Bendtner bails out Arsenal, Tottenham stun Manchester United - New Year's Day in pictures

Arsenal stay top of the Premier League after two late goals from Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott rescued three points against Cardiff City.

Manchester City and Chelsea continued to keep the pace at the summit as Manuel Pellegrini's men registered a 3-2 victory over Swansea, while Jose Mourinho's charges ran out 3-0 winners at Southampton.

Manchester United's hopes of retaining their title took another heavy dent after a 2-1 defeat at home to Tottenham.

Goal brings you the best images from New Year's Day in the Premier League

Fernandinho thumps home the first Premier League goal of 2014 at the Liberty Stadium

Joe Hart watches helplessly as Wilfried Bony levels for Swansea

Vincent Kompany is distraught after picking up a caution

Aleksandar Kolarov seals the points for the visitors with their third of the afternoon

Heavy rain saw a pitch inspection ahead of Crystal Palace v Norwich

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer alongside Cardiff owner Vincent Tan at the Emirates Stadium

Jose Mourinho comes to terms with the elements at Southampton

Crystal Palace's pre-match eagle rests on the crossbar

Fernando Torres puts Chelsea in front at Southampton

Hull City's Alex Bruce brings down Luis Suarez

And the Uruguayan is pleased with the defender's caution for the challenge

Tensions grow between Mourinho and Juan Mata after the midfielder's 53rd-minute substitution

Suarez celebrates his first goal in two games as Liverpool seal a 2-0 win

Newcastle United's Mathieu Debuchy sees red at the Hawthorns

Leighton Baines rescues a point for Everton at Stoke City

An injured Nicklas Bendtner is mobbed by team-mates after his 88th-minute strike

All smiles for Fulham as Dimitar Berbatov scores the winner against West Ham

Oscar celebrates Chelsea's third at St Mary's

Theo Walcott wraps up Arsenal's victory over Cardiff

Saido Berahino shows his moves after netting West Brom's winner against Newcastle

Emmanuel Adebayor out-jumps Chris Smalling to head Tottenham in front

Christian Eriksen celebrates Tottenham's second at Old Trafford

Wayne Rooney and Jonny Evans look on after Tottenham's second goal