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Premier League Matchday 14 Roundup: Chelsea Stay Top of the Pile

A disappointing end to proceedings at the Etihad Stadium saw Manchester City go down to 9 men as Aguero and Fernandinho both received red cards for violent conduct against Chelsea.

Chelsea secured a 3-1 victory over title rivals Manchester City in a game that was fairly evenly matched despite the Citizens having a couple of clear cut chances to kill the game off in its early stages.

Gary Cahill’s own goal was responsible for City’s lone goal, while goals from Diego Costa, Willian and Hazard saw Chelsea grab the three points.

First-half goals from Jonathan Walters and Marc Muniesa saw Stoke City pick up another win on the spin against Burnley. The result saw Stoke move into 9th place whilst Burnley currently sits 15th.

Crystal Palace may have extended Alan Pardew’s stay in London as they secured a 3-0 win over Southampton at Selhurst Park on Saturday. Benteke bagged a brace with James Tomkins also getting his name on the scoresheet.

Leicester City’s league woes continued as Sunderland grabbed a crucial three points against the reigning league champions. Robert Huth scored an own goal to put Sunderland in front before Jermain Defoe doubled their lead. Shinji Okazaki scored what turned out to be a consolation goal towards the end of the game.

West Brom continued their climb the table as they condemned Watford to their second loss in a row. Johnny Evans and Chris Brunt put Pulis’ men in front in the first 45 minutes.

Christian Kabasele clawed one back for Watford, but a red card to Roberto Pereyra in the 84th minute more or less cemented West Brom’s win as Matt Phillips scored a goal shortly after the incident.

A brace from Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen along with a sublime half-volley from Son Heung Ming saw Tottenham secure a 5-0 win over Bob Bradley’s Swansea City, while Alexis Sanchez scored a hat-trick to give Arsenal the edge over their North London rivals as the Gunners climbed to second place.

Ozil and Chamberlain also chipped in with the goals to leave West Ham just a point above the relegation zone.

Elsewhere, Liverpool suffered a shock loss away at Bournemouth despite having had a comfortable 3-1 lead going into the final 20 minutes of the game.

Goals from Sadio Mane, Divock Origi and Emre Can seemingly gave Liverpool the win but Ryan Fraser, Steve Cook and Nathan Ake were all able to build on Callum Wilson’s 56th minute strike to secure a 4-3 comeback.

Fellaini came on and undid Manchester United’s slender 1-0 lead at Goodison Park as the Belgium international tackled Gana and gave away a Penalty which Leighton Baines converted. United’s goal came earlier courtesy of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Middlesbrough secured a hard-earned three points as they welcomed Hull City to the Riverside Stadium. Gaston Ramirez scored the game’s only goal to take Boro up to 13th place in the league.

About the Author Phillip Ekuwem

Phillip is a football writer with an immense love and passion for the beautiful game. He's well versed in European football as he enjoys watching the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and the Serie A.

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