Bournemouth emerged as 2-1 victors at the Britannia, with first-half goals from Andrew Surman and Junior Stanislas meaning the Cherries secured just their second league win of the season.
Manchester City produced another blistering display to score seven against a helpless Stoke City.
Manchester City vs Stoke City
An imperious looking Manchester City – returning from the international break off the back of an impressive 1-0 win over Chelsea and eight consecutive wins – entertain a Stoke City side wracked with their own Jekyll and Hyde inconsistencies.
Peter Crouch scored an 85th minute winner from the bench as Stoke City emerged victorious in their encounter with Southampton at the Britannia.
Chelsea produced a clinical display versus Stoke, scoring four goals with no reply through only four shots on target.
Newcastle United vs Stoke City
Newcastle welcome Stoke to St James Park this Saturday afternoon hoping to continue their new found good form against a Stoke side who have risen well to the ongoing challenge of their tricky opening fixture list.
It was honours even at the Hawthorns as Peter Crouch’s late strike was enough to cancel out Jay Rodriguez’s earlier effort in a feisty match where little separated both teams.