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Costa hat-trick downs Swansea, City draw with Arsenal

By Toby Davis

Chelsea’s Diego Costa continued his stunning start to life in the Premier League with a hat-trick in a 4-2 comeback victory over Swansea City on Saturday while Manchester City’s Martin Demichelis grabbed a late leveller in a 2-2 draw at Arsenal.

Costa, who now has seven goals from his first four games, helped Chelsea come out on top against the only other team with a 100 percent record, after Swansea had taken the lead with an early own goal from John Terry.

New signing Loic Remy grabbed his first Chelsea goal before Jonjo Shelvey netted a consolation late on, leaving Chelsea three points clear at the top of the table and five ahead of title rivals Manchester City.

City’s Demichelis scored with a late looping header for the champions after moments of sublime skill from Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez had briefly turned the match in Arsenal’s favour, following Sergio Aguero’s opener.

Newcastle United’s sorry start to the season continued with a crushing 4-0 defeat at Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur were held to a 2-2 draw at Sunderland and Everton beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0.

Leicester City grabbed their first win since sealing promotion, beating Stoke City 1-0, while Burnley and Crystal Palace played out a goalless draw.

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