Saturday, 2 December 2017

EPL Round-up: Big Wins For Man United, Chelsea And Liverpool

Here's the roundup of today's English Premier League games...
Arsenal 1 - 3 Manchester United

Jesse Lingard bagged a brace as Manchester United took its chances in a 3-1 win over Arsenal on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium.

Antonio Valencia also scored for the Red Devils, who moved to within five points of Manchester City before the English Premier League leaders play Sunday.

Arsenal got its goal from Alexandre Lacazette, and sits fifth with 28 points.

Paul Pogba was shown a straight red card for a tackle on Hector Bellerin with just over a quarter hour to play in North London.

Chelsea 3 - 1 Newcastle United

Chelsea beat Newcastle United 3-1 at Stamford Bridge as Antonio Conte’s side fought back from an early setback.

Dwight Gayle gave Newcastle a deserved early lead but that woke Chelsea up with Eden Hazard equalising, then Alvaro Morata heading home to make it 2-1 at half time.

Hazard scored a late penalty to make it 3-1 as 3rd placed Chelsea moved on to 32 points for the season.

14th-placed Newcastle continue to fall down the table with just one win in their last seven games.

Brighton & Hove Albion 1 - 5 Liverpool

Liverpool hung five goals on Brighton and Hove Albion in a rout at the Amex Stadium.

Roberto Firmino had two of the goals, with Emre Can and Philippe Coutinho markers joining a Brighton own goal on the score sheet.

Coutinho’s goal was a slick free kick under the wall.

The Reds climb above Arsenal, into fourth on 29 points, while Brighton sits 11th with 17.

Everton 2 - 0 Huddersfield Town

Everton beat Huddersfield Town 2-0 at Goodison Park with Sam Allardyce grabbing a win in his first game in charge of the Toffees.

Second half goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin did the damage for the Toffees who are now in the top half of the table.

With the win, their second in four days, 8th placed Everton move on to 18 points, while Huddersfield are struggling in 15th.

Leicester City 1 - 0 Burnley

Leicester City’s rise continued at the detriment of Burnley’s Top Four ambitions, as the Foxes used a Demarai Gray goal to win 1-0 at King Power Stadium.

The win moves Claude Puel‘s bunch ninth with 20 points, while seventh-place Burnley is level with Spurs on 20 points.

Stoke City 2 - 1 Swansea City

Stoke City beat Swansea City 2-1 at the bet365 Stadium as Mark Hughes‘ men got back on track.

Beleaguered Swansea took the lead through Wilfried Bony early on but Xherdan Shaqiri and Mame Biram Diouf both scored in the space of four minutes to turn the game on its head in the first half.

Stoke’s first win in five games moves them on to 16 points for the season as they sit on 13th placed, while Swansea are rock bottom.

Watford 1 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur

Christian Kabasele and Heung-Min Son traded first half goals as Tottenham Hotspur’s struggles continued with a 1-1 draw with Watford at Vicarage Road.

Spurs are now winless in four, and sit sixth with 25 points.

Watford remains in eighth with 22 points.

West Bromwich Albion 0 - 0 Crystal Palace

West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace played out a tight, tense 0-0 draw at the Hawthorns with Alan Pardew left frustrated on his debut.

Palace’s 38-year-old goalkeeper Julian Speroni, only playing because Wayne Hennessey was injured in the warm up, was the hero for Palace as he denied West Brom on multiple occasions.

With the point West Brom have 13 points for the season and sit one place above Palace who occupy the final relegation spot on 10 points.

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