It was a day of shocks and goals in the Premier League on Sunday as 5 games yielded 19 goals, the pick of the bunch the seven at Old Trafford where Manchester City equalled their previous best win over Manchester United with a 6-1 win.
Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko both scored a brace with Sergio Aguero and David Silva also getting on the score sheet, Darren Fletcher responding with United’s only effort.
At Ewood Park, Spurs moved up to 5th in the table, leapfrogging Liverpool, thanks to a 2-1 win over Blackburn. Rafael van der Vaart scored in each half to move Harry Redknapp’s side to within three points of fourth.
Arsenal’s recent revival continued as they beat Stoke 3-1 at the Emirates Robin van Persie coming off the bench to score a brace late in the second half after former Spurs striker Peter Crouch had cancelled out Gervinho’s opener. The Gunners are now up to 7th in the table.
While Everton won their third game of the season beating 17th place Fulham 3-1 at Craven Cottage. Royston Drenthe’s pile driver in the 3rd minute was cancelled out by Bryan Ruiz in the second half. The game was heading for a stalemate until Louis Saha and Jack Rodwell to score at the death to end a run of 5 successive defeats.
The shock of the day however came at Loftus road as QPR beat nine man Chelsea 1-0 to move up to 10th in table. Heidur Helguson scored from the spot on ten minutes after he had been fouled by Luiz.
Fulham 1 – 3 Everton
Arsenal 3 -1 Stoke City
Manchester United 1 – 6 Manchester City
QPR 1 – 0 Chelsea
Blackburn 1 – 2 Tottenham