Tuesday, 2 January 2018

EPL Round-up: Man City, Tottenham See Wins, While Andy Carroll Gives West Ham Victory

 A round-up of the action in the English Premier League on Tuesday night...
Manchester City 3 - 1 Watford

Kevin De Bruyne made a dramatic return to action as English Premier League 2017/18 potential champs Manchester City, eased back to winning ways with a convincing 3-1 victory over Watford on Tuesday night.

The match was the first for City since its 18-match win streak was snapped by a draw with Crystal Palace this weekend.

The Belgian did not score but was the main architect as the Premier League leaders overcame Sunday's rare blip at Crystal Palace with strikes from Raheem Sterling - after less than a minute - Sergio Aguero and a Christian Kabasele own goal.

Watford remains 10th, but is now just five points clear of the drop zone.

Swansea City 0 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur battled to a 2-0 win at a spirited Swansea City side in treachrous conditions at the Liberty Stadium.

Fernando Llorente, playing against his former club, headed home a controversial opener and despite heavy Swansea pressure in the second half Spurs sealed the victory late on as Dele Alli continued his good form.

With the win Tottenham move into fifth place and have 40 points, while Swansea stay bottom on 16 points.

West Ham United 2 - 1 West Bromwich Albion

Andy Carroll scored twice as West Ham came from a goal down to beat relegation rivals West Brom at the London Stadium.

Without a goal all season, Carroll inspired an important victory for David Moyes' Hammers, one which takes them above West Brom in the table and out of the bottom three and into 16th.

James McClean put the Baggies ahead, but the lead would not last and West Brom remains in the drop zone with 16 points.
Southampton 1 - 2 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace fought back to beat Southampton 2-1 at a soggy St Mary’s Stadium.

Saints took the lead via Shane Long early in the game but Palace scored twice in 11 minutes in the second half to turn the games on its head.

James McArthur grabbed the equaliser and Luka Milivojevic scored a superb winner to bag all three points for Palace.

With the win Palace move fourteenth-place on to 22 points after 22 games of the season, while seventeenth-placed Saints remain on 20 points and are only out of the bottom three on goal difference with just four wins in 22 EPL games this season.

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