Premier League matchday 16 roundup

Premier League Matchday 16 Roundup: Chelsea Nearly Held by Sunderland

Sunderland utilised a defensive shape on the pitch in a bid to keep Chelsea at bay; it worked for the most part of the first-half and the second 45, but Cesc Fabregas found a way past the sturdy backline as he drilled a low ball past Jordan Pickford.

Fabregas’ strike proved to be the only goal of the game as Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the table to six points following the 1-0 win over the Black Cats.

Middlesbrough suffered a 3-0 defeat the hands of Liverpool with Adam Lallana scoring a brace and Divock Origi continuing his fine form in front of goal.

Middlesbrough currently languishes in 17th place as they sit just three points above the relegation zone.

Manchester United enjoyed a massive stroke of luck against Crystal Palace with appeals for offside, a handball and a red card turned down by the referee who saw the game go in United’s favour.

Pogba had given Manchester United the lead before James McArthur got the Eagles back in the game. A late goal from Ibrahimovic saw the Red Devils snatch a 2-1 win as they kept pace with the top four.

A sublime brace from Christian Eriksen and a tap-in from Victor Wanyama saw Spurs return to winning ways as they brushed Hull City aside with a 3-0 win.

Elsewhere, Manchester City won their first home game in three months thanks to goals from Zabaleta and David Silva which saw the Citizens pick up the three points against Watford.

Mark Noble missed a penalty but converted the rebound as West Ham picked up a 1-0 win over Burnley at the London stadium while Stoke City had to settle for a goalless draw with Southampton following Arnautovic’s early red card.

West Brom bounced back from the loss against Chelsea in spectacular fashion as they secured a 3-1 win over Bob Bradley’s Swansea City. Salomon Rondon bagged a hat-trick for the Baggies while Swansea’s consolation came via Wayne Routledge.

Tuesday night’s fixture saw Bournemouth pick up a 1-0 win over Leicester with Mark Pugh getting his name on the scoresheet for the Cherries

Goals from Seamus Coleman and Ashley Williams saw Everton grab all three points against Arsenal on Tuesday with Sanchez being responsible for Arsenal’s only goal.

Premier League Table after Matchday 16​

premier league matchday 16 table

Highlights of Premier League Matchday 16 Games

Everton vs Arsenal

 

Bournemouth vs Leicester City

 

Sunderland vs Chelsea

 

West Ham vs Burnley

 

Manchester City vs Watford

 

Tottenham vs Hull City

 

Middlesbrough vs Liverpool

 

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United

 

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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