Photographs: Paul Thomas/Getty Images

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Chelsea win 4-1 to go 2nd

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Chelsea, who started the day in third place, fell behind to Cardiff City after some woeful defending by David Luiz who allowed Jordan Mutch to score after 10 minutes.

Eden Hazard equalised in the 33rd minute after Samuel Eto'o nipped in to steal the ball from goalkeeper David Marshall as he was bouncing it up and down. Eto'o, Oscar and Hazard put the issue beyond doubt with goals in the second half.


Image: Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o celebrates scoring against Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday
Photographs: Andrew Winning/Reuters

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Manchester United held by Southampton

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Champions Manchester United slipped up at Old Trafford, held to a 1-1 draw by fourth-placed Southampton.

Robin van Persie scored for United in the 26th minute before Dejan Lovren equalised for the Saints a minute from the end of normal time.

Gus Poyet's tenure as Sunderland's new manager got off to a terrible start when his bottom-of-the-table side were crushed 4-0 at Swansea City. 


Image: Dejan Lovren of Southampton celebrates after scoring a late goal to level the scores at 1-1 against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday
Photographs: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

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