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Premier League round-up: Burnley level with Chelsea after win, another defeat for Swansea, Bournemouth out of bottom-three


In what appeared to be a quite unspectacular set of fixtures, there was late drama aplenty in the Premier League’s 3pm games, and talkSPORT was there to bring you all the around-the-grounds action…

Southampton 0-1 Burnley:

Burnley continued their best-ever start to a Premier League season and are now level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea after a 1-0 win away at Southampton.

An 81st minute header from substitute Sam Vokes which sealed the victory – the Welshman nodding in Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s cross to maintain Burnley’s unbeaten home record this season.

It was another defensive masterclass frim Sean Dyche’s side as they soaked up pressure from the hosts throughout the game.

Southampton had both a greater share of possession and more shots on goal, but Burnley left it late to complete and smash-and-grab three points with their only shot on target.

They rise to sixth in the table – level on 18 points with both fourth-placed Chelsea and fifth-placed Arsenal.

 

Huddersfield 1-0 West Brom:

Huddersfield managed to hold on with ten men to register a brilliant 1-0 victory over West Brom.

Dutch forward Rajiv van La Parra got the game-winning goal for the Terriers on the stroke of half-time, finding the top corner with a stunning curling shot from 20 yards.

Huddersfield weren dealt a blow and West Brom a gift when defender Christopher Schindler was sent off for a second booking in the 57th minute.

But the Baggies failed to make their advantage count, with Salomon Rondon heading their best chance agonisingly wide of the post, and Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl producing two fine saves to deny James McClean and Matt Phillips in injury-time.

The defeat increases pressure on manager Tony Pulis, with the side now only two points above the relegation zones after a run of nine games without a win.

 

Newcastle 0-1 Bournemouth:

Steve Cook headed a 90th-minute winner to lift Bournemouth out of the relegation zone and condemn Newcastle to a home defeat.

In a scrappy match at St James’ Park, as the Magpies wasted a host of chances – former Bournemouth star Matt Richie hitting the post from long-range and Dwight Gayle also wasting a great chance.

Bournemouth were close to a breakthrough when Marc Pugh hit the post late on, before Cook thumped in a late corner to hand the Cherries all three points.

 

Swansea 0-1 Brighton:

Glenn Murray’s early goal led Brighton to victory at Swansea – extending the Seagulls’ unbeaten run to four games and leaving the hosts in the relegation zone.

The visitors were gifted their goal as Swansea’s Federico Fernandez ducked out of the way of a cross, allowing Glenn Murray to nudge the ball in with his thigh.

The home team were booed off by their own fans at half-time and did their best to appease them after the break, with Tammy Abraham forcing a smart save from Mat Ryan.

But the Swans were uninspired and unimaginative in attack, and did little to trouble Brighton’s solid defences, as they were beaten for the fifth time in six home league games this season.

 

Stoke City 2-2 Leicester City:

In Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off, Peter Crouch came off the bench to rescue a point for Stoke at home to Leicester – FULL MATCH REPORT HERE!



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