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PREMIER LEAGUE WRAP SATURDAY: Chelsea, Southampton on form again as Man Utd return to winners list

Chelsea have continued their brilliant start to the 2014/15 Premier League season by recording their fifth win from six matches.

The Blues defeated Aston Villa 3-0 at Stamford Bridge thanks to goals from Oscar, Diego Costa (eighth goal of the campaign) and Willian to remain three points clear at the top of the table.

Behind them in second place is Southampton who four wins on the trot with a 2-1 result over QPR at St Mary's Stadium.

Chelsea loanee Ryan Bertrand opened the scoring for the Saints in the 54th minute before Charlie Austin responded for the R's in the 66th minute.

It took a piece of magic from summer signing Graziano Pelle to win the game for Ronald Koeman's side in the 68th minute as the south coast club stayed a game in arrears of early-season title favourites Chelsea.

Earlier on Saturday, Liverpool and Everton shared the honours in a 1-1 draw in the Merseyside derby when Phil Jagielka scored a blinder in injury time to cancel out Steven Gerrard's 65th-minute free-kick.

Elsewhere, Crystal Palace made it two wins on the trot by beating Leicester City 2-0 courtesy of second-half goals from Fraizer Campbell and Mile Jedinak while Sunderland and Swansea City played out a 0-0 draw.

Reigning champions Manchester City overcame a few scares to eventually get the better of Hull City 4-2 with Edin Dzeko netting a double as Manchester United overcame a second-half red card to Wayne Rooney to return to the winners list with a narrow 2-1 triumph over West Ham United.

And in the north London derby, Tottenham held Arsenal to a 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain equalised following Nacer Chadli's 56th-minute opener.

Sunday sees West Bromwich Albion host Burnley before Stoke City wrap up the weekend's action with a home fixture against Newcastle United on Monday night.

Barclays Premier League - season scoresLiverpool: 1 (Steven Gerrard 65') Everton: 1 (Phil Jagielka 90+2') Anfield, Liverpool - 44,511

Chelsea: 3 (Oscar 7', Diego Costa 59', Willian 79') Aston Villa: 0 Stamford Bridge, London - 41,616

Crystal Palace: 2 (Fraizer Campbell 51', Mile Jedinak 54') Leicester City: 0 Selhurst Park, London - 24,311

Hull City: 2 (Eliaquim Mangala (og) 21', Abel Hernandez (p) 32') Manchester City: 4 (Sergio Aguero 7', Edin Dzeko 11'/68', Frank Lampard 87') KC Stadium, Kingston-upon-Hull - 22,859

Manchester United: 2 (Wayne Rooney 5', Robin van Persie 22', red card: Rooney 59') West Ham United: 1 (Diafra Sakho 37') Old Trafford, Manchester - 75,317

Southampton: 2 (Ryan Bertrand 54', Graziano Pelle 68') QPR: 1 (Charlie Austin 66') St Mary's Stadium, Southampton - 30,504

Sunderland: 0 Swansea City: 0 Stadium of Light, Sunderland - 41,325

Arsenal: 1 (Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 74') Tottenham: 1 (Nacer Chadli 56') Emirates Stadium, London - 59,900

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