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Essential information from the English Premier League weekend, the last round of fixtures before the November international break:

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Headlines
• Man City remain top despite 0-0 draw at Villa
• Arsenal second after 1-1 draw with Spurs; Leicester third
• Chelsea 16th after 3-1 loss at Stoke, seventh defeat of season

Quote of the Weekend
“When you are yelling ‘Attack! Attack! Attack!’ and you attack for 85 minutes, you have to think as a fan, is it all right to yell that? They want us to know we have to score. My mother knows that and my grandmother knows that. Goals are always the most important thing.”

Tweet of the Weekend
“Big two points dropped by City. Pellegrini at fault. Poor decisions after Bony injured.”
• Former Manchester City star Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) is less than impressed by the leaders’ goalless draw at Aston Villa.

Stat of the Weekend: seven
Romelu Lukaku’s equalizer for Everton in their 1-1 draw at West Ham United saw him score against the east London club for the seventh successive game.

Goal of the Weekend: Jesse Lingard (Manchester United 2-0 West Bromwich Albion)
With United toiling, youth-team graduate Lingard gathers a headed clearance by Chris Brunt and curls home from outside the box to put his side ahead and claim his first goal for the club.

Moment of the Weekend: Arnautovic returns to haunt Mourinho (Stoke City 1-0 Chelsea) Dubbed “unmanageable” by Jose Mourinho during their time at Inter Milan, Stoke’s Austrian forward Marko Arnautovic nets a spectacular 53rd-minute volley to condemn the under-pressure Chelsea manager to his seventh defeat of the campaign

Player of the Weekend: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)
Notches a penalty to give his side a 2-1 win over Watford and become the first English player to score in nine successive games in the post-1992 Premier League era

Leading scorers in Spain’s La Liga
11: Neymar (Barcelona)
9: Suarez (Barcelona)
8: Agirretxe (Real Sociedad), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Guerra (Rayo Vallecano)
7: Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Bilbao), Lucas (Deportivo La Coruna), Nolito (Celta Vigo), Ruben Castro (Real Betis)
6: Aspas (Celta Vigo), Benzema (Real Madrid), Borja (Eibar)
5: Alcacer (Valencia), Gameiro (Sevilla), Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)
4: Bakambu (Villarreal), Caicedo (Espanyol), Parejo (Valencia), Williams (Athletic Bilbao).

AFP

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