Saturday, 13 January 2018

EPL Round-up: Kane Make History As Spurs Thrash Everton, Chelsea Held By Leicester

A round-up of Saturday's action in the English Premier League.
Tottenham Hotspur 4 - 0 Everton

Harry Kane made history and Heung-Min Son terrorized the Toffees as Tottenham Hotspur battered Everton 4-0 on Saturday.

Kane scored twice to become Spurs’ all-time leading scorer in the Premier League, Son recorded a goal and an assist, and Christian Eriksen scored the final goal of the blowout as Spurs went above Liverpool on goal differential before the Reds face Man City on Sunday.

Everton is ninth with 27 points, seven points clear of the drop zone.

Sam Allardyce‘s men are winless in five and have lost three straight league matches.

New striker Cenk Tosun played a little over an hour for his Everton debut, but was deprived of service.

Chelsea 0 - 0 Leicester City

Chelsea were held at Stamford Bridge by 10-man Leicester City, with the Foxes having the better chances and looking more dangerous throughout.

Antonio Conte‘s Chelsea looked sluggish and didn’t get going, while Leicester could have scored two or three in the first half alone but lost some steam in the second half as Ben Chilwell was sent off for two yellow cards in quick succession.

With the point, Chelsea missed a chance to close the gap on the two Manchester clubs ahead of them, while the Foxes stay in eighth place.

Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Burnley

Crystal Palace beat Burnley 1-0 at Selhurst Park with Bakary Sako grabbing the only goal of the game.

The Eagles impressed throughout and a combination of brave Burnley defending and slack finishing kept Roy Hodgson‘s men from winning by a more comfortable margin.

With the win Palace move up to 12th in the table on 25 points, while Burnley’s alarming run of form under Sean Dyche continues but they remain in seventh place on 34 points.

Huddersfield Town 1 - 4 West Ham United

West Ham United beat Huddersfield Town 4-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium with David Moyes picking up his 200th win as a EPL manager.

Mark Noble and Marko Arnautovic put West Ham ahead twice after Joe Lolley‘s fine equaliser, then Manuel Lanzini scored twice in the second half to put the game beyond doubt.

With the win West Ham moved up to 11th in the table, while Huddersfield slip to 13th.

Newcastle United 1 - 1 Swansea City

Joselu played the role of super sub to deny the visitors a rare win as Newcastle United drew Swansea City 1-1 at St. James’ Park.

Jordan Ayew gave the Welsh visitors a surprise lead, but the concession has Carlos Carvalhal’s club last in the EPL with 17 points.

Newcastle moves three points above the drop before its visit to Manchester City

Watford 2 - 2 Southampton

Southampton spurned a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw at Watford.

James Ward-Prowse scored twice in the first half, but Andre Gray's goal got Watford back into the game before Abdoulaye Doucoure's strike in the final minute of regular time.

There was a strong suspicion of handball from Doucoure but, with no VAR, Watford were awarded the goal as the Hornets moved 10th with 25 points.

Saints are just a point above the drop zone with the draw.

West Bromwich Albion 2 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Jonny Evans and Craig Dawson gave West Bromwich Albion its first EPL win in ages, a 2-0 defeat of visiting Brighton and Hove Albion at the Hawthorns.

The win is the Baggies’ first in league play since August, and its second-straight win after an FA Cup defeat of Exeter City last weekend.

West Brom is 19th with 19 points, while Brighton is 15th with 23 points.

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