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Summary

  1. Man City beat 10-man Norwich
  2. Arsenal win at Swansea, West Ham lose at Watford
  3. Vardy nets in Leicester's 3-2 win at WBA
  4. Palace hold Man Utd; Newcastle draw with Stoke
  5. Chelsea beaten 3-1 at home by Liverpool
  6. Mourinho says he expects to remain as manager

Live Reporting

By Marc Higginson, Phil Dawkes and Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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Thank you and goodnight

That is all for our coverage of today's English football. What an afternoon the Premier League has given us. We started with another defeat for Jose Mourinho and Chelsea, had a little dip in the middle before being treated to some real drama. You can read more about today's Premier League games by clicking below...

Chelsea 1-3 Liverpool

Crystal Palace 0-0 Manchester United

Manchester City 2-1 Norwich

Newcastle 0-0 Stoke

Swansea 0-3 Arsenal

Watford 2-0 West Ham

West Brom 2-3 Leicester

Be sure to join us again tomorrow for Everton v Sunderland and Southampton v Bournemouth. Bye.

Manager reaction

Watford 2-0 West Ham

"What happens weeks before and all the statistics is interesting but it doesn't mean a thing once the referee blows his whistle.

"From the start we were basically second best. They were better in every football department and totally deserved to beat us.

"We didn't have energy. They were quicker, more hungry than us. Today it was just that."

Slaven Bilic West Ham manager, speaking to BBC Sport

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Manager reaction

Watford 2-0 West Ham

"I'm really pleased, very happy with the result and the performance.

"I think we enjoyed the game a lot. The players played with real confidence on the ball, with high pressure, it was an amazing performance.

"It's been important to change the mentality when you come in from a lower division, to win gives you the respect of the other teams."

 Quique Flores Watford manager, speaking to BBC Sport

Quique Flores
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Safe hands

The goalkeepers' union has taken to Twitter, on a day rich in clean sheets and clangers...

Absolutely bad day for us,game and result wrong!Just we need to learn from this defeat,keep working hard & look forward for next at home!

Great team effort = great win ! Clean sheet on top ! Happy Halloween 🎃 👍🏻

Some away performance!! We stayed calm, played some good football & scored 3 nice goals. We deserved that! #YNWA brths.pt/l/8TUb52kAOC

'Best since Shearer and Lineker'?

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He scored for the eighth game in a row this afternoon, but the verdict's still out on Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy's England credentials...

Dan: For some reason England can't see that he is best either as a central striker with a free role or strike partner. Hodgson insists on playing him out wide. If Hodgson would swallow his pride and pick players on form, we could have the best tournament striker since Alan Shearer and Gary Lineker. 

Billy: With regards to John Murray's comments on Vardy, it would help if he was played in his preferred position. 

Emerald: Vardy is to England what Messi is to Argentina.... Good for club different for country.

Jamie Vardy
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Manager reaction

Newcastle 0-0 Stoke

"We were a bit frustrated in the first half. We had plenty of possession around their area but didn't look like we wanted to shoot. 

"Their keeper has made a great save from Jon Walters.

"As the away team you are going to give away a couple of chances and when we did Jack Butland saved.

"He is doing exceptionally well. Jack is a very mature individual and I think that helps him."

Mark Hughes Stoke manager on BBC Sport

Mark Hughes
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Manager reaction

Newcastle 0-0 Stoke

"Four great saves from Jack Butland denied us a win and got Stoke a point. 

"He was unbelievable and the difference between us and three points."

He added: "We are building, growing and progressing - the last five games - we are getting there. 

"There were lost of positives and the only disappointment is not getting the three points."

Steve McClaren Newcastle manager on BBC Sport

Steve McClaren
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Plymouth marching on

League Two round-up

Plymouth secured a fourth successive home win as they beat Morecambe 2-0 to stay clear at the top of the table.

Oxford moved up to second with a 5-1 win at Stevenage, who had Michael Tonge and Jamie McCombe sent off.

Portsmouth slipped to third after surrendering a lead at Notts County to lose 2-1.

Accrington Stanley are up to fourth place after Josh Windass' eighth goal of the season gave them a 1-0 win at Leyton Orient.

Bottom club Yeovil faced a long trip back home after letting slip a two-goal lead at Carlisle to lose 3-2.

Player reaction

Crystal Palace 0-0 Manchester United

 "It's another clean sheet and another game without losing but we want to win the title and we can't have the other teams in front go away. 

"When you look at the players we have it's not a worry (not scoring). We have seen them in training and we know they have the quality. 

"But it's not just the strikers, it's everyone in the team. 

"We have to get through this period and have the confidence to keep going and believing that we will score goals."

Morgan Schneiderlin Manchester United midfielder

Manager reaction

Crystal Palace 0-0 Manchester United

"We should have won. It was an excellent performance from us - as good as we have been all year. 

"United- and it doesn't happen very often - were probably fortunate to get a point. 

"It was a shame we didn't win it but with the run we've been on we needed to take something, so the point was important for us. 

"It was really disappointing after the League Cup defeat (at Manchester City). 

"It was a goal of ours to win that. The draw was awful and unfortunately we didn't put in our best performance. "We got back to the real Crystal Palace today."

Alan Pardew Crystal Palace manager 

Alan Pardew
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Manager reaction

Crystal Palace 0-0 Manchester United

 "We did not keep the ball. That's a very important factor and because of that we didn't create too many chances. I have to say I can't complain about the result." 

(on a third successive goalless game) "There's a big concern but I already said that after the second match, especially against Middlesbrough because we created many chances but did not finish. 

"(Today) we didn't create so many chances so it's more difficult. When you don't keep the ball you can't create chances.

"We still had a big chance in the last minute of the first half for Herrera and you have to finish that."

 Louis van Gaal Manchester United manager on BBC Sport

Louis van Gaal
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Walsall go top in style

League One round-up

Walsall have gone top of League One after beating previous leaders Gillingham 3-2 in a thriller at the Banks Stadium.

Walsall trailed 2-0 but came storming back and clinched a dramatic win with a late first goal for the club from Cyrous international Jason Demetriou.

Burton also leap-frogged the Gills with a 1-0 at Oldham thanks to Abdenasser El Khayati and Wigan and Bury also picked up wins in the top six.

The Latics left it late to beat Swindon 1-0 thanks to Francisco Junior's late goal while Bury held on to repel a Blackpool fightback in a 4-3 victory.

Bottom club Crewe secured a first home win in 15 attempts to surprise SheffieldUnited 1-0. 

Manchester City 2-1 Norwich

Chris Bevan

BBC Sport at Etihad Stadium

After 80 minutes of not a lot, the last 10 minutes at Etihad Stadium were probably best described as completely crazy. The Manchester City fans in front of me were going ballistic as their team failed to clear time and time again from Norwich's 10 men and they were hanging on for dear life in stoppage time - it is safe to say that was not in the pre-match script for the Premier League leaders. Don't let Aleksandar Kolarov's penalty miss for the home side at the death fool you - a 3-1 defeat would have been incredibly harsh on the Canaries. They have left empty-handed but enormous credit to Alex Neil's side, who defended brilliantly and showed plenty of attacking spirit too.

Manager reaction

Man City 2-1 Norwich

"I thought we limited Man City to very little, but if you're going to lose a goal away to the top teams, you want it to be from a bit of quality, so to lose one to a set piece is disappointing.

"Then we made mistakes at the back for the second goal and it cost us the game. If people do their jobs properly and do the basics right, the rest of our game has been good."

Alex Neil Norwich manager 

Manager reaction

Man City 2-1 Norwich

"It was an extraordinary game. Norwich defended very well. The games before Champions League games are always difficult. But we have the character, the personality and the trust to win the game - we are not finished until the last minute.

"Joe Hart is human, he makes mistakes. He has saved us in a lot of other games - he's a good professional, he won't have any problems."

Manuel Pellegrini Manchester City manager

Manuel Pellegrini
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Brighton still unbeaten

Championship round-up

Brighton are still unbeaten but see their lead at the top of the table trimmed after Matej Vydra's equaliser for Reading in a 1-1 draw at the Madejski Stadium.

Hull capitalised by winning 2-0 at MK Dons to extend their unbeaten run to 10 games and of the chasing pack, Burnley, Derby and Middlesbrough all secured home wins.

Rotherham's 3-0 defeat at Derby takes them bottom of the table before the tea-time Lancashire derby between Preston and struggling Bolton.

Sheffield Wednesday's 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest continues Forest's slump and takes the Owls to within a point of the top six.

And Fulham trounced Bristol City 4-1 at Ashton Gate to push the Robins towards the drop-zone.

Manager reaction

Swansea 0-3 Arsenal

"There were a lot of positives in our play and we were exceptional in the first half. We should have taken the lead when we were on top. We gifted them two goals and you can't do that against any team, let alone Arsenal. I'm disappointed to lose, but I think the scoreline flatters Arsenal. We had chances to score and were the better team in the first half.

"They were two poor goals on our behalf that gifted the game to Arsenal. It's a shame because there were so many positives and it looked like we would go on and get a positive result. 

"Mertesacker's was definitely handball. The other one was on Bafi (Gomis) and I'm not so sure. I've seen the second goal given so many times as a foul and of course you should play to the whistle, but the goals were poor from us."

Garry Monk Swansea City manager

Manager reaction

Swansea 0-3 Arsenal

"They took six points off us last year and that shows we've moved forward. The second half we were a different team. After we scored the first goal it was all us and there was only one winner on the pitch.

"I feel they offered a lot in first half, then technically we were on top and we upped our pace in the second half and from then on it was more difficult for them. 

"That's what you want (from Giroud). The less we talk and more we play the better we play - that's our job and that's what he does. The second goal didn't look a foul to me, honestly, but I have to watch it again as it's difficult to see from outside.

"Joel Campbell took his goal really well and he is still a young player who had to wait for his chance. He's adapted to Europe, been in a few leagues and come back and I like his team spirit and work rate. To show he can be on the end of things as well gives him a chance."

Arsene Wenger Arsenal manager

Joel Campbell
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Ozil assists Arsenal

Swansea 0-3 Arsenal

As we've had a fair bit of stat chat post-match, how about this...

Mesut Ozil now has 14 assists in 2015, more than any other player, by a margin of three. And this is a man who has been accused (quite recently) of being invisible. Yep, invisible until he suddenly pops up in space to lay on a goal for an Arsenal team-mate.

Ozil's assists (he claimed another today) have played a huge part in Arsenal being level top with Manchester City on 25 points.

Ozil's involvement in and around the box played a huge role in Arsenal's win at Swansea. Compare his touches (right) with that of Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson's (left) below...

Mesut Ozil (right) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (left) touches
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'I had a go at the ref - I'm sorry about that'

West Brom 2-3 Leicester

West Brom manager Tony Pulis: "Leicester did really well, it was a good game and in Jamie Vardy they have an exceptional player. His pace frightened us all afternoon.

"But the referee should have given us a penalty and sent their man off. It shouldn't happen at this level - the standard of refereeing should be better.

"(Referees' chief) Mike Riley should be on the phone asking why we weren't given two penalties.

"I've had a go in the tunnel with him (Anthony Taylor) and I apologise about that. I should be writing my report but I do hope they look at it."

Magnificent Mahrez

West Brom 2-3 Leicester

Jamie Vardy will get a lot of the headlines, but, once again, Riyad Mahrez was magnificent. He was everywhere, as the heat map below shows...

Mahrez
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Three points but no pizza

West Brom 2-3 Leicester

“We fight to the end. We have a very strong character and play good football. I told my players they were playing very well at half-time, to be careful at set-plays, and it was important to move the ball quickly and put them under pressure. We did that well. It’s important Jamie (Vardy) continues to work for the team. The record is good for everybody. We conceded a goal today, so no pizza. Nothing.”

Claudio RanieriLeicester manager

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It was a mixed afternoon for England's forward players...

Kev: Credit to Sterling, he changed the game - no Aguero or Silva but keep finding ways to win. 

Matt: Blaming Rooney is unfair. He's getting no service. No-one behind him creating spaces. Too slow getting it to him. 

Samantha: Vardy for Sports Personality of the Year?! Title race is back on!

Boring, boring United?

Crystal Palace 0-0 Manchester United

Wayne Rooney can only dream of stats like Jamie Vardy at the moment. The Manchester United and England man struggled again today as his side drew 0-0 at Crystal Palace. Palace are strong at home so it is not a bad point, but United (and their manager Louis van Gaal) could really have done with a win to head off chat (sparked by Paul Scholes this week) that they are boring.

Premier League top-scorers

The Premier League top-scorer list has a very unfamiliar feel about it. Here is the top three...

Jamie Vardy(Leicester) 11

Odion Ighalo(Watford) 7

Riyad Mahrez(Leicester) 7

Mahrez scored twice for Leicester this afternoon, while Ighalo bagged a brace for the Hornets to see off West Ham.

Not that long ago, Vardy was a non-league player, Mahrez was turning out for Le Havre's second team and Ighalo was grafting away on loan at Granada.

Premier League top scorers
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West Brom 2-3 Leicester

John Murray

BBC Radio 5 live commentator

I don't think Jamie Vardy is quite at the stage of being England's first-choice striker yet. He's not quite the same player when he pulls on an England shirt."

Vardy unfazed by scoring feat

If I achieve it (scoring in a record number of Premier League games) it will be an absolute honour but I've just got to knuckle down and prepare for the next game."

Jamie Vardy

He's just a goal machine...

West Brom 2-3 Leicester

Jamie Vardy: goal machine. The Leicester striker has now scored in eight matches in a row (after netting against West Brom). Only Daniel Sturridge (9) and Ruud van Nistelrooy (10) can better that in the Premier League.

If you'd said at the start of the season that Vardy would be on the verge of breaking Premier League scoring records and Leicester would be third at the end of October, you'd have been laughed out of the room.

Jamie Vardy
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Swansea 0-3 Arsenal

John Murray

BBC Radio 5 live commentator

As we head into autumn, we're seeing what a good signing Petr Cech was for Arsenal - and what he's left behind at Chelsea."

Speaking of goalkeeper clangers...

3 England keepers on show today, for 2 not a great day at the office but 1 was on fire! Tune in tonight @BBCMOTD

Well, we asked for more goals and entertainment in the second half and we certainly got that. In spades. Goals, penalties, red cards, goalkeeper clangers and chopping and changing at the top of the table. Premier League, take a bow.

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Si: Yaya Toure does what all title-chasing players do; bail their team-mates out if they make big mistakes. 

Will: What do you think the odds would have been to bet on Leicester to take Chelsea's place in the CL at the start of this season? 

Mike: Five games, no wins and one goal is just not good enough and acceptable. Time to go Louis.

FULL-TIME

Swansea 0-3 Arsenal

FULL-TIME

Manchester City 2-1 Norwich

MISSED PENALTY

Manchester City 2-1 Norwich

Not Yaya Toure, this time, but Aleksandar Kolarov, who steps up and smashes the ball past the right-hand post. It doesn't matter, though, because...

PENALTY to Manchester City

Manchester City 2-1 Norwich

Another penalty to Manchester City, deep in injury time. Raheem Sterling is felled by a rash tackle from Robbie Brady.

FULL-TIME - West Brom 2-3 Leicester

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Watford 2-0 West Ham

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You might give a few Chelsea fans a scare, Tom...

Guess who I'm being for Halloween #obviously #lfc #bbcfootball

Guess who I'm being for Halloween #obviously #lfc #bbcfootball

Swansea 0-3 Arsenal

Interesting substitution to tell you about at the Liberty Stadium. Mesut Ozil is off and on comes Alex Iwobi, who is the nephew of one Jay-Jay Okacha, formerly of Bolton Wanderers.