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Gunners fire all the way to the top of the EPL table

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ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger hailed the past seven days a "perfect week" after his side went top of the English Premier League table with a 2-1 home defeat of Everton.

The Gunners, who beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League midweek, moved one point clear of Manchester City, which played United in the Manchester derby overnight.

Headers from Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny sealed the three points, and Wenger said he was delighted with his players' resolve.

"When you win such a big game like they did on Tuesday (against Bayern), it shows a lot about the mentality of your team," he said.

"That's why I'm very proud of my team because they've shown the ability to refocus."

West Ham moved to third with a 2-1 home win over Chelsea, the champions slipping to 15th spot after Andy Carroll headed the winner.

At the bottom, a come-from-behind victory for Swansea City at Aston Villa has piled the pressure on manager Tim Sherwood.

It was Villa's sixth straight EPL defeat and leaves the Birmingham club second from bottom on four points.
Jordan Ayew opened the scoring for the home team before Gylfi Sigurdsson levelled with a free kick.

Ayew's older brother, Andre, had the final say, tapping in from close range in the dying minutes.

Leicester remained fifth with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, while West Brom won by the same score over Norwich. Watford defeated in-form Stoke City 2-0 at the Britannia Stadium.

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