The early game featured plenty of talking points – not to mention a talking to for referee Kevin Friend by Zlatan Ibrahimovic who should have joined Andrew Surman for an early bath for an elbow on Tyone Mings (who could have been sent off himself for an apparent stamp on the Swede's head).

The game ended 1-1 at Old Trafford as Bournemouth held on for the entire second half with 10 men, Artur Boruc saving Ibrahimovic's penalty, before attention turned to the 3pm games.

Leicester hosted improving Hull City with Oumar Niasse leading the line while Everton's nearest challengers, West Brom, faced Crystal Palace at the Hawthorns.

Another on loan Blues player, Tom Cleverley was in action for Watford against Southampton, while Swansea played Burnley.

The big evening kick-off sees Liverpool host Arsenal in a match that could have important implications for Everton's hopes of eventually moving into the top six.

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