Another brilliant day of Premier League football was produced by all teams involved on Saturday, November 10 2012.
Villa led by two goals after Andreas Weimann netted his second five minutes into the second half but United managed to fight back from the deficit to record a 3-2 win thanks to half-time sub Javier Hernandez who scored two certain goals with the middle one of his potential hat-trick deflected in off Villa skipper Ron Vlaar. The win has Sir Alex Ferguson's men ahead of both Chelsea and reigning champions Manchester City as they prepare for Liverpool and Tottenham respectively tomorrow.
Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski put the Gunners two to the good before the dazzling Dimitar Berbatov answered with a header and an assist for Alex Kacaniklic before he got the go-ahead goal with a 67th minute penalty.
Giroud managed to triple his Premier League goal tally with his 69th minute header but Arsenal were denied victory when Schwarzer came up with a quality save to thwart Arteta from the spot after Sascha Riether had wrongly been called for handball.
Adam Johnson opened his Black Cats account with a neat half-volley but Marouane Fellaini kept up his ascent to becoming a top flight star with a 77th minute leveller before Nikica Jelavic grabbed the winner two minutes later.
Elsewhere, Southampton were denied a much-needed win by Swansea City with former Saint Nathan Dyer grabbing a 73rd minute equaliser following Morgan Schneiderlin's opener, Charlie Adam opened his Stoke City account to lead them to a 1-0 home win over lowly QPR and Reading and Norwich City played out a scoreless draw.
2012/13 Premier League scores