Ramsey hat trick as Aubameyang scores in debut

LONDON — Aaron Ramsey scored a hat trick Saturday as Arsenal thrashed Everton 5-1 in the Premier League at the Emirates with a display of free-flowing football that the Gunners have sorely lacked away from home this season.

The home side blasted in four goals in the first half to put the game beyond doubt, leaving its woeful midweek loss at Swansea far behind it.

Ramsey scored twice inside the opening 20 minutes, either side of a headed goal from defender Laurent Koscielny.

The Gunners’ new record signing, Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, renewed his scoring partnership with former Borussia Dortmund teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the 38th minute, chipping his neatly flicked-in pass over onrushing goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

The win leaves Arsenal unchanged in sixth place in the table, three points adrift of north London rival Tottenham Hotspur.

Everton’s loss pushes it down one spot in the table to 10th.

Neymar, PSG dazzle

A superb Neymar freekick helped Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-0 win at troubled Lille Saturday as the Ligue 1 leader began a decisive month as it means to go on.

The world’s most expensive player netted the second goal at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy after Yuri Berchiche had opened the scoring just prior to half-time.

Giovani Lo Celso’s delightful chip secured the victory late on, with PSG now 11 points clear of Marseille at the top of the table.

PSG has won 12 of its last 13 games in all competitions, including four in a row since a 2-1 defeat at Lyon last month.

Elsewhere Saturday, Mathieu Debuchy scored on his debut for Saint-Etienne in its 2-0 win at Amiens.

Bordeaux made it two wins out of two under new coach Gustavo Poyet, beating Strasbourg 2-0 away.

Levante holds Real Madrid

Giampaolo Pazzini struck an 89th-minute equalizer on his Levante debut to earn his side a deserved 2-2 draw against struggling giant Real Madrid Saturday.

Madrid stays fourth in La Liga after the veteran Italian forward broke through on goal and fired past Keylor Navas, who got a hand to it but could not keep the ball out.

Sergio Ramos, back from injury, opened the scoring with a header in the 11th minute from Toni Kroos’s corner, but Emmanuel Boateng equalized shortly before halftime.

Isco looked to have earned Madrid the three points when he slammed home in the 81st minute but Pazzini, on loan from Verona, had the final say.

Inter jeered at San Siro

Inter Milan were jeered off the pitch at the San Siro after extending its winless run to eight games with a 1-1 draw against minnows Crotone Saturday.

Brazilian Eder headed in for the host after 23 minutes only for Andrea Barberis to level 15 minutes into the second half to leave Inter without a win in two months.

Spalletti’s side remains fourth — 12 points behind league leader Napoli — with Lazio in third, having a chance to pull four points ahead of Inter when it hosts Genoa Monday.

Earlier, Ghanaian Afriyie Acquah scored the equalizer only to be sent off as Torino also settled for a 1-1 draw against European rivals Sampdoria.