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Barclays premier league review

Published:Monday | January 19, 2015 | 1:00 AM

ASTON VILLA 0

LIVERPOOL 2

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.

BURNLEY 2

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

CHELSEA 5

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 André Schurrle finished the rout in the second half.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2

SUNDERLAND 1

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.

POINTs STANDING

P W D L GF GA GD Pts
Chelsea 22 16 4 2 51 19 32 52
Man City 22 14 5 3 45 22 23 47
Southampton 22 13 3 6 37 16 21 42
Man Utd 22 11 7 4 36 21 15 40
Arsenal 22 11 6 5 39 25 14 39
Tottenham 22 11 4 7 32 30 2 37
West Ham 22 10 6 6 35 25 10 36
Liverpool 22 10 5 7 31 27 4 35
Swansea City 22 8 6 8 26 30 -4 30
Stoke City 22 8 5 9 23 27 -4 29

P W D L GF GA GD Pts
Newcastle 22 7 6 9 26 35 -9 27
Crystal Palace 22 5 8 9 25 33 -8 23
Everton 21 5 7 9 30 34 -4 22
Aston Villa 22 5 7 10 11 25 -14 22
West Brom 21 5 6 10 20 29 -9 21
Sunderland 22 3 11 8 19 33 -14 20
Burnley 22 4 8 10 21 36 -15 20
Hull City 22 4 7 11 20 30 -10 19
Queens Park 22 5 4 13 23 39 -16 19
Leicester City 22 4 5 13 20 34 -14 17