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Published: 16:34 | 15/10/16

Premier League round-up: Man City, Spurs draw; Arsenal win


Maarten Stekelenburg was the hero as he saved two penalties and made a couple of outstanding stops for Everton as they drew 1-1 with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Kevin de Bruyne was the first to fail to convert his spot-kick, the Dutch goalkeeper palmed his effort away to the left, and Sergio Aguero saw his similar penalty also pushed away to the left.

Despite dominating possession, City were forced to come from behind as Romelu Lukaku put the Toffees ahead on 64 minutes with a clinical finish.

Substitute Nolito headed home a well-placed header less than a minute after coming on soon after, the Spaniard meeting compatriot David Silva's excellent cross.

De Bruyne had a long-range drive brilliantly tipped onto the post by Stekelenburg, as City pressed hard late on - Vincent Kompany was introduced for the final few minutes as an auxiliary forward - but failed to get a winner.


Arsenal have joined City on 19 points at the top of the table after Theo Walcott's brace helped them overcome the dismissal of Granit Xhaka to beat Swansea City 3-2 at the Emirates.

The wide forward was merciless in his finishing, taking advantage of a heavy Jordi Amat touch for his first goal on 26 minutes and then grabbed his second after a poor Jack Cork header seven minutes later.

With Bob Bradley in charge for his first game, Gylfi Sigurdsson pounced on a Xhaka mistake to cut the deficit before the break.

Mesut Ozil volleyed in a speculative Alexis Sanchez cross to make it 3-1 before the hour-mark but the impressive substitute Borja Baston tapped in a cross from Modou Barrow to give the Swans hope.

Xhaka was then shown a red card for a petulant trip to set up a nervy finale but it was Arsenal who came closest to scoring Walcott twice hitting the woodwork.


Tottenham needed a Dele Alli equaliser a minute from time to draw 1-1 with West Brom at the Hawthorns and maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

Former Spurs winger Nacer Chadli broke the deadlock with eight minutes left on the clock after James McClean's shot had been blocked.

But with time running out in-form Son Heung-Min and Christian Eriksen combined to create the chance Alli to poke home with the outside of his boot to give Mauricio Pochettino's side the point they easily deserved.

A series of saves from Ben Foster kept Tony Pulis's side in the game in the first half and although they improved hugely after the break, Spurs well merited the draw Alli's late intervention earned them.


Bournemouth made it three home wins in a row by hammering Hull City 6-1 at Dean Court.

Charlie Daniels opened the scoring early on after Junior Stanislas' free-kick came back off a post, but Ryan Mason's deflected effort levelled matters on 34 minutes.

Steve Cook headed in moments later to restore Bournemouth's lead, before Stanislas netted from the spot on half-time and then added a cute finish not long after the break to make it four.

Callum Wilson headed in late on before Dan Gosling grabbed a sixth to ensure Mike Phelan's first game since being confirmed as the Tigers' permanent manager during the week was a nightmare.

The visitors have now gone six games without winning and lie in 15th, three points above the drop zone.


Stoke City moved out of the relegation zone by winning their first league game of the season courtesy of a pair of goals from Joe Allen, with opponents Sunderland remaining rooted to the bottom.

The Welsh midfielder has now scored four times in the past three league games, as well as scoring for his national side in the 2-2 draw against Austria last week.

Allen put the Potters ahead on eight minutes when he was allowed to get his head to Marko Arnautovic's cross from the left.

He then doubled the lead just before half-time with an 18-yard strike which went through a crowd of players and past Jordan Pickford in the Black Cats' net.

The visitors' best opportunity unsurprisingly fell to Jermain Defoe when his goalbound shot was superbly blocked by Ryan Shawcross

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