Premier League weekend highlights


The 2017/18 Premier League season is just short of the halfway mark following the weekend’s results, which saw Manchester City continue their dominance, while Liverpool bounced back to winning form.

City claimed a record-extending 16th consecutive win as they crushed Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 on Saturday evening, with Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne and a late brace from Raheem Sterling accounting for the goals.

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Pep Guardiola’s team look completely unbeatable, with the rest of the Premier League praying that some chink in their armour appears over the busy festive season – but they’re likely to be left disappointed.

Elsewhere, Crystal Palace put in a stunning performance to defeat an in-form Leicester City 3-0 at the King Power Stadium, Huddersfield Town stunned Watford 4-1 away, and there were narrow wins for London giants Arsenal and Chelsea at home to Newcastle United and Southampton respectively.

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West Ham United’s revival under David Moyes gained further momentum with a 3-0 victory away to Stoke City, which could well spell the end of Mark Hughes’ tenure in charge of the Potters.

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Sunday’s two games saw a laboured performance from Manchester United to defeat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at the Hawthorns, while Liverpool produced a much more energetic display in thrashing Bournemouth 4-0 on the South Coast, with Mohamed Salah netting his 20th goal of the season already.

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The round will be wrapped up by a clash between Everton and Swansea at Goodsion Park on Monday night. The next round of matches will be played on 22-23 December.

Premier League weekend results

Saturday 16 December

Leicester City 0 3 Crystal Palace
Arsenal 1 0 Newcastle United
Brighton & Hove 0 0 Burnley
Chelsea 1 0 Southampton
Watford 1 4 Huddersfield Town
Stoke City 0 3 West Ham United
Manchester City 4 1 Tottenham Hotspur

Sunday 17 December

West Bromwich Albion 1 2 Manchester United
Bournemouth 0 4 Liverpool