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Arsenal Go Back To Top Of Premier League

alex-oxlade-chamberlainArsenal moved back to the top of the Premier League after beating Crystal Palace, while Liverpool failed to keep pace with the Gunners as they had to settle for a point at West Brom.

Making his first league start since the season’s opening day, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored both goals in the second half to send Arsenal two points above Manchester City, who host third-place Chelsea on Monday.

After a frustrating firs half, Arsenal increased the tempo after the interval and went ahead via Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s neat finish after a fantastic pass from Santi Carzola.

Yannick Bolasie missed a great chance to equalise for Tony Pulis’ men as his header was blocked by Wojciech Szczęsny. Oxlade-Chamberlain then put the result beyond doubt 17 minutes from time with a low finish into the bottom right-hand corner after a good give and go with Oliver Giroud.

Earlier in the day, Liverpool were held at West Brom. Luis Suárez and Daniel Sturridge combined for the first-half opener, with the England striker tapping in from close range.

However, the Merseyside club were pegged back when Victor Anichebe pounced on a horrific Kolo Touré pass and drove a low shot into the bottom left-hand corner from the edge of the area.