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Premier League round-up: Arsenal move into third, Hull boost safety hopes and West Ham see off Crystal Palace

Sunday 15th January , 2017 1:14 am
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Swansea City 0-4 Arsenal

Arsenal moved into third place after beating Swansea on Paul Clement’s debut as a Premier League manager.

Strikes from Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez, as well as own goals from Jack Cork and Kyle Naughton helped the Gunners overcome their bogey side in recent years, in what was a comfortable afternoon at the Liberty Stadium.

The result moves Arsene Wenger’s side above Liverpool on goal difference, while the Swans stay 19th.

Sunderland 1-3 Stoke City

Stoke secured a second consecutive league win as they swept aside struggling Sunderland with a first half blitz at the Stadium of Light.

Two goals from Marko Arnautovic and a strike from Peter Crouch gave the Potters a commanding lead, before Jermain Defoe pulled one back for David Moyes’ men.

The result moves Stoke into the top half of the table, while the Black Cats remain in the relegation zone and one point adrift of safety,

West Ham United 3-0 Crystal Palace

West Ham put their Dimitri Payet transfer saga to one side as they overcame a stubborn Crystal Palace at the London Stadium.

Sofiane Feghouli broke the deadlock for the Hammers with twenty minutes left to play before Andy Carroll and Manuel Lanzini sealed victory with two stunning individual efforts.

The result moves Slaven Bilic’s side up to 12th in the table, while Palace saw their one point buffer separating them from the relegation zone disappear.

Burnley 1-0 Southampton

Burnley moved into the top half of the table after securing a late win over Southampton in a tight affair at Turf Moor.

Joey Barton’s free-kick with just over 10 minutes left to play saw Sean Dyche’s men continue their impressive home record this season.

The result sees the Saints drop to 13th place after suffering a fourth consecutive league defeat under Claude Puel.

Hull City 3-1 AFC Bournemouth

Marco Silva marked his first game as a Premier League manager with a win as his Hull side came from behind to beat Bournemouth.

Two goals from Abel Hernandez and an own goal from Tyrone Mings sealed victory for the Tigers after the home side cancelled out Junior Stanislas’ third minute penalty.

The result moves the Tigers off the bottom of the table and level on points with Crystal Palace, while Eddie Howe’s side drop into the bottom half.

Watford 0-0 Middlesbrough

Watford and Middlesbrough played out a goalless draw in what was a sombre occasion at Vicarage Road following the death of Graham Taylor on Thursday.

A minute’s applause was held for the former Hornets and England manager before the clash as the home side missed a host of chances.

The result sees both sides stay in 14th and 16th place respectively.

 

 

 

Source: Talksport

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