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Saturday's EPL Roundup: Man City And Chelsea Suffer Home Defeats, Five-Star United Bury Cardiff , While Arsenal See-Off Burnley

Saturday's EPL Roundup: Man City And Chelsea Suffer Home Defeats, Five-Star United Bury Cardiff , While Arsenal See-Off Burnley
12/22/2018
Manchester City have lost ground on leaders Liverpool after a shock defeat to Crystal Palace. Chelsea also lost at home to Leicester in a day of upsets. Meanwhile, Manchester United players handed their new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a perfect start with a 5-1 win at Cardiff. And Arsenal did a good job by beating Burnley.
Manchester City 2 - 3 Crystal Palace 

Jeffrey Schlupp, Andros Townsend, and Luka Milivojevic scored as Crystal Palace built a two-goal lead and held on to beat Manchester City 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne scored for City, who led 1-0 and now sits four points back of leaders Liverpool heading into Christmas.

Palace moves 14th with 18 points.

Chelsea 0 - 1 Leicester City 

Jamie Vardy scored the lone goal as Leicester City surprised Chelsea with a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge.

The win moves Leicester into ninth with 25 points, while Chelsea remains fourth thanks to an advantage in goal differential over Arsenal.

Cardiff City 1 - 5 Manchester United 

Jesse Lingard scored twice as Manchester United won its first match under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a 5-1 defeat of his former side, Cardiff City, at Cardiff City Stadium.

Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera, and Anthony Martial also scored for Manchester United in the first match since the manager Jose Mourinho sacking.

Victor Camarasa converted a penalty for Cardiff’s only goal, as the Bluebirds conceded three or more goals for the eighth time this season.

United stay sixth with 29 points, while Cardiff remains 17th with 14 points.

Arsenal 3 - 1 Burnley

Arsenal beat Burnley 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored in each half and the banged-up Gunners held off a resilient Burnley [... Continue reading HERE ].

Huddersfield Town 1 - 3 Southampton 

Southampton’s revival under Ralph Hasenhuttl continued at the John Smith’s Stadium, as they beat Huddersfield Town 3-1.

Saints led 2-0 at half time thanks to goals from Nathan Redmond and Danny Ings, and although Philip Billing‘s strike have Huddersfield hope of a comeback, Saints found another gear late on as teenager Michael Obafemi scored his first-ever English Premier League goal.

With the win Saints move on to 15 points for the season, while Huddersfield remain on 10 points.

Newcastle United 0 - 0 Fulham 

Newcastle United couldn’t find a way past creaky Fulham, something no team has failed to do this season, as the Magpies drew the Cottagers 0-0 at St. James’ Park.

Referee Martin Atkinson was the star of the show, turning down three penalty kick shouts: Two for handballs and another when Salomon Rondon was brought down in the box.

The Magpies now have 17 points and sit in 15th place, five points clear of the drop zone.

Fulham earned its 10th point and remains in 20th.

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West Ham United 0 - 2 Watford 

Watford beat West Ham United 2-0 at the London Stadium.

Several big chances came and went for the Hammers who hit the woodwork twice and Javier Hernandez had an off day, while a Troy Deeney penalty kick and a fine strike from Gerard Deulofeu saw Watford eased to victory in the end.

With the win the Watford move up to seventh in the table, while West Ham drop to 12th as their run of four-straight wins came to an abrupt end.

Bournemouth 2 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Bournemouth beat 10-man Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday, as the Cherries enter the festive season on a high.

David Brooks scored a stunner and a header to do the damage, as Brighton’s captain Lewis Dunk was sent off in the second half after picking up two yellow cards.

The win moves Bournemouth up to eighth in the table and on to 26 points, while Brighton remain in 13th on 21 points.
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