Premier League round-up: Oumar Niasse gifts Hull crucial win, Josh King hits hat-trick for Bournemouth and Everton ease to victory

Sunday 12th March , 2017 7:32 am

Hull City 2-1 Swansea City

Hull earned a crucial win in their bid to avoid the drop as Oumar Niasse struck twice to gift Marco Silva’s side a precious three points.

The Tigers came into the relegation encounter without a win in their last three games and four points adrift of Crystal Palace in 17th place.

After a goalless first half, Niasse broke the deadlock with just over 20 minutes to play and doubled his tally less than 10 minutes later with an almost identical strike.

The Swans pulled a goal back through Alfie Mawson after guiding home a Gylfi Sigurdsson free-kick, but it proved to be a consolation goal for Paul Clement’s side.

The result leaves Hull within a point of safety while Swansea remain in 16th place.

AFC Bournemouth 3-2 West Ham

Bournemouth edged past West Ham despite missing two penalties to ease their relegation worries at the Vitality Stadium.

A hat-trick from Josh King ensured the Cherries were not made to pay for their wayward spot-kick attempts as the midfielder cancelled out strikes from Michail Antonio and Andre Ayew.

King wasted his chance to put Eddie Howe’s side in front with less than 10 minutes played as his penalty attempted skidded past the right post after sending Darren Randolph the wrong way.

Antonio immediately put the visitors ahead with a well taken strike before King levelled the scores just past the half-hour mark.

Benik Afobe was next to endure misery from the spot as he watched Randolph save his tame penalty attempt.

King struck again at the start of the second half before Ayew looked to have rescued a dramatic point for Slaven Bilic’s side.

But King’s goal in the final minute of normal time helped the Cherries move eight points clear of the drop zone.

Everton 3-0 West Bromwich Albion

Everton returned to winning ways as they eased past West Brom at Goodison Park thanks to goals from Kevin Mirallas, Morgan Schneiderlin and Romelu Lukaku.

The Toffees saw their momentum to secure a European place take a hit last time out against Tottenham but Ronald Koeman’s side made light work of a disappointing Baggies outfit.

Belgian forward Mirallas was the quickest to react in the penalty area as he dispatched the ball into the back of the net to give the hosts a deserved lead approaching the interval.

Schneiderlin added his name to the score-sheet after linking up with Lukaku before smashing past Ben Foster.

And Lukaku completed the scoring with less than 10 minutes to play as he converted Ross Barkley’s measured cross.

The result see Everton move within two points of sixth placed Manchester United, while West Brom stay in eighth despite suffering back-to-back defeats.





Source: Talksport