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Barclays Premier League Reviews

Published:Monday | March 7, 2016 | 3:00 AM
Crystal Palace’s Damien Delaney (left) brings down Liverpool’s Christian Benteke for a penalty during their English Premier League soccer match at Selhurst Park, London, yesterday. Liverpool won 2-1.

CHELSEA 1 STOKE CITY 1

GOALS:- CHELSEA: TRAORE 39th. STOKE: DIOUF 85th

Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink extended his unbeaten record to 12 games, the best ever start to a Barclays Premier League manager. But he was denied a win when Mame Biram Diouf netted an 85th minute equaliser. Earlier, Bertrand Traore gave Chelsea the lead when he converted Nemanja Matic's pass from 20 yards.

EVERTON 2 WEST HAM UNITED 3

GOALS:- EVERTON: LUKAKU 13th; LENNON 56th. WEST HAM:

ANTONIO 78th; SAKHO 81st; PAYET 90th.

West Ham staged a remarkable comeback against 10-man Everton. Everton striker Romelu Lukaku scored his eighth goal against the Hammers early on before Kevin Mirallas was red-carded for a second bookable offence in the 34th minute. Aaron Lennon made it 2-0, but West Ham responded through Michail Antonio and Diafro Sakho headers before, Dimitri Payet struck with the winner.

MANCHESTER CITY 4 ASTON VILLA 0

GOALS:- CITY: TOURE 48th; AGUERO 50th, 60th; STERLING 66th.

Manchester City kept their title hopes alive with four second-half goals against troubled Aston Villa. Bottom side Villa kept City at bay until the 48th minute, when Yaya Toure turned home David Silva's pass. Sergio Aguero made it 2-0 soon after, before he exchanged passes with Silva to fire home a third. Raheem Sterling tapped in City's fourth, before Aguero missed a late penalty.

NEWCASTLE UNITED 1 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 3

GOALS:- NEWCASTLE: PEREZ 80th. BOURNEMOUTH: TAYLOR OG 28th; KING 70th; DANIELS 90th.

Newcastle's place in the Barclays Premier League is in danger after a dismal performance against fellow strugglers Bournemouth. The visitors took the lead when Newcastle defender Steven Taylor turned the ball into his own net. Josh King made it 2-0 and after Ayoze Perez pulled one back, Charlie Daniels made it 3-0 in the final minute.

SOUTHAMPTON 1 SUNDERLAND 1

GOALS:- SOUTHAMPTON: VAN DIJK 90th. SUNDERLAND: DEFOE 85th.

Struggling Sunderland were denied three valuable points by a goal scored deep into added time at St Mary's Stadium. Virgil van Dijk stole the equaliser for Southampton after they had Jose Fonte sent-off. Earlier, Sunderland's Jermain Defoe had put the visitors ahead and the Saints lost Fonte for hauling down Fabio Borini.

SWANSEA CITY 1 NORWICH CITY 0

GOAL:- SWANSEA: SIGURDSSON 61st.

After winning at Arsenal in midweek, Swansea beat Norwich with a goal from Gylfi Sigurdsson. Nathan Redmond shot wide late on for the visitors but Swansea, whose head coach Francesco Guidolin missed the game through illness, held on to win. Norwich remain in the relegation zone and are without a win in 10 matches in all competitions.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2 ARSENAL 2

GOALS:- TOTTENHAM: ALDERWEIRELD 60th; KANE 62nd. ARSENAL: RAMSEY 39th; SANCHEZ 76th.

Spurs were again denied the chance to move to the top of the Barclays Premier League when Alexis Sanchez netted the equaliser for 10-man Arsenal. Aaron Ramsey's clever back-heel flick gave the visitors the lead, but his side were handicapped by the departure of Francis Coquelin, sent off for two yellow cards. Spurs replied with goals from Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane before Sanchez levelled late on.

WATFORD 0 LEICESTER CITY 1

GOAL:- LEICESTER: MAHREZ 56th.

With Arsenal and Spurs drawing earlier in the day, Leicester took advantage by pulling five points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League, thanks to a goal from Riyad Mahrez. The Algerian found the top of the net early in the second half, meaning he has scored or assisted 26 goals this season. The victory takes Leicester 11 points clear of fifth-placed West Ham.