• A change of manager worked wonders for Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion as Alan Pardew and Tony Pulis won their first league games in charge, beating Tottenham Hotspur  and Aston Villa respectively. Five points now separate the bottom nine sides.

• Queens Park Rangers dropped into the relegation zone after losing 2-1 at Burnley to become the first English top-flight side to lose their opening 10 away games in the league for 50 years.

• Southampton won away to Manchester United in the league for the first time in 27 years to leapfrog their opponents and go third.


• Manchester City slipped two points behind Chelsea at the top of the table with a 1-1 draw at Everton but are set to boost their firepower after agreeing to pay an initial £25million to Swansea City for striker Wilfried Bony.