England Premier League — 30 September 2012

In the early Premier League kick-off on Saturday Chelsea defeated Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium. The visitors took the lead on 20 minutes.

Juan Mata’s free-kick found Fernando Torres in the box and his compatriot fired home.

Arsenal equalised just before the break. Substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain crossed from the wing and Ivorian striker Gervinho turned and fired home superbly. Chelsea regained the lead in the 53rd minute though.

Mata’s curled free-kick hit Laurent Koscielny and found its way past Vito Mannone in the Gunners goal. The victory extended the Blues lead at the top of the Premier League.

Elsewhere, Everton moved into second place in the Premier League with a 3-1 victory over Southampton at Goodison Park. Uruguayan winger Gaston Ramirez opened the scoring in the 6th minute through a free header.

The home side were level on 25 minutes, Leon Osman smashed home after good work from Belgian winger Kevin Mirallas. The Toffees took the lead seven minutes later as Mirallas produced a superb pass through the Saints defence to find striker Nikica Jelavic, who fired home.

Six minutes later the Croatian scored his second. Full-back Seamus Coleman produced a superb cross which the striker powered home for his brace. Everton took their foot off the gas in the second half, but did enough in the first half to secure maximum points and second place in the Premier League table.

Spurs secured their first victory at Manchester United since 1989 with a 3-2 win at Old Trafford. Belgian full-back Jan Vertonghen opened the scoring in the 2nd minute, with a deflected effort. Gareth Bale doubled the visitors lead in the 32nd minute with a fine low finish.

Nani got United back into the game in the 51st minute. Tottenham scored their third soon afterwards as Clint Dempsey scored from close-range. United then got back into the game, Shinji Kagawa firing home from a superb through ball by Robin Van Persie. United pushed forward, but Spurs held onto the victory.

Other results

Fulham 1-2 Manchester City

Sunderland 1-0 Wigan

Stoke City 2-0 Swansea

Reading 2-2 Newcastle

Norwich 2-5 Liverpool

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David Nugent

David is a 29 year-old football fan and journalist, who is passionate about the beautiful game. He is a lifelong supporter of Premier League Everton and likes nothing better than a healthy discussion about the world's favourite sport.

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