x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 January 2018

Premier League round-up: Sturridge shows Torres how its done for Chelsea

Adebayor scores on his debut for Tottenham while Vorm error gifts Arsenal a win.

Arsenal 1 Swansea City 0

Arsenal Arshavin 40'

Andrey Arshavin capitalised on a mistake by the Swansea keeper Michael Vorm to ensure Arsenal returned to winning ways after the humbling 8-2 defeat at Manchester United. Arshavin struck in the 41st minute after Vorm rolled a clearance against the legs of teammate Angel Rangel, allowing the Russia international to finish into an empty net. Swansea were unable to end their Premier League goal drought; they are scoreless in four games.

Everton 2 Aston Villa 2

Everton Osman 19', Baines (pen) 69' Villa Petrov 63, Agbonlahor 83'

Gabriel Agbonlahor scored a late equaliser as Aston Villa twice came from behind to rescue a 2-2 draw at Everton. Alex McLeish's team trailed to a Leon Osman goal in the first half but Stilian Petrov equalised and, after Leighton Baines's penalty restored Everton's lead, Agbonlahor headed Villa level with seven minutes left. Villa are unbeaten, although they have won only one of their four matches.

Stoke City 1 Liverpool 0

Stoke Walters (pen) 21'

Jonathan Walters scored a first-half penalty to give Stoke a 1-0 home win against Liverpool to halt the Anfield club's unbeaten start to the season.Liverpool had taken just two points from three previous visits to Britannia Stadium and struggled again with Stoke's physical approach. Walters got the decisive breakthrough after Jamie Carragher fouled him in the box and the Stoke striker smashed the 21st-minute penalty past Jose Reina.

Sunderland 1 Chelsea 2

Sunderland Ji 90+1', Chelsea Terry 18', Sturridge 51'

Chelsea maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a comfortable 2-1 win at Sunderland. Goals from John Terry and Daniel Sturridge secured a routine success at the Stadium of Light. Sturridge's goal, which came via a sensational second-half back-heel, justified the decision by Andre Villas-Boas to start with the England Under 21 international ahead of Fernando Torres, who was dropped to the bench.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 Tottenham Hotspur 2

Tottenham Adebayor 67', Defoe 80'

Emmanuel Adebayor scored on his Tottenham debut to help Spurs earn their first Premier League win of the season with a 2-0 victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers.Adebayor made his first start since joining on loan from Manchester City and opened the scoring midway through the second half after collecting a pass from fellow Tottenham newcomer Scott Parker. Jermain Defoe doubled their lead with 10 minutes left.