Chelsea remain top of the Premier League heading into November’s international break following the latest round of action, as one manager returned to the top flight whilst two managers were shown the door.
Chelsea’s four match winning league run was unexpectedly ended as Matej Vydra’s 79th minute equaliser rescued third-bottom Burnley a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, after Kai Havertz had handed the league-leaders a first half-lead.
Manchester City improved to second after comfortably dispatching Manchester United 2-0 at Old Trafford in the first Manchester derby of the season, as Eric Bailly’s own goal put Pep Guardiola’s Citizens ahead after seven minutes before Bernardo Silva sealed victory just before half-time.
Jarrod Bowen provided second-half assists for Pablo Fornals and Kurt Zouma as West Ham stunned fourth-placed Liverpool 3-2 to climb to third, after Trent Alexander-Arnold’s curled strike pegged them back at half-time following their fourth minute lead as Alisson flicked Fornals’ corner into his own net.
Emile Smith Rowe’s 56th minute strike lifted Arsenal up to fifth as Mikel Arteta’s Gunners edged past Watford in a scrappy encounter.
Down in the relegation zone, Norwich clinched their first league win of the season with a 2-1 victory at Brentford, as Mathias Normann and Teemu Pukki netted first half goals for the Canaries despite Rico Henry’s 60th minute consolation effort for the Bees.
Norwich manager, Daniel Farke however was sacked just hours later with the Canaries still rock-bottom after Isaac Hayden cancelled out Leandro Trossard’s opener as Newcastle snatched a 1-1 draw at ten-man Brighton to stay above Norwich on goal difference heading into the international break.
Elsewhere, Dean Smith was dismissed as Aston Villa manager after his Villains suffered a fifth consecutive defeat as Adam Armstrong’s third minute strike handed Southampton victory at St Mary’s Stadium in Friday Night Football.
Wolves’ five-match unbeaten run was ended in a 2-0 defeat away at Crystal Palace as Wilfried Zaha and Conor Gallagher both found the net in the second half for Palace.
Harvey Barnes cancelled out Raphinha’s opener as Leicester fought back for a 1-1 draw away at Leeds United, in which the visitors saw Ademola Lookman’s second-half winner dramatically ruled offside by VAR.
Finally, Antonio Conte enjoyed a quiet return to the Premier League as Tottenham were held to a goalless draw away at ten-man Everton, after the hosts had Mason Holgate red carded in injury time.