Premier League Essential

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AFP Sports rounds up the essential information from the English Premier League weekend:


– Leaders Man City beaten 2-1 at home by West Ham

– Martial scores twice as Man Utd beat Southampton to go second

– Gabriel, Cazorla sent off in Arsenal defeat at Chelsea

Quote of the Weekend

“I was late for the game as I made it back home last (Saturday) night for the birth of my son. Then I shot back up on the plane today with the directors, so it’s a fantastic day and an emotional day.”

– Norwich City captain Russell Martin, who scored the equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Liverpool hours after the birth of his son

Tweet of the Weekend

“#NUFC awful AGAIN. Charlie Austin looks cheap at £15 million now!”

– Former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer rues his old club’s failure to sign Queen Park Rangers striker Austin after 2-1 loss at home to Watford leaves them second-bottom

Stat of the Weekend: 1

West Ham have won away from home against Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal for first time in a top-flight season

Goal of the Weekend: Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth 2-0 Sunderland)

Scotland midfielder Ritchie scored goal of the season contender, chesting down headed clearance and crashing left-foot volley into top-left corner from outside box

Moment of the Weekend: Cunning Costa (Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal)

Diego Costa avoided red card despite twice striking Laurent Koscielny and then got Gabriel sent off, paving the way for Chelsea’s first home win of the season

Player of the Weekend: Anthony Martial (Manchester United)

French teenager followed up his debut goal against Liverpool with nerveless double as United came from behind to win 3-2 at Southampton and close to within two points of leaders Manchester City

Next fixtures

Saturday (1400 GMT unless otherwise stated):

Leicester City v Arsenal, Liverpool v Aston Villa, Manchester United v Sunderland, Newcastle United v Chelsea (1630), Southampton v Swansea City, Stoke City v Bournemouth, Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City (1145), West Ham United v Norwich City

Sunday (1500 GMT):

Watford v Crystal Palace

Monday (1900 GMT):

West Bromwich Albion v Everton

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