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Barclays Premier League Reviews

Published:Monday | December 8, 2014 | 12:00 AM
AP Aston Villa's Ciaran Clark (centre, right) celebrates scoring against Leicester City with teammate Jores Okore during their English Premier League football match at Villa Park, Birmingham, England, yesterday.

HULL CITY 0 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0

Hull City dropped into the relegation zone after a dull, goalless draw with West Bromwich Albion at the KC Stadium. The home side owed their point to Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor, who saved a ninth-minute penalty by Albion's Graham Dorran, after Jake Livermore had fouled striker Victor Anichebe in the penalty box.

LIVERPOOL 0 SUNDERLAND 0

Liverpool suffered a third game without a win for the first time this season. Steven Gerrard was rested, with one eye on tomorrow's must-win Champions League game with Basle, but the hosts struggled without their captain. Wes Brown and Connor Wickham wasted decent chances for the visitors, while Liverpool's Raheem Sterling had a late penalty appeal turned down.

MANCHESTER CITY 1

EVERTON 0

GOAL:- CITY: TOURÈ PEN 24th.

Manchester City moved to within three points of Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea, thanks to Yaya TourÈ's early penalty. But the win came at a cost with Sergio Ag¸ero leaving the pitch in tears after suffering suspected knee ligament damage. TourÈ's penalty came after Phil Jagielka was controversially adjudged to have fouled James Milner.

NEWCASTLE UNITED 2

CHELSEA 1

GOALS:- NEWCASTLE: CISSE 57th, 78th. CHELSEA: DROGBA 83rd.

Premier League leaders Chelsea suffered their first defeat of the season at St James' Park. The Magpies took the lead when Cisse slotted in after Gary Cahill missed Sammy Ameobi's low cross. And Moussa Sissoko set up Cisse for another tap-in. Newcastle had Steven Taylor sent off, but despite Didier Drogba pulling one back, they held on for the win.

QUEENS PARK RANGERS 2

BURNLEY 0

GOALS:- QPR: FER 51st; AUSTIN 74th.

Charlie Austin scored and was sent off against his former club as QPR secured a vital win over fellow strugglers Burnley to move out of the drop zone. QPR's top scorer side-footed his eighth of the season, after Leroy Fer had opened the scoring. But with 14 minutes left, Austin received a second yellow card for a challenge on Michael Keane.

STOKE CITY 3 ARSENAL 2

GOALS:- STOKE: CROUCH 1st; BOJAN 35th; WALTERS 45th; ARSENAL: CAZORLA PEN 68th; RAMSEY 70th.

Stoke scored three first-half goals to stun Arsenal. Peter Crouch slotted in after only 19 seconds, before Bojan side-footed in the second and Jon Walters crashed in to make it 3-0 on the stroke of half-time. Santi Cazorla scored from the spot and Aaron Ramsey volleyed in from a corner soon after to give the Gunners hope. However, Calum Chambers was shown a second yellow late on as Stoke held on.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 0

CRYSTAL PALACE 0

Crystal Palace can count themselves unlucky not to take three points from their trip to Tottenham as the hosts held on for a draw at White Hart Lane. Jason Puncheon hit the bar with the pick of numerous Palace chances. Wide men Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha were also impressive, but the breakthrough proved elusive.