Date: 6th February 2017 at 8:58am
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The Premier League season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend.

Chelsea remain clear at the top and on course to win the title. It’s tight at the bottom with Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Hull all within touching distance of safety.

Here’s a round up of the Premier League action from the other games played.

Results

Saturday 4th February 2017 – PREMIER LEAGUE
Chelsea 3-1 Arsenal 12:30
Crystal Palace 0-4 Sunderland 15:00
Everton 6-3 Bournemouth 15:00
Hull City 2-0 Liverpool 15:00
Southampton 1-3 West Ham United 15:00
Watford 2-1 Burnley 15:00
West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Stoke City 15:00
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Middlesbrough 17:30

Sunday 5th February 2017 – PREMIER LEAGUE
Manchester City 2-1 Swansea City 13:30
Leicester City 0-3 Manchester United 16:00

Chelsea moved another step towards the title with a 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge that took them – at the time – 12 points clear at the top and in a run of form that isn’t likely to see them caught. This latest defeat – making it back-to-back losses – also all but ruled Arsenal out of the title race.

An incredible first half at Selhurst Park saw Crystal Palace – after a first win under Sam Allardyce in the Premier League in the previous game – thrashed 4-0 by Allardyce’s former side Sunderland. The Black Cats remain bottom of the league but behind Palace on goal difference only with both two points from safety.

Three first half goals made all the difference for Everton in the end at Goodison Park. The Toffees 6-3 victory – as the unbeaten run was extended to seven – against Bournemouth meant the Cherries poor run of form continued. They are now without a win in six – four have been lost – to sit just six points above the drop zone.

A 2-0 win for Hull over Liverpool wasn’t enough to take the Tigers out of the relegation zone but it did close the gap between them and safety to just a point. Defeat for the Reds at the KCOM Stadium extended the winless run to five games with the title challenge all but over with a Champions League place now coming under threat.

Southampton couldn’t hold onto a lead as this was swiftly cancelled out by West Ham who eventually won 3-1 at St Mary’s to make it three wins from four for the Hammers with the Saints losing for a sixth time in the last seven.

The return to form was continued for Watford as they made it back-to-back wins – and four unbeaten – with a 2-1 win at Vicarage Road against Burnley. Defeat for the Clarets saw the recent run of form continue in a win-lose fashion from the last six.

West Brom made it three unbeaten – with a second win in the process – when recording a 1-0 victory against Stoke. The Potters defeat was a first in five.

Tottenham kept their title hopes alive – they’ve lost less than anyone else in the Premier League – and closed the gap to Chelsea to nine points again with a seventh win from the last nine secured. Middlesbrough’s 1-0 defeat at White Hart Lane in Saturday’s late kick off kept Boro just a couple of points above relegation.

Manchester City looked as though they would be denied a victory by a late Swansea equaliser in Sunday’s early kick off. However, an added time winner gave City a 2-1 victory to put them up to 3rd an end the Swans’ run of wins. They remain outside of the relegation zone though.

A poor season for Leicester continued with the latest heavy defeat – a fourth in a row keeping them just two points off the relegation places – seeing them beaten 3-0 by Manchester United. Victory means United are just two points off the Champions League places.

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