Iwobi outshines Ighalo as the Gunners wallop Watford

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• Chelsea, Man City In Comfortable win

At the opposite end of the table, third-placed Arsenal eased to a comfortable 4-0 over Watford at the Emirates Stadium. Alexis Sanchez set them on the way by turning the ball home on four minutes after his initial header had been kept out by Heurelho Gomes.

Alex Iwobi scored for a second game in succession when he doubled the lead from a Sanchez pull-back and Hector Bellerin made the result safe after 48 minutes. Iwobi almost struck a second when he hit the woodwork but Theo Walcott grabbed a late fourth.

Managerless Aston Villa slumped to another humiliating defeat as their slide towards relegation from the Barclays Premier League continued with a 4-0 home thrashing by Chelsea.

The latest miserable chapter in Villa’s season – in which they also had Alan Hutton sent off for two bookable offences – began as Ruben Loftus-Cheek hit much-changed Chelsea’s opener with a deflected shot.

Kevin De Bruyne made a goalscoring return from injury as fourth-placed Manchester City arrested their recent slump with a comprehensive 4-0 win at Bournemouth.

City struck through Fernando after just seven minutes and soon doubled the lead as De Bruyne, returning to action after a two-month layoff, finished after good work from Sergio Aguero and David Silva.

Swansea fought back from 2-0 down to claim a 2-2 draw at Stoke.

The Potters had seemed comfortable after Ibrahim Afellay headed an early opener and Bojan doubled the lead with a fine strike that went in off the post.

But Gylfi Sigurdsson pulled one back after 68 minutes and substitute Alberto Paloschi levelled 11 minutes from time.

Martin Olsson hit a dramatic late winner as Norwich snatched a dramatic 3-2 win in their relegation battle with Newcastle at Carrow Road.

Rafael Benitez’s side looked to have grabbed at least a point – and were pressing for a winner themselves – after Aleksandar Mitrovic struck his second of the game from the penalty spot after 86 minutes.



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