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Moussa Sissoko volleyed home Tottenham's third to put the hosts further ahead and the game seemingly to bed.

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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.

New Tottenham Boss, Jose Mourinho, continued his phenomenal start at his new club as his side notched a third straight win in all competitions under his watch. It was a disappointing return to Stamford Bridge for Chelsea, as they followed up last weekend’s loss to City with another, this time, at home to unsung West Ham, who ended a 17-year losing run at Chelsea with the victory.

Elsewhere on the day, Crystal Palace ended a winless streak of six Premier League matches with a 2-0 win in a cagey affair at Burnley, and Southampton eased some of the pressure off Ralph Hasenhuttl with a 2-1 comeback win over Watford at home.

English Premier League Week 14 Standings

English Premier League Week 14 Standings

And on Sunday, there was last-gasp drama as Kelechi Iheanacho floored Everton with a late winner, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rescued a point in Freddie Ljungberg's first game in charge, Aston Villa held United to an impressive 2-2 tie, and Sheffield United picked up a point at Wolves.

Newcastle 2-2 Manchester City

Manchester City dropped two points at St James' Park as Jonjo Shelvey's stunning late strike saw Newcastle earn a 2-2 draw with the champions.

The visitors opened the scoring midway through the first half thanks to Raheem Sterling's well-taken effort, the forward's 15th goal of another productive season, only for Jetro Willems' low drive to immediately draw Newcastle level.

Kevin De Bruyne's sumptuous volley then appeared to win it for City with just eight minutes to go, but former Liverpool midfielder Shelvey produced an equally-stunning strike to level matters late on.

City fell 11 points behind leaders Liverpool with the tie.

Burnley 0-2 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace ended a run of five Premier League games without a win by beating Burnley 2-0 at Turf Moor.

Wilfried Zaha put Palace ahead in first-half stoppage time, striking the ball through Nick Pope at his near post before substitute Jeffrey Schlupp capitalised on a mistake by Ben Mee in the 78th minute to secure all three points for the visitors.

Victory sees Roy Hodgson's side move up to 10th in the table, level on 18 points with Burnley, who drop down to eighth.

Chelsea 0-1 West Ham

West Ham ended a 17-year wait for a Premier League victory at Stamford Bridge as Aaron Cresswell's strike saw them beat Chelsea 1-0 to ease the pressure on manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Cresswell scored the decisive goal three minutes into the second half, curling a low right-footed shot beyond Kepa Arrizabalaga, and the Hammers' victory would have been more secure had Michail Antonio not had a second ruled out by VAR.

Chelsea registered 19 shots on goal but, with Tammy Abraham out injured, the Blues lacked the clinical edge as they slipped to back-to-back league defeats under Frank Lampard for the first time.

West Ham's first victory away at Chelsea since 2002 ends an alarming eight-game winless run and sees them climb up to 13th in the table.

Liverpool 2-1 Brighton

Liverpool avoided a big late scare with 10 men to hold on for a 2-1 victory over Brighton, stretching their lead to 11 points at the top.

Two Virgil van Dijk headers put Liverpool in control in the first half, first from Trent Alexander-Arnold's free-kick (18), and then from the full-back's corner from the left (24).

But the mood changed with 15 minutes remaining when Alisson was dismissed for a handball outside of the box, and from the resulting free-kick, Lewis Dunk halved the deficit, bizarrely catching sub Adrian out as he was organising his wall (79).

Liverpool were nowhere near their best throughout, but eventually held on, going into a chaotic December schedule with an 11-point lead over Man City. Leicester, also 11 points behind, make up their game in hand against Everton on Super Sunday.

Tottenham 3-2 Bournemouth

Tottenham's resurgence under Jose Mourinho continued as Dele Alli scored twice in a thrilling 3-2 win over Bournemouth.

Spurs were cruising with 20 minutes remaining when, following on from Alli's double (21, 50), Moussa Sissoko finished off a sweeping move to make it 3-0 (69).

But, for the second week running, Mourinho's men had to withstand a late fightback as Harry Wilson scored twice (73, 90+6) for the Cherries.

Callum Wilson was then denied a dramatic equaliser by a vital challenge from Jan Vertonghen as Tottenham held on to move up to fifth, while Bournemouth drop to 12th after a third straight league defeat.

Southampton 2-1 Watford

James Ward-Prowse fired Southampton to a precious 2-1 victory against fellow relegation strugglers Watford and earned them their first home win since April.

Both teams were languishing at the bottom of the table heading into the vital game at St Mary's, and it was Watford who got themselves ahead in the first half as Ismaila Sarr (24) coolly finished for his first Premier League goal.

But Southampton battled back in the second half, with Danny Ings (78) bundling the ball home to equalise before a classic Ward-Prowse free-kick sealed an invaluable three points for the Saints, who last won at St Mary's on April 13 against Wolves. For now, it sends Southampton into 18th, two points from safety.

Sunday

Norwich 2-2 Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang came to Arsenal's rescue twice as the Gunners secured a 2-2 draw at Norwich in Freddie Ljungberg's first game as the club's interim head coach.

Teemu Pukki (21) opened the scoring for the hosts before Aubameyang (29) scored from the penalty spot at the second time of asking following a handball by Christoph Zimmermann in the penalty area.

Tim Krul repelled the Arsenal captain's initial spot-kick for what would have been his third penalty save of the season, but VAR handed the Gunners a second opportunity after spotting encroachment by Norwich players, and Aubameyang made no mistake.

Norwich did regain the lead through Todd Cantwell in stoppage time at the end of the first half, but Aubameyang once again drew Arsenal level in the 57th minute as the Gunners sensed a first win in seven matches in all competitions.

The point sees Arsenal, who are seven points adrift of the top four, move up to eighth, while Norwich stay 19th, three points clear of bottom-side Watford.

Wolves 1-1 Sheffield

Sheffield United made it seven Premier League away games without defeat as they drew 1-1 with Wolves at Molineux.

Lys Mousset gave the visitors the lead with just 62 seconds on the clock, before John Fleck and David McGoldrick passed up chances to extend their advantage either side of half-time.

They were made to pay on 64 minutes when Matt Doherty met Raul Jimenez's brilliant cross at the back post and guided the ball past Dean Henderson.

Wolves came on strongly at the end but could not turn a succession of free-kicks and corners into chances, meaning they remain sixth and Sheffield United stay seventh.

Leicester City 2-1 Everton

Kelechi Iheanacho's late VAR-awarded winner piled more misery on Marco Silva as Leicester reclaimed second spot in the Premier League with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Everton at the King Power Stadium.

Substitute Iheanacho broke Everton hearts in the fifth minute of stoppage-time when he was allowed to stride through and slot his first Premier League goal of the season past Jordan Pickford despite being flagged for offside.

Amid scenes of confusion, referee Graham Scott let play continue before VAR ruled the goal should stand, with the initial on-the-field ruling of offside deemed incorrect, sparking jubilant celebrations from the Leicester players and backroom staff.

It was the cruellest of blows on Silva's side, who were within touching distance of a battling away point after Richarlison's first-half header had been cancelled out by Jamie Vardy's 13th goal of the season. Leicester is eight points behind leaders Liverpool and the Toffees lingering above the relegation zone.

Manchester United 2-2 Aston Villa

Manchester United drew 2-2 with Aston Villa at Old Trafford as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were held by a newly-promoted side for the second game in a row.

United played out a dramatic 3-3 draw at Sheffield United last weekend, and things started in much the same way as a stunning Jack Grealish goal opened the scoring inside 11 minutes.

There was a slice of luck for United's equaliser as Marcus Rashford's header went in off the back of Tom Heaton (42), before Victor Lindelof (64) nodded them ahead in the second half. However, the lead lasted only 112 seconds as Tyrone Mings' (66) hooked finish sealed a point for the visitors.

It leaves United in ninth place on 18 points - level with Burnley and Crystal Palace and one behind Arsenal and Sheffield United - while Aston Villa are in 15th with 15 points, three above the drop zone.

 

EPL Week 14 Scores At A Glance

Saturday

Newcastle 2-2 Manchester City

Burnley 0-2 Crystal Palace

Chelsea 0-1 West Ham

Liverpool 2-1 Brighton

Tottenham 3-2 Bournemouth

Southampton 2-1 Watford

Sunday

Norwich 2-2 Arsenal

Wolves 1-1 Sheffield

Leicester City 2-1 Everton

Manchester United 2-2 Aston Villa

 

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

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