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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 18 June 2018

Premier League round-up: Kane scores 50th goal of 2017 in rout of Stoke

Tottenham put five past hapless Stoke, Moyes secures first win as West Ham manager, Bony strike sees Swansea win for first time in eight games 

Tottenham striker Harry Kane heads in his first goal against Stoke City at Wembley. Toby Melville / Reuters
Tottenham striker Harry Kane heads in his first goal against Stoke City at Wembley. Toby Melville / Reuters

Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 Stoke City

Spurs: Shawcross (21' og), Son (53'), Kane (54', 65'), Eriksen (74')

Stoke: Shawcross (80')

Tottenham Hotspur ended a four-match Premier League winless streak in style with Harry Kane scoring twice as they thrashed Stoke City 5-1 at Wembley.

Mauricio Pochettino's side marched through their Uefa Champions League group despite being drawn with both Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund but their recent domestic form has been patchy at best.

Spurs had not won a Premier League game since November 5 but were always the better side in this win as an unfortunate Ryan Shawcross own goal gave them the lead.

That was followed up by three goals in 12 second-half minutes as man of the match Son Heung-min struck before a double from Kane, with Christian Eriksen adding a fifth before Shawcross pulled one back for the visitors.

Stoke are still enduring their worst start to a Premier League season having taken 16 points from 16 games, while the win for Spurs takes them to within four points of Chelsea in third.

West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic celebrates scoring as Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois looks on. Tony O'Brien / Reuters
West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic celebrates scoring as Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois looks on. Tony O'Brien / Reuters

West Ham United 1-0 Chelsea

West Ham: Arnautovic (06')

Marko Arnautovic's first-half goal against Chelsea on Saturday secured David Moyes' first win since taking charge of West Ham United.

Arnautovic struck after only six minutes to condemn the champions to a first defeat in seven Premier League matches.

The £24 million (Dh118m) club-record signing was jeered by home fans earlier in the season after some below-par displays, but he looks a player reborn under Moyes.

In fact West Ham look an entirely different side to the shambles they appeared towards the end of Slaven Bilic's spell in charge.

Moyes showed he is not one to shy away from tough decisions, and dropping England goalkeeper Joe Hart in a World Cup year was certainly a big call.

But Hart's replacement, Spanish keeper Adrian, justified his selection with fine first-half saves from N'Golo Kante and Davide Zappacosta.

Chelsea were carved open far too easily with West Ham's first attack, when Arnautovic played a quick one-two with Manuel Lanzini.

The Austrian nipped in behind Andreas Christensen and, as Cesar Azpilicueta stood off, curled his shot around the defender and keeper Thibaut Courtois.

Chelsea had plenty of time to respond, yet this was a strangely subdued display from a side with six wins from their last seven outings.

Alvaro Morata, often isolated in attack, cut a frustrated figure and was lucky to escape a booking for a blatant dive as he ran past Winston Reid.

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Burnley’s Chris Wood in action with Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes. Phil Noble / Reuters
Burnley’s Chris Wood in action with Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes. Phil Noble / Reuters

Burnley 1-0 Watford

Burnley: Arfield (45')

Red card: Zeegalaar (Watford)

Scott Arfield's goal on the stroke of half time was enough to give seventh-placed Burnley a 1-0 win over eighth-placed Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.

Pre-match snow made for wintry conditions at Turf Moor for the clash of two of the surprise packages of the season so far and it was Scottish-born Canadian international Arfield, in for the injured Robbie Brady, who rose to the occasion.

Iceland winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson's low cross was well collected by Arfield who beat his marker and delivered a slick finish to beat Huerelho Gomes in the 45th minute.

Watford had been down to ten men from the 39th minute after Marvin Zeegelaar was shown a straight red for a wild challenge on Steven Defour. Burnley had two efforts disallowed for offside in the second half.

Crystal Palace's Luka Milivojevic clashes with Bournemouth's Andrew Surman. Hannah McKay / Reuters
Crystal Palace's Luka Milivojevic clashes with Bournemouth's Andrew Surman. Hannah McKay / Reuters

Crystal Palace 2-2 Bournemouth

Palace: Milivojevic (41' pen), Dann (44')

Bournemouth: Defoe (10', 45+3')

Crystal Palace fell to the foot of the table after Belgian striker Christian Benteke squandered a stoppage-time penalty in a 2-2 draw at home to Bournemouth.

Jermain Defoe put Bournemouth in front and then equalised with a brilliant dipping volley after Luka Milivojevic's penalty and a close-range effort by substitute Scott Dann had put Palace in charge.

Palace were awarded a last-gasp penalty when Charlie Daniels felled Wilfried Zaha, but Benteke's tame effort was repelled by visiting goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

Huddersfield Town’s Steve Mounie celebrates scoring his second goal against Brighton. Ed Sykes / Reuters
Huddersfield Town’s Steve Mounie celebrates scoring his second goal against Brighton. Ed Sykes / Reuters

Huddersfield Town 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Huddersfield: Mounie (12', 43')

Huddersfield Town forward Steve Mounie struck twice in the first half as his side coasted to a 2-0 Premier League win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

The Benin-born striker, who had not scored since netting twice on the opening day of the season, ghosted in at the far post to bundle the ball home from Huddersfield's first corner of the game in the 12th minute.

The 23-year-old striker, who arrived at Huddersfield from French side Montpellier in July, made it two with a header just before half time as Brighton failed to clear another set piece.

With Brighton barely threatening in attack, Huddersfield continued to dominate after the break, but wasteful finishing prevented them from adding to their goal tally.

Salomon Rondon of West Bromwich Albion is challenged by Roque Mesa of Swansea City. Michael Steele / Getty Images
Salomon Rondon of West Bromwich Albion is challenged by Roque Mesa of Swansea City. Michael Steele / Getty Images

Swansea City 1-0 West Bromwich Albion

Swansea: Bony (80')

Swansea City climbed off the bottom of the Premier League as Wilfried Bony's late winner eased the pressure on Paul Clement.

The Swansea manager had insisted before West Brom's visit that his future did not rest on the outcome of this game.

But Clement's joy on the touchline was unconfined when Bony smashed home nine minutes from time in a crowded goalmouth to secure a 1-0 win.

It was the first time Bony, having scored at Stoke last week, had registered in back-to-back Premier League games since December 2014 - during his first Swansea spell.

But, more importantly, it takes Swansea above Crystal Palace at the foot of the table and to within one point of West Ham and West Brom.

Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez in action against Newcastle United. Lee Smith / Reuters
Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez in action against Newcastle United. Lee Smith / Reuters

Newcastle United 2-3 Leicester City

Newcastle: Joselu (4'), Gayle (73')

Leicester: Mahrez (20'), Gray (60'), Perez (86' og)

Sunday's fixtures

  • Southampton v Arsenal, 4pm
  • Liverpool v Everton, 6.15pm
  • Manchester United v Manchester City, 8.30pm