It rained goals in the Premier League, with 20 goals scored in six games played across the country Wednesday. Arsenal were at their brilliant best as Olivier Giroud came off the bench to inspire the Gunners to a 5-0 defeat of Huddersfield.
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 29, 2017
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Giroud scored twice, after Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal a 1-0 lead at the break.
Further goals by Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez saw the Gunners totally outclass the sorry Terriers, who have now won just two of their last 12 games in the PL.
For Arsene Wenger’s side, they haven’t had it this good at home in the PL since 2005, when they went 13 games unbeaten.
Tonight’s victory made it their 12th straight win at home in the PL, and sees them sit fourth on the table, on 28points.
For defending champions, Chelsea, they struggled to a 1-0 win against Swansea at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues struggled without their inspirational playmaker, Eden Hazard, who started on the bench.
However, after a rather dull and goalless first half, Antonio Rudiger’s second half header was enough to seal the win, in a match that saw manager, Antonio Conte sent to the stands by referee, Neil Swarbrick.
FULL-TIME: CHELSEA 1-0 SWANSEA! 🙌
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 29, 2017
Elsewhere, Everton put on a show with new manager, Sam Allardyce watching from the stands.
Wayne Rooney scored a brilliant hat-trick, which included a stunning 60-yard effort, his first hat-trick since 2011, to inspire the Toffees to a deserved win against West Ham United, managed by former Goodison Park favourite, David Moyes.
— Everton (@Everton) November 29, 2017
Rooney and Manuel Lanzini both missed penalties, but Ashley Williams added a fourth for the home side, as caretaker coach, David Unsworth ends his time on a high.
At the Etihad, a dramatic late goal by Raheem Sterling sealed three points for Manchester City, leaving Southampton fans heart broken.
Southampton thought they had done enough to earn at least a point, after Oriol Romeu’s 75th minute goal cancelled out Kevin de Bruyne’s opener for City.
But in the sixth minute of added time, Sterling produced yet again a moment of magic, as he curled in a beautiful effort to hand the league leaders a 2-1 win, sending Pep Guardiola and the home fans into a frenzy.
FULL-TIME Man City 2-1 Southampton
— Premier League (@premierleague) November 29, 2017
It was a hard-fought victory, one that restored City’s eight point lead at the top, after rivals, United, reduced the deficit to five on Tuesday.
Liverpool enjoyed a comfortable night at Bet365 Stadium, after a 3-0 win against Stoke City.
Mohamed Salah can’t stop scoring at the moment, and was on hand to inspire the Reds with a brace.
Scorer of great goals.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 29, 2017
Sadio Mane was the other scorer, and assisted Salah’s first of the night.
At the Vitality stadium, Burnley’s incredible season continued after a 2-1 win over Bournemouth.
Chris Wood and Robert Brady gave the Clarets a 2-0 lead before Josh King ensured a tense finish when he pulled one back ten minutes from time for the home side.
Arsenal 5-0 Huddersfield
Bournemouth 1-2 Burnley
Man. City 2-1 Southampton
Chelsea 1-0 Swansea
Everton 4-0 West Ham
Stoke City 0-3 Liverpool