Giroud sends Arsenal to the top, Chelsea edges Liverpool: Sunday's Premier League action in pictures

After a busy Sunday of action, Arsenal ended 2013 as the Premier League leader following a 1-0 victory over Newcastle.

Chelsea finished the year alone in third with a 2-1 win over Liverpool. Tottenham ended December on a high after beating Stoke City 3-0 at White Hart Lane, while Everton edged past Southampton at Goodison Park.

Goal brings you the best images from all four of Sunday's games ...

Seamus Coleman opens the scoring against Southampton at Goodison Park

Olivier Giroud is challenged by Mike Williamson in a tight first half at St. James's Park

Newcastle defender Mathieu Debuchy reacts after hitting the bar with a header

Giroud puts Arsenal ahead after heading past Tim Krul

The Arsenal striker celebrates his first goal in eight games

Gaston Ramirez nets an equalizer for Southampton

Romelu Lukaku celebrates the goal that sealed a 2-1 win for Everton

Branislav Ivanovic and Luis Suarez shake hands prior to kickoff

Martin Skrtel gives Liverpool an early lead at Stamford Bridge

Petr Cech picks the ball out of his net after Skrtel's opener

Eden Hazard celebrates his equalizer in front of the Chelsea fans

Samuel Eto'o wheels away after putting Chelsea in front

Roberto Soldado puts Tottenham ahead against Stoke City with a penalty

Soldado celebrates his first Premier League goal since Oct. 27

Aaron Lennon wraps up a win for Tottenham at White Hart Lane