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West Bromwich(WBA) 3 - 1 Swansea City: Salomon Rondon treble fires West Brom past Swansea and up to seventh

Posted Thursday, December 15, 2016 by PA

Salomon Rondon's quickfire hat-trick maintained West Brom's unlikely European charge as he inspired the Baggies to a 3-1 win over Swansea. The striker netted his first-ever treble for Albion in 13 second-half minutes as the hosts rose to seventh in the Premier League. Three headers sunk Swansea and Tony Pulis' side have now won four of their last six games and, although Pulis refuses to discu...Full Story »

West Ham United 1 - 0 Burnley: Mark Noble nets only goal as West Ham end winless run against Burnley

Posted Thursday, December 15, 2016 by PA

Mark Noble fired West Ham to a nervy but crucial 1-0 win over Burnley. The Hammers desperately needed three points following a run of six games without a win, and had targeted two home matches against the Clarets and Hull to kickstart their sorry season. And skipper Noble grabbed the winner in first-half stoppage time with a goal that summed up an unconvincing display, scoring from the rebound...Full Story »

Sunderland 0 - 1 Chelsea FC: Cesc Fabregas strikes to extend Chelsea's Premier League lead

Posted Thursday, December 15, 2016 by PA

Cesc Fabregas' first Premier League goal of the season handed Chelsea victory at Sunderland and sent them six points clear at the top of the table. Fabregas, making just his third league start of the season, struck in stylish fashion five minutes before the break to secure a second 1-0 win inside four days and their 10th success on the trot, although it took a superb stoppage-time save by Thi...Full Story »

Nottingham Forest 1 - 1 Preston North End: Chris Maxwell own goal rescues a point for Forest against Preston

Posted Thursday, December 15, 2016 by PA

Goalkeepers Vladimir Stojkovic and Chris Maxwell both impressed as Nottingham Forest and Preston fought out a 1-1 draw at the City Ground. Forest stopper Stojkovic made a string of saves during a first half dominated by Simon Grayson's side, before Simon Makienok eventually broke his resolve in the 45th minute. The Reds were on top after the break, with Maxwell having to make some important sa...Full Story »

Queens Park Rangers 0 - 1 Derby County: Tom Ince nets late winner as Derby march on in the Championship

Posted Thursday, December 15, 2016 by PA

Tom Ince netted a late goal as Derby beat QPR 1-0 at Loftus Road to register their seventh consecutive Sky Bet Championship victory. Struggling Rangers had plenty of possession but were undone when substitute Abdoul Camara crossed from the left and Ince sent a first-time shot beyond goalkeeper Alex Smithies and into the corner of the net. It lifted the Rams up to fifth in the table and contin...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic 0 - 2 Newcastle: Newcastle reclaim top spot in Championship with victory at Wigan

Posted Thursday, December 15, 2016 by PA

Rafael Benitez's Newcastle returned to the top of the Championship with a 2-0 victory over struggling Wigan at the DW Stadium. A first-half goal from former Latics midfielder Mohamed Diame was added to by a strike from substitute Christian Atsu after the break as the Magpies displaced Brighton again following the Seagulls' win at Blackburn on Tuesday. It had been a similar scenario when Bright...Full Story »

Middlesbrough 0 - 3 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp drops Loris Karius on night when Adam Lallana takes centre stage

Posted Thursday, December 15, 2016 by PA

Jurgen Klopp's decision to drop goalkeeper Loris Karius was vindicated on a night when the brilliance of Adam Lallana swept Liverpool to a 3-0 win over Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium. Klopp replaced Karius - responsible for errors in recent games against Bournemouth and West Ham - with Simon Mignolet and the Belgian responded with a brilliant one-handed save to deny Viktor Fischer momen...Full Story »

Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Manchester United: Zlatan Ibrahimovic seals late win for Manchester United

Posted Thursday, December 15, 2016 by PA

Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck a late winner as Manchester United secured victory at Crystal Palace after once again threatening to drop points from a winning position. United had surrendered a lead in three of their previous four Premier League games and it looked set to go that way once again as James McArthur cancelled out Paul Pogba's controversial opener. But Ibrahimovic was on hand to finis...Full Story »

Stoke City 0 - 0 Southampton: Christian Eriksen double lifts Tottenham to convincing win over Hull

Posted Thursday, December 15, 2016 by PA

Christian Eriksen laid on an attacking masterclass by scoring twice and setting up another as Tottenham cruised to a 3-0 victory over struggling Hull. Eriksen was deployed in a deeper central midfield role at White Hart Lane and he could have completed his hat-trick in the second half had Hull goalkeeper David Marshall not pushed his bending free-kick onto the post. Victor Wanyama, however, wa...Full Story »

Stoke City 0 - 0 Southampton: Toothless Southampton held by 10-man Stoke

Posted Thursday, December 15, 2016 by PA

Stoke dug deep and rode their luck as toothless Southampton somehow failed to capitalise on Marko Arnautovic's early sending off in this one-side goalless draw. Mark Hughes' 400th match as a Premier League manager looked set to end in disappointment when referee Anthony Taylor handed out a straight red card in the 23rd minute. However, Arnautovic's early departure did not cost Stoke against a ...Full Story »

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