Toon Rise As Rangers Hit Bottom

Last updated : 05 October 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Leicester 2 - 2 Burnley
Hull City 2 - 0 C Palace
Liverpool 2 - 1 West Brom
Sunderland 3 - 1 Stoke
A Villa 0 - 2 Man City
Swansea  2 - 2 Newcastle

Papiss Cisse's second brace of goals in three matches this season was not enough to ease the huge pressure on Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.

Newcastle clawed their way to a creditable 2-2 draw at Swansea, but the Tynesiders are still hunting their first league victory of the campaign.

Wilfried Bony put the hosts ahead with his first goal of the term, before Gabriel Obertan teed up Cisse to level just before half-time.

Gylfi Sigurdsson set up Wayne Routledge to put Swansea back in front after the restart, only for Cisse to level again, this time Sammy Ameobi providing the assist.
Jordan Henderson secured Liverpool's first Premier League win in four matches after West Brom threatened to frustrate Brendan Rodgers' men at Anfield.

The England midfielder latched onto Raheem Sterling's pass to set the Reds en route to their 2-1 victory, cancelling out Saido Berahino's penalty equaliser.

1 Chelsea 16
2 Man City 14
3 Southampton 13
4 Swansea  11
5 Arsenal 10
6 Liverpool 10
7 A Villa 10
8 Hull City 9
9 Leicester 9
10 Man Utd 8
11 Sunderland 8
12 Tottenham 8
13 West Brom 8
14 C Palace 8
15 Stoke 8
16 West Ham 7
17 Everton 6
18 Newcastle 4
19 Burnley 4
20 QPR 4 
Adam Lallana fired his first Liverpool goal to the put the hosts in front, only for Dejan Lovren to fell Berahino in his own box.

The England Under-21 star blasted home his sixth goal of the season in all competitions, his fourth in three games following a brace against Burnley.

Former Sunderland man Henderson spared Liverpool's blushes six minutes later though, to end a run of four games without a win in all competitions.

Yaya Toure sent a message to his critics as he and Sergio Aguero struck late to secure a 2-0 win for Manchester City at Aston Villa.

Toure had endured another quiet game but underlined his class when he broke Villa's spirited resistance with a superb long-range strike eight minutes from time at Villa Park.

Aguero, who had earlier hit the post, then wrapped up three points for the Barclays Premier League champions with an equally classy finish after 88 minutes.

The result was probably what City deserved for their second-half dominance but Villa came close to frustrating Manuel Pellegrini's men.

Steven Fletcher ended a 14-match barren streak for Sunderland, finding the net twice in the Black Cats' 3-1 home victory over Stoke.

Connor Wickham claimed his first of the campaign to put Sunderland ahead, before Charlie Adam scored just his second goal in 17 matches for the visitors.

Fletcher then wrestled back the lead for Gus Poyet's men from a Jordi Gomez cross, before Wickham laid on his second.

Hull saw off in-form Crystal Palace with a 2-0 home victory, Mohamed Diame opening the scoring after Andrew Robertson's cross.

Nikica Jelavic killed the game off in the closing stages, with Jake Livermore providing the assist.

Ross Wallace's last-gasp free-kick earned Burnley a 2-2 draw with Leicester at the King Power Stadium.

The hosts were heading for victory thanks to goals from Jeff Schlupp and Riyad Mahrez, but Wallace fired a leveller on the stroke of full-time to steal a point for Burnley.

The hosts took the lead with Schlupp firing his first Premier League goal before Michael Kightly equalised.

Leicester hit back just a minute later though, with Mahrez heading home, only for Wallace to level again at the death.