London, England, United Kingdom (4E Sports) – Nicklas Bendtner scored in his first Premier League start of the season to carry Arsenal to a 2-0 win over Hull City Wednesday at Emirates Stadium.
The Denmark forward took less than two minutes to score, thundering a header home from Carl Jenkinson’s cross after neat interplay from Tomas Rosicky and Aaron Ramsey.
Mesut Ozil doubled the hosts’ advantage two minutes into the second half as Arsene Wenger’s side maintained a four-point advantage over Chelsea at the top of the standings with 34 points.
Meanwhile, Eden Hazard scored twice as Chelsea kept pace with Arsenal with a 4-3 win over Sunderland at Stadium of Light.
Hazard scored in each half to help Chelsea earn its ninth straight victory at the Stadium of Light in Premier League.
Jozy Altidore opened the scoring on his return to the Sunderland side with a fierce strike in the 14th minute but Frank Lampard’s close-range header tied the count.
Hazard put Chelsea ahead in the first half with an angled drive before a rare goal from John O’Shea once more leveled the scores in the 54th minute.
Hazard restored the lead with a fine individual effort, before an own goal by Phil Bardsley gave Chelsea a 4-2 lead.
The win was Chelsea’s third straight while the loss dropped Sunderland to the bottom of the standings with eight points.
Striker Luis Suarez scored four goals as Liverpool cruised to a 5-1 victory over Norwich City at Anfield.
Suarez started his goal barrage when he thumped in a long-distance volley in the 15th minute before turning home a corner 14 minutes later.
Suarez’s third was a beautifully struck half-volley from the edge of the box as he became the first Premier League player to score three hat-tricks against the same side, before he netted his fourth with a curling free-kick 15 minutes from time.
Bradley Johnson headed a consolation for the visitors before Raheem Sterling rounded off the scoring two minutes from time as Liverpool sealed a fourth consecutive win over its opponents.