Manchester City hit Arsenal for six

  • Last Updated: December 14 2013, 21:00 GMT

A review of Saturday's action in the Barclays Premier League.

  • Yaya Toure scores Man City's sixth goal against Arsenal from the penalty spot.
  • Ramires scored Chelsea's winner in the 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace. 
  • Everton enjoyed a 4-1 success at home to Fulham. 
  • Peter Whittingham scored the only goal of the game for Cardiff against West Brom. 
  • Jay Rodriguez secured a 1-1 draw for Southampton at Newcastle. 
  • West Ham v Sunderland finished 0-0. 
  • There were also no goals between Hull and Stoke. 

Manchester City put themselves firmly in the Barclays Premier League title picture with a convincing 6-3 win over leaders Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium.

The prolific strikeforce of Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo were again on target while Fernandinho struck twice and David Silva and Yaya Toure also got on the scoresheet.

Theo Walcott marked his first start since September with two fine goals to keep Arsenal in contention but Per Mertesacker's late header was mere consolation for a side ultimately well beaten.

City, who have now scored 35 goals in their eight home games this season, fully deserved the win to move within three points of the Gunners.

The only major downside for Manuel Pellegrini's men was the loss of Aguero early in the second half with what appeared a calf injury.

Team Score Team
Hull City 0 - 0 Stoke City
Cardiff 1 - 0 West Brom
Everton 4 - 1 Fulham
West Ham 0 - 0 Sunderland
Newcastle 1 - 1 Southampto
Chelsea 2 - 1 C Palace
Man City 6 - 3 Arsenal

Chelsea remain ahead of City in second after beating Crystal Palace 2-1.

Jose Mourinho's side saw off relegation battlers Palace at Stamford Bridge, thanks to goals from Fernando Torres and Ramires.

Tony Pulis' gritty Palace side made Chelsea work hard for a 2-1 half-time lead, Marouane Chamakh even drawing the visitors level with his third goal in his last three league appearances.

The Blues were put under further pressure after the break but dug in to record their fourth win in five league matches.

Seamus Coleman's third Premier League goal of the season secured a 4-1 victory for Everton against Fulham and moved the Toffees up to fourth.

Dimitar Berbatov slotted his second penalty in as many league matches to draw Fulham level at 1-1 following Leon Osman's opener in the first half.

But defender Coleman's finish, a Gareth Barry header and a late Kevin Mirallas goal helped Everton pull off an impressive win.

Cardiff broke their three-and-a-half match goal duck when Peter Whittingham headed Craig Noone's cross home in the Welsh side's home clash with West Brom.

After a goalless first half, Malky Mackay's side netted to win 1-0 and bag their first league sucess in six matches.

  • It wasn't a good Saturday for Premier League leaders Arsenal as they lost 6-3 to Manchester City.
  • Sergio Aguero gave City the lead inside the opening 20 minutes with a great finish.
  • Theo Walcott soon squared proceedings, taking advantage of some chaotic City defending.
  • City restored their lead before the break when Alvaro Negredo slotted home from Pablo Zabaleta's pass.
  • City's advantage was bolstered when Fernandinho found the back of the net.
  • Walcott doubled his tally and brought Arsenal back into the game, but...
  • ...the hosts' two-goal cushion was soon restored however as David Silva neatly slotted home.
  • Fernandinho netted again to make it 5-2.
  • There was late action as Arsenal struck before Yaya Toure scored from the penalty spot to seal City's 6-3 win.
  • Fernando Torres put Chelsea ahead against Crystal Palace.
  • Marouane Chamakh was on target to make it 1-1.
  • Ramires scored to put the Blues back ahead and that was the end of the goals in a 2-1 win.
  • Yoan Gouffran bagged the first goal of the match for Newcastle at home to Southampton.
  • Jay Rodriguez equalised for Saints in the 65th minute and the match ended 1-1.
  • Leon Osman gave Everton the advantage against Fulham.
  • Dimitar Berbatov equalised from the penalty spot.
  • The Toffees were celebrating when Seamus Coleman put them back in front.
  • There were two more goals for the hosts to secure a 4-1 success.
  • Peter Whittingham headed home the only goal of the game as Cardiff defeated West Brom 1-0.
  • West Ham v Sunderland ended up as a 0-0 draw.
  • There were also no goals in the Saturday Night Football clash between Hull and Stoke.
All the best of Saturday's Premier League action, including Manchester City's 6-3 win over Arsenal.

Jay Rodriguez's second-half equaliser saw Southampton scramble a 1-1 draw against Newcastle at St James' Park.

Yoan Gouffran had earlier finished well for his sixth goal of the season after Mike Williamson's header to hand Newcastle a 1-0 half-time lead.

Guy Demel had the ball in the back of the net for West Ham against Sunderland - but referee Andre Marriner ruled it out for a foul on Lee Cattermole and the match ended in a goalless draw which is little help to either team.

There were also no goals in the final match of the day as goalkeepers Asmir Begovic and Allan McGregor took the plaudits as their smart reactions ensured a point each for Hull and Stoke at the KC Stadium.


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