Sunderland steals a point at United

Manchester, England ( - Adam Lallana was credited with a late equalizer that saw Manchester United drop two points in a 1-1 draw with Southampton at Old Trafford on Saturday.

United had taken the lead in the 26th minute when Wayne Rooney latched on to Adnan Januzaj's brilliant through ball. Artur Boruc denied Rooney's first attempt, but Robin van Persie stormed into the box to collect the rebound and sweep the loose ball into the back of the net.

The home side came close to doubling its advantage on several occasions as Rooney rattled a shot off the crossbar in the 28th minute while van Persie saw his glancing header in the 63rd minute come back into play off of the frame, and they were left to rue those misses as Southampton leveled the score at the death.

A late corner kick for the Saints was delivered into a very dangerous area in the box. United failed to deal with the cross and paid the price as the ball trickled over the goal line to deny the Red Devils a vital home victory. Lallana claimed the goal, though it was difficult to discern who got the final touch.

United climbs to 11 points on the season to remain four points back of Southampton.

Chelsea 4, Cardiff City 1

London, England - Chelsea overturned a one-goal deficit to storm to a 4-1 defeat of Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Jordan Mutch capitalized on a defensive miscue from David Luiz to put the visitors in front in the 10th minute, but Eden Hazard leveled the score in controversial fashion in the 33rd minute, converting a chance from close range after Samuel Eto'o had poked it away from David Marshall as the Cardiff goalkeeper bounced the ball in his possession.

The second half was all Chelsea as Eto'o, Oscar and Hazard bagged a goal apiece to lead the Blues to an eventful, yet convincing, win.

Newcastle 2, Liverpool 2

Newcastle, England - Liverpool equalized on two separate occasions at St. James' Park on Saturday to get a point from a 2-2 draw with Newcastle.

Yohan Cabaye had given the Magpies the lead in the 23rd minute, but Steven Gerrard leveled the score from the penalty spot in the 42nd minute after Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa earned a red card with a foul to deny Luis Suarez a scoring opportunity.

Newcastle restored its one-goal lead despite playing down a man as Paul Dummett netted the go-ahead goal in the 56th minute, but the Reds earned a share of the spoils thanks to Daniel Sturridge's league-leading seventh goal of the campaign.

Arsenal 4, Norwich City 1

London, England - Mesut Ozil bagged a brace to lead Arsenal to a comfortable 4-1 victory over Norwich City on Saturday.

Jack Wilshere scored in the 18th minute for the lone goal of the opening period, and Ozil added to the lead in the 58th minute to put the Gunners in the driver's seat.

Jonathan Howson pulled one back for the visiting Canaries, but the end result was never in question as Aaron Ramsey and Ozil wrapped up the affair with goals in the 83rd and 88th minute, respectively, to send Arsenal to the Premier League summit with 19 points.

Manchester City 3, West Ham 1

London, England - Sergio Aguero scored twice to lead Manchester City to a 3-1 defeat of West Ham at Upton Park on Saturday, its first road victory of the season.

Aguero broke the deadlock in the 16th minute before doubling City's advantage six minutes into the second period.

Ricardo Vaz Te brought West Ham back into the match with an acrobatic finish seven minutes later, but David Silva made sure of the three points with the dagger 10 minutes from time.

Everton 2, Hull City 1

Liverpool, England - Everton handed Hull City its first league defeat since Aug. 31 as the Toffees ran out to a 2-1 win at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Kevin Mirallas and Yannick Sagbo exchanged first-half goals, but it was Steven Pienaar's strike in the 57th minute that proved to be the difference.

Everton improves to 15 points on the season while Hull City remains on 11 points.

Swansea City 4, Sunderland 0

Swansea, Wales - Gus Poyet was handed a harsh start to life in charge of Sunderland as his side suffered a disappointing 4-0 defeat to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

After a scoreless opening period, Swansea took the lead thanks to three goals in the span of seven minutes.

Jonathan De Guzman scored just moments after Phil Bardsley's own goal broke the deadlock in the 57th minute, while Wilfried Bony converted a penalty in the 64th minute before Steven Fletcher's own goal 10 minutes from time completed a miserable touchline debut for Poyet.

Stoke City 0, West Bromwich 0

Stoke-on-Trent, England - Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion shared the points after playing to a 0-0 stalemate at the Britannia on Saturday.

Neither side produced many scoring opportunities on the day as both sides came away with a point to improve their respective positions in the English top flight.

The draw snaps a three-game slide for Stoke City, bringing the Potters to eight points on the season. The Baggies, meanwhile, are unbeaten in five and improve to 10 points.