Arsenal level with City after Spurs miss chance to top table

Tottenham missed a chance to take the lead in the Premier League table as they drew 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion.

Nacer Chadli’s late strike was answered by Dele Alli’s equaliser a minute from time, ensuring Tottenham maintained their unbeaten start to the season and remained within a point of Premier League leader Manchester City.

But the result also allows Spurs’s rivals Arsenal to leapfrog them up to second place after their 3-2 win against Swansea.

Theo Walcott scored a brace for the Gunners’ sixth consecutive Premier League, and now has five goals in just eight games after advantage of a heavy Jordi Amat touch for his first and a poor Jack Cork header for his second.

Swansea players looked dispirited after the quick-fire double, but Gylfi Sigurdsson pounced on a Granit Xhaka error to curl in a reply and give them glimmers of hope before half-time.

Mesut Ozil then volleyed an Alexis Sanchez cross into the top corner to restore a two-goal lead for the hosts, but substitute Borja tapped in from the impressive Modou Barrow’s cross to cut down Arsenal’s advantage again.

Arsenal saw Xhaka sent off for a petulant trip with 20 minutes left, but dug in to earn a win and move level on points with league leaders Manchester City.

Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s team had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Everton after missing two penalties, slowing their campaign down once more after anearlier 2-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham.

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