In his first game back from suspension, John Terry scored in the 20th minute to put Chelsea up in the first half. But shortly after, Terry was carted off the field with a knee injury that will put him out of action for at least four weeks.
Uruguayan international Luis Suarez, continuing his top form for Liverpool, pulled one back in the 73rd minute to help the Reds take a share of the points.
In their second week at the top of the table, Manchester United took care of a strong Aston Villa side with Javier Hernandez scoring twice in the second half.
The Mexican international known as ‘Chicharito’ brought the Red Devils back from two goals down and continued his great play from the Champions League match last week.
The win gave United a nice two-point cushion against new number two team Manchester City, who defeated Spurs at home 2-1.
Two second half scores helped give Everton a 2-1 win against Sunderland, keeping them in fourth place but still four points back from Chelsea.
Meanwhile, surprise package West Bromwich Albion, currently fifth in the standings, survived a close call at the DW Stadium with their 2-1 win against Wigan last week. They stay step-for-step with Everton at 20-points and continue to be challengers for the UEFA Champions League spot.
In The Phuket News tipping competition, ‘tim at acorn’ pops back up in the monthly standings and leads with 43 points while ‘apollo131’ keps a steady 11-point lead in the overall standings.
The winner of the November competition will win a B3,000 voucher to spend at Australian Bar & Grill in Kata. The overall winner at the end of the year will win a brand new Honda Scoopy courtesy of AP Honda.
JP’s Tips Round 12
Arsenal v Tottenham Win
Liverpool v Wigan Win
Manchester Cty v Aston Villa Lose
Newcastle Utd v Swansea Draw
QPR v Southampton Lose
Reading v Everton Lose
West Brom v Chelsea Lose
Norwich v Manchester Utd Lose
Fulham v Sunderland Win
West Ham Utd v Stoke Draw
tim at acorn 43
Tempestuous Strike 41
tim at acorn 211