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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 June 2018

Chelsea hammer West Brom, Salah breaks Fowler record, Arsenal win derby: Premier League round-up

Mustafi scores opener before Sanchez doubles lead as Wenger's side move to within one point of rivals.

Shkodran Mustafi, centre, celebrates after scoring the opening goal in Arsenal's victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images
Shkodran Mustafi, centre, celebrates after scoring the opening goal in Arsenal's victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images

A round-up of all the reports and results from this weekend's Premier League action. All kick-off times UAE (+4 GMT).

SATURDAY

Arsenal 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0

Arsenal: Mustafi (36'), Sanchez (41')

  • Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez earned Arsenal a convincing 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Mustafi opened the scoring with a superb 36th-minute header and Sanchez doubled the advantage five minutes later with a close-range strike. The result lifted Arsenal to fifth place in the table on 22 points, one behind Spurs. Arsenal have now won 11 Premier League matches in succession at their home ground after their first league victory over arch-rivals Spurs in seven games.

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Bournemouth 4 Huddersfield Town 0

Bournemouth: Wilson (26', 31', 84'), Arter (70')

Bournemouth forward Callum Wilson. John Sibley / Reuters
Bournemouth forward Callum Wilson. John Sibley / Reuters
  • Callum Wilson put his injury torment behind him as he netted an impressive hat-trick to help Bournemouth record a 4-0 victory over Huddersfield Town at the Vitality Stadium. Wilson has been forced to miss a large part of 2017 with a serious knee injury, but opened the scoring on 26 minutes when he headed home a corner from Jordan Ibe and doubled the lead five minutes later. The home side were reduced to 10 men on the stroke of halftime when Simon Francis picked up his second yellow card of the game, but made it three on 70 minutes when Harry Arter made no mistake with a clinical finish just inside the area. Wilson completed his hat-trick on 84 minutes when he fired the ball into the bottom corner as Bournemouth made it four wins from their last five in all competitions, while Huddersfield have now gone five games without a goal on their travels.

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Burnley 2 Swansea City 0

Burnley: Cork (29'), Barnes (40')

Burnley midfielder Jack Cork. Craig Brough / Reuters
Burnley midfielder Jack Cork. Craig Brough / Reuters
  • Burnley continued their excellent campaign with a 2-0 win over struggling Swansea City at Turf Moor to stay in seventh place. Jack Cork put Burnley ahead in the 29th minute when he burst from midfield and then got on the end of a Robbie Brady cross with a well-placed header. Burnley doubled their advantage five minutes before the break when Jeff Hendrick found Ashley Barnes and the striker, selected ahead of Sam Vokes, blasted home from the edge of the area. The result means Burnley have three straight victories in the top flight for the first time since the 1974-75 season and leaves Swansea next to the bottom on eight points.

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Crystal Palace 2 Everton 2

Palace: McArthur (1'), Zaha (35')

Everton: Baines (6' pen), Niasse (45'+1)

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha. Alan Walter / Reuters
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha. Alan Walter / Reuters
  • Basement side Crystal Palace were left to rue missed opportunities as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Everton in a pulsating encounter at Selhurst Park. Palace were on the scoresheet inside the first minute with James McArthur's close range finish, but their celebrations were cut short as the visitors responded almost immediately from a Leighton Baines penalty, resulting from a Scott Dann foul on striker Oumar Niasse. The hosts recovered well to dominate the possession and deservedly took the lead again with a goal from winger Wilfried Zaha, before another defensive error from Dann allowed Niasse to equalise for Everton on the stroke of half-time. Late substitute Christian Benteke, who returned for Palace after recovering from a knee injury, missed two clear-cut chances to score a winner as they were forced to settle for a draw.

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Leicester City 0 Manchester City 2

Man City: Jesus (45'), De Bruyne (49')

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus. Michael Regan / Getty Images
Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus. Michael Regan / Getty Images
  • A tap-in by Gabriel Jesus and a thumping strike from Kevin de Bruyne helped Premier League leaders Manchester City beat Leicester City 2-0 for their 16th successive victory in all competitions. The visitors took the lead with a stunning goal just before the interval when David Silva broke the offside trap to provide Jesus with the simplest of tap-ins. City's second in the 49th minute came seconds after Harry McGuire hit the post at the other end. Turning defence into attack, the visitors stormed upfield and De Bruyne unleashed an unstoppable effort from the edge of the area.

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Liverpool 3 Southampton 0

Liverpool: Salah (31', 41'), Coutinho (68')

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah. Jason Cairnduff / Reuters
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah. Jason Cairnduff / Reuters
  • Liverpool continued their push towards the Premier League's top four after Mohamed Salah scored two superb goals in a 3-0 win over Southampton on Saturday and broke former striker Robbie Fowler's club record. Salah became the first Liverpool player to score nine goals in his opening 12 league games, eclipsing Fowler's tally of eight after a superb shot from 20 metres followed by a cool close-range finish in the first half. Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho made it 3-0 midway through the second half when he swept home a rebound after keeper Fraser Foster parried a fierce Roberto Firmino shot into his path. The result left Liverpool fifth on 22 points from 12 games after they maintained their unbeaten run at Anfield in all competitions this season while Southampton are 14th with 13 points, four above the relegation zone.

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West Bromwich Albion 0 Chelsea 4

Chelsea: Morata (17'), Hazard (23', 62'), Alonso (38')

Chelsea forwards Eden Hazard, left, and Alvaro Morata. Peter Cziborra / Reuters
Chelsea forwards Eden Hazard, left, and Alvaro Morata. Peter Cziborra / Reuters
  • Antonio Conte celebrated his 50th Premier League game as manager by watching his Chelsea side hammer West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns to make it four straight league defeats for the hosts. Once Alvaro Morata drilled home the rebound from an Eden Hazard shot to give Chelsea the lead in the 17th minute, they never looked back. Morata turned provider six minutes later, his slick backheel putting Hazard in to round Ben Foster and make it 2-0, and an unmarked Marcos Alonso deftly volleyed home a Cesc Fabregas free kick to make it 3-0 before half-time. Hazard drifted in from the left to hammer home his second in the 62nd minute to cap a dominant Chelsea performance and heap the pressure on West Brom manager Tony Pulis, who has not seen his side win since a 1-0 victory at Burnley in August.

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Manchester United 4 Newcastle United 1

Man United: Martial (37'), Smalling (45'+1), Pogba (54'), Lukaku (70')

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogbam left, and forward Anthony Martial. Carl Recine / Reuters
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogbam left, and forward Anthony Martial. Carl Recine / Reuters
  • Paul Pogba marked his comeback with a goal and an assist as Manchester United fought back to beat Newcastle United 4-1 and stay on Manchester City's tail. Sidelined since mid-September by a hamstring injury, Pogba made a decisive return as Jose Mourinho's side restored the eight-point gap that separates them from leaders City. In addition to Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic received a rapturous reception when he came on as a substitute following his recovery from a serious knee injury. A slip by Victor Lindelof enabled Dwight Gayle to put Newcastle ahead in the 14th minute with the first league goal United had conceded at Old Trafford since April. But Pogba's feathery cross teed up Anthony Martial to head in a 37th-minute equaliser and after Chris Smalling had headed the hosts in front, Pogba tapped in Marcus Rashford's cushioned header early in the second half. Romelu Lukaku added a fourth, swapping passes with Juan Mata and thrashing home to end a seven-game goal drought.

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Still to come:

SUNDAY

  • Watford v West Ham United (8pm)

MONDAY

  • Brighton and Hove Albion v Stoke City (midnight)