Sat, Dec

english premier league roundup

  • Chelsea will struggle to win the Premier League if striker Diego Costa leaves the club, but they should sell him if he is disruptive, says MOTD2 Extra pundit Alan Shearer.

    Shearer said: "It depends how bad an apple he becomes. If it affects the dressing room, you have to get rid."

  • 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.

  • ... 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.

  • 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.


    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.


    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.



    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.


    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.



    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.

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