Premier League Update: Everything You Need To Know

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Chelsea are two points clear at the top of the English Premier League after beating Newcastle 2-0, Goals from Oscar and Diego Costa secured the win at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea took the lead 43rd minutes with a short corner, Willian found Branislav Ivanovic and Ivanovic cut-back was tapped in by Oscar at the back post. Costa scored the second on 59th minutes after a captivating team move. Fabregas passed to Oscar, and his brilliant touch put Costa through and the striker fired home his 15th of the season.

Meanwhile Manchester City dominated possession at Goodison Park, And it took 74 minutes for them to make the breakthrough. Silva’s deflected shot was headed in by Fernandinho, The lead lasted just four minutes, As Steven Naismith nodded in from a Leighton Baines free-kick.

At the Stadium of Light, Liverpool claimed a deserved 1-0 victory over 10-man Sunderland. Serbia international Lazar Markovic fired home from close range on nine minutes for his first Premier League goal. Sunderland were reduced to 10 men on 49 minutes when Liam Bridcutt picked up a second yellow card.

Andy Carroll scored a stunning goal in West Ham’s 1-1 draw at Swansea. The England striker chested the ball down, move past a couple of Swansea player and unleashed a left foot screamer into the net. Swansea equalized on 70th of  Bafetimbi Gomis header from a corner hitting the post and deflected in off Mark Noble.

Burnley won arguably the most important game in the bottom half of the table by beating QPR 2-1. Scott Arfield scored the opener, He put the ball through the legs of two players, then placing the ball past Rob Green. Charlie Austin leveled up from the penalty spot on 33rd minutes, but Burnley took the lead for the second time in the game with another quality goal from Danny Ings on 37th minutes,  The loss is QPR’s 10th consecutive away defeat and it sets a new Premier League record.

Leicester stay bottom but are still within touching distance of teams above them after beating Aston Villa 1-0. Paul Konchesky scored the only goal of the game just before half-time for his first Premier League goal in six years. The match finished with Villa’s Ciaran Clark and Leicester Matty James sent off.

West Brom boss Tony Pulis worked his magic again by making it two wins in two since he took over, Saido Berahino added to his growing reputation with the winner in the 1-0 win over Hull City in Pulis’ first Premier League game in charge.Brown Ideye blowing the best chance of the game when sent through one-on-one with the keeper by Berahino.

Palace came from behind to beat Spurs in Pardew’s first game at Selhurst park. Harry Kane’s form continued as he put Tottenham 1-0 up on 49th minutes with a fine shot from the edge of the box, but Dwight Gayle equalized on 62nd minutes from the penalty spot after Benjamin Stambouli tackled Joe Ledley in the area. And Gayle set up Jason Puncheon to score the winner with a low left foot shot 10 minutes from time.

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