Sunderland's ironic lighting troubles, Defoe's milestone and all the other important Premier League shenanigans you may have missed


It was billed to be a corker of a day in the Premier League, with the flames of an old rivalry rekindled as Arsene Wenger faced Jose Mourinho in the early kick-off and two of the top three in action at 3pm.

Jose Mourinho (left) and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
(Martin Rickett/PA)

Chin up guys, at least both of your teams scored...

Here's how the action all turned out, and some important stuff you may have missed.


Man United 1-1 Arsenal
Crystal Palace 1-2 Man City
Everton 1-1 Swansea
Southampton 0-0 Liverpool
Stoke 0-1 Bournemouth
Sunderland 3-0 Hull
Watford 2-1 Leicester

Goal of the day

Watford's Roberto Pereyra (right) celebrates scoring his side's second goal
(Steven Paston/PA)

Leicester were under the cosh pretty quickly away to Watford, going a goal behind from Etienne Capoue within 33 seconds - but it's Watford's second goal from Roberto Pereyra 11 minutes later that gets our pick.

After a cheeky cut inside from the left, Pereyra curled an absolute peach beyond Ron-Robert Zeiler from 15 yards to send The Hornets two clear.

There was some confusion thrown up over the goal though after a mishap from BBC Sport's Twitter account made it sound a little too impressive...

Save of the day

Liverpool's Joel Matip takes a shot
(Nick Potts/PA)

Fraser Forster pulled off some magnificent saves to halt League leaders Liverpool and rescue a point for Southampton. The pick of the bunch has to be the diving fingertip stop to his left after Sadio Mane whipped a curling effort at the top corner.

Ironic lighting failure of the day

Fans hold their phones up as the stadium lights turn off
(Owen Humphreys/PA)

Play had to be suspended for 10 minutes in Sunderland's game at home to Hull after the floodlights stopped working. Of course, the irony of the lighting failure at the Stadium of Light was not lost on anyone.

The power outage did make for some pretty sights though at the ground, as fans pulled out their phones to try and keep the match going.

Now that's a Stadium of Light - if anything this one should be entitled "fans of the day".

Comeback of the day

Manchester City's Yaya Toure
(John Walton/PA)

Yaya Toure made his first Premier League start this season. After struggling to make Pep Guardiola's team for some time, it's safe to say he grabbed his chance, bagging both of his team's goals to drag Manchester City to victory at Crystal Palace.

Some couldn't help but notice this meant the City old boy was doing rather better than one of the new boys at Manchester United too...

Milestone of the day

Sunderland's Jermain Defoe (left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal
(Owen Humphreys/PA)

Sunderland's Jermain Defoe hit his 150th Premier League goal today, becoming only the eighth player to reach the milestone, with a cool finish after a mazy run at Hull's defence - before having an incredibly awkward looking hug with fellow scorer Victor Anichebe, as seen above.

What a time to score again though, as Sunderland managed their first consecutive top-flight wins since May.

The Premier League's Twitter account had clearly been doing its sums and had an inkling that this momentous occasion was coming too - as it made a compilation video of some of Defoe's excellent career up the top end of the pitch.

Well done Jermain! Your goalscoring has lit up the Premier League - except for when the lights went off today. Obviously.