Chelsea 5 - 0 Sunderland

Nicolas Anelka scored his first Chelsea hat-trick as Sunderland were put to the sword at Stamford Bridge, where Blues manager Luiz Felipe Scolari said he would have no qualms about starting the France forward against Roma in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.

After Alex put Chelsea in front at Stamford Bridge, Anelka scored twice before half-time. England midfielder Frank Lampard scored the 100th league goal of his career before Anelka completed his first hat-trick in English football for over five years since netting a treble for Manchester City.

Tottenham 2 - 1 Liverpool

Roman Pavlyuchenko's stoppage-time winner knocked Liverpool off top spot in the English Premier League as Tottenham Hotspur continued their unbeaten run under Harry Redknapp with a 2-1 victory. This dramatic win, which saw Spurs climb off the bottom of the table, ended Liverpool's unbeaten start to the season and left Chelsea on top on goal difference after they thrashed Sunderland 5-0 earlier in the day.

Dirk Kuyt fired visitors Liverpool into a 1-0 lead as early as the third minute at White Hart Lane. Liverpool then spurned numerous chances to double their advantage, hitting the woodwork three times. They were made to pay 20 minutes from time when Spurs - who beat Bolton and drew 4-4 with Arsenal since Redknapp's arrival from Portsmouth - levelled when Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher headed a David Bentley corner into his own net under pressure from Ledley King.

And just when it seemed the game would end in a draw, Russia striker Pavlyuchenko turned in Darren Bent's cross from close range.

Manchester United 4 - 3 Hull City

At Old Trafford, Ronaldo fired United into a third minute lead. But Hull equalised in the 23rd minute when Daniel Cousin headed in Andy Dawson's free-kick. Minutes later, though, United were ahead again through England midfielder Michael Carrick.

Portugal winger Ronaldo then scored his fourth goal in two games to make it 3-1 when he headed in from a corner before defender Nemanja Vidic volleyed in a Wayne Rooney corner. Hull, however, hit back with Bernard Mendy's goal and Geovanni's penalty eight minutes from time setting up a grandstand finish.

Cristiano Ronaldo's two goals helped champions Manchester United on 21 points, five behind the leading duo, but with a game in hand.

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Stoke City 2 - 1 Arsenal

Arsenal's title hopes suffered a major setback against another promoted team as they lost 2-1 away to Stoke City, in a match where several players were injured and Robin van Persie was red-carded.

Arsenal defender Kolo Toure couldn't cope with Delap's 11th minute throw, allowing striker Ricardo Fuller to score his second goal in as many games. Another Delap delivery in the 73rd minute led to Seyi Olofinjana making it 2-0 at the Britannia Stadium before Arsenal's Gael Clichy grabbed a late goal.

A third league defeat this season left Arsenal six points behind Chelsea. FIFA

Full Results
Everton 1 - 0 Fulham
Chelsea 5 - 0 Sunderland
Manchester United 4 - 3 Hull C.
Middlesbrough 1 - 1 West Ham U.
Portsmouth 1 - 2 Wigan Athletic
Stoke C 2 - 1 Arsenal
WBA 2 - 2 Blackburn R.
Tottenham 2 - 1 Liverpool
Bolton 2 - 0 Manchester City
Newcastle U ? - ? Aston Villa


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