Premier League reports

LONDON - Brief reports of Premier League matches played over the weekend and on Monday:

Played on Monday

HULL CITY 1 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2

An 86th-minute header by Jonathan Woodgate gave struggling Spurs a much-needed win and continued Hull's steady slide towards the relegation zone.

Spurs went ahead through an Aaron Lennon shot after 17 minutes but a blunder by goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini allowed Michael Turner to bundle in an equaliser 10 minutes later.

Hull, who have won only once since the heady days of October and now lost seven home league games, hit the post through Kamil Zayatte before Benoit Assou-Ekotto swung in a tempting cross which Woodgate buried following a great leap.

Played on Sunday

FULHAM 2 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0

Mid-table Fulham were worth much more than their two goals as they completely outplayed a West Brom side stuck at the bottom of the table.

The only surprise was that they had to wait more than an hour to break the deadlock when Bobby Zamora tapped in. Andy Johnson doubled the lead after Zamora's blocked shot came back to him in the penalty area. Fulham also hit the woodwork four times while West Brom missed a late penalty.

LIVERPOOL 1 MANCHESTER CITY 1

Liverpool flagging title challenge took another blow as they laboured to a draw that left them seven points off the pace.

Former Anfield striker Craig Bellamy's shot took a big deflection off Alvaro Arbeloa after 51 minutes to put City in front but Dirk Kuyt struck with 12 minutes left to spare Liverpool a first home league defeat this season.

NEWCASTLE UNITED 0 EVERTON 0

Newcastle played more than half of the match with 10 men after Kevin Nolan was sent off for an ugly two-footed tackle on Victor Anichebe while Everton were handicapped by a bad injury to midfielder Mikel Arteta.

Peter Lovenkrands wasted the best side of the match for the home side, missing the target with only the keeper to beat, while Everton barely managed a shot.

Played on Saturday

ARSENAL 0 SUNDERLAND 0

Andrei Arshavin made his debut for Arsenal but was substituted in the second half as the Gunners drew 0-0 for the third consecutive league match.

The Russia playmaker, Arsenal's record signing, began brightly and had two early chances but faded as his lack of match fitness caught up with him. Arsenal, who host Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday, were booed off at the final whistle.

ASTON VILLA 0 CHELSEA 1

Aston Villa's long unbeaten run was shattered by Chelsea thanks to a 21st goal of the season by Nicolas Anelka.

The French striker struck after 19 minutes of Guus Hiddink's first match in charge following inspired play by Frank Lampard. Ashley Young struck the crossbar with a free kick for disappointing Villa.

BOLTON WANDERERS 2 WEST HAM UNITED 1