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Barclays Premier League Reviews

Published:Monday | December 28, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Manchester City's Yaya Toure (right) celebrates scoring against Sunderland with teammate David Silva during the English Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England on Saturday. Manchester City won 4 -1.

AFC BOURNEMOUTH 0

CRYSTAL PALACE 0

Crystal Palace ended Bournemouth's three-match winning streak with a battling goalless draw at the Vitality Stadium. Alan Pardew's side started brightly, and Simon Francis cleared Damien Delaney's goal-bound volley off the line. But Bournemouth recovered well and Matt Ritchie headed wide before Eunan O'Kane's shot was tipped over.

GOALS:- NONE.

ASTON VILLA 1

WEST HAM UNITED 1

A Jordan Ayew penalty helped bottom team Aston Villa come from behind to earn a draw against West Ham. In an evenly contested game, Villa twice went close in the first half through Rudy Gestede before Aaron Cresswell scored with a low strike. The spirited hosts levelled through Ayew after Gestede was clumsily felled by Angelo Ogbonna.

GOALS:- VILLA: AYEW PEN 62. WEST HAM: CRESSWELL 45.

CHELSEA 2 WATFORD 2

Guus Hiddink's first game back as interim coach ended in stalemate with Chelsea coming from behind, thanks to Diego Costa's second of the game. The Blues would have won had Oscar not missed a late penalty. Costa claimed the opener before Nemanja Matic's handball allowed Troy Deeney to level from the penalty spot. Odion Ighalo's deflected shot gave the visitors the lead, only for Costa to fire in and earn Chelsea a point.

GOALS:- CHELSEA: COSTA 32, 64. WATFORD: DEENEY PEN 42; IGHALO 56.

LIVERPOOL 1

LEICESTER CITY 0

Leicester saw their nine-match unbeaten Premier League run ended by Liverpool substitute Christian Benteke. The Reds were rewarded when Roberto Firmino's pull-back from the left was steered in by a stretching Benteke. Leicester offered little threat, Nathan Dyer going closest as they failed to score for the first time this season.

GOALS:- LIVERPOOL:

BENTEKE 63.

MANCHESTER CITY 4

SUNDERLAND 1

Manchester City put pressure on the leaders when enjoying a convincing win over Sunderland. Raheem Sterling opened the scoring and the lead was doubled through Yaya Toure's 20-yard drive before Wilfried Bony headed in. The Belgian calmly scored before Fabio Borini's consolation, as Bony skied a penalty later on.

GOALS:- CITY: STERLING 12; Y TOURE 17; BONY 22; DE BRUYNE 54. SUNDERLAND: BORINI 59.

NEWCASTLE UNITED 0

EVERTON 1

Tom Cleverley scored at the death as Everton secured a first Barclays Premier League win in five games at Newcastle The midfielder headed home after Rob Elliot - who had made several saves throughout - raced off his line to punch away a corner. Georginio Wijnaldum went closest for Newcastle, but his powerful header was saved by Tim Howard. The win moves Everton up to ninth while Newcastle drop back into the relegation zone.

GOAL:- EVERTON:

CLEVERLEY 90.

SOUTHAMPTON 4

ARSENAL 0

Arsenal missed the chance to go top of the Premier League as they were thrashed by Southampton at St Mary's. Saints full-back Cuco Martina marked his first league start with a stunning goal, curling in from 30 yards out. Arsenal's Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott missed free headers, before Shane Long slotted from close range and Jose Fonte headed in the third. Long struck the post with three minutes remaining, but managed to add a fourth through the legs of Petr Cech.

It could have been even worse for the visitors. Virgil van Dijk had a header ruled out for offside, while Dusan Tadic's dipping strike was pushed away by Cech.

GOAL:- SOUTHAMPTON: MARTINA 19; LONG 55,; 90'FONTE 69'.

STOKE CITY 2

MANCHESTER UNITED 0

Manchester United suffered a fourth straight defeat - for the first time since 1961 - to increase the pressure on manager Louis van Gaal. Bojan Krkic broke opened the scoring following a poor header back to David de Gea from Memphis Depay allowed Glen Johnson to play it back to the Spanish forward. Stoke went 2-0 ahead through Marko Arnautovic.

GOALS:- STOKE: BOJAN 19; ARNAUTOVIC 26.

SWANSEA CITY 1

WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0

Swansea overcame West Brom to secure their first win in more than two months and climb out of the relegation zone. Ki Sung-yeung stabbed in the only goal of the game after goalkeeper Boaz Myhill failed to hold a loose ball from Angel Rangel's shot. West Brom rarely threatened in the first half, but pressed forward more after the interval.

GOAL:- SWANSEA: KI 9.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 3 NORWICH CITY 0

Tottenham recorded a convincing win over Norwich, thanks to two goals from Harry Kane and one from Tom Carroll. Norwich had the better chances early on, but faded away after conceding a penalty that Kane scored. The England striker doubled Spurs' lead before the break after being set up by the impressive Dele Alli.

GOALS:- TOTTENHAM: KANE PEN 26, 42; CARROLL 80.