PRE­MIER LEAGUE RE­VIEW

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS -

OLIVIER Giroud marked his Ar­se­nal re­turn with two goals as Ar­se­nal thrashed Sun­der­land.

The French­man opened the scor­ing af­ter Jack Wilshere’s de­flected strike fell to him, then thumped in a sec­ond from a San­ti­ago Vergini er­ror.

To­mas Rosicky fired in a third and Lau­rent Ko­scielny headed in the fourth. Emanuele Gi­ac­cherini pulled one back. JOHN Terry fired in a stop­page-time win­ner as Chelsea re­tained top spot in the Pre­mier League.

The Chelsea cap­tain slid in to crash the ball past Tim Howard.

It was harsh on Ever­ton who while not par­tic­u­larly test­ing their hosts were cer­tainly not out-classed on the day. ROBIN van Per­sie and Wayne Rooney were on tar­get as Manch­ester United got back to win­ning ways against Crys­tal Palace.

Van Per­sie slot­ted home his fourth goal in five games from the spot on 62 min­utes af­ter Pa­trice Evra was felled in the box by Marouane Chamakh.

And Rooney slot­ted in a sec­ond six min­utes later to seal the points. MANCH­ESTER City bounced back from their Cham­pi­ons League hum­bling at the hands of Barcelona by see­ing off Stoke.

Yaya Toure scored the de­ci­sive goal when he fin­ished off Alek­san­dar Ko­larov’s cross.

Edin Dzeko should have made the game safe but he failed to fin­ish from four yards MATEJ Vy­dra came off the bench to grab West Brom a draw with bot­tom side Ful­ham.

Felix Ma­gath looked to have made an in­stant im­pact as the new man­ager when Ashkan De­ja­gah fired in the opener.

But Ful­ham failed to hold on for a pre­cious vic­tory as sub­sti­tute Vy­dra saw his shot roll over the line af­ter Maarten Steke­len­burg failed to keep it out. NIKICIA Jelavic struck twice as Hull thumped Cardiff City to boost their own fight against the drop.

Hull took the lead cour­tesy of Tom Hud­dle­stone’s de­flected shot and Jelavic dou­bled the lead.

The Croa­t­ian then headed in his side’s third of the match and Jake Liver­more smashed in a fourth to leave a sorry Cardiff side star­ing rel­e­ga­tion in the face.

For Chelsea the win kept them a point clear of Ar­se­nal, who beat Sun­der­land, while Jose Mour­inho re­mains un­beaten at home as man­ager. with City dom­i­nat­ing and look­ing to wrap up the win.

Ear­lier in the con­test Joe Hart was forced to save well from Char­lie Adam. WEST Ham fur­ther eased their rel­e­ga­tion wor­ries af­ter com­ing from be­hind to beat Southamp­ton at Up­ton Park.

Maya Yoshida headed Southamp­ton into the lead but Matt Jarvis equalised.

Carl­ton Cole put West Ham 2-1 ahead be­fore Rickie Lam­bert hit the post.

And Kevin Nolan com­pleted the scor­ing to en­sure the Ham­mers of vic­tory.

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