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Premier League round-up: Chelsea, United, City and Spurs win

Manchester United took the lead through Paul Pogba but Palace equalised before Zlatan struck with minutes remaining to give United all three points. Arsenal-Chelsea live

United win against Crystal Palace
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Here is your complete round-up of the Premier League action. You can check out our Liveprool - Middlesbrough report here.

Premier League

Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck two minutes from time to earn Manchester United a 2-1 Premier League win at Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

Controversy over Pogba goal

The Swedish striker latched on to a neat through pass from Paul Pogba to seal victory for United in the 88th minute, adding to a controversial goal from Pogba just before halftime in which Ibrahimovic appeared to handle the ball.

Paul Pogb during Manchester United's clash with Crystal Palace
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Paul Pogb during Manchester United's clash with Crystal PalaceTony O'BrienREUTERS

James McArthur equalised for a ball-starved Palace in the 66th minute after he ran on to an audacious backheel from Damien Delaney.

United deserved their win, though, with Juan Mata having an effort wrongly ruled out for offside and they extended their unbeaten league run against Palace to 15 games to remain sixth in the table.

Mancester City 2-0 Watford

Pablo Zabaleta's first goal in two years and another from David Silva ensured Manchester City beat Watford 2-0 to keep up their pursuit of Chelsea at the top of the Premier League.

David Silva after scoring City's second against Watford
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David Silva after scoring City's second against WatfordANTHONY DEVLINAFP

Without a win at the Etihad in three games and with Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho suspended, City needed a reboot and Zabaleta provided it on 33 minutes, shooting from the six-yard box after a cross from Kevin De Bruyne.

De Bruyne went close to a second soon after as City dominated but although Watford were always dangerous on the break, with Etienne Capoue forcing a good save from Claudio

Bravo, City always looked capable of adding to their lead. Silva obliged in the 86th minute, bursting forward to exchange passes with Raheem Sterling and put the result beyond doubt with his first goal since January.

Tottneham Hotspur 3-0 Hull City

Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen scored twice in a 3-0 victory over Hull City on Wednesday, as Mike Phelan's struggling side fell to their 10th defeat in 16 Premier League games this season.

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur shows appreciation to the fans
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Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur shows appreciation to the fansDan MullanGetty Images

Eriksen gave Spurs the lead in the 14th minute, rifling left back Danny Rose's pass into the top corner, and killed the game off with his second in the 63rd when he stabbed home Kyle Walker's pass from close range for his fifth goal of the season.

The Denmark international then almost bagged a hat-trick only for Hull goalkeeper David Marshall to palm his dipping free kick onto the crossbar, but Victor Wanyama was on hand to rattle home the rebound.

Sunderland 0-1 Chelsea

Chelsea maintained their awesome progress, winning a 10th successive Premier League game with a 1-0 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday that saw them forge six points clear at the top of the table.

Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea celebrates scoring his sides first goal against Sunderland
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Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea celebrates scoring his sides first goal against SunderlandLaurence GriffithsGetty Images

Cesc Fabregas scored the game's only goal after a fine counter-attack five minutes before halftime to provide an entirely predictable outcome to the tussle between the league's top and bottom clubs.

There had not been much between the teams until Chelsea, who had to leave the injured Eden Hazard at home, struck with a fast break that ended with Fabregas netting sharply after a neat one-two with Willian.

The Brazilian Willian, who replaced Hazard, saw a deflected shot hit the bar after the break as Chelsea largely dominated and left David Moyes' side still a point adrift at the foot of the table.

Stoke City 0-0 Southampton

Mark Hughes endured a difficult night in his 400th match as a Premier League manager but ended up proud as his Stoke City side battled for over an hour against Southampton with 10 men to earn a 0-0 draw on Wednesday.

Marko Arnautovic after fouling Southampton's Sofiane Boufal
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Marko Arnautovic after fouling Southampton's Sofiane BoufalCarl RecineREUTERS

Marko Arnautovic was shown a straight red card in the 23rd minute for a studs-up challenge on Sofiane Boufal, leaving the home side with an uphill task.

Yet Southampton, who moved up to ninth a point ahead of 12th-placed Stoke, could not take advantage despite dominating proceedings.

Nathan Redmond had one effort cleared off the line, Ryan Bertrand forced a great save from Lee Grant and Jay Rodriguez almost got on the end of a Boufal cross but the Saints finishing was blunt without injured striker Charlie Austin.

West Ham 1-0 Burnley 

The powerful presence of Andy Carroll inspired West Ham United to beat Burnley 1-0 at the London Stadium on Wednesday and move away from the Premier League relegation zone.

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic with West Ham United's Andy Carroll as he is substituted
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West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic with West Ham United's Andy Carroll as he is substitutedEddie KeoghREUTERS

The Hammers took two minutes to announce their game plan, pumping a ball to the head of the fit-again striker who was starting in the Premier League for the first time since injuring his knee on the first day of the season.

Caroll proved his usual handful and was instrumental in West Ham's opener when Winston Reid was pulled back trying to get on the end of one of the striker's knockdowns. Mark Noble converted at the second attempt after Tom Heaton parried his penalty.

Burnley were much improved after the break when Scott Arfield almost equalised from a free kick, which was foiled by an excellent Darren Randolph save as West Ham held on for only their second home league win of the season.

West Brom 3-0 Swansea

West Brom's Salomon Rondon celebrates scoring their second goal
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West Brom's Salomon Rondon celebrates scoring their second goalAndrew BoyersREUTERS

West Bromwich Albion continued their surge in the top half of the Premier League with a Salomon Rondon hat-trick of headers earning them a 3-1 home win over struggling Swansea City at the Hawthorns on Wednesday.

Venezuela striker Rondon became only the second player in Premier League history to score a hat-trick of headers, emulating Duncan Ferguson's achievement when the Scot propelled Everton to a 3-2 win over Bolton Wanderers in December 1997.

After a drab opening period dominated by Swansea, Rondon ran riot in a frantic 13-minute spell midway through the second half as he capitalised on two fine crosses by Chris Brunt following the opening assist from Matt Phillips.

Wayne Routledge scored a 78th-minute consolation for the visitors, rifling in a close-range rebound, but Albion moved three places up to seventh as Swansea, who have conceded 15 goals in their last five away games, remained stuck in the relegation zone in 18th place.


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