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PREMIER LEAGUE WRAP: Man City bounce back, Liverpool continue form, West Ham stun Tottenham

Manchester City were back on the winners list on the weekend as they defeated Everton 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium in another topsy turvy weekend of Premier League action.

City lost 3-2 at Aston Villa last weekend in a surprise result but managed to recoil positively by coming from behind to beat the previously undefeated Toffees at home.

Everton's on-loan Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku scored his fourth goal in three appearances when he skipped around his marker before slotting home underneath Joe Hart in the 16th minute before Alvaro Negredo responded with a scuffed effort from Yaya Toure's through ball a minute later.

City found the lead on the stroke of half-time when David Silva slipped Sergio Aguero in down the right and the Argentine produced a clinical finish from a tight angle across Tim Howard.

The American goalkeeper was desperately unlucky to concede a third when he had saved Aguero's 69th minute penalty, after Pablo Zabaleta had gone down easily under pressure from Seamus Coleman. The ball bounced off the upright and back off his head to hand City all three points to send them fifth on the table.

Liverpool continued their impressive start to the campaign by beating Crystal Palace 3-1 at Anfield thanks to a commanding first-half showing.

Luis Suarez made it three goals in two Premier League outings since returning from a 10-match ban when he slotted home despite falling to his knees from just outside the six-yard box in the 13th minute.

The Reds soon doubled their lead when Daniel Sturridge jumped one goal clear at the top of the scoring chart with his sixth goal of the term, made possible by a weaving effort and classy angled finish.

A third came late in the first half when Raheem Sterling was controversially awarded a penalty despite minimal contact from Dean Moxey allowing skipper Steven Gerrard to step up and send Julian Speroni the wrong way.

Palace came up with a consolation goal from Dwight Gayle in the 76th minute but the damage had already been done as Brendan Rodgers' side stayed second on the table, behind Arsenal by virtue of goals scored.

Elsewhere, Loic Remy scored twice as Newcastle United held off Cardiff City 2-1 in Wales, Manchester United arrested a two-game losing streak by coming from behind to beat Sunderland 2-1 thanks to a quickfire brace from Adnan Januzaj, Fulham edged Stoke City 1-0 at home and Hull City and Aston Villa played out a 0-0 draw.

Sunday's fixtures saw Chelsea produced a late show to beat Norwich City 3-1 at Carrow Road, West Ham United shocked Tottenham 3-0 at White Hart Lane in the London derby, Southampton moved to fourth with a 2-0 home triumph over Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion held league leaders Arsenal to a 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns.

2013/14 Barclays Premier League scores

Manchester City: 3 (Alvaro Negredo 17', Sergio Aguero 45', Tim Howard (og) 69') Everton: 1 (Romelu Lukaku 16') Etihad Stadium, Manchester - 47,267

Cardiff City: 1 (Peter Odemwingie 58') Newcastle United: 2 (Loic Remy 30'/38') Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff - 27,538

Fulham: 1 (Darren Bent 83') Stoke City: 0 Craven Cottage, London - 24,634

Hull City: 0 Aston Villa: 0 KC Stadium, Hull - 24,396

Liverpool: 3 (Luis Suarez 13', Daniel Sturridge 17', Steven Gerrard (p) 38') Crystal Palace: 1 (Dwight Gayle 76') Anfield, Liverpool - 44,721

Sunderland: 1 (Craig Gardner 5') Manchester United: 2 (Adnan Januzaj 61'/62') Stadium of Light, Sunderland - 45,426

Norwich City: 1 (Anthony Pilkington 68') Chelsea: 3 (Oscar 4', Eden Hazard 85', Willian 86') Carrow Road, Norwich - 26,840

Southampton: 2 (Adam Lallana 19', Jay Rodriguez 83') Swansea City: 0 St Mary's Stadium, Southampton - 28,570

Tottenham: 0 West Ham United: 3 (Winston Reid 66', Ricardo Vaz Te 72', Ravel Morrison 79') White Hart Lane, London - 35,977

West Bromwich Albion: 1 (Claudio Yacob 42') Arsenal: 1 (Jack Wilshere 63') The Hawthorns, West Bromwich - 24,839

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