A review of an entertaining evening in the top flight...
Premier League results
- Burnley 1-3 Liverpool
- Everton 1-1 Newcastle
- Fulham 1-1 Leicester
- Wolves 2-1 Chelsea
- Manchester United 2-2 Arsenal
- Tottenham 3-1 Southampton
Red Devils hit back twice at Old Trafford as Gunners go 20 games undefeated
Manchester United and Arsenal played out a rip-roaring draw as Jose Mourinho's men twice responded to freakish goals and secured a share of the spoils against Unai Emery's side.
Neither Sir Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger were involved in the fixture for the first time since 1986, but the former was in the stands for an encounter as entertaining as some of the memorable clashes during their Premier League duopoly.
Anthony Martial levelled shortly after David De Gea's uncharacteristic mistake saw Shkodran Mustafi open the scoring in the first half at Old Trafford, where Jesse Lingard secured a 2-2 draw just 75 seconds after substitute Alexandre Lacazette squeezed Arsenal back into the lead.
It was a frantic, and at times feisty, encounter at Old Trafford, which saw Emery's Arsenal rack up a 20th unbeaten game in all competitions as another winless league match leaves United off the pace in the top-four hunt.
The Gunners, buoyed by their north London derby win, threatened to leave Old Trafford with all three points and went ahead after a De Gea mistake that raised as many eyebrows as Mourinho's decision to drop Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku to the bench.
Martial, among the seven changes from the draw at Southampton, quickly levelled, but Arsenal went back ahead as a break ended with substitute Lacazette netting.
But United hit back in a way that the watching Tyson Fury - watching in the stands - would be proud of, with Lingard capitalising on defensive confusion to turn home and set up a grandstand finish - one that would have brought an Arsenal win were it not for some stunning De Gea saves.
Reds in quickfire comeback
Liverpool's title credentials were given a thorough examination at Turf Moor but they passed with flying colours after coming from behind to win a gruelling encounter 3-1.
Manager Jurgen Klopp's gamble of making seven changes, including leaving out his big guns up front, was ultimately justified but for more than an hour it looked like backfiring.
The Clarets gave their visitors a tough test and after goalkeeper Joe Hart had kept them in the game with two top-class saves from Daniel Sturridge and Naby Keita, Jack Cork put them ahead just after the break.
However, James Milner soon equalised and after Klopp sent on Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino the latter converted from close range within four minutes of his arrival and Xherdan Shaqiri completed victory in added time.
It maintained their unbeaten start to the season and ensured the gap to Premier League leaders Manchester returned to two points.
Wolves end poor run as Chelsea slip up
Chelsea slipped 10 points behind Manchester City in the Premier League title race after a shock defeat at feisty Wolves.
The hosts ended a two-month wait for a win with quickfire second-half goals from Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota clinching a 2-1 victory.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek's deflected strike opened the scoring for the Blues but they now sit fourth to seriously trail leaders City.
Pep Guardiola's side visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday with Chelsea facing a must-win game to avoid slipping further behind after a second defeat in three league outings.
Spurs bounce back from derby defeat as Hasenhuttl watches on
Ralph Hasenhuttl found out the hard way just how tough his assignment at Southampton will be as he watched Tottenham earn a 3-1 win at Wembley.
The Austrian was named as Mark Hughes' successor earlier in the day and took a watching brief at the national stadium, but for the first hour it was painful viewing.
Spurs bounced back from their north London derby disappointment with a trouble-free three points, with Harry Kane, Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min grabbing the goals.
Hasenhuttl will take over from interim Kelvin Davis, who becomes the new manager's number two, and begins the task of guiding the Saints out of the bottom three, though he will have been encouraged by the final 30 minutes as they were the better side and got a late consolation through Charlie Austin.
Claudio Ranieri's Fulham share points with Leicester
Claudio Ranieri was denied a memorable victory over Leicester when his former team recovered from a goal down to secure a 1-1 draw at Fulham.
The manager had been out of the Premier League for approaching two years since his sacking by Leicester, who he remarkably inspired to the title in 2016, when last month Fulham recruited him to lead them to safety following a troubled start to the season.
His influence has already been felt and he was on course to take them out of the relegation zone when Aboubakar Kamara gave the hosts a first-half lead.
The classy James Maddison then scored during the second half, 16 minutes from time, as both teams wasted further chances, instead keeping Fulham bottom of the league.
Everton's winning run at Goodison ends
Everton were forced to settle for a point as Newcastle dug in to claim a creditable 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.
Everton forward Richarlison cancelled out Salomon Rondon's early strike for the visitors but the hosts paid the price for spurning further gilt-edged chances before the break.
Gylfi Sigurdsson and Cenk Tosun both looked certain to score before being denied by Federico Fernandez and Martin Dubravka respectively.
Everton's pace dropped in the second period as Newcastle sat deep to protect a point and inch a little further away from the Premier League's bottom three.
Having heard yet more rumours of a potential takeover in the past couple of days, the visiting fans at least had something tangible to take home.