• Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud strike to sink Stoke at the Emirates Stadium
  • Manchester City extend their winning run to 11 consecutive games as 18-year-old Kelechi Iheanacho nets a stoppage-time winner
  • Second-half strike from Odion Ighalo ends Watford's goal drought
  • Norwich secure second win of the season thanks to efforts from Cameron Jerome, Wes Hoolahan and debutant Matt Jarvis
  • Saido Berahino appears as a substitute for West Brom in Southampton stalemate

Full-time: Arsenal 2-0 Stoke

Full-time: Crystal Palace 0-1 Manchester City

Full-time: Norwich 3-1 Bournemouth

Full-time: Watford 1-0 Swansea

Full-time: West Brom 0-0 Southampton

Kelechi Iheanacho
Kelechi Iheanacho grabbed a late winner for Manchester City in only his second Premier League appearance. AFP

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The full-time whistles sound and young Iheanacho has stolen the headlines with that stoppage-time winner that prolongs City's run of consecutive wins and extends their lead at the top of the table to five points. Pellegrini's side, who could be without the influential trio of Raheem Sterling, David Silva and Sergio Aguero for the visit of Juventus, are already 11 points clear of defending champions Chelsea.

A routine victory for Arsenal at home to Stoke, who are now rock bottom. The fact that Walcott and Giroud both registered on the scoresheet is sure to please Wenger after the severe criticism he received in the aftermath of the transfer window.

Respective victories for Norwich and particularly Watford are sure to boost confidence among the newly-promoted sides, although Bournemouth will be hugely disappointed with the manner of their performance at Carrow Road.

A total stalemate between West Brom and Southampton is likely to please Tony Pulis more than it will Ronald Koeman, meanwhile.



Arsenal 2-0 Stoke

Crystal Palace 0-1 Manchester City

Norwich 3-1 Bournemouth

Watford 1-0 Swansea

West Brom 0-0 Southampton


What a moment for Kelechi Iheanacho to bag his first goal in senior football. Just three minutes after replacing Wilfried Bony, the 18-year-old reacts fastest after Alex McCarthy could only parry Samir Nasri's drive to score from close range.


Goal: Crystal Palace 0-1 Manchester City (Kelechi Iheanacho)


Three points signed, sealed and delivered for Arsenal as Giroud, who replaced Walcott with 15 minutes remaining, heads in from a Santi Cazorla free-kick. Another impressive save from Butland then denies Laurent Koscielny.


Goal: Arsenal 2-0 Stoke (Olivier Giroud)


Nothing more than a consolation goal for Bournemouth in Norfolk, as versatile defender Cook heads beyond John Ruddy.


Goal: Norwich 3-1 Bournemouth (Steve Cook)


Norwich, swatted aside 3-0 by Southampton last time out, are rampant against Bournemouth. After Robbie Brady strikes the post, West Ham loanee Matt Jarvis receives possession from Jonny Howson before cutting inside and firing home. A second win of the campaign surely secured now.


Goal: Norwich 3-0 Bournemouth (Matt Jarvis)


Joy quickly turns to despair for the Hornets as Behrami is shown a straight red card for what looked to be a nasty stamp on Andre Ayew. 25 minutes for 10 men to cling onto that slender lead.


Red card: Valon Behrami (Watford)


Sheer relief for Quique Sanchez Flores as Watford's run of four consecutive blanks is finally halted. Troy Deeney heads a cross down for Ighalo and the Nigerian striker makes no mistake.

Swansea have yet to lose a game so far this season and send on Jefferson Montero for Wayne Routledge in response.


Goal: Watford 1-0 Swansea (Odion Ighalo)


De Bruyne and Jesus Navas carve out a superb opportunity to give Manchester City the lead against Crystal Palace, but the pacy Spaniard is already falling and fires wide with his left foot.

At West Brom, meanwhile, Berahino gets a mixed reception from the home crowd as he replaces former Southampton stalwart Rickie Lambert.


Still orchestrating the Norwich attack at 33, Hoolahan goes from provider to goalscorer with a shot from the edge of the penalty area. This is rapidly turning into an afternoon to forget for Eddie Howe and Bournemouth.


Goal: Norwich 2-0 Bournemouth (Wes Hoolahan)


We are back underway across each of the five games.


A first look at Kevin de Bruyne in action for Manchester City...

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Kevin de Bruyne replaced Sergio Aguero in the first half at Selhurst Park. Getty


A shortage of excitement in that opening 45 minutes, but Wenger will be relieved that Arsenal's early pressure against Stoke eventually produced a goal. Walcott could have scored two more but for his profligate finishing.

Elsewhere, Jerome is off the mark for Norwich and they lead fellow promoted side Bournemouth. To coin a tired cliche, these are certainly the sorts of games that Alex Neill's team will need to win if they are to extend their latest stay in the Premier League beyond May.

Real injury concerns for Pellegrini after Aguero limps off in the 23rd-minute at Selhurst Park following a heavy whack to the knee from Dann. Sterling and Silva already missing, of course.

Goalless at both Vicarage Road and The Hawthorns.



Arsenal 1-0 Stoke

Crystal Palace 0-0 Manchester City

Norwich 1-0 Bournemouth

Watford 0-0 Swansea

West Brom 0-0 Southampton


A real chance for Bournemouth to go in at the break on level terms with Norwich is spurned as Callum Wilson, who has scored four goals in his last two games, strikes the post and watches the ball bounce clear following a header from Steve Cook.


Still no goals from Watford, who are currently drawing 0-0 against in-form Swansea at Vicarage Road. They have at least had a shot on target, however, with Odion Ighalo testing visiting goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.