Barclays Premier League Reviews
ASTON VILLA 0
GOALS:- LIVERPOOL: BORINI 24th, LAMBERT 79th
The pressure increased on Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert after Liverpool claimed another important win. Fabio Borini gave Liverpool a first-half lead, and though Villa striker Christian Benteke had a chance to level, his powerful strike was saved. Liverpool survived a number of other scares before Rickie Lambert netted from 18 yards.
CRYSTAL PALACE 3
GOALS:- BURNLEY: MEE 12th, INGS 16th. PALACE: GAYLE 28th, 87th, PUNCHEON 48th.
Alan Pardew made it three wins out of three since replacing Neil Warnock as Crystal Palace manager. Burnley led 2-0, but Palace hit back to secure a famous win. Ben Mee and Danny Ings put Burnley in control, but Dwight Gayle pulled a goal back before Jason Puncheon levelled. And Gayle completed the comeback with three minutes remaining.
LEICESTER CITY 0
STOKE CITY 1
GOAL:- STOKE: BOJAN 63rd.
Bojan Krkic produced a brilliant finish for Stoke City to end Leicester City's chances of climbing off the bottom of the table for the first time in two months. The former Barcelona striker spun and shot left-footed past Ben Hamer from 16 yards to earn Stoke a fourth away win.
QUEENS PARK RANGERS 0 MANCHESTER UNITED 2
GOALS:- UNITED: FELLAINI 58th; WILSON 90th.
Manchester United increased the pressure on troubled Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp with goals from two substitutes. Marouane Fellaini came on at half-time for Juan Mata and broke the deadlock in the 58th minute. And in the final minute, James Wilson, who replaced Jonny Evans, confirmed the three points.
SWANSEA CITY 0
GOALS:-CHELSEA: Oscar 1st, 36th; Diego Costa 20th, 34th; Schurrle 79th.
Chelsea extended their lead over Manchester City at the top of the Barclays Premier League to five points after hammering an abject Swansea City. The visitors led after just 50 seconds, thanks to Oscar's 18-yard strike, before Diego Costa scored twice in 15 first-half minutes. Oscar completed his brace moments later, and AndrÈ Schurrle finished the rout in the second half.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2
GOALS:- TOTTENHAM: VERTONGEN 3rd; ERIKSSON 88th. SUNDERLAND: LARSSON 31st.
Christian Eriksen's late goal kept up Tottenham's Champions League push, as Sunderland debutant Jermain Defoe was beaten on his White Hart Lane return. Jan Vertonghen's deflected shot gave Spurs an early advantage. But
former Tottenham striker Defoe, who signed for Sunderland from Toronto FC on Friday, won the
free kick from which Sebastian Larsson equalised.