Chelsea and City end goalless, Bale inspires Spurs

Updated: November 26, 2012

Chelsea and Manchester City played out a stalemate amongst the Chelsea boo boys aimed at new manager Benitez, Southampton stunned Newcastle, Liverpool and Swansea shared the points and Gareth Bale inspired Spurs to a win over West Ham.

Rafael Benitez was given a rude welcome by Chelsea supporters as his first match as manager ended in a 0-0 draw at home to Premier League champions Manchester City. It left City in second, a point behind leaders Manchester United, and Chelsea in fourth, a point below West Bromwich Albion.

Liverpool squandered a host of chances against Swansea in a goalless draw leaving the Reds in 11th and Swansea in 8th.

There was no happy return to the south coast for Newcastle manager Alan Pardew on Sunday as his side were roundly beaten 2-0 by Southampton, goals from Lallana and Ramirez sealing Newcastle’s fate.

Gareth Bale inspired Spurs with a superb allround display and a goal as Spurs ended a 3 match losing streak beating London rivals West Ham 3-1. Jermaine Defoe also getting on the scoresheet with a brace. The win moved Spurs up to seventh above the Hammers.