Wed, Feb

EPL roundup

    • On Sunday, Brighton’s quest for outright safety was denied after Wolves rallied from a goal down for a 2-1 victory that left them 10 points off the first relegation spot held by Fulham. Manchester United secured a Premier League top-four finish and ensured rivals ...

    Champions in waiting - Manchester City – missed out on the chance to seal their third Premier League title in four years at the Etihad yesterday as Chelsea completed a come-from-behind rally with an injury time winner from Marcus Alonzo to boost their chances for a Champions League spot next season.

    • The scale of Tuchel's achievement is that this night was barely imaginable when he arrived in January but now Chelsea are champions of Europe for a second time.

    Chelsea won the Champions League for the second time with a fully deserved victory over Manchester City in an all-Premier League confrontation in Porto.

    • Elsewhere on Saturday, a Jordan Ayew deflected effort earned Crystal Palace a come from behind point against Arsenal, Newcastle picked up a crucial point at Wolves, and Everton

    Liverpool continued their historic quest for the 2019/20 English Premier League title this Saturday; dicing and slicing their way through an unyielding Tottenham Spurs side for a lone goal victory and 17 points advantage at the helm over third placed defending Champions – Manchester City – who will be in action on Sunday at Aston Villa.

    • Elsewhere on Saturday, Southampton saw their recent winning run come undone at home after giving... Everton climbed back from... as did Aston Villa, and bottommost Norwich dug deep...

    Manchester City’s faint title hopes were dealt another blow on Saturday after being held to a 2-2 tie by a resolute Crystal Palace side ahead of Premier League leaders, Liverpool, home game against Manchester United on Sunday.

    • Elsewhere on the day, relegation threatened Watford put up a brave fight at home, but saw their two-goal lead evaporate ...

    Liverpool continued their ruthless breakaway run for the 2019/20 English Premier League title with an emphatic 4-0 thumping of rejuvenated Southampton for a record twenty-two points advantage at the top - the biggest lead by any team at the end of a day in English top-flight history – on Saturday, as distant second-placed Champions – Manchester City – await their turn on the field on Sunday, as guests of struggling Tottenham Spurs.

    • The stunning result that ended the Reds' unbeaten run of 44 league games means they fall short of matching Arsenal's Invincibles from the 2003-04 campaign, ...

    There was no comeback or heroics for Premier League leaders and title-hopeful side Liverpool at relegation-threatened Watford on Saturday as they were handed their first defeat of the season - a 3-0 shutout – that ended their hopes of remaining unbeaten for the entire season.  The Reds had won their past 18 Premier League games and another at Vicarage Road would have made history as the longest winning run in the English top flight.

    • The team was also fined £32.5 million for financial violations.

    English Premier League champions Manchester City have been banned from playing in the Champions League, European soccer’s premier competition, for two seasons.

    • Elsewhere on Saturday, Bournemouth and Watford all won to set up a crowded bracket for the EPL summit, whilst debut side, Wolverhampton Wanderers, split their home opener with Everton in an entertaining 2-2 finish.

    The first week of the 2018/19 English Premier League season got underway this past Friday, with Paul Pogba captaining and getting Manchester United off to a flying start in a thrilling 2-1 win over Leicester City at home.

    • Elsewhere on Saturday, Everton held Crystal Palace to a goalless tie and newly-promoted Sheffield United picked up an impressive point at Bournemouth.

    Premier League champions Manchester City and runner-ups from last year Liverpool got their season underway with blistering performances that saw the former overwhelm West Ham by five goals to nothing and the latter demolish newly-promoted Norwich City by four goals to one on Friday at Anfield.

    • It was an uncharacteristic start to the season for Defending Champions, Liverpool, at Anfield, as they had to wait till...

    The 2020/21 English Premier League season got underway this afternoon after just a seven-week break following the conclusion of the 2019/20 campaign that was disrupted by coronavirus pandemic with Arsenal showcasing their offensive power in a 3-0 thrashing of newly promoted side Fulham in the first game of the season and Crystal Palace edging Southampton by a goal at home in the second game of the day.

    • Elsewhere on Saturday, Everton dumped Southampton by a 2-1 scoreline at home, Leicester City scored a 2-0 victory over the Wolves at home, and Newcastle managed a point on the road against newly promoted Cardiff.

    The English Premier League continued this weekend with Chelsea, Tottenham and Bournemouth maintaining their perfect start to the season with victories over Arsenal, Fulham, and West Ham for a three-way tie at the summit.

    • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s winner handed Arsenal successive victories to the start of the season, a Premier League feat not achieved since 2009, Everton edged Watford ...

    Title contenders, Liverpool, maintained their perfect start to the season with a 2-1 win over Southampton for an 11th successive top-flight victory dating back to last season, whilst champions, Manchester City, gave up the lead twice and settled for a 2-2 tie at the Etihad against Tottenham Spurs after Gabriel Jesus injury-time winner was ruled out by VAR.

    • And on Sunday, Liverpool delivered a powerful statement of intent about their desire to retain the Premier League title with a comfortable dismissal of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on another nightmare day for keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

    Everton backed up their impressive start to the season with a dominant 5-2 victory over West Bromwich that saw Dominic Calvert-Lewin nail his first career hat-trick. And in a reversal of fortune, Leeds saw off Fulham in a seven-goal thriller – four goals to three – the same scoreline that saw them vanquished by Liverpool last weekend.

    • A favorable 100th minute pitchside VAR review on the heels of referee Kavanagh’s final whistle saw Bruno Fernandes convert from the spot to edge Brighton by a goal’s difference in a dramatic five-goal thriller for United’s first win of the season.

    Ahead of Monday night’s scheduled cliff hanger between Champions Liverpool and title hopeful side Arsenal, Chelsea FC saw their title hopes take another early tumble as they were forced into an extraordinary rally for a point after falling behind unsung West Bromwich Albion by three goals to nothing on Saturday.

    • Red hot Liverpool scored a hard-fought third straight win of the season over Brighton to move up top on Saturday, the third time proved to be the charm for Unai Emery...

    Defending Premier League champions - Manchester United – had their stiffest test yet of the young season as they were forced to climb back from a goal down for a share of the spoils in a pulsating encounter with Championship winners - Wolverhampton Wolves.

    • United had fallen behind in the first half to Jordan Ayew's breakaway goal before Marcus Rashford missed a penalty on a deeply frustrating afternoon for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team.

    Following an incredulous 4-0 thumping of Chelsea on opening day and a disappointing tie with Wolverhampton Wanderers in week 02, Manchester United, disappointed at Old Trafford, as Crystal Palace scored a late winner to stun them on Saturday.

    • Also on Saturday, Brighton divvied the points with Fulham at home, and so did Everton and Huddersfield.

    Red-hot English Premier League sides, Chelsea and Liverpool, maintained their perfect start to the season with victories over Bournemouth and Leicester City respectively.

    • Everton maintain perfect start, Chelsea & Arsenal rebount, City falter, Leicester, United and Liverpool take a sound beat down.

    Ahead of their looming clash with Liverpool, who fell behind them by 3 points on Sunday, Everton continued their thus far surprising and perfect run for the title with an impressive 4-2 home win over Brighton that saw Dominic Calvert-Lewin score his ninth goal of the season and James Rodriguez net twice as they beat Brighton to make it four Premier League wins from four for the impressive table-topping Toffees.

    • For the second consecutive week, Manchester United failed to find the winning column as they were held to one-all tie at Southampton. Chelsea endured another disappointing outing at home as ....

    Premier League leaders Liverpool and Champions Manchester City both stayed the winning course with a respective three and four to nothing walloping of Burnley FC and Brighton.

    • Manuel Lanzini's brilliant long-range strike in injury time completed his side's stunning comeback with under 10 minutes to go as Tottenham folded and ceded a three goal lead, and Aston Villa maintained their perfect start to the season ...

    The English Premier League returned from the international break this weekend with leaders, Everton, holding on to their unbeaten start and the top spot after coming from behind twice in an electric Merseyside derby thriller that was marred by chaos and controversy as Jordan Henderson was denied a dramatic last-gasp winner by a marginal offside call that left Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp crying foul.

    • Not to be outdone, Liverpool grabbed an impressive hard-fought 2-1 road win over Tottenham to hold on to perfection, champions – Manchester City – maintained their unbeaten run with...

    The English Premier Week returned this weekend following the international break with 2014/15 Champions – Chelsea – maintaining their perfect start to the season with a 5th straight win (4-1) over  newly promoted Cardiff City to hold on to the top spot.

    • ... and in form Tammy Abraham continued his scoring spree with a splendid hat-trick as Chelsea destroyed the Wolves by five goals to two.

    The English Premier League returned this Saturday following a week’s break with Norwich City producing a magnificent all-round display to hand champions, Manchester City, their first loss of the season.  There was no letup from leaders, Liverpool, as they took care of visiting Newcastle to maintain their perfect start to the season.

    • On Sunday, it will be Liverpool at Chelsea with the former looking to restore their five point advantage, West Ham at Manchester United, Wolves at Crystal Palace, and Aston Villa at Arsenal.

    With Liverpool’s upcoming visit to Stamford Bridge on Sunday as the main headline of the week, Manchester City stole the headlines in sensational style on Saturday as they ripped apart a woeful Watford team by eight goals to naught to inch two points closer to Liverpool on the Premier League table on Saturday. Not to be outdone, Leicester City roared back from a goal down for a 2-1 victory to dampen Tottenham’s title hope in an absorbing thriller at the King Power Stadium.

    • Elsewhere on Saturday, Fulham salvaged a point at home against Watford, a dominant Palace side were held to a goalless tie at home by winless Newcastle, and Burnley thrashed Bournemouth ...

    It was just another easy day at the office for defending Premier League Champions – Manchester City and title hopeful side, Liverpool – as the former overwhelmed Cardiff City by a 5-0 margin and the latter held on to a 3-0 first half goal advantage over visiting Southampton for the top spot.

    • Elsewhere on Saturday, Wolves recorded their first win of the season – a 2-0 win over Watford, while Aston Villa and Bournemouth played to a respective 2-2 tie with Burnley and West Ham at home.

    Sheffield United pushed title chasers, Liverpool, down to the wire on Saturday at a raucous Bramall Lane, but a Dean Henderson spill on the heels of a Georginio Wijnaldum volley from just outside the box earned Liverpool a fortunate win that saw them maintain their perfect start to the season. A spirited performance from Everton was not enough, as they succumbed to a 3-1 drubbing from Manchester City, who stay five points behind leaders Liverpool.

  • The English Premier League continued this weekend with defending Champions Liverpool coming back from a goal down in spectacular fashion courtesy of Diogo Jota to defeat in-form West Ham to go top of the table on Saturday.

    • And on Sunday, the race for the title took a new turn as Leicester City moved up top after edging Wolves by a lone goal, Tottenham moved up second on the heels of Harry Kane’s 150th Premier League goal, Liverpool failed to reclaim the top spot ...

    The English Premier continued this weekend with one time table-toppers and winners of four straight games – Everton – holding up their recent descent into the losing column with their third straight loss in as many outings – a 3-1 home loss to Manchester United on Saturday.

    • The pressure continued to mount on Tottenham’s Pochettino as his side capped their poor start to the season and a miserable week that saw them succumb to a ...

    With second-placed Manchester City set for a very winnable match on Sunday against Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Premier League leaders, Liverpool survived the pressure to win at home on Saturday, albeit with a lot of angst as James Milner’s late dramatic winner secured all three points against in-form Leicester City to help the Reds maintain their flawless start to the season.

    • Elsewhere on Saturday, Huddersfield picked up a point at Burnley, Wolverhampton Wanderers extended their unbeaten run in the league to six matches, following a lone goal win over Crystal Palace, ...

    With the top three teams in the Premier League standings all set to play tomorrow - Manchester City at Liverpool, and Chelsea at Southampton - Manchester United provided all the excitement on the day as they roared back from two goals down for a nerve-wracking victory over Newcastle at Old Trafford.

    • Elsewhere on the day, West Ham fell by two goals to nothing at Everton, Aston Villa picked up a 2-1 win over Brighton at home, Wolves divvied the spoils at home with Southampton with a 1-1 tie, ...

    The English Premier League continued this past Saturday following a week’s break with second placed Manchester City earning a comfortable 2-0 win over Crystal Palace to move 5 points closer to Liverpool, who will be in action on Sunday against Liverpool.

    • Tottenham edged West Ham by a lone goal, Watford stunned Wolves with two quick goals within a minute to end the latter’s unbeaten six-game winning run, and Cardiff doubled up the score on Fulham in a thrilling 4-2 victory for their first win of the season.

     The English Premier League returned this afternoon following the international break with some thrilling results, as Chelsea’s Ross Barkley snatched victory out of the hands of Manchester United with his 96th minute equalizer at the Stamford Bridge, and Liverpool scored a lone goal win against Huddersfield to join Manchester City at the top of the table, after the latter’s 5-0 home rout of Burnley.

    • Elsewhere on Saturday, Solly March’ stunning curler sealed Brighton’s first victory at Villa Park, and Bruno Fernandes' twice-taken second-half penalty was enough to give Manchester United their first Premier League victory of the season at ...

    The English Premier League resumed yesterday following the break with Chelsea’s international players showing little sign of fatigue on their way to a routine 2-0 win over Newcastle that momentarily catapulted them to the top of the table for the first time under Frank Lampard.


    Home score Away
    Sunderland 1-4 Arsenal
    Manchester United 0-0 Burnley FC
    Middlesbrough 2-0 Bournemouth
    Tottenham Spurs 1-1 Leicester
    Watford 1-0 Hull City
    west Brom 0-4 Manchester City
    Crystal Palace 2-4 Liverpool
    Everton 2-0 West Ham
    Southampton 0-2 Chelsea
    Stoke City 3-1 Swansea City


    Manchester Utd lost more ground on the pacesetters at the top of the PL on Saturday as the goal drought and recent frustrations continued with Zlatan Ibrahimovic extending his profligacy in front of goal to six straight games and the pair of Jose Mourinho and midfielder Ander Herrera being sent off in their goalless stalemate with Burnley FC at Old Trafford.



    Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League in emphatic style with a 4-0 trouncing over West Brom to end their 3 games winless run in the PL, the pressure mounted on Sunderland manager – David Moyes - as his side capitulated to a 1-4 shellacking at the hands of Arsenal to remain winless and bottom of the table with the latter extending their unbeaten run to 9 games to keep pace at the top of the PL, and title chasers – Liverpool moved level on points with leaders Man City and second placed Arsenal following a 4-2 thrilling victory at Crystal Palace.

    Also on Saturday, defending champions – Leicester City and last year’s runner ups – Tottenham Spurs both fell behind in the chase following a 1-1 tie, Hull City picked up their 6th straight loss courtesy of an own goal from Michael Dawson in their loss to Watford, and Middlesbrough deservingly ended their 7 games winless run with goals from Gaston Ramirez and Steward Downing in their 2-0 win over Bournemouth.

    On Super Sunday, Chelsea kept pace with the PL leading pack as they moved up to the fourth spot – just a point behind the three-way tie for the summit led by Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool following an impressive 2-0 win at Southampton, and Everton ended their 5 game winless run with a scrappy 2-0 win over West Ham who remain close to the relegation zone.

    On Monday Night Football, Ivorian striker – Wilfried Bony – rediscovered his scoring boots as his two goals helped power Stoke past his old club – Swansea – who remain winless in their last 9 games.


    Stoke City 3-1 Swansea City

    Stoke claimed a third successive Premier League victory as they overcame a Swansea side still without a win since the opening day of the season.

    Former Swans striker Wilfried Bony scored his first goal for Stoke before Wayne Routledge headed the visitors level in a frenetic first half in which the hosts hit the post three times.

    The volume of Stoke chances eventually told as visiting defender Alfie Mawson turned Ramadan Sobhi's shot into his own net, and Bony then nodded in a third after Joe Allen's shot was saved.

    Mark Hughes' side are now 12th in the table while Swansea, despite some initial signs of improvement, remain second from bottom and five points from safety.


    Everton 2-0 West Ham

    Everton ended a sequence of five matches without a win with a scrappy victory against a West Ham side who remain close to the relegation zone.

    Romelu Lukaku put Everton ahead, heading home from close range for his seventh Premier League goal against the Hammers.

    Everton improved as the match progressed and Ross Barkley, under scrutiny this season for some inconsistent performances, capped a fine display with a half-volley that secured the points for the hosts.

    West Ham, who had been unbeaten in October, had chances and were the better side in the first half but were left to rue Angelo Ogbonna's miss, which could have given the visitors the lead.

    Southampton 0-2 Chelsea

    Chelsea made it four Premier League wins in a row and moved to within one point of the top spot with a 2-0 win over Southampton at St Mary's on Super Sunday.

    Eden Hazard netted for the third league game in succession before Diego Costa curled home a sumptuous second to end Southampton's eight-month unbeaten run at home.

    Hazard has now scored more goals (5) in this Premier League season than the last campaign (4), while Costa is now the leading goal scorer in the league with eight goals.

    Since being dispatched 3-0 by Arsenal and switching to a back three, Chelsea have taken maximum points and kept four consecutive clean sheets.

    The victory moves Antonio Conte's men into fourth place on 22 points, just one point off Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool, who are all level on 23.



    Stoke City vs Swansea City

    Sunderland 1-4 Arsenal

    Alexis Sanchez put the Gunners ahead when he got in front of defender Lamine Kone to head in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross.

    Sunderland 1-4 Arsenal


    The dominant visitors had a strong penalty appeal turned down after Sanchez looked to have been brought down before Jermain Defoe equalised from the spot after keeper Petr Cech had fouled Duncan Watmore.

    However, Arsenal reasserted their authority and lead with three goals in six minutes and 20 seconds.

    Olivier Giroud came off the bench to guide in a shot and then headed in a Mesut Ozil corner, while Sanchez's close range effort was the signal for the home fans to start streaming out of the Stadium of Light.

    The win moved Arsenal top of the Premier League - but Manchester City's victory over West Brom later in the day knocked them off the summit.

    West Brom 0-4 Manchester City

    City and boss Guardiola ended their 6 game winless streak in all competitions. Sergio Aguero flashed in Ilkay Gundogan's through ball to give them the lead. The Baggies were flat and Aguero struck again, punishing hesitant defending with a powerful, top-corner finish.



    West Brom 0-4 Manchester City


    West Brom improved hugely after the break but failed to take their chances before Gundogan twice slotted home - first from Aguero's chip and then after being found by Kevin de Bruyne.

    City leapfrogged Arsenal who were 4-1 winners at Sunderland for the top spot with 10 matches into the season.

    Tottenham 1-1 Leicester City

    Tottenham's stuttering Premier League form continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Leicester on Saturday.

    Vincent Janssen gave Spurs the lead with his first league goal, converting from the penalty spot in the 44th minute after he had been fouled by Robert Huth.

    But Ahmed Musa equalised shortly after half-time as the Foxes claimed their first away point of the season, frustrating once again the side they pipped to the title last term.

    Spurs remain a meagre 3points off the top with Leicester a whopping 11points off.

    Crystal Palace 2-4 Liverpool

    Slick Liverpool kept pace at the top of the Premier League with a thrilling 4-2 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday evening.

    Southampton 2-4 Liverpool

    Five of the goals came during a pulsating first half at Selhurst Park, with Emre Can opening the scoring (16) before James McArthur levelled the match within two minutes.

    Dejan Lovren headed the Reds back in front four minutes later before midfielder McArthur added his second, heading home just after the half-hour mark.

    Joel Matip headed home his first Liverpool goal in the 44th minute and Roberto Firmino added the fourth in the second half to see the visitors go 11 games unbeaten in all competitions.

    Crystal Palace have now lost their last three games in the Premier League and remain in 12th place while Liverpool move level on points with Arsenal and Manchester City at the top of the table, Jurgen Klopp's side third only on goal difference.

    Watford 1-0 Hull City

    Hull suffered a sixth straight loss in the Premier League as a late Michael Dawson own goal handed Watford a 1-0 victory on Saturday.

    It was a cruel loss for Hull, who rarely shone in attack, but had looked resolute in defence before Dawson inadvertently turned the ball into his own net in the 82nd minute.

    Watford attacked in waves down the right through Nordin Amrabat, but it was the returning Daryl Janmaat who sent in the cross which led to the winner.

    Victory means Watford have picked up eight points in their last four league games, while Hull remain in the relegation zone.

    Manchester United 0-0 Burnley FC

    Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands and Ander Herrera saw red as Manchester United were held to a goalless draw by a Tom Heaton-inspired Burnley at Old Trafford. United had 37 shots on goal, but found Heaton in impenetrable form as he made 11 saves.

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the chief profligate for United, missing at least three gilt-edged chances from 12 shots at goal, meaning he has now gone six league games without scoring for the first time since December 2007 with Inter Milan.

    United's frustration boiled over as Mourinho was sent to the stand at half time for his angry reaction to United not being awarded a penalty for a tackle on Matteo Darmian, while referee Mark Clattenberg also dismissed Herrera midway through the second half for two bookings.

    Mourinho's men are now without a Premier League win in four matches and are eight points off the top spot.

    Middlesbrough 2-0 Bournemouth

    A brilliant solo goal from Gaston Ramirez helped Middlesbrough to a first win in eight Premier League games as they beat Bournemouth at the Riverside Stadium.

    Ramirez blocked a shot and picked up the loose ball in his own half before he ended a storming run into the Bournemouth penalty area by cutting inside Andrew Surman and side-footing home.

    Stewart Downing added Middlesbrough's second from close range after Alvaro Negredo nodded Adam Traore's cross to the far post.



     Match day report from bbc.co.uk and skysports.com were used in this compilation.

    • Palace drew level at the start of the second half, Jordan Ayew heading in James McArthur's cross minutes before Xhaka's clash with the Arsenal fans.

    English Premier League leaders, Liverpool, survived the upset at home on Sunday as they climbed back from a goal down for a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Spurs to maintain their unbeaten start to the season, as well as their six points advantage over Manchester City, who won handily at home on Saturday – a 3-0 win over Aston Villa.

    • Bournemouth continued their fast start with a comfortable 3-0 win over lowly Fulham, Glenn Murray scored his 100th Brighton goal for his side’s third straight Premier League win, ...

    With three of the top four teams in the Premier League scheduled to take the field later – Manchester City at Tottenham on Monday night, Chelsea at Burnley, Manchester United vs Everton, and Arsenal at Crystal Palace, all on Sunday, - Liverpool moved up top on Saturday, following a 4-1 humbling of struggling Cardiff City.


    Home Score Away
    Bournemouth 1-2 Sunderland
    Burnley 3-2 Crystal Palace
    Manchester City 1-1 Middlesbrough
    West Ham 1-1 Stoke
    Chelsea 5-0 Everton
    Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham Spurs
    Hull City 2-1 Southampton
    Liverpool 6-1 Watford
    Swansea City 1-3 Manchester Utd
    Leicester City 1-2 West Bromwich Albion


    With Premier League pacesetters – Arsenal and Liverpool - scheduled for action on Sunday, Chelsea added to their recent successful string of victories as they extended their PL winning streak to five straight games in a five to nothing obliteration of Everton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening for sole possession of the summit.

    Manchester City’s hope of extending their lead atop the PL leaderboard was dashed as they dropped to the second spot, courtesy of Marten De Roon’s stoppage-time header that saw Middlesbrough pick up a valuable point at the Etihad, and bottommost - Sunderland - finally ended their winless start to the season with a dramatic 2-1 win at Bournemouth.

    Elsewhere on Saturday, Crystal Palace picked up their fourth straight loss of the campaign, a 3-2 loss against Burnley and Stoke City preserved their recent six game unbeaten run, thanks in part to an error from West Ham goalie – Adrian – that gifted them the equalizer.

    Liverpool extended their unbeaten run to 12 on Sunday by thumping Watford 6-1 at Anfield to go top of the PL for the first time under Jurgen Klopp, Tottenham Spurs maintained their unbeaten start to the PL, courtesy of Harry Kane’s equalizer that earned them a point at Arsenal, and Manchester Utd ended their four game winless run in the PL, making light work of a feeble Swansea side in a 3-1 win.

    Also on Sunday, West Brom stunned defending PL Champions – Leicester by two goals to one at the King Power Stadium, and Hull City came from a goal down for a 2-1 win over Southampton at the KCOM Stadium.


    Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham Spurs




    Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham


    Harry Kane returned from injury to earn Tottenham a 1-1 draw against Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.

    After Theo Walcott had hit the post with a superb effort, Arsenal took the lead through Kevin Wimmer's own goal just before the break, the defender heading past Hugo Lloris from Mesut Ozil's cross.

    Back in the side after a seven-week absence, Kane's penalty levelled it up for Spurs after the break, following Laurent Koscielny's foul on Mousa Dembele.

    The result means Tottenham are still the only unbeaten side left in the Premier League, but stay three points behind Arsenal.

    Hull City 2-1 Southampton

    Robert Snodgrass inspired Hull City to victory against Southampton as Mike Phelan earned his first three points since being appointed permanent head coach.

    Charlie Austin's sixth-minute penalty appeared to have Saints in control, with Hull offering little in the way of an attacking threat but the mood inside the KCOM Stadium was transformed in the space of two second-half minutes.

    First, Snodgrass - introduced from the bench for the stricken Keane - swept home his fourth league goal of the season from Sam Clucas' low cross before the Scotland international delivered an inviting free-kick that Michael Dawson headed past Fraser Forster.

    Southampton pushed for an equalizer but David Marshall made a string of saves in the Hull goal before Clucas produced a remarkable goal line clearance from a corner in the final minute of added time.

    The win - Hull's first in the league since 20 August - ends a six-game losing streak, although they remain inside the bottom three heading into the international break.


    Liverpool 6-1 Watford

    Liverpool went top of the Premier League for the first time under manager Jurgen Klopp with an emphatic victory over Watford at Anfield.

    The Reds were rampant in front of their own fans and broke the deadlock after a series of near misses in the 27th minute when Sadio Mane headed home.

    Philippe Coutinho doubled the hosts' lead moments later before Emre Can made it 3-0 shortly before half-time.

    After the break, Roberto Firmino tapped home the fourth in the 57th minute and Mane netted his second on the hour-mark before Daryl Janmaat pulled one back for Watford with 15 minutes to play.

    But Georginio Wijnaldum rounded off a sublime performance from Liverpool on the stroke of full-time to fire the Reds top of the table heading into the international break.

    Swansea City 1-3 Manchester United



    Swansea 1-3 Man Utd



    Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba scored as Manchester United ended their goal drought as well as their 4 game winless slide with a 3-1 victory over Swansea City.

    United dominated from the start and were 3-0 up at half-time thanks to Paul Pogba's stunning drive and two goals for Zlatan Ibrahimovic - his first in the league since September.

    Mike van der Hoorn headed in for Swansea midway through the second half but there was no real danger for the visitors, whose manager Jose Mourinho watched from the stand because of a touchline ban.

    United climb up to sixth in the table, while a 10th Premier League match without victory means Swansea remain second from bottom.

    Leicester City 1-2 West Bromwich Albion

    Winger Matt Phillips punished a horrendous error by midfielder Danny Drinkwater to score the winner for West Brom at champions Leicester.

    Two goals in three second-half minutes livened up what had been a dull encounter at the King Power Stadium.

    The Baggies scored first when midfielder James Morrison, making his first league start since January, headed in from Phillips' brilliant right-wing cross.

    Moments later Riyad Mahrez, on Leicester's right, provided a similarly accurate delivery for £29m club-record signing Islam Slimani to nod in his fourth goal since joining the Foxes in the summer.

    But with 18 minutes remaining Phillips pounced on the ball after Drinkwater miscontrolled, and strode forward before dinking his shot past keeper Ron-Robert Zieler.

    Saturday Matches

    Bournemouth 1-2 Sunderland

    Ten-man Sunderland ended their winless start to the Premier League season with a dramatic 2-1 win at Bournemouth.

    With David Moyes serving a one-game touchline ban, Sunderland fell behind to Dan Gosling's goal but Victor Anichebe levelled things up, scoring his first league goal in 546 days.

    Things looked bleak for under-pressure Moyes with 30 minutes remaining when Steven Pienaar was shown a second yellow card but Jermain Defoe scored from the penalty spot on 74 minutes.

    Bournemouth threw everything at the visitors in the closing stages, but goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and his back four stood strong to give the North East club a huge victory.

    Burnley 3-2 Crystal Palace

    Ashley Barnes hit a stunning last-minute winner as Burnley climbed into the top half of the Premier League with a pulsating victory over Crystal Palace at Turf Moor.

    The hosts went in front inside 90 seconds through Sam Vokes and doubled their lead when Johann Berg Gudmundsson drilled home, although goalkeeper Steve Mandanda should have done better.

    Palace pulled one back when Connor Wickham scored with his first touch after coming off the bench, and levelled on 81 minutes when Matt Lowton blocked Andros Townsend's cross with his hand and Christian Benteke stroked in the penalty.

    Palace looked the more likely to win in what time remained but there was a stunning twist in the tale as substitute Barnes - just back from a long-term injury - lashed home in the fourth minute of injury time.

    Manchester City 1-1 Middlesbrough



    Man City 1-1 Middlesbrough

    Marten de Roon's injury-time equaliser snatched a draw for Middlesbrough as Manchester City were made to pay for a sloppy second-half performance at Etihad Stadium.
    Sergio Aguero put City ahead, stabbing in Kevin de Bruyne's cross for his 150th City goal with their 18th shot of the afternoon.

    Boro were hugely improved after the break and Alvaro Negredo brought a fine save from Claudio Bravo with an audacious lob from the halfway line.

    Pep Guardiola's side looked to have withstood the isolated spells of Boro pressure but De Roon's header from George Friend's 91st-minute cross denied them.

    West Ham 1-1 Stoke

    Bojan Krkic earned Stoke City a draw at West Ham as the Potters extended their unbeaten run to six games.

    Chances had been at a premium before the Hammers took the lead when Michail Antonio's header from a Dimitri Payet cross came off Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan and beat keeper Lee Grant at his near post.

    West Ham keeper Adrian might have conceded a penalty for a foul on Jonathan Walters but the referee played on and Bojan volleyed in from his team-mate's cross.

    Stoke almost snatched a late winner but Adrian palmed a Charlie Adam free-kick wide.

    Chelsea 5-0 Everton



    Chelsea crushes Everton 5-0

    Eden Hazard scored twice as Chelsea powered their way to the top of the Premier League with an emphatic 5-0 thrashing of Everton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

    In a hugely one-sided contest, Hazard set the hosts on their way with the opening goal in the 19th minute.

    Marcos Alonso doubled the advantage 23 seconds later and Diego Costa made it 3-0 shortly before the break.

    Hazard scored the fourth for a Chelsea side brimming with confidence and Pedro completed the rout in the 65th minute.

    Match day reports from bbc.co.uk and skysports.com were used in compilation.


    • Elsewhere on Saturday, it was Newcastle over Watford by a lone goal for their first win of the season, West Ham doubling Burnley by four goals to two, and ...

    Week 11 of the English Premier League got underway this weekend with title hopeful side, Liverpool, being denied the three points at the Emirates, as Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette scored late to level the scoreline in thrilling encounter.

    • Elsewhere on the day, Newcastle bested West Ham in a five-goal fiesta, Sheffield United scored an impressive 3-0 win over Burnley, and Brighton's revival under manager Graham Potter continued .

    For the second successive week, Premier League leaders, Liverpool, on Saturday survived the upset, this time on the road, scoring two late goals – including a dramatic injury-time winner from Sadio Man – as they came from a goal down to beat Aston Villa to preserve their unbeaten start to the season and their six-point advantage against Manchester City who had to wait for Kyle Walker’s late winner to complete their comeback at home against a gutsy Southampton side.

    • There was no reprieve for Crystal Palace as they extended their non-winning run to seven consecutive games in all competitions following a lone goal loss at home.

    With Sunday’s derby between Man City and Man United sucking up all the attention in the English Premier League this weekend, Cardiff City took a significant step towards moving out of the bottom places as they won for just the second time this season to leapfrog Huddersfield, who played to a 1-1 tie against West Ham for the first relegation spot.


    Home Score Away
    Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal
    Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester City
    Everton 1-1 Swansea
    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool
    Stoke City 0-1 Bournemouth
    Sunderland 3-0 Hull City
    Watford 2-1 Leicester City
    Tottenham 3-2 West Ham
    Middlesbrough 0-1 Chelsea
    West Bromwich - Burnley

    The English Premier League entered Week 12 this weekend with leaders - Liverpool - hanging on to the Premier League top spot after failing to score for the third time this season following a goalless tie against Southampton on Saturday, and Yaya Toure marked his shock return to the Manchester City team with a double as his side nabbed a dramatic late win at Crystal Palace to move joint-top of the log.

    Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United crew were denied a second successive victory at Old Trafford, thanks to Olivier Giroud’s 89th minute equalizer that salvaged a point for Arsenal, Harry Kane’s double snatched a dramatic late win for Tottenham Spurs against West Ham as the latter maintained kept their unbeaten run in the PL alive in a come from behind win, and Jermain Defoe scored his 150th PL goal as Sunderland defeated Hull City to vacate the cellar.

    Elsewhere on Saturday, Everton’s Seamus Coleman game waning moment equalizer denied Bob Bradley his first win as Swansea Boss, Bournemouth ended Stoke’s six game unbeaten run as they picked up their first PL away win of the season, and Leicester City decreased their chances of a successful PL title defence courtesy of a second straight loss, this time at Watford, that left them a whopping 15points adrift of the summit.

    Chelsea leapfrogged Liverpool and Manchester City for the PL summit on Sunday after managing a lone goal in their dominant performance against Middlesbrough at Riverside. And on Monday Night Football, West Brom thrashed Burnley FC by four goals to nothing.



    Middlesbrough 0-1 Chelsea

    Diego Costa's 10th goal of the season moved Chelsea top of the Premier League as their sixth straight win saw off Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.

    After an even start, Chelsea upped the tempo and deservedly led at the break when Costa reacted quickest to drill in a loose ball inside the Boro box.

    The Blues continued to create chances, Pedro going closest when he smacked a rising drive against the crossbar.

    Boro's best chance came when Alvaro Negredo's 78th-minute volley was saved.

    It was the only time the home side forced Blues keeper Thibaut Courtois into a serious stop as they lost for the first time in four matches.



    West Bromwich 4-0 Burnley FC

    West Brom scored three first-half goals as they swept aside a Burnley team that is struggling away from home this season.

    The Clarets, now with only one point from 15 on their travels, got off to an awful start when Matt Phillips turned six yards out and fired high past keeper Tom Heaton.

    Like Phillips, James Morrison also scored for a second successive game when he ran on to Salomon Rondon's pass and curled a low shot inside Heaton's near post from the edge of the box.

    And the impressive Phillips provided the cross for the third, which was tapped in at the far post by Darren Fletcher for his first of the season.

    Forward Rondon produced another terrific all-round performance and was rewarded with a goal after the break when his strike took two slight deflections as it beat Heaton.

    The Baggies are back up to ninth in the Premier League, replacing Bournemouth, while Burnley move one place down to 12th.


    Saturday games

    Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal

    Olivier Giroud's 89th-minute equaliser earned Arsenal a point and denied Jose Mourinho's Manchester United a victory they deserved at Old Trafford.

    Juan Mata looked to have put United on course for three points with a sweeping left-foot finish from Ander Herrera's cut-back after 68 minutes.

    Arsenal had not had an effort on goal but secured the draw that leaves them six points ahead of United when substitute Giroud rose at the far post to head home Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross.

    Mourinho cut a dejected figure at the final whistle as this result means he has now faced Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal in the league this season and not recorded a win.

    Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester City

    Yaya Toure marked his return to Manchester City's starting line-up by scoring twice in Pep Guardiola's side's 2-1 victory at Crystal Palace.

    Making his first Premier League start of the season, Toure opened the scoring in the 39th minute after his shot deflected off James Tomkins and into the top corner.

    Palace hit back in the second-half through substitute Connor WIckham (66) but City, who lost captain Vincent Kompany in the first half, after he was involved in a nasty looking collision with goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, regained the lead with just seven minutes remaining, courtesy of Yaya Toure who tapped home from close range to send his level on points with Liverpool atop the PL table.

    Everton 1-1 Swansea

    Bob Bradley's search for a first Swansea win goes on after Seamus Coleman's late header earned Everton a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.

    Swansea were heading for their first Premier League win since the opening day of the season, but Coleman rose highest to equalise in the 89th minute.

    Gylfi Sigurdsson had given Swansea the lead from the spot in the first half after he was brought down by Phil Jagielka.

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    Liverpool failed to make their second-half dominance count as they were held to a goalless draw at Southampton on Saturday.

    Sadio Mane was brilliantly denied by Fraser Forster in the first half, but it was after the break that the Premier League leaders turned the screw.

    Roberto Firmino and Nathaniel Clyne spurned the Reds' best opportunities, both failing to hit the target from good positions.

    Stoke City 0-1 Bournemouth

    Nathan Ake's header handed Bournemouth a fine 1-0 win at Stoke, who missed a second-half penalty through Bojan at the Bet365 Stadium.

    Bournemouth took the lead on 26 minutes through Ake's close-range header, his first goal on his first start for the club.

    Bojan missed a penalty for Stoke in the second half, hitting the bar from the spot after Simon Francis had stepped on the Spaniard's foot.

    The result means Bournemouth go up to ninth, four points off the top six, while Stoke are in 13th, just three points off the drop zone.

    Sunderland 3-0 Hull City

    Jermain Defoe scored his 150th Premier League goal and Victor Anichebe struck twice as Sunderland recorded a precious win over Hull City.

    Defoe's darting run and firm low finish made him just the eighth player in Premier League history to bring up the milestone and set Sunderland on their way to consecutive top-flight wins for the first time since May.

    The in-form Victor Anichebe scored twice after the break for David Moyes' rejuvenated side, who remain inside the bottom three but are now two points ahead of Swansea and just two behind third-bottom Hull.

    The Tigers had more possession and more chances than their hosts in an open and entertaining game.

    Watford 2-1 Leicester City

    Watford scored inside the opening 33 seconds as they defeated champions Leicester at Vicarage Road.

    Etienne Capoue volleyed the Hornets into the lead - their fastest Premier League goal - before Roberto Pereyra curled in a second after 12 minutes.

    Leicester pulled one back when Riyad Mahrez converted a penalty after Miguel Britos' clumsy foul on Jamie Vardy.

    But the Foxes could not score again and remain without an away league victory this season.

    Tottenham 3-2 West Ham

    Tottenham maintained their unbeaten start to the PL amid high drama as Harry Kane struck twice at the death in a breathless victory over West Ham at White Hart Lane.

    Michail Antonio's first-half header and a Manuel Lanzini penalty had put West Ham 2-1 up and seemingly on course for only a fourth league win of the season, but Kane's late show emphatically turned the contest on its head.

    First the England striker turned home from close range after good work down the left by substitute Son Heung-Min, while two minutes later the South Korean was brought down in the area by Havard Nordtveit and Kane tucked away the resulting spot-kick.

    Earlier, 20-year-old midfielder Harry Winks had equalised for Tottenham on his full Premier League debut, but Lanzini's penalty - awarded after Vincent Janssen pulled back Winston Reid in the area - put West Ham back in the driving seat before Kane intervened.


    Match day reports from skysports and bbc.co.uk were used in this compilation.

    • Sheffield United overcame VAR controversy to grab a 1-1 draw at Tottenham after having a goal ruled out for John Lundstram’s big toe being offside.

    Ahead of Sunday’s scheduled clash between champions Manchester City and Premier League leaders Liverpool, Leicester City and Chelsea amped up the pressure on the former with respective 2-0 victories over Arsenal and Crystal Palace that saw them move up second and third on the table; a point better than the champions, who cannot afford to lose at Anfield.

    • Elsewhere on the day, Arsenal maintained their recent winless run with a come-from-behind 2-2 tie against lowly Southampton that heaped ...

    The English Premier League continued this afternoon following a week’s break with Liverpool extending their unbeaten run to thirteen consecutive games on the heels of a nervy and dramatic 2-1 away victory over Crystal Palace, who lost a third straight in as many outings.

    • Title hopeful side, Tottenham Spurs, continued their recent brilliant run with a 3-1 win over Chelsea, the first loss of the season for the latter, ...

    The English Premier League returned this afternoon following the international break with Manchester City showing no rust at all as they walloped West Ham by four goals to nothing to maintain their 2 points advantage at the top over Liverpool, who won convincingly at Watford.

    • Elsewhere on Saturday, Crystal Palace snatched their first home win of the season at the expense of Burnley, Manchester United fought back from two goals down against struggling Southampton for a point, ...

    Manchester City had to work extra hard before seeing off a determined Bournemouth side by a 3-1 margin that saw them take a five-point advantage over their closest challenger – Liverpool – who will be in action tomorrow.

    • New Tottenham Boss, Jose Mourinho, continued his phenomenal start at his new club ..., and It was a disappointing return to Stamford Bridge for Chelsea, ...

    Manchester City’s hopes of a successful title defense was dealt another huge blow on the heels of Newcastle’s Jonjo Shelvey’s stunning late equalizer as Liverpool held off a feisty Brighton surge late on for the full points and an eleven points advantage at the helm over the former.


    Home Score Away
    Manchester City 1-3 Chelsea
    Crystal Palace 3-0  Southampton
    Stoke City 2-0  Burnley
    Sunderland 2-1  Leicester
    Tottenham Spurs 5-0  Swansea
    West Bromwich
    3-1  Watford
    West Ham United 1-5  Arsenal
    Bournemouth 4-3  Liverpool
    Everton 1-1  Manchester United
    Middlesbrough 1-0  Hull City


    Chelsea laid down a huge marker for the PL title with their eighth successive victory of the season in an impressive and stunning come from behind 3-1 victory over Manchester City at the Etihad on Saturday to hold on to their three point lead atop the log as third placed and four points behind the chase – Liverpool – looks to draw closer on Sunday with a win over Bournemouth.

    Alexis Sanchez stole the show with a hat-trick in a comprehensive 5-1 mauling of West Ham that moved Arsenal up second with the latter extending their unbeaten run to thirteen games, Tottenham rebounded at home with a 5-0 demolition of Swansea to strengthened their position around on the fringes of the PL top four, and Crystal Palace staunched their uninterrupted six game losing run with a 3-0 spanking of Southampton at home to ease some pre 3-1ssure off Alan Pardew.

    Elsewhere on Saturday, Stoke City earned a deserved 2-0 home win over Burnley, Leicester City fell behind by 21points in their title defence following a 2-1 defeat that enabled Sunderland to move off the bottom of the log and West Brom leapfrogged idle Manchester Utd for the sixth spot after bouncing Watford by three goals to one at home.

    Bournemouth completed one of the best comebacks of the season on Sunday, stunning Liverpool with 3goals in the final 14 minutes for a 4-3 victory in a dramatic PL game to end the Reds 15 match unbeaten run, and Everton’s Leighton Baines converted a late penalty to deny Manchester Utd the maximum points.

    And on Monday Night Football, a Gaston Ramirez header earned Middlesbrough their second win since August to leave Hull City stuck in the PL relegation zone.


    Middlesbrough 1-0 Hull City

    Ramirez, the game's outstanding player, nodded in Viktor Fischer's corner after being left unmarked at the back post.

    Fischer earlier had a goal ruled out for offside, while Boro striker Alvaro Negredo wasted two good chances.

    Hull, who have lost eight of their past 10 league games, rallied late on but did not deserve a point.

    The Tigers remain 19th in the table, two points above bottom club Swansea and one from safety.

    Boro, who have now lost only one in six, climb to 13th, four points above the relegation zone.



    Bournemouth 4-3 Liverpool

    Bournemouth scored three goals in the final 14 minutes to complete a remarkable fightback and beat Liverpool 4-3 at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday.



    Bournemouth tops Liverpool 4-3 with thrilling comeback



    Nathan Ake bundled home a stoppage-time winner for the hosts, who had been 3-1 down with 75 minutes played.

    Sadio Mane (20) and Divock Origi (22) put the visitors in control at half-time, and they looked comfortable again when Emre Can restored their two-goal cushion (64) following Callum Wilson's 56th-minute penalty, won by substitute Ryan Fraser.

    But Bournemouth stunned their opponents with a late rally as Fraser pulled one back himself (76) before setting up Steve Cook's equaliser two minutes later (78).

    Ake's late finish snatched the three points and secured Bournemouth's first ever win over Liverpool, sending the Cherries up to 10th in the Premier League table.


    Everton 1-1 Man Utd

    Leighton Baines rescued a late point for Everton against Manchester United after substitute Marouane Fellaini conceded a costly penalty against his former club at Goodison Park.

    Fellaini, on his 100th United appearance, was introduced in the 85th minute to help see out the win but his first meaningful action was to commit a clumsy foul on Idrissa Gueye in the area at the 89th minute mark, and Baines made no mistake from 12 yards.

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic's sixth goal in five games had earlier put United on course for just a third PL win in 11 matches.

    United have now dropped seven points as a result of goals conceded in the final 10 minutes of league games this season - more than any other side, they remain 6th and 13points off the top.



    Middlesbrough vs Hull City



    Manchester City 1-3 Chelsea

    Chelsea's eighth straight PL win cemented their place at the top of the table - but their victory at Etihad Stadium ended in chaos as Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho were sent off in injury time.



    Manchester City 1-3 Chelsea



    Chelsea was impressive as they cut City apart on the break after going behind to Gary Cahill's own goal on the stroke of half-time, when he diverted Jesus Navas' cross beyond keeper Thibaut Courtois.

    The game turned on Kevin de Bruyne's 56th-minute miss with City in control, crashing Navas' cross against the bar from inside the six-yard box.

    Chelsea drew level on the hour when Diego Costa outmuscled Nicolas Otamendi to score and they were ahead 10 minutes later when substitute Willian raced clear to beat City keeper Claudio Bravo with ease.

    Eden Hazard completed a magnificent win for Chelsea with another goal on the break, showing too much pace for Aleksandar Kolarov to wrap up three vital points.

    Chelsea's renaissance since a 3-0 loss at Arsenal in September left them in eighth place, eight points behind then leaders City, has been hugely impressive - but this is their most powerful statement of the season.

    Eight wins from eight and only two goals conceded tells the story and this win against City was the second week in succession they have come from behind to beat a team that could be regarded as realistic title rivals after overcoming Tottenham at Stamford Bridge last weekend.


    Crystal Palace 3-0 Southampton

    Two goals from Christian Benteke helped Crystal Palace gain a much-needed win over Southampton.

    Palace went ahead when Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster, in front of watching England manager Gareth Southgate, sliced a clearance and Benteke scored from close range.

    Palace doubled their lead when an unmarked James Tomkins prodded home from three yards out after a corner.

    Benteke grabbed his second late on as he tapped in after Jason Puncheon's pull-back as Palace secured their first win in eight matches to pull away from the bottom places.


    Stoke City 2-0 Burnley

    Marc Muniesa scored his first Premier League goal to seal a deserved home win for Stoke over Burnley.

    Striker Jonathan Walters put Stoke ahead with an exquisite finish, guiding home a volley from Mame Biram Diouf's teasing cross.

    Spanish defender Muniesa made it 2-0 before half-time thanks to a crisp low volley following clever play on the left flank by Marko Arnautovic.

    Burnley went close late on when Andre Gray's angled shot was parried by goalkeeper Lee Grant.

    Sunderland 2-1 Leicester

    The Black Cats took the lead when Robert Huth turned a corner into his own net midway through the second half.

    And before Leicester could mount a response, David Moyes' side added a second when Jermain Defoe drove in after Duncan Watmore's shot was blocked.

    Substitute Shinji Okazaki flicked Demarai Gray's cross in at the near post to set up a tense finish, but Sunderland held on.

    The result moves them up to 18th and within two points of the Foxes, who are yet to win away in the league this season.

    Tottenham 5-0 Swansea

    Harry Kane celebrated his new contract at Tottenham by scoring twice to help his side thrash Swansea at White Hart Lane.

    The England international, who signed a deal that will keep him at the club until 2022 on Thursday, opened the scoring from the spot after Dele Alli was brought down by Kyle Naughton in the 39th minute.

    Heung-Min Son added Spurs' second on the stroke of half-time with an acrobatic volley before Kane scored his second of the game just after the interval, starting and finishing a swift counter-attack from the hosts.

    Christian Eriksen bundled home a fourth on 70 minutes before completing the scoring in stoppage time.

    Defeat leaves Swansea bottom of the PL.

    West Bromwich 3-1 Watford

    West Brom moved up to sixth in the Premier League after securing a third win in four league games with victory over Watford at The Hawthorns.

    Central defender Jonny Evans headed in a Chris Brunt opener to put the Baggies in front with his first goal of the season.

    The influential Brunt added a second when his low, left-footed strike from 25 yards went in via a deflection off Watford defender Juan Zuniga.

    Watford pulled one back when Christian Kabasele sidefooted in from close range before Baggies keeper Ben Foster crucially saved from Roberto Pereyra.

    Matt Phillips curled in a stoppage-time goal for the home side as West Brom moved ahead of Manchester United.

    West Ham 1-5 Arsenal

    Alexis Sanchez's fine hat-trick secured an emphatic victory over West Ham.

    Mesut Ozil opened the scoring with Arsenal's first shot on target after Angelo Ogbonna's mistake and Sanchez's cut-back set up a simple finish.




    West Ham 1-5 Arsenal


    The Hammers threatened to equalise after the break before Sanchez turned, drove into the box and finished brilliantly past Darren Randolph.

    Sanchez added a second eight minutes later with a low strike into the corner, before Andy Carroll stooped to nod in the rebound from a ricocheted Dimitri Payet free-kick.

    Faint hopes of a comeback were extinguished by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's excellent finish from range and Sanchez's masterful dinked chip over the keeper.

    The defeat left West Ham a point above the relegation zone with Arsenal moving to the second spot.

    Arsene Wenger's side are now unbeaten in 13 league games, and their last away defeat was in February.





    Game day report from BBC and skysports were used in this compilation


    Home Score Away
     Watford 3-2  Everton
     Arsenal 3-1  Stoke City
     Burnley 3-2  Bournemouth
     Hull City 3-3  Crystal Palace
     Swansea 3-0  Sunderland
     Leicester 4-2  Manchester City
     Chelsea 1-0  West Bromwich
    Southampton 1-0  Middlesbrough
     Manchester United 1-0  Tottenham Spurs
     Liverpool 2-2  West Ham Utd


    Arsenal extended their unbeaten run to 14 games and leapfrogged idle Chelsea on Saturday for the PL top spot, courtesy of goal difference, following an impressive come from behind victory over Stoke City at the Emirates.

    Struggling PL defending champions, Leicester City, rediscovered enough of their championship form to stun visiting PL title hopefuls Manchester City with Jamie Vardy leading the charge with a hat-trick to end a five game non-winning run, Bob Bradly and his Swansea side climbed out of the drop zone with a vital and comprehensive 3-0 demolition of fellow strugglers – Sunderland – and Stefano Okaka netted his first double for Watford as his side edged Everton by three goals to two in a thrilling encounter at Vicarage Road.

    Elsewhere on Saturday, Crystal Palace denied Hull City a shot at moving out of the bottom places as Frazier Campbell’s late equalizer canceled their lead, and Burnley snatched a much-needed victory by beating Bournemouth 3-2 to end a run of three consecutive PL defeats.

    And on Sunday, Chelsea regained the PL top spot after upping their winning streak to 9 successive games following a hard fought win over West Brom at Stamford Bridge, Manchester Utd ended a string of three straight ties with a lone goal win over Tottenham, record signing Sofiane Boufal’s first PL goal handed Southampton a lone goal victory over Middlesbrough and a valiant West Ham side denied Liverpool the full spoils at Anfield as they forced their hosts into a come from behind 2-2 tie.


    Sunday games

    Chelsea 1-0 West Brom

    Chelsea reclaimed top spot in the Premier League with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over West Brom at Stamford Bridge.

    With the game heading towards a frustrating stalemate, Diego Costa punished a Gareth McAuley error on 76 minutes as the Blues restored their three-point lead over Arsenal at the top of the table.

    Costa's 12th goal of the season extended Chelsea's winning streak to nine top-flight games as Antonio Conte's men further underlined their status as title favourites.


    Manchester Utd 1-0 Tottenham Spurs

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan's first Premier League goal gave Manchester United victory over top-four rivals Tottenham.

    United, still six points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, led when Mkhitaryan raced on to Ander Herrera's through ball and hammered into the roof of the net.

    Victor Wanyama should have levelled with a header from six yards out, although visitors Spurs created few chances despite plenty of possession.

    Jose Mourinho's side have closed the gap to three points on Tottenham, who looked off the pace for much of the 90 minutes and remain in fifth on 27 points.


    Southampton 1-0 Middlesbrough

    Sofiane Boufal scored his first Premier League goal as his spectacular strike from 25 yards gave Southampton a win over Middlesbrough.

    Boufal, who joined the Saints for a club record fee of £16m from Lille in August, collected the ball from James Ward-Prowse before blasting past Boro goalkeeper Victor Valdes.

    Viktor Fischer had the visitors' best chance but his shot was blocked on the goalline by Jose Fonte.

    The result takes Southampton up to 10th in the table, while Middlesbrough are 16th, only three points above the relegation zone.


    Liverpool 2-2 West Ham United

    Liverpool fell behind in the Premier League title race after being held to a 2-2 draw by West Ham at Anfield on Sunday.

    Liverpool took the lead early on through Adam Lallana's neat strike, but Dimitri Payet's 25-yard free-kick and Michail Antonio's finish had West Ham going into the break 2-1 up via some questionable goalkeeping from Loris Karius on both occasions.

    Divock Origi capitalised on Darren Randolph dropping a Sadio Mane cross to finish from close range just after the break, but despite dominating the second half in possession, Liverpool could not grab a winner.


    Saturday games


    Watford 3-2 Everton

    Italy international – Stefano Okaka - opened his Hornets account with a spectacular back-heel on 36 minutes, cancelling out Romelu Lukaku’s 17th-minute opener.

    Sebastian Prodl hit his first goal of the season to give Watford the advantage early in the second half before Okaka doubled his tally on 64 minutes to put the game beyond the Toffees.

    Lukaku grabbed a lifeline for Ronald Koeman’s men four minutes from time but there was to be no way back for the Merseysiders, who have won just one of their last 10 league games.

    Arsenal 3-1 Stoke City

    Arsenal moved top of the Premier League as they came from behind to beat Stoke at Emirates Stadium.

    The visitors took the lead through Charlie Adam's penalty after Granit Xhaka elbowed Joe Allen.

    Theo Walcott turned in substitute Hector Bellerin's cross just before half-time for his 100th club goal.

    Mesut Ozil headed over goalkeeper Lee Grant to give Arsenal the lead before substitute Alex Iwobi side-footed home the third.

    The win sees the Gunners go top on goal difference ahead of Chelsea, who host West Brom on Nissan Super Sunday, and stretches their unbeaten run in the league to 14 matches

    Burnley 3-2 Bournemouth

    Jeff Hendrick's stunning half-volley helped Burnley end a run of three L defeats as they beat Bournemouth at Turf Moor.

    Burnley's record signing opened the scoring on 13 minutes, finding the top corner from 25 yards for his second goal for the Clarets.

    Three minutes later the home side doubled their lead, as Hendrick's Republic of Ireland team-mate Stephen Ward slid in to score on the rebound from close range.

    Bournemouth halved the deficit on the stroke of half-time as Benik Afobe swept home Simon Francis' pass, before George Boyd extended the lead when he latched on to Andre Gray's backheel to slam into the bottom corner.

    Charlie Daniels' thumping injury-time strike set up a tense final few minutes but Burnley held on.


    Hull City 3-3 Crystal Palace

    A late equaliser from substitute Fraizer Campbell saw Crystal Palace snatch a draw at Hull City in a thrilling PL game.

    The Tigers went ahead through Robert Snodgrass' controversial penalty before Christian Benteke equalised with another spot-kick.

    Wilfried Zaha blasted the Eagles ahead, but Hull benefited from poor Palace defending as Adama Diomande and Jake Livermore scored twice in a six-minute period to put the hosts back in front.

    But Campbell, who played 38 times for Hull in the 2007-08 season, headed in from Zaha's cross to make it 3-3.

    Swansea 3-0 Sunderland

    Swansea moved out of the relegation zone after Fernando Llorente struck twice in a 3-0 home victory over Sunderland.

    Gylfi Sigurdsson broke the deadlock from the penalty spot six minutes into the second half, after Jason Denayer was adjudged to have handled Wayne Routledge's delivery.

    Fernando Llorente doubled the advantage just three minutes later, sweeping home from Sigurdsson's corner with a deft, close-range finish.

    And Llorente made the game safe 10 minutes from time by connecting with Jefferson Montero's left-wing cross and heading past Jordan Pickford.

    The result lifted Bob Bradley's side out of the relegation zone, with David Moyes' Black Cats dropping to the bottom of the Premier League table.

    Leicester 4-2 Manchester City

    Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick as Leicester City pulled off a stunning victory over an out-of-sorts Manchester City.

    The Foxes were 2-0 up in five minutes as Vardy ended his 10-game run without a PL goal by slotting home, and Andy King curled in moments later.

    It was 3-0 within 20 minutes as Vardy added another after skipping past visiting keeper Claudio Bravo, and he completed his hat-trick by intercepting a misplaced John Stones pass and finishing from a narrow angle.

    Aleksandar Kolarov, with a free-kick, and Nolito scored late consolation goals for the away side.

    City have now lost back-to-back league games for the first time since Pep Guardiola took over in the summer, and are four points adrift of leaders Arsenal.


    • Elsewhere on the day, Manchester United recorded their biggest win of the season as they swept Fulham by 4 goals to one, Cardiff bested Southampton by a precious lone goal at home, ...

    Chelsea bounced back from their second defeat of the season – a 2-0 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. (Wolves) in midweek action – with a seismic 2-0 shutout of Manchester City to end the Champions unbeaten 15-game start to the season and an overall 21-game unbeaten run dating back to last season.


    Home Score Away
    Middlesbrough 0-3 Liverpool
    Sunderland 0-1 Chelsea
    West Ham Utd 1-0 Burnley
    Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester Utd
    Manchester City 2-0 Watford
    Stoke City 0-0 Southampton
    Tottenham Spurs 3-0  Hull City
    West Brom 3-1  Swansea City
     Bournemouth 1-0  Leicester City
     Everton 2-1  Arsenal


    Week 16 of the EPL kicked off this past Tuesday with defending champions – Leicester City - putting up a limp performance on the heels of their 4-2 stunner over Manchester City this past weekend as they went down by a lone goal to Bournemouth, and Arsenal ceded the second spot on the PL after Everton came from a goal down to hand them a 2-1 loss to put an end to the former’s three game winning run.

    And on Wednesday, PL leaders - Chelsea – moved six points clear atop the leaderboardfollowing a hard fought lone goal away win over an unyielding Sunderland side, Liverpool swept past Middlesbrough courtesy of Adam Lallana’s double in a 3-0 riot to leapfrog Arsenal for the second spot, Manchester eased some pressure off of Pep Guardiola with a 2-0 win over Watford at the Etihad to halt a two game slide, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck an 88th-minute winner for Manchester United against Crystal palace in a 2-1 win for his sides second straight win in as many weeks.

    Elsewhere on Tuesday, title hopefuls – Tottenham Spurs – who remain 10points back routed Hull City by three goals to nothing at home, West Ham scored their first PL win after 7 tries courtesy of a lone goal advantage over Burnley, Southampton missed out on the chance to make it a perfect two out of two in their last two matches following a frustrating 0-0 tie at Stoke, and Salomon Rondon’s impressive hat-trick of headers, his first ever in the PL plunged struggling Swansea deeper into the relegation quagmire.


    Salomon Rondon scores hat-trick with three headers | West Brom 3-1 Swansea


    Tuesday matches

    Bournemouth 1-0 Leicester City

    Leicester City's dismal PL title defence continued with a floppy 1-0 defeat against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday night.

    Marc Pugh marked his first Premier League start of the season with the decisive goal, emphatically volleying the Cherries ahead after 34 minutes after Ron-Robert Zieler had denied Benik Afobe.

    The reigning champions looked a shadow of the side which ruthlessly dispatched Manchester City 4-2 in their last league outing but came close to snatching a point at the death, only for Artur Boruc to thwart Leonardo Ulloa from point-blank range.

    The win saw Bournemouth move up to 8th, the highest in club history.

    Everton 2-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal missed the chance to keep pace as Everton came from behind to secure a first victory since October.

    The Gunners, who had won their previous three games, were rewarded for an impressive start as Alexis Sanchez's free-kick deflected in off Ashley Williams.

    Everton equalized just before half-time when Seamus Coleman glanced home Leighton Baines' excellent cross.

    The Toffees, encouraged by a vocal crowd, dominated thereafter and Williams powered home a late header to complete the turnaround.

    Everton moved up 7th with the win.


    Wednesday matches


    Middlesbrough 0-3 Liverpool

    Adam Lallana scored twice and set up another as Liverpool beat Middlesbrough 3-0 at the Riverside on Wednesday night.

    The England midfielder put Liverpool ahead in the first half with a far post header from Nathaniel Clyne's deep cross, before Divock Origi added a second after the break from close range after Lallana's cross.

    Lallana was at it again on 68 minutes, firing home from inside the area after Origi had returned the favour, and it stayed at 3-0 as Liverpool picked up a vital three points.

    Sunderland 0-1 Chelsea

    Chelsea opened a 6point lead over the competition with a 1-0 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday night.

    Cesc Fabregas' first league goal of the season put the Blues in front after 40 minutes and they had chances to make the game safe through Diego Costa, N'Golo Kante and Willian who all missed target.

    And they were nearly punished in stoppage time but Thibaut Courtois denied Patrick van Aanholt with a stunning stop, preserving his clean sheet and securing Chelsea's 10th consecutive top-flight victory.

    West Ham 1-0 Burnley

    Mark Noble's first-half strike earned West Ham their first PL win in seven games at London Stadium.

    It looked like the Hammers would go into the break without anything to show for their dominance, but in stoppage time they won a spot-kick when Ben Mee brought down Winston Reid.

    Up stepped Noble. His initial kick was saved low by Tom Heaton but he kept his composure to tuck in the rebound.

    Noble and Pedro Obiang both struck the woodwork with brilliant shots and Burnley's Matt Lowton produced a goal-saving block to deny Aaron Cresswell.

    The Clarets improved markedly after the break. Keeper Darren Randolph made a great one-handed save to keep out Scott Arfield's free-kick and Sam Vokes headed over with the goal gaping.

    Victory lifted the Hammers four points clear of the relegation zone and up to 15th in the table.

    Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester United

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck two minutes from time to give Manchester United a vital victory just as it appeared they had squandered another advantage at Crystal Palace.

    The 35-year-old Swede slid on to Paul Pogba's pass to beat Wayne Hennessey from an acute angle after James McArthur's 66th-minute strike seemed to have rescued a point for a strangely passive Palace.

    Pogba's assist repaid Ibrahimovic for creating his opener in first-half stoppage time - although Palace were furious as claims for a handball in the final pass and offside against the scorer were ignored by referee Craig Pawson.

    United maintained their 6th spot but remain a whopping 13points off the lead.

    Manchester City 2-0 Watford

    Manchester City earned their first Premier League home win in almost three months as they edged past Watford at Etihad Stadium.

    City, looking to avoid a third top-flight defeat in a row, led when an unmarked Zabaleta calmly side-footed in Kevin de Bruyne's deep cross.

    Raheem Sterling clipped the Watford bar after the break, before Odion Ighalo poked over Watford's best chance.

    And the visitors were punished when David Silva tucked in a late second on his 200th league appearance after a swift City break.

    But City remain 7points behind leaders Chelsea.

    Stoke 0-0 Southampton

    Stoke held Southampton to a goalless draw.The away side had plenty of possession but struggled to create chances in a poor game.

    Saints substitute Jay Rodriguez missed the game's best opening when he failed to make contact with Sofiane Boufal's second-half low cross.

    James Ward-Prowse had a chance to strike the winner from close range after a Glen Johnson error, but his shot was deflected wide.

    The point moves Southampton up to ninth, while Stoke Stoke stay in 12th.

    Tottenham 3-0 Hull

    Christian Eriksen scored twice as Tottenham proved too strong in the face of a spirited Hull City display at White Hart Lane.

    The Denmark international struck in either half as Spurs strengthened their grip on fifth spot;  Danny Rose laid Eriksen's first on a plate inside 15 minutes after good work down the left, and Kyle Walker did likewise from the right to snuff out any hope of a Hull comeback after the break.

    Eriksen was desperately unlucky not to claim the match ball after seeing a superb free-kick tipped on to the post by Hull goalkeeper David Marshall, allowing Victor Wanyama to mop up the rebound from a couple of yards out.

    West Bromwich 3-1 Swansea

    Salomon Rondon's hat-trick of headers sent West Brom seventh in the Premier League as a 3-1 defeat at The Hawthorns kept Swansea in the bottom three.

    Rondon's goals - all headers - came in a devastating 13-minute period early in the second half and highlighted the defensive frailties which have contributed to Swansea's poor season.

    Rondon headed home Matt Phillips' inswinging free-kick to open the scoring and, 11 minutes later, was again unmarked as the £12m striker converted Brunt's deep cross towards the far post.

    The Venezuelan completed his hat-trick in the 63rd minute, with Brunt again the provider as the striker found the top-right corner.

    The 27-year-old becomes only the second player to score a hat-trick of headers in the Premier League, with former Everton striker Duncan Ferguson the only other to do so, against Bolton in 1997.


    EPL Week 16 Roundup: Chelsea open 6point lead, Liverpool leapfrog Arsenal for second spot, Salomon Rondon bags hat-trick of headers, West Ham, Man Utd, Man City and Spurs all win



    Game day report from BBC and skysports were used in this compilation.


    Home Score Away
    Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea
    Stoke City 2-2 Leicester City
    West Ham Utd 1-0 Hull City
    Middlesbrough 3-0 Swansea
    Sunderland 1-0 Watford
    West Bromwich Albion 0-2 Manchester United
    Bournemouth 3-1 Southampton
    Manchester City 2-1 Arsenal
    Tottenham 2-1 Burnley


    New Chelsea tactician – Antonio Conte – on Saturday equaled a club record of 11 consecutive victories as his side edged Crystal Palace by a lone goal to extend their lead atop the PL by 9points over idle Arsenal and Liverpool who will play on Sunday and Monday respectively. The win catapulted Chelsea into the ranks of the PL’s ‘five hundred game winning club’ which has Manchester Utd (593) and Arsenal (512) as the other two occupants.

    The season’s struggles continued for PL Defending Champions – Leicester City – but they managed to salvage a point courtesy of Daniel Amartey’s 88th minute dramatic equalizer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s double for his tenth goal of the season allowed Manchester to ease past West Bromwich Albion for their third straight victory in as many outings, and the misery continued for Swansea as they gave up another three goals at Middlesbrough for a total of 6 goals within a week.

    Also on Saturday, Patrick van Aanholt’s strike lifted Sunderland off the PL bottom spot, and Mark Noble's controversial penalty was enough to give West Ham an unconvincing victory over luckless Hull City at London Stadium.

    Arsenal’s readiness to fight for the PL top spot failed to pass muster on Sunday as they ceded the second spot in a 2-1 capitulation to Man City who notched an impressive come from behind win at the Etihad to get their title hopes back on track, Southampton defeated local rivals Bournemouth 3-1 courtesy of Jay Rodriguez’s double and Danny Rose produced the winner as the Spurs came from behind to defeat Burnley under controversial circumstances at home.

    And on Monday night, Sadio Mane’s last-gasp goal denied Everton a share of the spoils in the Merseyside derby.


    Everton 0-1 Liverpool

    Sadio Mane's goal deep into injury time sank Everton and settled a scrappy Merseyside derby in Liverpool's favour at Goodison Park.

    The Reds' £34m summer signing from Southampton reacted first to a loose ball after substitute Daniel Sturridge's shot had hit the post in the fourth of eight minutes of stoppage time.

    Everton have now won just one of their past 20 meetings with their local rivals.

    Liverpool moved up to second on the PL table with the victory, a point and 3points ahead of Manchester City and Arsenal respectively.



    Bournemouth 1-3 Southampton

    Jay Rodriguez's first Premier League goals since August gave Southampton victory over local rivals Bournemouth.

    Both sides scored with their first efforts on target, with Nathan Ake's acrobatic header putting the Cherries in front after six minutes before Ryan Bertrand levelled with a solo dribble and finish.

    Half-time substitute Steve Davis made an immediate impact, providing Rodriguez with a tap-in to give the Saints the lead.

    And Rodriguez's superb 20-yard finish late on eased the visitors to victory.

    Southampton move up to seventh, three points above Bournemouth, who stay 10th.


    Manchester City 2-1 Arsenal

    Manchester City moved up to second on the PL table as Arsenal squandered a lead to lose for the second successive game.

    Theo Walcott's cool fifth-minute finish from Alexis Sanchez's pass put the Gunners in control at the interval - but the second half brought a familiar painful fate for manager Arsene Wenger and his players.

    Leroy Sane brought City level straight after half-time, before Raheem Sterling won the game with a goal 19 minutes from time.

    As a result, Arsenal dropped to the 4th spot and 9points behind whilst Man City improved to 7points behind leaders Chelsea.

    Tottenham Spurs 2-1 Burnley FC 

    Danny Rose's second-half strike ensured Tottenham kept the pressure on the Premier League's top four with a 2-1 win against Burnley on Sunday afternoon.

    Burnley took a surprise lead in the 21st minute through Ashley Barnes, but Dele Alli replied five minutes later.

    The result means Tottenham stay in fifth, just one point behind both Arsenal and Liverpool who will be in action on Monday.



    Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea

    Chelsea moved nine points clear atop the PL as they extended their winning run to 11 games with a 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace.

    Diego Costa scored the only goal of the game, heading home Cesar Azpilicueta's cross in the 44th minute for his 13th league goal of the season.

    The visitors, who will be without both Costa and N'Golo Kante for the Boxing Day fixture against Bournemouth after the pair picked up yellow cards, pushed for a second with substitute Cesc Fabregas and Marcos Alonso both being denied by Wayne Hennessey saves.

    Alonso then struck the crossbar with a free-kick in the 84th minute but the wasted chances did not prove costly as Antonio Conte's side held on for a third straight 1-0 win to extend their lead at the top, and equal a club-record run of successive wins.

    Stoke City 2-2 Leicester City

    Champions Leicester City recovered from Jamie Vardy's red card and a two-goal deficit to claim an incredible draw at Stoke City.

    Vardy was contentiously dismissed by referee Craig Pawson for a two-footed tackle on Mame Diouf.

    Stoke took advantage to score twice before half-time, with Bojan Krkic converting a penalty after Danny Simpson's handball, and Joe Allen tapping in.

    But the Foxes mounted a remarkable comeback in the final 15 minutes, with substitute Leonardo Ulloa and Daniel Amartey heading home to snatch a point.

    It leaves Leicester three points above the relegation zone in 15th, while Stoke are 11th.

    West Ham 1-0 Hull City

    Mark Noble's penalty 14 minutes from time gave West Ham a narrow 1-0 win over Hull City at London Stadium on Saturday.

    Three days after his winner against Burnley, it was captain Noble who gave West Ham the three points again, rolling a penalty home after Tom Huddlestone brought down Michail Antonio.

    Dieumerci Mbokani hit the post for Hull in the first half after capitalising on Aaron Cresswell's mistake, before Noble nearly diverted into his own net after half-time, hitting the bottom of the woodwork with a header.

    Middlesbrough 3-0 Swansea

    Alvaro Negredo scored twice to help Middlesbrough beat fellow strugglers Swansea City 3-0 at the Riverside on Saturday afternoon.

    The home side led 2-0 at the break thanks to Negredo's double, the first a brilliant volley, before the striker added another from the penalty spot.

    Boro then wrapped up the points when Marten De Roon side-footed home just before the hour-mark to end a poor recent run of two straight league defeats without scoring.

    M’boro moved up to 14th in the table, four points clear of the drop zone, while the Swans are now three points from safety in 19th position.

    Sunderland 1-0 Watford

    Sunderland moved off the bottom of the Premier League and to within a point of safety with victory over Watford at the Stadium of Light.

    Following a first half of few chances, Patrick van Aanholt scored the only goal of the game shortly after the break.

    Adnan Januzaj slid a lovely ball to Jermain Defoe, whose low cross was touched by Van Aanholt, who then swivelled and shot in off the post from six yards.

    Troy Deeney had a chance to equalise when he met a Nordin Amrabat cross, but his header flew wide.

    Daryl Janmaat and Odion Ighalo also had late efforts for the visitors saved by keeper Jordan Pickford, as Watford slipped to a fourth defeat in five games.

    West Bromwich 0–2 Manchester Utd

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his tenth goal in nine matches as Manchester United eased to victory over West Brom.

    The former Sweden international headed home from a brilliant Jesse Lingard delivery after only five minutes to put the visitors ahead.

    Ibrahimovic struck again just after the break when his effort from inside the box went in off Baggies defender Craig Dawson.

    United are now unbeaten in 10 matches in all competitions and seem to be on the mend after a 3 game skid that saw them play to 3 successive ties. They however remain 13points behind leaders Chelsea.




    Game day reports from BBC and skysports were used in this compilation.

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    • Earlier on Friday, a howler from Arsenal's Bernd Leno gifted Everton the maximum points to boost thier hopes of a fast fading top four finish.

    Liverpool’s quest for top-four finish were pegged back once again on the heels of a second straight tie in as many outings, this time at home, as substitute Joe Willock scored a dramatic but deserved 95th-minute equalizer on Saturday to deny the Reds a much-needed win and boost Newcastle’s survival hopes.

    • Saturday saw relegation-wary Burnley boost their survival hopes with an impressive 3-1 away win at Bournemouth, Leicester City made it a fourth straight win at relegated Huddersfield under new boss Brendan Rodgers, and Crystal Palace most certainly ...

    Week 33 of the English Premier League got underway this past Tuesday with Fulham securing their return to the Championship following a 4-1 pounding at the hands of Watford that put to bed all mathematical formulations of salvaging their season, and Manchester United missed the chance to move up third on the leaderboard after the Wolves came from behind to hand them a 2-1 loss.

    • Paul Pogba spearheaded a sensational Manchester United comeback to deny Manchester City a chance to win the Premier League title in a 3-2 win on Saturday.

    It was a dramatic game of two halves on Saturday afternoon as Manchester United went down by two goals in the first half but rebounded with three goals of their own to deny Manchester City the opportunity of winning this year’s Premier League title at the Etihad.

    • On Sunday, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored on his first start since recovering from malaria as Arsenal grabbed a confidence-boosting win at Newcastle and Gareth Bale hit a hat-trick in Tottenham’s 4-0 rout of relegated Sheffield United.

    Manchester City’s hopes of capturing their third title in four seasons this weekend after two brilliant goals within the space of 83 seconds saw off a stubborn Crystal Palace were stayed on Sunday after about 200 fans broke into Old Trafford to protest against the Glazer family's ownership of the club - Manchester United - ahead of United’s match against Liverpool. A loss to Liverpool would have handed the Cup to City who hold a 13 point advantage over their rivals.

    • Elsewhere on the day, Cardiff edged closer to relegation following a 2-0 loss at Burnley, relegated Fulham handed Everton a 2-0 shutout to end a run of nine successive defeats in the league, ...

    With the top two teams on the table – Liverpool and Manchester City – set to be in action tomorrow, relegation-wary Newcastle took a big step towards retaining their status in the Premiership following a lone goal victory over Leicester on Friday that saw them increase their points haul to 38, 10 points better than Cardiff, who holds the first relegation spot.

  • Champions-elect, Manchester City, moved a win closer to winning this year’s Premier League title as they bounced back from their Champions League exit with a comfortable 3-1 win over Tottenham. They need just three points to be crowned champions, but they can win the title outright if second-placed Manchester United lose to West Brom on Sunday or to Bournemouth on Wednesday.

  • Following a match day 34 that was spread through four days, EPL leaders – Chelsea and title chasers – Tottenham Spurs both won their respective assignments to keep the points differential between them at four.

    • Elsewhere on the day, Fulham boosted their pending departure to the Championship with a lone goal win over Bournemouth, their first away win of the season, and West Ham ...

    Game in hand Manchester city took a giant step towards retaining the Premier League title after edging Tottenham Spurs by a lone goal on Saturday in a tension packed game, a result that left closest contenders Liverpool with no choice but to win on Sunday against relegation threatened Cardiff City.

    • Elsewhere on Saturday, Huddersfield heightened their relegation fears with a 0-2 home loss to Everton, Brighton secured a crucial point with a 0-0 at Burnley, and Crystal Palace took a giant step towards survival with a 5-0 rout of Leicester City at home.

    With Chelsea dethroned, Manchester City winning the title with four games to spare, the second and the third spot ostensibly secure in the grips of Manchester United and Liverpool in that order, what remains in doubt is the fight for the fourth spot between Chelsea and Tottenham Spurs, and the two other teams that will accompany the seemingly relegation bound West Brom, whose latest attempt at survival got a feint spark from a 0-1 win over Newcastle to the Championship.

    • Relegation-wary Brighton survived a scare at home as they came back from a goal down to snatch a crucial point against Newcastle, Southampton sealed their stay in the Premiership ...

    With just two games to the end of the season, relegation threatened Cardiff City edged closer to the exit on Saturday following a lone goal loss at already relegated Fulham that left their survival hopes hanging by the thinnest of threads.

  • Cardiff city’s last stance for survival in the Premiership burned out at home Saturday afternoon following a 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace that saw hitherto relegation-wary Brighton, who will be in action at Arsenal on Sunday heave a huge sigh of relief as they survived with just two games to go.

    • Elsewhere on Saturday, Watford defeated Newcastle 2-1 to put their stay beyond doubt, and a dominant road performance for a 2-0 win over Leicester saw West Ham edge closer to safety.

    Relegation fears heightened for English Premier League side, Swansea City, following a lone goal loss to Bournemouth on Saturday that saw them trade places with Southampton for the first relegation spot on goal difference as the latter picked up a crucial point at Everton to match Swansea’s 33points tally.

  • The 2016/17 English Premier League season came to a befitting end this afternoon with Chelsea being crowned Champions after handing cellar dwellers – Sunderland - a crushing 5-1 thumping at the Stamford Bridge to send them on their merry way to the Championship Division. The Champions became the first English side to register 30 top-flight victories in a 38-game season.

    • Elsewhere on Sunday, Crystal Palace topped visiting Bournemouth by five goals to three, West Ham clinched a top-10 finish with a 4-1 road win at Watford, Newcastle ended the campaign with an impressive 4-0 win at relegated Fulham, and relegated Huddersfield stole a point at Southampton.

    Brighton’s attempts to end the season on a high note after surviving relegation fell short as Manchester City roared back from a goal down in spectacular style to hand them a 4-1 thrashing at the Amex, a result that ended Liverpool’s magnificent challenge for the title.

    • West Ham ended the season on a triumphant note with a 3-1 win over Everton, Bournemouth ended their season on a high note with a 2-1 road win at Burnley, Swansea confirmed their relegation with a 2-1 slump at home to already relegated Stoke City, and bottommost West Brom climaxed their exit with a 2-0 loss at C. Palace.

    2017/18 English Premier League Champions, Manchester City, rounded off an incredible season with a record 100 points following a lone goal win at Southampton, who secured their survival despite the loss.

    • Jamie Vardy, who won the Golden Boot with 23 goals, hit the woodwork for the hosts at 0-0 but ultimately their season fizzled out after taking just two points from the last 21 available.

    The extended 2019/20 English Premier League season concluded today with Champions Liverpool finishing with the second-highest points total in top-flight history (99) after surviving an early scare in a come from behind win over Newcastle on the final day of the season.



    Home Score Away
    Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool
    Leicester 3-0 Burnley
    Manchester City 4-0 Bournemouth
    Hull City 1-4 Arsenal
    West Brom 4-2 West Ham
    Everton 3-0 Middlesbrough
    Watford 3-1 Manchester Utd
    Crystal Palace 4-1 Stoke City
    Southampton 1-0 Swansea City
    Tottenham 1-0 Sunderland

    Week 5 of the EPL kicked off under Friday Night’s bright lights at Stamford Bridge with Jordan Henderson’s 30-yard screamer for Liverpool ending Antonio Conte's unbeaten start to the season as the Reds made some capital gains on the road with a 2-1 win.

    And on Saturday, Manchester City continued their charge for the PL title with a 4-0 thumping of Bournemouth at home to maintain their 100 per cent winning start to the season. Not to be outdone in the winning column on the day, defending PL Champions Leicester rebounded from last week’s 4-1 trouncing at the Reds with a 3-0 thumping of newly promoted Burnley FC with Islam Slimani leading the charge with a brace on his PL debut for just their second win of the season.

    Also on Saturday, West Ham continued their poor start to the season as they picked up their fourth loss of the season in a 4-2 loss at the Hawthorns, and Everton extended their winning run to four games with a 3-1 victory over Middlesbrough to leapfrog to the second spot on the table.



    Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool

    Jordan Henderson scored a goal-of-the-season contender as Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-1 on Friday Night Football at Stamford Bridge.

    Jurgen Klopp's side showed tremendous energy in the first half and raced into a two goal lead thanks to Dejan Lovren's neat finish and Henderson's stunning effort.

    Chelsea, who were booed off at half-time, failed to lay a glove on the rampant Reds until Diego Costa netted his fifth goal of the season with 29 minutes remaining, but Liverpool saw the game out comfortably.

    The result moves Liverpool on to 10 points - level with Chelsea - as Antonio Conte suffered his first defeat as Blues head coach.

    Leicester 3-0 Burnley

    Islam Slimani made the perfect start to his Premier League career as he scored twice for Leicester in a 3-0 victory over Burnley.

    The club's record signing, who joined from Sporting Lisbon for £29m, scored either side of half-time to provide the catalyst for the Premier League champions to stretch their unbeaten home record to 19 games.

    Ben Mee scored a comical own goal to rub salt into Burnley's wounds as Sean Dyche's side have lost all of their away games in all competitions this season without scoring.

    Manchester City 4-0 Bournemouth

    A rampant Manchester City maintained their 100 per cent start to the season by cruising past Bournemouth 4-0 at the Etihad on Saturday.

    The home side led 2-0 at half-time after strikes from the outstanding Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho, who was once again deputizing for the suspended Sergio Aguero.

    City wrapped up the points by adding further goals after the break from Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan, who was making his Premier League debut, with their only disappointment being the late red card for Nolito.

    Hull City 1-4 Arsenal

    Alexis Sanchez scored a brace and missed a penalty as Arsenal comfortably beat 10-man Hull City at home.

    Sanchez put Arsenal ahead when he got a touch on Alex Iwobi's shot, but failed from the spot after Jake Livermore handled and was sent off.

    Theo Walcott added a second after the break before Robert Snodgrass pulled one back for the hosts with a penalty.

    Sanchez stroked a third into an empty net before Granit Xhaka's spectacular shot rounded off the scoring.

    West Brom Albion 4-2 West Ham United

    West Ham's poor start to the season continued as they suffered a fourth league defeat, going down 4-2 to West Brom at the Hawthorns.

    In their first game under new Chinese ownership, Albion raced into a 4-0 lead after an hour with record-signing Nacer Chadli scoring twice.

    But West Ham then scored two in four minutes to halve the deficit.

    Michail Antonio netted his fifth league goal of the season but the Baggies held on for a first home win since March.

    The Hammers' latest defeat came on the back of last week's 4-2 loss to Watford, a game they had led 2-0 at one stage.

    Everton 3-1 Middlesbrough

    Everton extended their unbeaten start under Ronald Koeman to five games as they came from behind to beat Middlesbrough 3-1 at Goodison Park.

    In controversial circumstances, Maarten Stekelenburg's 21st-minute own goal had threatened to derail the hosts' bright start to life under the Dutchman, but, on his 600th Premier League appearance, Gareth Barry hauled Everton level just three minutes later.

    From that point, Koeman's side took firm control of the contest as Seamus Coleman's fine individual effort put them ahead before Romelu Lukaku grabbed his fourth goal in two games with their third before half-time.

    And the Merseysiders saw out the victory with ease as they moved up to second in the Premier League table, securing their best start to the league campaign since 1978.


    Watford 3-1 Man United

    Manchester United slipped to their third consecutive defeat as they lost 3-1 at Watford in the Premier League on Sunday.

    Etienne Capoue's fourth goal of the season put the hosts in front at Vicarage Road, before Marcus Rashford equalised from close range after the break.

    An inspired change by Walter Mazzarri saw substitute Juan Camilo Zuniga sweep Watford back ahead with his first touch seven minutes from time, and Troy Deeney added a late penalty after Zuniga was fouled by Marouane Fellaini.

    The Defeat caps a miserable eight days for Jose Mourinho's side after they were beaten in the Manchester derby last Saturday and then in the Europa League by Feyenoord on Thursday.

    It is the first time Mourinho has lost three games in a row as a manager since August 2006, when he was in his first spell at Chelsea.

    Crystal Palace 4-1 Stoke

    Crystal Palace inflicted further misery on the Premier League's bottom side Stoke City with a thumping home win.

    Palace were 2-0 up inside 12 minutes thanks to goals at set pieces from defenders James Tomkins and Scott Dann.

    Stoke improved after the break but nearly went 3-0 down when Bojan Krkic cleared a Dann header off the line.

    James McArthur's deflected strike was followed by a fine Andros Townsend goal before Marko Arnautovic scored a consolation with the game's final play.

    Southampton 1-0 Swansea City

    Charlie Austin came off the bench to score the winner as Southampton beat Swansea City 1-0 at St Mary's.

    Nathan Redmond wasted two great opportunities to give the Saints the lead in the first half, but it was the second-half introduction of Austin that proved the difference.

    The striker, who had scored a brace against Sparta Prague in the Europa League in midweek, went agonisingly close to opening the scoring when his header crashed back off the crossbar and drifted the wrong side of the post off the back of goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

    Tottenham 1-0 Sunderland

    Tottenham maintained their unbeaten start to the Premier League season with a comfortable victory against winless Sunderland at White Hart Lane.

    Spurs dominated but did not make the breakthrough until Harry Kane scored with their 22nd attempt on goal.

    Papy Djilobodji failed to clear a Dele Alli header allowing Kane to poke home from point-blank range on 59 minutes.

    Late on, Kane suffered a nasty ankle injury and Sunderland's Adnan Januzaj was sent off for a second booking.

    A fourth defeat in five games means Sunderland are yet to win in the league under David Moyes.


    Game day reports from BBC Sports and Skysports were used in this compilation.

  • English Premier League title hopeful sides; Manchester City and Manchester United continued their stellar run for the title with respective victories over flailing Crystal Palace who are yet to score a goal this season and Southampton to maintain their hold on the top two spots.


    Home Score Away
    Manchester United 4-1 Leicester
    Bournemouth 1-0 Everton
    Liverpool 5-1 Hull City
    Middlesbrough 1-2 Tottenham spus
    Stoke 1-1 West Brom
    Sunderland 2-3 Crystal Palace
    Swansea 1-3 Manchester City
    West Ham 0-3 Southampton
    Burnley FC - Watford

    It was all gloom for PL defending Champions – Leicester City – in Week 6 as Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United squad ended their four game losing run with an impressive battering of the latter on the back of a rampant first-half display that saw them put up four goals, Mourinho’s replacement at his former club – Antonio Conte – was not spared from the pressures and uncertainties of the PL as his side capitulated to a 3-0 thrashing at the hands of Arsenal who won for the fourth straight time, and runaway leaders – Manchester City – continued their majestic run thus far, with Sergio Aguero’s brace leading the way as his side trounced Swansea by three goals to one to help new boss, Pep Guardiola, maintain his perfect start to the season.

    Liverpool won for the third straight time in as many outings as they shellacked 10-man Hull City by five goals to one with James Milner hitting a brace from the spot to lift the Reds in into the top four, and Tottenham moved up second on the PL log courtesy of Heung-Min Son’s first half brace in their 2-1 win at newly promoted Middlesbrough.

    Also on Saturday, Everton lost for the first time under Ronald Koeman’s charge, Salomon Rondon’s stoppage-time equalizer earned West Brom a point against Stoke City, and the rot continued for Sunderland who lost for the fifth time this season after going down 2-3 at home to Crystal Palace.

    On Sunday, West Ham fell to their fourth straight PL defeat on Sunday afternoon as they were beaten 3-0 by Southampton, and on Monday Night, Jeff Hendrick and Michael Keane scored their first ever PL goals for the Clarets as Burnley recorded a morale boosting 2-0 win over Watford.




    Burnley FC vs Watford

    Manchester Utd 4-1 Leicester City

    A rampant first-half display gave Manchester United a 4-1 win over champions Leicester at Old Trafford on Saturday.
    United captain Wayne Rooney was dropped for the lunchtime kick-off, but it didn't seem to impact United as they raced into a 4-0 lead before half-time.

    Chris Smalling's header from a corner put them ahead halfway through the first period, before Rooney's replacement Juan Mata finished off a superb team-move for 2-0.

    Marcus Rashford's simple finish from another corner made it 3-0, and Paul Pogba scored his first goal for United with a fine header to make it four as the hosts dominated proceedings.

    Substitute Demarai Gray scored a stunning consolation for the champions from 25 yards on the hour mark, but it wasn't enough to start a comeback as Leicester suffered their third defeat in six games this season.

    Bournemouth 1-0 Everton

    Everton lost in the league for the first time under Ronald Koeman as Junior Stanislas' superb shot gave Bournemouth a deserved victory.

    Jack Wilshere hit the crossbar with a deflected shot before Stanislas' 25-yard drive flew into the top corner.

    Harry Arter and Callum Wilson also went close as the Cherries won for the second time in the league this season.

    Romelu Lukaku's early header was brilliantly saved by Artur Boruc but Everton rarely threatened.

    This match produced a 3-3 thriller last season with four late goals and a 98th-minute equaliser from Stanislas, who proved Everton's undoing again.

    Liverpool 5-1 Hull City

    Liverpool claimed a third straight Premier League win courtesy of an emphatic victory over 10-man Hull.

    The Reds controlled the game and led through Adam Lallana's low shot.

    Ahmed Elmohamady saw red for handball in the box, with James Milner scoring from the spot before Sadio Mane added a third for the home side.

    David Meyler lashed in for Hull but Philippe Coutinho's long-range strike and a second Milner penalty underlined the home side's dominance.

    Jurgen Klopp's side are now fourth in the table and the division's second-top scorers behind Manchester City, with 16 goals in six matches - 11 of those coming in their past three.

    Middlesbrough 1-2 Tottenham Spurs

    Heung-Min Son bagged a first-half brace as Tottenham secured a 2-1 win at Middlesbrough to remain unbeaten and go second on the table.

    The Londoners were without last season's Golden Boot winner Harry Kane but their attacking threat was undiminished in the first half.

    The visitors were less inspired after the break and an improved Boro side pulled one back through Ben Gibson, but they could not find an equalizer and Spurs are off to their best ever start to a Premier League season.

    Stoke City 1-1 West Brom Albion

    Salomon Rondon's stoppage-time equaliser secured West Brom a 1-1 draw at Stoke to leave Mark Hughes’ side winless in the Premier League.

    Joe Allen had looked to have won it for the Potters when he bundled the ball home via a deflection off Claudio Yacob but Stoke's weakness from set-pieces cost them.

    Rondon's header from Darren Fletcher's left-wing corner was too hot for Lee Grant to handle and earned the Baggies a scarcely-deserved point on the occasion of Tony Pulis' 1000th game as a manager.

    Sunderland 2-3 Crystal Palace

    Christian Benteke's last-minute header left Sunderland waiting for their first league victory of the season as Crystal Palace came from 2-0 down to win.

    The Belgian powered home from six yards out after a free-kick to give Palace a third straight league win and leave the Black Cats bottom of the table.

    Jermain Defoe had put the hosts in charge with two well-taken goals.

    But Joe Ledley pulled one back with a deflected shot before James McArthur's header pulled Palace level.

    Sunderland, one of just two teams yet to triumph in the Premier League this season, have not won a league game in September since 2012.

    Swansea 1-3 Manchester City

    Sergio Aguero's double helped Man City maintain their 100 per cent start to the Premier League season with a 3-1 win over Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.
    Aguero, on his return from a three-match suspension, opened the scoring with a fine finish before Fernando Llorente swiftly equalised with his first goal for Swansea.

    Aguero added his second of the game, and 11th of the season, from the penalty spot after Mike van der Hoorn was penalised for an arm across the face of Kevin De Bruyne, and Raheem Sterling completed the scoring.

    There was a late injury worry for Pep Guardiola as De Bruyne limped off appearing to hold his hamstring, but the victory makes it six wins from six league games, and 10 in a row in all competitions under the new head coach.

    Arsenal 3-0 Chelsea

    Arsenal produced a devastating first-half display to dismantle Chelsea and secure a fourth successive Premier League win.

    Alexis Sanchez took advantage of Gary Cahill's error to race clear and lift a composed finish over Thibaut Courtois after 11 minutes, and Theo Walcott completed a brilliant move to steer in Hector Bellerin's pass three minutes later.

    Mesut Ozil then left N'Golo Kante trailing to expose Chelsea on the counter-attack and steer home Arsenal's third five minutes before the break, after an exchange with Sanchez.

    It was little more than damage limitation for Chelsea after that as they fell to their second league loss in a row as rampant Arsenal moved third in the table.


    West Ham 0-3 Southampton

    Charlie Austin scored his fifth goal in four appearances as Southampton condemned West Ham to a fourth successive Premier League defeat.

    Austin broke the deadlock in a cagey encounter with a side-foot finish following Ryan Bertrand's pull-back.

    Dusan Tadic made it 2-0, collecting a pass from Austin and rounding Adrian before finding the empty net.

    James Ward-Prowse's low finish consigned West Ham, who had just one shot on target, to defeat.

    The facts are damning for the Hammers. They have lost five of their opening six games in a top-flight season for the first time in their history and are 18th in the table having conceded 16 goals.

    Southampton, meanwhile, have won four matches in a row in all competitions and are up to eighth.


    Burnley FC 2-0 Watford

    Burnley's record signing Jeff Hendrick scored his first goal for the club to help his side beat a lacklustre Watford in the Premier League.

    The hosts had carried the greater threat and Hendrick headed in from a Steven Defour cross for the opener.

    Troy Deeney had a rare Hornets shot saved before Defour crossed for Michael Keane to nod in a second for Burnley.

    Isaac Success went close late on for Watford but the Clarets easily held on for a second league win of the season.

    The victory moved Burnley level on seven points with Watford.


    Match day results from bbc.co.uk and skysports were used in this compilation.


    Home Score Away
    Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace
    Swansea 1-2 Liverpool
    West Ham 1-1 Middlesbrough
    Hull City 0-2 Chelsea
    Sunderland 1-1 West Brom
    Watford 2-2 Bournemouth
    Manchester Utd 1-1 Stoke City
    Leicester City 0-0 Southampton
    Tottehham 2-0 Manchester City
    Burnley FC 0-1 Arsenal


    Hull City 0-2 Chelsea


    Chelsea ended their 3 game winless run in the Premier League on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Hull City to ease some of the pressure on first year boss – Antonio Conte – who praised the intensity and commitment he saw in his players after the game. Liverpool extended their winning streak to four straight, courtesy of a late James Milner spot kick as the Reds climbed back from a goal down for the maximum points, and Watford’s Granada summer signing - Isaac Success – who came on as a substitute salvaged a point for his side against Bournemouth in their Vicarage Road thriller.

    Elsewhere on Saturday, Sunderland’s Patrick Van Aanholt came off the bench to salvage a point for his side 7 minutes from time against West Brom, and West Ham and Middlesbrough ended their losing runs with a 1-1 tie.

    Earlier on Friday, Romelu Lukaku scored his sixth goal in five league games to equalise with a late strike in an entertaining match against Crystal Palace.

    And on Sunday, PL runner-ups from last year – Tottenham Spurs - deservedly ended Pep Guardiola's perfect Premier League start and underlined their own title credentials with a thrilling victory over Manchester City at White Hart Lane, Manchester Utd failed to capitalize on their home court as they settled for a 1-1 tie with Stoke City, visiting Southampton held PL Champions – Leicester City – to a goalless draw as the struggles continue to mount for the latter, and Burnley suffered a cruel defeat at Turf Moor as Arsenal secured victory with a controversial Laurent Koscielny goal in the final act of an intriguing match.

    Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Poor Everton defending allowed Scott Dann to head Palace in front late on as the Londoners looked on course to win.

    But Lukaku - who had twice struck the woodwork - tapped in Gerard Deulofeu's low cross from two yards for a deserved point for the dominant hosts.

    Palace's Jordon Mutch sent a shot wide as both sides searched for a winner.

    The draw was still enough to move Palace to sixth on goal difference, though manager Alan Pardew will be disappointed that his team only held their lead for five minutes, to drop points from a winning position for the first time this season.




    Swansea 1-2 Liverpool

    James Milner's late penalty gave Liverpool a 2-1 win at Swansea on Saturday to extend their winning run to five games.

    Leroy Fer gave Swansea the lead with a simple close-range finish early on, and Swansea should have been further ahead in the first half, but Borja Baston's two unmarked headers were off target.

    Liverpool's pressure either side of half-time took its toll on Swansea as Roberto Firmino headed the visitors level from 10 yards on 54 minutes.

    And they got their winner in the 84th minute as Firmino was brought down by Angel Rangel in the area, Milner making no mistake from the spot.

    Swansea defender Mike van der Hoorn should have equalised in stoppage time, but the result extends Liverpool's unbeaten run in all competitions to seven games, while Francesco Guidolin's Swansea are still without a Premier League victory since the opening day.

    West Ham 1-1 Middlesbrough

    A brilliant solo goal from Dimitri Payet salvaged a point for West Ham as they and Middlesbrough both ended losing runs with a 1-1 draw.

    Cristhian Stuani's header early in the second half (51) put the visitors in front but a wonderful mazy run and finish from Frenchman Payet soon sftare (57) brought the sides level again.

    From there, neither side looked like finding a winner, and the ensuing stalemate did little to improve their recent records.

    Hull City 0-2 Chelsea

    Chelsea stopped the rot after successive Premier League defeats as they ground down Hull at the KCOM Stadium.

    The hosts enjoyed the better of a cagey first half but went behind when Willian swept home a curling shot after good work from Diego Costa after the break. Liverpool extended their winning run to

    Costa found the top corner with a similar strike to double the lead after Nemanja Matic's powerful run

    Hull never recovered and could have been further behind but for Pedro's poor finishing from six yards.

    The result condemns Hull to a fourth defeat in their last five top-flight games, while the Tigers remain without a win against Chelsea in nine Premier League meetings.

    Sunderland 1-1 West Brom

    Patrick van Aanholt came off the bench to score a late equaliser for Sunderland as they ended a run of three straight defeats - but remained in the Premier League relegation zone - with a draw against West Brom.

    Nacer Chadli's third league goal of the season, against the run of play, looked set to inflict a sixth league defeat in seven games on David Moyes' side, who showed spirit to fight back.

    Dutch substitute Van Aanholt, usually a left-back but playing higher up the pitch here, started and finished the leveller - his scuffed shot bouncing into the ground and looping beyond Ben Foster.

    Defeat would have saddled Moyes' winless team with the record for the worst start to a season in Premier League history and although their prospects remain bleak, this match at least offered the manager hope for the rest of the season.

    Watford 2-2 Bournemouth

    Isaac Success came off the bench to score Watford's second-half equaliser and his first for the club in a 2-2 draw at home to Bournemouth.

    The summer signing from Granada steered a header into the far corner on 65 minutes after fellow second-half substitute Josh King had beaten two players and smashed a low shot home to restore the Cherries' lead.

    The visitors had gone ahead during an impressive first-half display when Callum Wilson stole in front of his marker and flicked Junior Stanislas' cross through Heurelho Gomes' clumsy handling (31).

    Watford levelled through captain Troy Deeney's 99th goal for the club just after the break, a close-range finish after fine work by Morocco international Amrabat.

    Substitute Joshua King restored Bournemouth's lead with a long-range deflected effort 44 seconds after coming on before Success equalised with a header following Jose Holebas' free-kick.

    Incredibly, Bournemouth hit the woodwork three times in the second half. Jack Wilshire was twice denied by the post while Stanislas's free-kick rattled the bar late on.



    Manchester Utd 1-1 Stoke City

    Stoke snatched a point at Manchester United as Joe Allen capitalised on a spill from David de Gea to punish the hosts' lax first-half finishing.

    After a string of saves from Lee Grant before the break, United made the breakthrough when substitute Anthony Martial swept home a curling shot.

    It appeared to be a fatal blow to a Stoke side who had rarely threatened.

    But when De Gea failed to hold Glen Johnson's shot and Jon Walters' follow-up came off the bar, Allen poked in.

    Paul Pogba rattled the bar with a header as United mounted a late siege on the Stoke goal, but Mark Hughes' side clung on to the point that takes them off the bottom of the table.

    Leicester City 0-0 Southampton

    Champions Leicester City's struggles in the Premier League continued as they were held to a draw by Southampton.

    The home side almost went behind when Charlie Austin went close with two headers and hit the post with a shot.

    Austin was also through on goal in the second half but an ambitious chip was saved by keeper Kasper Schmeichel.

    Jamie Vardy had Leicester's best chance after a poor backpass but he was tackled by Oriol Romeu, who also blocked two follow-up shots.

    The Foxes have now won only two of their opening seven leagues games, collecting eight points




    Tottenham 2-0 Manchester city


    Tottenham 2-0 Manchester City

    Tottenham inflicted Pep Guardiola's first defeat at Manchester City as they moved to within one point of the leaders with a scintillating 2-0 victory on Sunday.

    Spurs got off to a flying start at White Hart Lane, taking the lead on nine minutes after Aleksandar Kolarov put through his own net before Dele Alli slotted a slick second seven minutes before half-time.

    City, who trailed for the first time under Guardiola in the Premier League, rallied after the interval but struggled to replicate the form that had guided them to six top-flight wins from six beforehand.

    Things could have been worse for City had Erik Lamela not seen his second-half penalty saved by Claudio Bravo, but in the end it proved inconsequential as Spurs held on to secure their best since 1960/61, asserting their own title credentials as they moved to within a point of the summit and left Guardiola mulling over his first PL defeat.

    Burnley FC 0-1 Arsenal

    Arsene Wenger started his 21st year as Arsenal manager with a controversial 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor following a 93rd-minute Laurent Koscielny winner.

    Defender Koscielny bundled the ball home at the far post from a corner in the third minute of stoppage time, but it looked like his initial shot, which was directed over the bar, came off his own arm before crossing the line.

    Burnley were furious, but referee Craig Pawson allowed the goal, handing Arsenal a vital three points following a stubborn Burnley display.

    Alexis Sanchez went closest for the visitors in a game lacking in chances, forcing a good save out of Tom Heaton before volleying just wide from a corner in the second half, while Michael Keane hit the woodwork for Burnley from a header.

    The result means Arsenal go up to third, two points off leaders Manchester City, while Burnley sit 14th with seven points.



    Match day reports from BBC Sports and skysports.com were used in this compilation

    • Chelsea fluffed the chance to end Liverpool’s unbeaten start to the seasson, as Daniel Sturridge netted a last-gasp stunner on 89 minutes to save Liverpool from looming defeat.

    Jose Mourinho returned to the hot seat on Saturday as his star studded side, Manchester United, stumbled to a 3-1 humbling at the hands of West Ham in their Week 07 clash at the London Stadium.


    Home Score Away
    Chelsea 3-0 Leicester City
    Arsenal 3-2 Swansea
    Bournemouth 6-1 Hull City
    Manchester City 1-1 Everton
    Stoke City 2-0 Sunderland
    West Bromwich 1-1 Tottenham
    Crystal Palace 0-1 West Ham
    Middlesbrough 0-1 Watford
    Southampton 3-1 Burnley FC
    Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City


    Action in the English Premier League returned this weekend following the international break with Defending Champions, Leicester City maintaining their recent poor form as they lost for the fourth time this season, a 3-0 smacking at the hands of Chelsea who picked up their second straight win after ending a two game losing run in Week 7, and PL leaders Manchester City failed to return to the winning column this weekend, stuttering to a one-all tie at home against Everton to make it just a point out of 6 in their last two outings.

    Arsenal held off a spirited rally from Swansea for their 6th PL win of the young season to move up level on points with leaders Manchester City, Dele Alli's last minute equaliser saved the blushes for Tottenham as they held on to their unbeaten record against West Ham, and Bournemouth obliterated Hull City by a hefty 6-1 scoreline to hand Mike Phelan a miserable start to life as the Tigers full-time manager.

    Also on Saturday, West Ham climbed out of the relegation zone after beating hosts Crystal Palace by a lone goal, and Joe Allen’s brace helped Stoke City to their first PL win of the season, condemning winless Sunderland deeper into the relegation hole.

    On Sunday, Jose Holebas’ stunning strike left Middlesbrough still looking for their first home win of the season and Southampton stretched their unbeaten run in all competitions to seven with a comfortable 3-1 trouncing over Burnley. And on Monday Night, Liverpool and Manchester United played to a goalless tie at Anfield.


    Chelsea 3-0 Leicester

    Chelsea cruised to a 3-0 win over Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday with Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Victor Moses on target.

    Costa volleyed home his seventh league goal of the season after slack Leicester marking at a corner, and Hazard made Chelsea's first-half dominance count at Stamford Bridge with their second on 33 minutes.

    The visitors, who were second best in the first half, improved after the break and nearly got back into the match when David Luiz turned a Marc Albrighton cross onto his own post.

    But Moses made the game safe for Chelsea in the 80th minute, latching onto Nathaniel Chalobah's back-heel and tucking past Kasper Schmeichel.

    Antonio Conte had rubbished speculation over his future at Stamford Bridge after a three-match winless league run in September, and it was a fine performance from his side that will go some way to quietening those rumours further.

    Arsenal 3-2 Swansea

    Theo Walcott scored twice as 10-man Arsenal won their sixth Premier League game in a row, despite a spirited Swansea City display in Bob Bradley's first match as manager.

    Gunners and England forward Walcott now has five goals in eight games, taking advantage of a heavy Jordi Amat touch for his first and a poor Jack Cork header for his second.

    The Swans looked dejected after the quick-fire double, though Gylfi Sigurdsson pounced on a Granit Xhaka error to curl in and give them hope before the break.

    Mesut Ozil volleyed an Alexis Sanchez cross into the top corner to restore a two-goal lead for the hosts, but substitute Borja tapped in from the impressive Modou Barrow's cross to set up a tense finale.

    Arsenal saw Xhaka sent off for a petulant trip with 20 minutes left and dug in to earn a win which moves them level on points with league leaders Manchester City.

    Bournemouth 6-1 Hull City

    Bournemouth ran Hull City ragged at the Vitality Stadium, handing Mike Phelan a miserable start to life as the Tigers’ full-time manager.

    Goals from Charlie Daniels, Steve Cook and Junior Stanislas saw the home side go in 3-1 up at half-time, with Ryan Mason's deflected shot the only saving grace for Hull.

    But the game became even more one-sided after the break as the Cherries turned on the style, picking off their visitors time and again and adding three further goals through Stanislas, Callum Wilson and substitute Dan Gosling.

    Manchester City 1-1 Everton

    Maarten Stekelenburg saved two penalties for Everton as his side escaped with a point against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium.

    Kevin de Bruyne was the first to miss in the opening period, seeing the Dutch goalkeeper push his effort away, and Sergio Aguero saw the same outcome in the second half.

    Despite dominating possession, City went behind as Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring with a cool finish.

    Nolito headed in for the hosts from David Silva's inch-perfect cross, but De Bruyne had a drive brilliantly saved by Stekelenburg, as City failed to find the winner.

    Stoke City 2-0 Sunderland

    Joe Allen's scoring streak continued as he grabbed both goals to hand Stoke their first win of the season at the expense of bottom side Sunderland.

    The midfielder got his head to Marko Arnautovic's cross from the left to give the Potters an eighth-minute lead before adding a second just before half-time with an 18-yard strike through a crowd of players.

    Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford made a good save to deny Stoke forward Wilfried Bony, who also fired wide with two 18-yard efforts.

    The visitors' best effort fell to Jermain Defoe in the first half but his goal bound shot was brilliantly blocked by Ryan Shawcross.

    It is worrying times for Sunderland manager David Moyes, whose side have only picked up two points from their first eight games.

    West Bromwich 1-1 Tottenham

    Dele Alli's equaliser a minute from time ensured Tottenham maintained their unbeaten start to the season and remained within a point of Premier League leaders Manchester City.

    Nacer Chadli's late goal for West Brom seemed set to inflict an unlikely first defeat of the season on in-form Spurs.

    But Mauricio Pochettino's men fought back as substitute Son Heung-Min and Christian Eriksen combined to create the opportunity for England international Alli to prod the ball home with the outside of his boot.

    Crystal Palace 0-1 West Ham

    Manuel Lanzini's first-half goal gave 10-man West Ham a much-needed 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday evening.

    Lanzini put West Ham ahead in the first half with a sweeping finish inside the area, before Christian Benteke missed a penalty and hit the post with a header on the stroke of half-time.

    Aaron Cresswell was sent off with 15 minutes remaining after picking up two bookings within a minute, but West Ham held on for a vital win.


    Middlesbrough 0-1 Watford

    Jose Holebas' fine strike settled a poor game as Watford's victory left Middlesbrough still looking for a first home win of the Premier League season.

    The Greece defender drove past Victor Valdes from 20 yards to provide some inspiration for a forgettable match generally devoid of quality.

    Boro - who remain above the bottom three on goal difference only - failed to properly test Hornets goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes at all during the game.

    The result moves Watford up to 10th.

    Southampton 3-1 Burnley FC

    Southampton moved to eighth in the Premier League as goals from Charlie Austin and Nathan Redmond punished Burnley's poor second-half defending.

    Austin broke the deadlock by poking home at the near post after Virgil van Dijk was allowed to head across the face of the goal from a corner.

    Burnley's defence was at fault again as Redmond beat Tom Heaton with a low strike from another corner.

    Austin scored from the spot before a Sam Vokes penalty reduced the arrears.



    Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City

    Liverpool and Manchester United played out a goalless and uneventful stalemate on a disappointing night at Anfield.

    Goalkeeper David de Gea made two fine second-half saves from Emre Can and Philippe Coutinho to deny Liverpool the chance to move joint top of the Premier League.

    It was dubbed 'Red Monday', but the game was largely controlled by the away side playing in blue - and they missed a good chance to take all three points when Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed a simple second-half header.

    But the draw meant neither side would move up the Premier League table with Liverpool fourth and United down in seventh.



    Material from BBC and skysports was used in this compilation.

    • Title-hopeful side, Manchester United, were pegged back in the chase as they dropped points for the third time in four league games following a goalless draw against an under-strength side at the Emirates stadium.

    The English Premier League continued this weekend with bottommost Sheffield United's hopes of repeating their midweek giant-killing over Manchester United against City at the Etihad being doused in cold water as they succumbed to a lone goal defeat at the hands of Manchester City, who picked up a club-record 12th successive victory with the win for a three-point advantage at the helm on Saturday.

    • They have not been without silverware in the past 30 years, winning three FA Cups, four League Cups, a Uefa Cup, the Champions League twice - the latest coming last season under Klopp - as well as three Super Cups and one Club World Cup.

    Liverpool's 30-year wait for a top-flight title is over after Manchester City lost 2-1 at Chelsea to confirm the Reds as Premier League champions.

    • It is Pep Guardiola's first title as manager and the club's third of the Premier League era after their 28th victory of the season against Tottenham on Saturday meant United had to avoid defeat at Old Trafford.

    Manchester City have been confirmed as Premier League champions after Manchester United suffered a shock home defeat to West Brom on Sunday.

    • Pep Guardiola's side have had to wait to rubberstamp their latest triumph, following changes to the fixture schedule and their own slip-up.

    Manchester City have won a third Premier League title in four years after closest challengers Manchester United were beaten by Leicester City.

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