Odion Ighalo kept Newcastle in the relegation zone as the Nigerian forward’s double inspired Watford’s 2-1 win at St James’ Park. Ighalo gave Watford a 10th minute lead with a low strike and he increased their advantage with his fourth goal in six matches in the 28th minute.
Newcastle ended a nearly 500-minute goal drought when Dutch defender Daryl Janmaat netted in the 62nd minute, but McClaren’s team were unable to avoid their third consecutive loss.
Ten-man Sunderland slipped to the bottom of the table alongside north-east rivals Newcastle after their fourth defeat of the season.
Bournemouth, in the top tier for the first time, raced into a two-goal lead inside the first nine minutes, with Callum Wilson striking in the fourth minute before Matt Ritchie smashed in a superb volley.
Sunderland’s miserable day was completed when French defender Younes Kaboul was sent off for a second booking in the 74th minute. Saido Berahino came in from the cold to fire West Bromwich Albion to a 1-0 win at local rivals Aston Villa.
Berahino had threatened to go on strike after Albion refused to sell him to Tottenham on transfer deadline day and was dropped for several matches. Leicester staged another impressive fightback to maintain their unbeaten record with a 2-2 draw at Stoke.
Former Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic put Stoke ahead in the 13th minute and Jon Walters doubled their lead seven minutes later.
But the second-placed Foxes had come from two goals down to beat Aston Villa last week and they reduced the deficit in the 51st minute through Riyad Mahrez’s penalty before Jamie Vardy equalised in the 59th minute.
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Everton’s Kevin Mirallas was sent off for a foul on Modou Barrow in the final moments of his side’s 0-0 draw at Swansea.
Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea restored order with a battling 2-0 win over nine-man Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.
The champions won at home for the first time in the Barclays Premier League this season as Kurt Zouma headed in and Eden Hazard’s late shot ricocheted in off Calum Chambers.
On Sunday, Manchester United travel to Southampton, Tottenham host Crystal Palace and Liverpool take on Norwich.