Premier League defending champions, Chelsea, bounced back from back-to-back defeats against Bournemouth and Leicester City to defeat Sunderland by three goals to one. The team, which was tutored by Kevin Holland in the absence of sacked manager, Jose Mourinho, got off the mark when Branislav Ivanovic scored from Willian’s corner in the fifth minute. Oscar scored a second from the penalty spot before Sunderland’s Fabio Borini pulled one back for his team. The game was, however, put in no doubt when Pedro Rodriguez pounced on a loose ball to give the Blues a third. It was their first time in four months of scoring three goals in a game.
In another game in Old Trafford, United were condemned to their second defeat in a row when Norwich City handed them a 2-1 beating. Louis Van Gaal’s men went behind to a Cameron Jerome goal in the 38th minute while Alexander Tettey scored in the 55th minute to complete the rout. Anthony Martial grabbed a 67th minute consolation for the hosts.
Everton suffered a 2-3 defeat to league-leaders Leicester City. Riyad Mahrez scored two penalties and Shinji Okazaki scored a third to beat the Toffees at Goodison Park while Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas scored for the hosts.