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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, ...
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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.

Leicester City extended their recent unbeaten run to five straight games, following a 2-0 win over Watford, who lost their fourth straight Premier League game, Huddersfield suffered a 2-1 stunning come from behind loss at home to Brighton, and Newcastle were handed a painful 3-0 thrashing at home by fellow mid-table side West Ham.

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, and earlier on Friday, Junior Hoilett scored a spectacular late winner as Cardiff City staged a stirring second-half fightback to edge Wolves by a goal in a game that recorded three goals.

And on Sunday, it was Chelsea over Fulham by two goals to nothing, Arsenal handing Tottenham a 4-2 beating, and Divock Origi sparking Mayhem at Anfield with his 96th minute goal winner to see Liverpool through against Everton.

EPL Week 14 standings

EPL Week 14 Standigngs.

 

Saturday

Cardiff City 2-1 Wolves

Junior Hoilett's breathtaking strike saw Cardiff come from behind to beat Wolves 2-1 at the Cardiff City Stadium on Friday.

Matt Doherty's close-range finish put Wolves ahead after 18 minutes, however, Aron Gunnarsson's scruffy effort levelled matters for Cardiff after 65 minutes, before Hoilett's stunning long-range curler turned the game on its head 12 minutes later.

The win sees Cardiff move out of the relegation zone after recording back-to-back top-flight home wins for the first time since 1961-62, while the visitors stay 11th after extending their winless league run to six games.

Manchester City 3-1 Bournemouth

Manchester City continued their unbeaten start with a 3-1 victory over Bournemouth on Saturday at the Etihad, their sixth league win in a row.

City took the lead on 16 minutes through Bernardo Silva's shot through a crowd from 15 yards, but Bournemouth got a deserved equaliser late in the half as Callum Wilson's fine header found the top corner (44).

Raheem Sterling hit the post after the break following a mazy run, but got his goal on 57 minutes, converting from close range after Asmir Begovic had spilled Danilo's shot, before Ilkay Gundogan got City's third from six yards from Leroy Sane's centre (79). Bournemouth moved down to ninth.

Jamie Vardy and James Maddison's first-half goals gave Leicester a 2-0 win over Watford on Saturday, as the visitors winless run extended to four games.

Vardy put the hosts ahead at the King Power Stadium with a penalty after 12 minutes, his third successful effort from the spot this week, after being brought down by Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster.

Maddison netted a wonderful second 11 minutes later, while Watford were wasteful in front of goal and have now scored just once in their last four league outings. Watford slipped to 10th while Leicester have moved up to seventh.

Crystal Palace 2-0 Burnley

Andros Townsend's stunning strike helped Crystal Palace end a run of eight games without a win with a 2-0 victory over Burnley.

James McArthur (16) gave Palace the lead with a left-footed cross that evaded everyone and went in off the far post and, after the hosts bombarded the Burnley goal without success for much of the second half, Townsend (77) found the top corner with a thumping strike to make sure of the points at Selhurst Park.

Burnley offered little as they succumbed to a fifth defeat in six league games and only the woodwork and some wasteful Palace finishing prevented them suffering a far heavier defeat.

The win was Roy Hodgson's side's first at home this season and lifts them to 14th while Burnley remain in the bottom three.

Newcastle 0-3 West Ham

Javier Hernandez scored twice as West Ham ended Newcastle's winning run with an accomplished 3-0 victory at St James' Park.

 

Hernandez put the Hammers ahead after 11 minutes when he finished from Robert Snodgrass' cross.

The visitors spurned several chances to add to their lead before Hernandez made it 2-0 in the 63rd minute. Newcastle were largely lacklustre in their hunt for a fourth straight Premier League win and Felipe Anderson's injury-time goal did not flatter the Hammers.

Newcastle improved to 15th, while West Ham remained 13th.

Huddersfield 1-2 Brighton

Steve Mounie's contentious red card proved the turning point as Brighton came from behind to win 2-1 at Huddersfield.

An eventful game saw its first goal inside the opening minute, when Bruno's skewed clearance landed in his own area and was headed in by Mathias Jorgensen with only 54 seconds played.

Mounie was then shown a straight red by Michael Oliver for a high challenge on Yves Bissouma, which looked unintentional but left a mark halfway up the midfielder's lower leg.

Brighton failed to press their advantage until the final seconds of the first half when Shane Duffy nodded in Solly March's cross (45+4), and later on he turned provider again as Florin Andone scored his first goal for the club from another header (69) which would prove to be the winner.

Southampton 2-2 Manchester United

Manchester United fought back from two goals down to secure a point but their Premier League struggles continued with a 2-2 draw at Southampton.

All the goals came in the first half at St Mary's and it was Southampton who raced into an early two-goal lead thanks to Stuart Armstrong's third goal in two games (13) and a stunning free-kick from Cedric Soares (20).

United put a lacklustre opening behind them with two goals in six minutes as Romelu Lukaku (33) and Ander Herrera (39) brought Jose Mourinho's side level, but they could not find a winner in what was a poor second half.

Southampton moved up to 18th while a point takes United - who are without a win in three League games for the first time since December 2017 - up to seventh.

Sunday

Chelsea 2-0 Fulham

Chelsea comfortably beat Fulham 2-0 on Sunday afternoon to mark a disappointing return to Stamford Bridge for Claudio Ranieri on Derby Day.

Pedro broke the deadlock for the hosts in the fourth minute following a mistake from Jean Michael Seri as Ranieri experimented with a diamond midfield.

Fulham rallied in the second half with Calum Chambers coming close on a few occasions, but substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek sealed victory for the hosts (82) after some fine combination play between Eden Hazard and Pedro.

The result means Fulham remain bottom of the table on eight points while Chelsea moved up third.

Arsenal 4-2 Tottenham

Arsenal saw off Tottenham in one of the best games of the season with a pulsating 4-2 victory on Super Sunday at the Emirates.

In a topsy-turvy north London derby, Arsenal dominated early on and took the lead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's penalty (10), but were pegged back by Eric Dier's near-post header (30), which caused a ruckus after he celebrated in front of Arsenal fans.

Spurs then stunned the Emirates as Harry Kane converted from the spot after Rob Holding foolishly left a leg in on Heung-min Son (34), but Arsenal were level after the break through Aubameyang's fine curling effort from the edge of the box (56).

Sub Alexandre Lacazette put Arsenal 3-2 ahead with 15 minutes remaining, squeezing a shot into the corner from 20 yards via a deflection, and they added a fourth two minutes later through Lucas Torreira after he raced through on goal at an angle.

Arsenal leapfrog their bitter rivals Spurs into fourth place on the table, eight points off leaders Manchester City.

Liverpool 1-0 Everton

Divock Origi sparked mayhem at Anfield as his 96th-minute winner saw Liverpool snatch a dramatic 1-0 victory over Everton in the Merseyside derby.

The Belgium international, introduced on 84 minutes, headed the winner home from close range after Jordan Pickford failed to deal with Virgil van Dijk looping shot, pushing the ball onto his bar which Origi followed up.

It was a cruel blow on Everton after a spirited display, capped by three clear goalscoring opportunities in the first half, had the Toffees dreaming of a first win at Anfield since 1999.

But, in the most dramatic fashion, Liverpool claimed the local bragging rights as Origi's winner saw the Reds close the gap on leaders Manchester City to two points.

 

EPL Week 14 Scores At A Glance

Cardiff City 2-1 Wolves

Manchester City 3-1 Bournemouth

Leicester City 2-0 Watford

Crystal Palace 2-0 Burnley

Newcastle 0-3 West Ham

Huddersfield 1-2 Brighton

Southampton 2-2 Manchester United

Sunday

Chelsea 2-0 Fulham

Arsenal 4-2 Tottenham

Liverpool 1-0 Everton

 

 

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

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