LONDON: Arsenal rescued a 1-1 draw against Manchester United with a powerful late header from substitute Olivier Giroud at Old Trafford to leave home boss Jose Mourinho fuming.
Mourinho looked to be on course for another victory over old rival Gunners boss Arsene Wenger when Juan Mata fired the home side into a deserved lead on 68 minutes in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.
However, as the clock ran down into the 89th minute, Giroud rose at the far post to head home fellow substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s cross to earn a share of the points with what was Arsenal’s first attempt on target.
The draw left United in sixth placed, six points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.
Manchester City moved level on points with leaders Liverpool, second now only on goals scored, after Yaya Toure netted twice in a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace.
Following a minute’s silence before kick-off in memory of the victims of the Croydon tram crash, Toure marked his return to Premier League action for the first time this season with the opening goal on 38 minutes.
Palace were level on 66 minutes through substitute Connor Wickham.
City, though, left Selhurst Park with all three points when midfielder Toure converted a corner from Kevin De Bruyne with seven minutes left.
Liverpool dropped points in a frustrating goalless draw at Southampton, where Roberto Firmino missed a great chance in the second half, stabbing wide from 10 yards.
Harry Kane brought Tottenham back from the dead by scoring twice in the last two minutes to snatch a thrilling 3-2 victory over West Ham in the late kick-off.
Spurs looked on the brink of defeat when Manuel Lanzini’s 68th-minute penalty put the Hammers 2-1 ahead and they remained in front with one minute of normal time remaining, but Kane’s double, the second also a spot-kick, completed a dramatic turnaround at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham academy graduate Harry Winks had earlier cancelled out Michail Antonio’s opener with a goal on his first Premier League start for the club as Mauricio Pochettino’s men recorded their first victory in eight matches.
Sunderland collected a second straight league win to move off the bottom of the table with a 3-0 victory over fellow strugglers Hull at the Stadium of Light, in a match which was briefly delayed by floodlight failure.
Jermain Defoe took his tally to 150 Premier League goals to put the Black Cats ahead on 34 minutes.
Early in the second half, play was suspended for 10 minutes following partial floodlight failure. When the action got under way again, Sunderland doubled their lead in the 62nd minute through Victor Anichebe.
And Nigeria forward Anichebe made it three goals in his two league games when he added a third on 82 minutes. Sunderland defender Papy Djilobodji was sent off for a second caution during the closing moments.
Swansea replaced Sunderland at the foot of the table after a late goal from Seamus Coleman gave Everton a 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium.
Gylfi Sigurdsson put the Swans ahead with a penalty on 41 minutes, but Coleman’s looping header with just a minute left earned the Toffees a point.
Bournemouth beat Stoke 1-0 at the Bet365 Stadium with a goal from on-loan Chelsea defender Nathan Ake after 26 minutes.
Stoke had a chance to equalise at the start of the second half, but Bojan Krkic crashed his penalty against the crossbar.
Champions Leicester slumped to a 2-1 defeat at Watford.
The Hornets, who were beaten 6-1 by Liverpool before the international break, swept into the lead after just 33 seconds through Etienne Capoue’s volley and Roberto Pereyra made it 2-0 on 12 minutes.
Although Leicester quickly reduced the deficit just two minutes later with a penalty from Riyad Mahrez, there was no way back for the Foxes.