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Sunday 06 October 2013

Sunday review: West Brom end Arsenal streak

League leaders held at The Hawthorns, while West Ham stun Spurs and Chelsea go third

  • Adam Lallana celebrates opening the scoring for Southampton against Swansea

  • Rodriguez sealed the points for Southampton

  • Chelsea's Ba has a shot on the Norwich goal

  • Hazard's shot found its way past Ruddy to restore Chelsea's lead

  • Wilshere's deflected shot made it 1-1 in the match at The Hawthorns

  • Morrison, the scorer of West Ham's third goal, in action at White Hart Lane

Arsenal returned to the top of the Barclays Premier League, albeit on goals scored, after coming from behind to claim a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion.

Claudio Yacob headed the home side in front shortly before half-time, only for Jack Wilshere to equalise in the 63rd minute to earn his side a point. The result brought an end to Arsenal's run of eight consecutive away league victories but it was still enough to see Arsene Wenger's men leapfrog Liverpool to go back to the summit on goals scored.

Three second-half goals in 13 minutes gave West Ham United a 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, their first at White Hart Lane since 1999. West Ham created the better chances throughout the contest and were rewarded for a disciplined performance with a second-half rampage that shocked the hosts. Winston Reid started the hot streak, putting the visitors in front in the 66th minute by converting a Stewart Downing corner, and Ricardo Vaz Te doubled the lead shortly after. The win was confirmed 11 minutes from time as Ravel Morrison scored a superb individual goal to cap off West Ham's first away triumph this season.

Two goals in the final five minutes allowed Chelsea to claim a 3-1 Barclays Premier League victory over Norwich City. The West London club's chances of taking their first away league win of Jose Mourinho's second spell at Stamford Bridge looked to be slim going into the closing stages after Anthony Pilkington had cancelled out Oscar's early opener. Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy failed to keep out Eden Hazard’s effort with time ticking down before Willian wrapped up the points with a stunning effort four minutes from time.

Southampton moved into the top four of the Barclays Premier League with a battling 2-0 win over Swansea City at St Mary’s Stadium. The hosts impressed in the opening 25 minutes and took the lead through Adam Lallana, but Swansea came back into the contest and were unlucky not to equalise before the break as Nathan Dyer hit a post. Swansea dominated the second half, but for all their possession they struggled to create chances as the home side added a second in the 83rd minute through substitute Jay Rodriguez.

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FT Norwich City 1-3 Chelsea  |  #NORCHE  |  Matchday Live >>

FT Southampton 2-0 Swansea City  |  #SOUSWA  |  Matchday Live >>

FT Tottenham Hotspur 0-3 West Ham United  |  #TOTWHU  |  Matchday Live >>

FT West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Arsenal  |  #WBAARS  |  Matchday Live >>

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Key Points

  • Chelsea and Southampton claim hard-fought wins in Sunday's early kick-offs
  • Arsenal travel to West Brom while Spurs host West Ham in the 4pm fixtures
  • Follow live commentaries with our Matchday Live service