Xherdan Shaqiri put in a man of the match performance as his goals on either side of the interval powered the Potters to victory.
The Swiss international put a season of frustration and injuries behind him and scored an excellent brace to give his side their second consecutive victory. The win lifts the Potters out of the relegation zone and into relative safety after a dismal start.
Adama Traore got a start and played well as Middlesbrough earned a point at Arsenal.
Adama Traore was bright coming in for Stewart Downing as Middlesbrough earned a great road point at the Emirates. Traore created a good first half chance that forced a strong save from Petr Cech as well as a follow-up attempt for teammate Alvaro Negredo that the Spaniard should have scored. The nil-nil draw was certainly more of a result than what Boro expected on the day.
Arsenal were listless in attack and required their goalkeeper to come to the rescue on three strong Boro chances in the first half.
Arsenal had chances galore on the day but they just didn't bring their finishing boots after putting up six in mid-week. It was Petr Cech to the rescue as he saved from Adama Traore, Alvaro Negredo and Gaston Ramirez to keep a clean sheet for the home side.
Liverpool were in the ascendancy for the majority of the clash with West Brom at Anfield but should have converted more of their chances.
Liverpool would have gone top of the league with a 2 goal win but failed to get this. Roberto Firmino crossed in over the top from the left to set up Mane for a cool finish to put The Reds ahead after 20 minutes of pressure. Mane then provided the pass for Coutinho at the left side of the box which gave the Brazilian the platform to glide past the flailing Dawson and finish at the near post. Firmino, Lovren and Coutinho all should have added to the 'Pool's lead in the second half but failed due to Ben Foster and heroic defending. McAuley got an 81st minute goal to reward Albion for dominating after 70' but Liverpool held on for 3 points.
Everton's autumn slide only continued following a 2-1 loss to Burnley that extends the club's Premier League winless streak to four games.
Heading into Gameweek 6, the Toffees sat in second place behind Manchester City, until a 1-0 loss to Bournemouth preceded two draws and a loss at the Turf Moor on Saturday to drop the club into sixth place. Everton did well to respond to a first-half deficit after Sam Vokes sent the Clarets ahead in the 39th minute after Maarten Stekelenburg couldn't control a save that fell right to Vokes. But Yannick Bolasie answered in the second half with his first Premier League goal for the Toffees after taking the ball off Romelu Lukaku's feet and firing it past Tom Heaton before Scott Arfield's late winner broke Everton's heart.
Burnley winger Scott Arfield brought the Turf Moor to life in the 90th minute with his last-ditch match-winner in a 2-1 win against Everton.
Arfield brought the home supporters from tragedy to ecstasy after following up on Johann Berg Gudmundsson's shot from outside the box, which rattled off the post and back across the box to Arfield. The winger collected himself and hit a bouncing volley past Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg into the back of the net for the 2-1 win. Sam Vokes got the match going in the 18th minute with his second goal in as many matches after following up on a saved shot and cleaning up the mess in front of goal for a 1-0 lead. Yannick Bolasie's strike in the 58th minute tied the match at 1-1 before Arfield's heroics brought the Clarets out of the Premier League cellar.
Watford put forth another solid defensive display and were able to pick up a point on the road, playing Swansea City to a 0-0 draw.
Odion Ighalo was given a chance to start again with Isaac Success unavailable, but he and Troy Deeney did not have much influence in this match that really didn't get going until the second half. It was Heurelho Gomes that deserves the most credit for securing a result, coming up with a few big saves from shots taken by Modou Barrow, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Mike van der Hoorn. Etienne Capoue, who was the attacking hero in the beginning of the season was subbed off early after picking up a yellow card. Watford should feel fortunate to come away with a point today as the Swans were much more in position to score. Hosting Hull next week should be the perfect medicine for their attack and third straight clean sheet may also be in order.
Leicester City ended a crippling three-match Premier League winless streak with a 3-1 win against Crystal Palace at the King Power.
In a bold move, manager Claudio Ranieri benched Jamie Vardy in favor of Ahmed Musa and Shinji Okazaki, which paid off as the duo each scored. Musa opened the scoring right before the end of the first half with the first Premier League goal of his career. The Nigerian international took a pass from Islam Slimani inside the half-circle at the top of the box and blasted it into the corner of the net. Okazaki doubled the lead in the 63rd minute after following up on a rebounded shot inside the box. And Christian Fuchs made it three in the 80th minute with a scintillating striker with his left from outside of the penalty area to pull the Foxes into 12th place on 11 points.