Date: 19th December 2016 at 11:11am
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The Premier League season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend.

Chelsea now hold a commanding lead at the top ahead of Manchester City after they beat Arsenal, who drop to 4th. Hull dropped to bottom remaining in the relegation zone with Sunderland and Swansea.

Here’s a round up of the Premier League action from the other games played, with one game still to take place – Everton host Liverpool in the Merseyside derby tonight.


Saturday 17th December 2016 – Premier League
Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea 12:30
Middlesbrough 3-0 Swansea City 15:00
Stoke City 2-2 Leicester City 15:00
Sunderland 1-0 Watford 15:00
West Ham United 1-0 Hull City 15:00
West Bromwich Albion 0-2 Manchester United 17:30

Sunday 18th December 2016 – Premier League
Bournemouth 1-3 Southampton 13:30
Manchester City 2-1 Arsenal 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Burnley 16:00

Monday 19th December 2016 – Premier League
Everton v Liverpool 20:00

Having recorded a narrow 1-0 win – but a victory nonetheless – at Crystal Palace on Saturday Chelsea knew they would remain a minimum of six points ahead at the top of the Premier League by the end of the weekend. Palace’s Selhurst Park defeat leaves them very much in relegation trouble.

There’s little doubt this – relegation trouble – is something Swansea are in. Another heavy defeat at Middlesbrough leaves the Swans facing a difficult Christmas period. Boro’s 3-0 win at the Riverside Stadium eased their concerns slightly.

Leicester’s troubled season looked as if it would go on when they were two down and reduced to 10 men at half time against Stoke. However, a fightback saw the Foxes earn a 2-2 draw at the Bet365 Stadium.

A big three points from Sunderland saw the Black Cats move to within a point of safety. Watford – after a second defeat in a row – dropped to 12th following this 1-0 defeat at the Stadium of Light.

The unbeaten run West Ham are on was extended to three games with back-to-back wins secured after a 1-0 victory against Hull at the London Stadium. Defeat meant City dropped to the foot of the table as they extended a run of seven defeats in 10, including just the solitary win.

Manchester United’s unbeaten run was extended to eight games. This third straight win at West Brom took them to within three points – at the time – of the Champions League places. Albion continue to sit a place behind United in 7th but are now seven points behind Jose Mourinho’s side.

The south coast derby – of sorts – saw Southampton claim the points with a 3-1 win over AFC Bournemouth at Dean Court. It took the Saints up to 7th with the Cherries staying in 10th.

Arsenal’s second successive defeat – meaning the Gunners are now nine points off leaders Chelsea – at Manchester City saw them drop to 4th. This 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium enabled Pep Guardiola’s side to move up to 2nd.

Having come from behind Tottenham recorded a 2-1 win against Burnley. Victory took them to within a point of their North London rivals Arsenal with three points – at the time – separating 2nd to 5th placed Spurs. The Clarets are only three points off the bottom three after suffering back-to-back defeats.

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