English Premier League Reviews
MANCHESTER CITY 1
GOALS:- CHELSEA: REMY 41st. CITY: SILVA 45th.
Chelsea maintained their five-point advantage over Manchester City at the top of the Barclays Premier League table after a dull stalemate at Stamford Bridge. Loic Remy, playing in place of the suspended Diego Costa, gave Chelsea the lead just before the interval, but David Silva replied almost instantly for City after a rare error from goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
CRYSTAL PALACE 0
GOAL:- EVERTON: LUKAKU 2nd
Romelu Lukaku's second-minute goal gave Everton their first victory in nine matches as Alan Pardew suffered his first defeat as Crystal Palace manager. Lukaku bundled in after Palace keeper Julian Speroni deflected Steven Naismith's cross on to the striker. The result eases the pressure on Everton manager Roberto Martinez after a run of only one win in 13 games in all competitions.
HULL CITY 0
NEWCASTLE UNITED 3
CABELLA 40th; AMEOBI 50th; GOUFFRAN 78th.
John Carver claimed victory in his first game since being confirmed as Newcastle head coach. Remy Cabella gave Newcastle the lead at the KC Stadium and Sammy Ameobi's long-range goal gave the away side a firm grip on the game. Carver's team sealed the win with 12 minutes to go courtesy of a deflected finish from substitute Yoan Gouffran.
WEST HAM UNITED 0
GOALS:- LIVERPOOL: STERLING 51st; STURRIDGE 80th.
Daniel Sturridge scored on his comeback from injury as Liverpool made it five wins in six Barclays Premier League games with victory over West Ham. Raheem Sterling struck for the eighth time this season after latching on to Philippe Coutinho's pass. Substitute Sturridge, out for five months, doubled the lead within 12 minutes of coming on.
MANCHESTER UNITED 3
LEICESTER CITY 1
GOALS:- UNITED: VAN PERSIE 27th; FALCAO 32nd; MORGAN OG 44th. LEICESTER: WASILEWSKI 80th.
Manchester United scored three first-half goals to beat bottom side Leicester. Daley Blind set up Robin van Persie to break the deadlock with a precise finish. Radamel Falcao followed up Angel Di Maria's shot to make it 2-0, before Wes Morgan headed into his own net to cap a miserable first half for the Foxes. Leicester replied through Marcin Wasilewski.
STOKE CITY 3
QUEENS PARK RANGERS 1
GOALS:- STOKE: WALTERS 21st, 34th, 90th. QPR: KRANJCAR 36th.
Jonathan Walters struck a hat-trick for Stoke as QPR lost their 11th straight away game in the Barclays Premier League. Walters gave the hosts the lead by punishing poor defending, curling a right-foot shot into the bottom corner. And he doubled his side's advantage with a neat finish after exchanging passes with Stephen Ireland. Niko Kranjcar pulled a goal back for QPR.
GOALS:- SUNDERLAND: WICKHAM 20th; DEFOE 34th.
Jermain Defoe scored his first goal for Sunderland as the Black Cats eased clear of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. Connor Wickham opened the scoring on 20 minutes with a firm header following a clinical Sunderland attack. Another well-worked move created the second as master poacher Defoe turned in Patrick van Aanholt's centre.
WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 3
GOALS:- TOTTENHAM: ERIKSEN 6th; KANE 15th, PEN 64th.
Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham brought Tony Pulis' unbeaten start as West Brom head coach to an end. Christian Eriksen opened the scoring after just six minutes with a brilliant free kick and Kane doubled the lead with a powerful right-foot shot. The Spurs striker added his second from the penalty spot, his 20th goal in all competitions this season.