Arsenal, Manchester City maintain status quo, Liverpool lose

Liverpool- image source muscatdaily

Liverpool- image source muscatdaily

Arsenal failed to capitalise on Manchester City’s goalless draw at Aston Vila to climb to the top of the English Premiership table when it could only come from behind to hold Tottenham to a 1-1 draw at the Emirates. Liverpool, however, fared worse, as they were beaten at home by Crystal Palace, who ran away with a 2-1 victory at the Anfield.

Kieran Gibbs was Arsenal’s hero as he scored to cancel out Harry Kane’s opener and earn a 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby.

Spurs went ahead through Kane — who was let go by Arsenal’s youth academy at eight years old — with the England international breaking a weak offside trap 32 minutes in before slotting past Petr Cech.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side wasted a number of second-half chances, and were made to pay as substitute Gibbs volleyed home 76 minutes in after a superb Mesut Ozil cross for a share of the points.

Manchester City remained top of the table despite being held to a goalless draw at rock-bottom Aston Villa as Remi Garde began his reign with a positive result.

Villa had lost all but one of their 10 league games since beating Bournemouth on the opening day.

However, they were able to frustrate City, who also saw striker Wilfried Bony suffer an apparent hamstring injury in the first half, despite having to fend off a host of chances.

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