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Sunday 22 September 2013

Stoke saboteur Ozil is real deal, says Wenger

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Stoke's Erik Pieters is shepherded by Arsenal's Bacary Sagna and Mathieu Flamini

Arsenal returned to the top of the Barclays Premier League standings following a 3-1 victory against Stoke City, while Swansea City were 2-0 winners at Crystal Palace.

Aaron Ramsey continued his free-scoring ways by opening the deadlock for the Gunners after just five minutes, and although the visitors equalised in the first half through Geoff Cameron, the Gunners rallied with headers, on 36 and 72 minutes, from defenders Per Mertesacker and Bacary Sagna. Like Ramsey's effort, the assist for those goals came from club record signing Mesut Ozil, who was making his home debut for Arsene Wenger's side.

In south London Swansea completed a routine defeat of Crystal Palace. Michu gave the Swans the lead after just 80 seconds with Nathan Dyer adding the second just three minutes after the interval.

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Sunday results

Arsenal  3-1 Stoke City   |  #ARSSTK  |  Matchday Live >>

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Crystal Palace 0-2 Swansea City  |  #CRYSWA  |  Matchday Live >>

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Cardiff City 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur  |  #CARTOT  |  Matchday Live >>

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Manchester City 4-1 Manchester United  |  #MCIMUN  |  Matchday Live >>

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Saturday results

Norwich City 0-1 Aston Villa  |  #NORAVL  Matchday Live >>

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Liverpool 0-1 Southampton  |  #LIVSOU  |  Matchday Live >>

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Newcastle United 2-3 Hull City  |  #NEWHUL  |  Matchday Live >>

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West Bromwich Albion 3-0 Sunderland  |  #WBASUN  |  Matchday Live >>

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West Ham United 2-3 Everton  |  #WHUEVE  |  Matchday Live >>

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Chelsea 2-0 Fulham  |  #CHEFUL  |  Matchday Live >>

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Key Points

  • Arsenal move top of Barclays Premier League after 3-1 win over Stoke City
  • Early goals in each half earn Swansea City 2-0 win over Crystal Palace
  • Read match reports and stats, view live photos and manager press conferences with our Matchday Live service