Barclays premier league review
ASTON VILLA 0
CRYSTAL PALACE 0
Prospective Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew watched the London club claim a goalless draw in a poor encounter at Aston Villa. There was precious little excitement during 90 largely chanceless minutes at Villa Park. Villa created more opportunities, with Christian Benteke and Alan Hutton both testing Julian Speroni with shots.
HULL CITY 2 EVERTON 0
GOALS:-HULL: ELMOHAMADY 33; JELAVIC 43.
Hull City won at the KC Stadium for the first time since early October as goals from Ahmed Elmohamady and Nikica Jelavic saw off out-of-sorts Everton. Elmohamady's header opened the scoring just after the half-hour before Jelavic punished his former club with a smart lofted finish moments before the break. Everton have now suffered four straight league defeats and sit 13th.
LIVERPOOL 2 LEICESTER CITY 2
GOALS:-LIVERPOOL: GERRARD PEN 17, PEN 40. LEICESTER: NUGENT 58; SCHLUPP 60.
Bottom club Leicester produced a stirring comeback to earn a deserved draw at Anfield. Two controversial Steven Gerrard penalties seemed to have set Liverpool on course to victory but Leicester hit back with two goals in as many minutes. David Nugent crashed in from Jamie Vardy's chested pass and Jeff Schlupp drilled in from the edge of the box.
MANCHESTER CITY 3
GOALS:-CITY: TOURE 57; JOVETIC 66; LAMPARD 73.
SUNDERLAND: RODWELL 68; JOHNSON PEN 71.
Substitute Frank Lampard headed a dramatic winner for Manchester City. Yaya Toure and Stevan Jovetic had put City in charge Jack Rodwell's header and Adam Johnson's penalty levelled the scores. Lampard, who will remain at City on loan from New York City FC for the rest of the season, secured victory with a well placed header from Gael Clichy's cross.
NEWCASTLE UNITED 3
GOALS:-NEWCASTLE: TAYLOR 15; COLBACK 26; SISSOKO 78. BURNLEY: DUMMETT OG 19; INGS 66; BOYD 86.
John Carver, the Newcastle caretaker manager, was denied a win in his first game when George Boyd scored a late equaliser for Burnley. Carver, in charge ahead of Alan Pardew's expected departure, saw Steven Taylor head Newcastle in front before a Paul Dummett own goal made it 1-1. Jack Colback fired Newcastle back in front with Burnley then losing a third player to injury before half-time. Danny Ings made it 2-2 and after Moussa Sissoko had put United back in front, Boyd fired an 86th-minute leveller.
QPR 1 SWANSEA CITY 1
GOALS:-QPR: FER 20. SWANSEA: BONY 90.
Substitute Wilfried Bony's injury-time goal rescued a point for 10-man Swansea to deny Queens Park Rangers. QPR goalkeeper Rob Green escaped a red card early on when he handled outside the area to deny Wayne Routledge. Leroy Fer then put the Rs ahead with a fine long-range strike. Routledge was red carded for reacting to a Karl Henry tackle before Ivorian Bony had the final say in his last game before the Africa Cup of Nations Cup.
SOUTHAMPTON 2 ARSENAL 0
GOALS:-SOUTHAMPTON: MANE 34; TADIC 56.
Southampton punished two errors by Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to move fourth in the Premier League. Szczesny raced from his goal in the first half to allow Sadio Mane to curl into an empty net from a narrow angle. Saints' keeper Fraser Forster saved from Alexis Sanchez before Szczesny kicked a loose ball while on the floor to Dusan Tadic, who poked in.
STOKE CITY 1 MAN UNITED 1
GOALS:-STOKE: SHAWCROSS 2. UNITED: FALCAO 26.
Manchester United lost ground on the leaders when they were handed a third draw in four games. Radamel Falcao swept in from a corner to equalise for United after Ryan Shawcross had given Stoke an early lead with a close-range volley. Stoke were denied a penalty when Chris Smalling appeared to handle, while a Peter Crouch header hit the post.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 5 CHELSEA 3
GOALS:-TOTTENHAM: KANE, 52; ROSE 44; TOWNSEND PEN 45; CHADLI 78. CHELSEA: CPSTA 18; HAZARD 61; TERRY 87.
Chelsea conceded five goals for the first time under Jose Mourinho. Diego Costa put Chelsea ahead, but Harry Kane levelled before Danny Rose followed up a rebound. Kane was tripped by Gary Cahill for an Andros Townsend penalty, with Kane adding a fourth. Eden Hazard gave Chelsea hope, but Nacer Chadli's deflected effort ensured John Terry's late goal from close range was only a consolation.
WEST HAM UNITED 1
WEST BROM 1
GOALS:-WEST HAM: SAKHO 10. WBA: BERAHINO 22.
New manager Tony Pulis watched West Brom produce a gutsy performance to pick up a deserved point at West Ham. Despite taking a seat in the stands, Pulis appeared to relay instructions to the players and also visited the dressing room at half-time. His new side conceded in the 10th minute when Diafra Sakho headed in Aaron Cresswell's left-wing cross. Saido Berahino levelled just before the break when he converted Stephane Sessegnon's cross from 10 yards.