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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is pictured chipping the onrushing Jordan Pickford to put Arsenal 4-0 ahead after just 37 minutes on Saturday

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New Arsenal signing, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored on his debut, as on and off Arsenal continued their chase for a top-four spot with 5-1 rout of Everton, Brighton completed the double over West Ham with a 3-1 win at home, and hitherto second off the bottom Southampton earned their first Premier League win in 13 matches with a 3-2 win over West Brom.
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Runaway Premier League leaders, Manchester City, saw their run take a light jolt at Turf Moor after Burnley came from a goal down to deny them their 23rd league win of the season on Saturday , a result that saw rivals, Manchester City, reduce the gap for the top spot to 13points following their win over bottom Huddersfield.

New Arsenal signing, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored on his debut, as on and off Arsenal continued their chase for a top-four spot with a 5-1 rout of Everton, Brighton completed the double over West Ham with a 3-1 win at home, and hitherto second off the bottom Southampton earned their first Premier League win in 13 matches with a 3-2 win over West Brom.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Bournemouth downed Stoke City by two goals to one in come from behind fashion, and Swansea salvaged a point against Leicester to keep their survival bid afloat.

And on Sunday, Harry Kane woefully failed to give Tottenham the lead in the second half as he missed from the spot before finally converting a last-gasp penalty to deny Liverpool the 3points, and Crystal Palace came from a goal down to salvage a point Newcastle.

Chelsea maintained their recent slump on Monday night as they succumbed to a 4-1 thumping at the hands of Watford.

Monday

Watford 4-1 Chelsea

Watford piled the pressure on Antonio Conte as a late flurry of goals secured a thumping 4-1 win over 10-man Chelsea on MNF.

Watford 4-1 Chelsea

On a miserable night for the champions, the out-of-sorts Tiemoue Bakayoko was sent off after half an hour before Troy Deeney scored the opener from the penalty spot in the 42nd minute.

Chelsea, who were beaten 3-0 at home by Bournemouth in their last game, looked as though they might snatch a point when Eden Hazard scored a brilliant equaliser in the 82nd minute.

But Watford scored three times in seven minutes through Daryl Janmaat, Gerard Deulofeu and Roberto Pereyra to secure victory for new head coach Javi Gracia on his home debut.

 

Sunday

Liverpool 2-2 Tottenham

Harry Kane scored an injury-time penalty after missing an earlier one for Tottenham to salvage a 2-2 draw in an extraordinary clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Super Sunday.
Liverpool were leading 1-0 with 12 minutes left after Mohamed Salah's opener but Victor Wanyama thumped Spurs level before Kane won a penalty on 85 minutes.

Liverpool 2-2 Tottenham

However, the England international spurned the opportunity and Salah sensationally put Liverpool in front in injury time with an exquisite solo effort.

That looked the end of the drama but Spurs won a second penalty with their final attack when the linesman overruled referee Jon Moss for a Virgil van Dijk challenge on Erik Lamela.

In front of a disgruntled home crowd, Kane made no mistake to become the player to reach 100 Premier League goals in the second-shortest time. Liverpool have the third spot on 51points, with Tottenham 2points back in 5th on 49points, and idle Chelsea sandwiched between them on 50points

Crystal Palace 1-1 Newcastle

Luka Milivojevic's second-half penalty saw Crystal Palace come from behind to earn a 1-1 draw with Newcastle on Sunday.

The Serbian made no mistake from the spot after Christian Benteke had been fouled by Ciaran Clark on 55 minutes to cancel out Mohamed Diame's 22nd-minute opener for the visitors.

The result leaves both teams in the relegation scrap, as Newcastle remain 16th and one point above the drop zone, while Palace are two points and two places ahead of them in 14th.

Monday

Watford vs Chelsea

Burnley 1-1 Manchester City

Johann Berg Gudmundsson's late strike cancelled out Danilo's first-half stunner as Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw at Burnley.

Burnley 1-1 Manchester City

While pre-match talk at Turf Moor was dominated by Pep Guardiola's decision to name only six substitutes, it appeared to be business as usual for City when Danilo curled in a sublime effort after 22 minutes.

However, just minutes after Raheem Sterling missed an open goal for City, Gudmundsson met Matthew Lowton's cross (82) to ensure the spoils were shared. The draw sees City's gap close to 13 points with Burnley in seventh on 36points.

Bournemouth 2-1 Stoke City

Bournemouth produced a second-half comeback to beat Stoke 2-1, as Paul Lambert suffered his first defeat as Potters manager.

Lambert had won and drawn his first two league games in charge, and his side got off to the perfect start at the Vitality Stadium as Xherdan Shaqiri headed home in the sixth minute.

But Bournemouth produced two goals in eight second-half minutes to complete their victory, with Josh King (71) netting the equaliser before Lys Mousset (79) nodded home at the back post to score his first Premier League goal.

Bournemouth moved up ninth place on 31 points following the win, while Stoke drop into the bottom three.

Brighton 3-1 West Ham

Brighton boosted their survival bid by completing the double over West Ham with a 3-1 victory at the Amex Stadium.

Sensational second-half goals from Jose Izquierdo (59) and Pascal Gross (75) clinched a vital three points for Chris Hughton's men after Javier Hernandez (30) cancelled out Glenn Murray's (7) opener.

The result lifts Brighton up to 13th in the table, level on points and goal difference with 12th-placed West Ham, who they trail only by goals scored.

Leicester 1-1 Swansea

Swansea City's revival under Carlos Carvalhal continued as Federico Fernandez's second-half header earned the strugglers a hard-earned 1-1 draw against Leicester.

Leicester City 1-1 Swansea

Leicester, still missing Riyad Mahrez, broke the deadlock early on when Jamie Vardy scored his 12th Premier League goal of the season with one of the England international's trademark strikes.

However, the Swans levelled matters eight minutes after half-time when skipper Fernandez headed home Sung-Yeung Ki's corner - just his second-ever league goal for his side.

As a result, the Foxes stay eighth in the table, while the visitors move up to 17th and out of the relegation zone, albeit only on goal difference.

Manchester United 2-0 Huddersfield

Alexis Sanchez scored his first goal for Manchester United as they comfortably beat Huddersfield to drop the latter one step off the bottom of the table on 24points.

Manchester United 2-0 Huddersfield

After an uneventful first half, Romelu Lukaku gave United the lead on 55 minutes with a close-range volley. Sanchez was then fouled by Huddersfield defender Michael Hefele to win a penalty and the Chilean, a January signing from Arsenal, stepped up to take the spot-kick.

The forward saw his low shot saved by Jonas Lossl, but made no mistake with the rebound to double United's lead on his home debut.

West Brom 2-3 Southampton

West Brom manager Alan Pardew reflected on a "special day but not a special result" after the club paid tribute to their late former striker Cyrille Regis before losing against relegation rivals Southampton.

West Brom 2-3 Southampton


Southampton came from behind to beat West Brom 3-2 at The Hawthorns and earn their first Premier League win in 13 matches.

Ahmed Hegazi headed West Brom in front (4) but Saints scored two goals in three minutes before the break to take control. Mario Lemina's stunning 25-yard strike brought them level (40) before Jack Stephens headed in his third goal in eight days (43).

Southampton moved out of the relegation zone to 14th while West Brom remain rooted to the bottom, four points adrift of safety.

Arsenal 5-1 Everton

Aaron Ramsey scored a first career hat-trick and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted on his debut as Arsenal eased past Everton 5-1 at the Emirates on Saturday.


Arsenal 5-1 Everton


Ramsey scored twice in the opening 20 minutes (6, 19), either side of a headed goal from Laurent Koscielny (14). Arsenal's club-record signing Aubameyang made it 4-0 with a cleverly chipped finish in the 37th minute, even though he was clearly in an offside position.

Everton pulled a goal back through substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin (64), but the hosts had the final say as Ramsey completed his hat-trick in the 74th minute, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan providing his third assist of the game. Arsenal remain 6th on 45points with Everton in 10th on 31points.

 

English Premier League Week 26 Standings.

English Premier League Week 26 Standings.

 

EPL Week 26 Scores At A Glance

Burnley 1-1 Manchester City

Bournemouth 2-1 Stoke City

Brighton 3-1 West Ham

Leicester 1-1 Swansea

Manchester United 2-0 Huddersfield

West Brom 2-3 Southampton

Arsenal 5-1 Everton

 Crystal Palace 1-1 Newcastle

Liverpool 2-2 Tottenham Spurs

Watford 4-1 Chelsea

Gameday reports from skysports and BBC were used in this compilation.

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