The biggest shock of the weekend in the Premier League came at the King Power Stadium, where Leicester City beat Manchester United 5-3. Robin Van Persie’s header, and a sublime Angel di Maria finish put the visitors 2-0 up, before Leonardo Ulloa grabbed one back for Leicester. Ander Herrera’s neat flick put United 3-1 ahead, and seemingly comfortable, but David Nugent’s penalty, followed shortly by a goal from veteran midfielder Esteban Cambiasso levelled the game. Jamie Vardy put Leicester 4-3 up, before another penalty gave Leicester a 5-3 lead.
Manchester City drew 1-1 with Chelsea, with Frank Lampard grabbing the equaliser against his old club. Pablo Zabaleta received a controversial red card after a tussle with Diego Costa, before Andre Schurrle opened the scoring for Chelsea. Lampard’s equaliser, against the club he won the Champions League with, ended Chelsea’s 100% record, but they still sit three points clear at the top.
A comprehensive Arsenal display saw them beat Aston Villa 3-0, with Danny Welbeck grabbing his first goal for the Gunners, whilstLiverpool slumped to a 3-1 defeat at West Ham. Elsewhere, an entertaining game saw Crystal Palace beat Everton 3-2, Southampton are second after a 1-0 win at Swansea, and West Brom beat Tottenham.
The game between Stoke and QPR finished 2-2, whilst Alan Pardew was perhaps spared the sack for another week as Newcastle drew 2-2 with Hull City. The last game of the weekend was a 0-0 draw between Burnley and Sunderland, a result that the home side will be happy with.