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PREMIER LEAGUE WRAP: Comeback kings Man Utd again, Fulham deny Arsenal as Everton, West Brom march along

Another brilliant day of Premier League football was produced by all teams involved on Saturday, November 10 2012.

The biggest story out of the day was Manchester United's come-from-behind win over Aston Villa which saw them go four points clear on top of the Premier League table.

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.

In North London, Arsenal also blew a two-goal lead in their 3-3 home draw with Fulham as Mikel Arteta had his injury-time penalty brilliantly saved by Mark Schwarzer.

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.

Everton continued their good start to the campaign with a 2-1 win over Sunderland after going a goal down on the stroke of half-time.

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.

The win has the Toffees sitting fourth on the table, equal on points with West Bromwich Albion who produced a 2-1 away win at Wigan Athletic to stay fifth.

James Morrison's 31st-minute header and Gary Caldwell's own-goal gave the Baggies a two-goal advantage before Arouna Kone nabbed one back for the Latics moments before the break.

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.

Tomorrow sees Chelsea host Liverpool, Spurs head to City as Newcastle United host West Ham United.

2012/13 Premier League scores

Aston Villa: 2 (Andreas Weimann 45+1', 50') Manchester United: 3 (Javier Hernandez 58'/87', Ron Vlaar (og) 63') Villa Park, Birmingham - 40,538

Arsenal: 3 (Olivier Giroud 11'/69', Lukas Podolski 22') Fulham: 3 (Dimitar Berbatov 29'/(p) 67', Alex Kacaniklic 40') Emirates Stadium, London - 60,093

Everton: 2 (Marouane Fellaini 77', Nikica Jelavic 79') Sunderland: 1 (Adam Johnson 45+1')< Goodison Park, Liverpool - 35,999

Wigan Athletic: 1 (Arouna Kone 44') West Bromwich Albion: 2 (James Morrison 31', Gary Caldwell (og) 43') DW Stadium, Wigan - 17,812

Southampton: 1 (Morgan Schneiderlin 65') Swansea City: 1 (Nathan Dyer 73') St Mary's Stadium, Southampton - 30,501

Stoke City: 1 (Charlie Adam 52') Queens Park Rangers: 0 Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent - 27,529

Reading: 0 Norwich City: 0 Madejski Stadium, Reading - 24,080

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