PREMIER LEAGUE REVIEW
ASTON VILLA ........1 STOKE CITY ..........2
TIM Sherwood’s reign as Aston Villa boss began with a heartbreaking stoppagetime defeat by Stoke.
Sherwood saw on-loan winger Scott Sinclair head in Fabian Delph’s cross but Mame Diouf beat Brad Guzan from six yards to level before the break.
Victor Moses’ 91stminute penalty won it – with Villa’s Ron Vlaar shown a red card for bringing down the winger. OLIVER Giroud’s goal proved the difference as Arsenal survived a late scare to beat Crystal Palace.
Santi Cazorla put the Gunners ahead when he converted a penalty after Pape Souare felled Danny Welbeck.
The England striker then saw his low effort parried by Julian Speroni before Giroud
HULL ....................2 QPR ......................1
JOEY Barton was sent off for a low-blow on Tom Huddlestone as Hull eventually saw off ten-man QPR.
Nikica Jelavic volleyed Hull into a 16th-minute lead before Barton’s moment of madness.
Charlie Austin headed a first-half equaliser for QPR just moments later, but Dame N’Doye scored his second Premier League goal in as many games in the last minute. DAVID Silva scored twice as Manchester City recorded their biggest Premier League victory of the season.
Edin Dzeko won a penalty inside 30 seconds as he was felled by Vurnon Anita, Sergio Aguero scoring from the spot.
And City were 3-0 up after 21 minutes as Samir Nasri and Dzeko netted.
SUNDERLAND ........0 WEST BROM ..........0
SUNDERLAND winger Adam Johnson had a goal ruled out for offside as their struggles continued at home to West Brom.
Seb Larsson was also denied by Ben Foster as the Black Cats remain in the Premier League relegation zone.
The impressive West Brom keeper Foster also made a second-half save from Connor Wickham’s header.
CHELSEA ..............1 BURNLEY ..............1
FORMER Manchester City defender Ben Mee did his old side a favour by scoring in Burnley’s draw with Chelsea.
Branislav Ivanovic put the Blues ahead when he slotted in Eden Hazard’s cross.
But the Premier League leaders – being chased by City – had Nemanja Matic red-carded and Burnley capitalised when Mee headed in a late corner.
CRYSTAL PALACE ..1 ARSENAL ..............2
netted the rebound. Palace’s Glenn Murray scored in injury time after a goalmouth scramble, but Arsenal managed to hold on.
MAN CITY ............5 NEWCASTLE ..........0
Silva then took centre stage after the break, bagging two quick-fire goals in the space of three minutes to cut Chelsea’s lead to five points.
SWANSEA ..............2 MAN UNITED ........1
JONJO Shelvey’s longrange goal gave Swansea victory over Manchester United.
Ander Herrera’s low strike put United ahead, but the hosts responded as Ki Sung-yueng flicked in from Shelvey’s cross.
And Shelvey’s 75thminute shot deflected off Bafetimbi Gomis to inflict only a second Premier League defeat since November on United.