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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 10 December 2018

Eriksen stars for Tottenham at Stoke, Burnley boost Europa League hopes: Premier League round-up

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

Christian Eriksen scored both goals as Tottenham Hotspur earned a hard-fought victory at Stoke City to boos their top four hopes. Nigel French / PA
Christian Eriksen scored both goals as Tottenham Hotspur earned a hard-fought victory at Stoke City to boos their top four hopes. Nigel French / PA

Everton 0 Liverpool 0

  • The 231st Merseyside derby will not live long in the memory as Everton failed to capitalise on a weaker than usual Liverpool side in an uneventful goalless draw at Goodison Park on Saturday. With a Uefa Champions League quarter-final second leg, in which they lead 3-0, against Manchester City on Tuesday, the visitors could be forgiven for being preoccupied and manager Jurgen Klopp's team selection reflected the importance of that game rather than this. Despite a late rally in which Seamus Coleman and substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin could have snatched victory, Everton's seven-and-a-half-year wait for a derby win was extended to 17 matches.

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Bournemouth 2 Crystal Palace 2

Bournemouth: Mousset (65'), King (89')

Palace: Milivojevic (47'), Zaha (75')

  • Bournemouth twice recovered from a losing position to secure a 2-2 draw at home to Crystal Palace secured with substitute Joshua King's 89th-minute goal. The visitors had twice led through second-half finishes from Luka Milivojevic and Wilfried Zaha, but with King's goal were then denied the crucial victory that would have taken them five points clear of the bottom three. Like King, fellow Bournemouth substitute Lys Mousset had earlier scored with one of his first touches after his introduction. Between them they ensured Palace remain 17th and at threat of relegation from the Premier League.

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Brighton and Hove Albion 1 Huddersfield Town 1

Brighton: Lossl (29' og), Propper (red card 74')

Huddersfield: Mounie (33')

  • Huddersfield Town are four points clear of the bottom three after a 1-1 draw at 10-man Brighton. Chris Hughton's side took the lead in the 29th minute when Jonas Lossl tipped Solly March's shot onto a post, only for the ball to rebound off the Huddersfield goalkeeper into the net for a cruel own goal. Steve Mounie levelled four minutes later, intercepting Shane Duffy's back-pass and slotting home. Brighton had midfielder Davy Propper sent off for a studs-up lunge on Jonathan Hogg in the 74th minute.

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Leicester City 1 Newcastle United 2

Leicester: Vardy (84')

Newcastle: Shelvey (18'), Pérez (75' )

  • Newcastle United took a giant leap towards Premier League survival with a 2-1 victory at Leicester City. Jonjo Shelvey and Ayoze Perez scored fine goals to put the visitors in control but Jamie Vardy reduced the deficit late on to set up a tense finale at the King Power Stadium. Rafael Benitez's side held on though for a third straight win while Leicester's outside hopes of qualifying for the Europa League were dealt a severe blow and they are now without a home win since January 20.

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Stoke City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2

Stoke: Diouf (57')

Spurs: Eriksen (52', 63')

  • Christian Eriksen was credited with a double as Harry Kane was denied a crucial goal in the Golden Boot race in Tottenham's 2-1 win at Stoke. Eriksen broke the deadlock in the second half before scoring direct from a free-kick which appeared to just evade Kane's head, preventing the Spurs striker from claiming a 36th goal of the season and moving four behind the Premier League's leading scorer Mohamed Salah. In between Stoke had levelled through Mame Diouf, but the loss means they are four points from safety with five games to go.

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Watford 1 Burnley 2

Watford: Pereyra (61')

Burnley: Vokes (70'), Cork (73')

  • Burnley sit seventh in the Premier League table, six points ahead of Leicester in the battle for Europa League berths, as Sean Dyche's side came from behind to win 2-1 at Watford. Roberto Pereyra's 61st minute strike gave Watford the lead, but Sam Vokes made an immediate impact in the 70th minute with an equaliser 22 seconds after coming on and Jack Cork completed the comeback three minutes later.

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West Bromwich Albion 1 Swansea City 1

West Brom: Rodriguez (54')

Swansea: Abraham (75')

  • Darren Moore successfully ended the eight-game losing streak bequeathed to him by West Brom predecessor Alan Pardew, but a 1-1 draw with Swansea appeared to represent another nail in the club's Premier League coffin. For the 21 minutes between Jay Rodriguez's poached opener and Tammy Abraham's headed equaliser, it seemed Moore might be on course for a perfect start to life in the Hawthorns dugout. Rodriguez's point-blank finish early in the second half got the home fans singing, slowly erasing the worst memories of Pardew's ill-fated reign, but the bonhomie was punctured when Jake Livermore allowed Abraham to climb above him and nod in Sam Clucas' corner. West Brom have one foot in the Championship, 11 points adrift with five to play, and may yet be joined by their opponents who can consider themselves lucky to leave with anything after a deeply unimpressive outing.

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Still to come:

Saturday

Manchester City v Manchester United (8.30pm)

Sunday

Arsenal v Southampton (5.15pm)

Chelsea v West Ham United (7.30pm)