Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hailed Arsenal’s character after his goal earned the Gunners a 1-1 home draw against Tottenham Hotspur in the 176th north London derby.
Oxlade-Chamberlain’s 74th-minute goal drew Arsenal level after Nacer Chadli had given Spurs the lead 11 minutes after the break. “Obviously going 1-0 down in the Spurs derby is always a bit nerve-wracking because you never want to lose the game,” Oxlade-Chamberlain, pictrued. said. “We did well to come back.”
Leaders Chelsea cruised to a 3-0 win over Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. Oscar knocked home the rebound after Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan had deflected a Willian effort on to the bar after seven minutes.
Diego Costa fired his eighth goal of the season in the 59th minute, then Willian got on the scoresheet 11 minutes from time.
Frank Lampard stepped up again to seal Manchester City’s 4-2 win at Hull despite a first-half scare. Early goals by Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko put City 2-0 up inside the first 11 minutes but the Tigers roared back, helped by a half to forget by City new boy Eliaquim Mangala. First he headed an own goal past City ’keeper Willy Caballero – in for the dropped Joe Hart – then, ten minutes later, fouled Abel Hernandez who stepped up to equalise from the penalty spot. But City recovered with Dzeko sliding them back into the lead with his second goal on 68 minutes, and Lampard wrapped things up.
Southampton stay second after a 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers at St Mary’s. On-loan Ryan Bertrand put Saints in front after 54 minutes and, although Charlie Austin equalised for the visitors 12 minutes later, Saints went back in front almost immediately when Graziano Pelle looped home.
Nigel Pearson’s Leicester were brought back down to earth after last week’s heroics against ManchesterUnited as they went down 2-0 at Crystal Palace. Fraizer Campbell knocked home the opener from close range in the 51st minute and, three minutes later, Mile Jedinak headed home from a Jason Puncheon cross.
Sunderland are still searching for their first league win after being frustrated by ten-man Swansea at the Stadium of Light.
The visitors had Angel Rangel sent off for a second bookable offence in the 81st minute but, despite dominating, Gus Poyet’s men could not make a breakthrough with Connor Wickham heading their best chance over the bar in the second half.