Date: 27th December 2016 at 7:37pm
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The Premier League season continued with the latest round of games played – the first over the festive period.

Chelsea are the dominant force at the moment – a Boxing Day won keeps them clear of Liverpool. Sunderland, Swansea and Hull again remain in the bottom three.

Here’s a round up of the Premier League action from the other games played, with one still to take place.


Monday 26th December 2016 – Premier League
Watford 1-1 Crystal Palace 12:30
Arsenal 1-0 West Bromwich Albion 15:00
Burnley 1-0 Middlesbrough 15:00
Chelsea 3-0 Bournemouth 15:00
Leicester City 0-2 Everton 15:00
Manchester United 3-1 Sunderland 15:00
Swansea City 1-4 West Ham United 15:00
Hull City 0-3 Manchester City 17:15

Tuesday 27th December 2016 – Premier League
Liverpool 4-1 Stoke City 17:15

To be played

Wednesday 28th December 2016 – Premier League
Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur 19:45

Chelsea’s winning run and march – it seems at this stage – to another Premier League title continued when Antonio Conte’s side ran out 3-0 winners against AFC Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge to keep a healthy lead at the top as we move into the New Year.

The first game played on Boxing Day though saw former England boss Sam Allardyce return to management with Crystal Palace at Watford. The points were shared at Vicarage Road after this lunchtime 1-1 draw.

After successive defeats Arsene Wenger saw his Arsenal side return to winning ways when a late winner came against West Brom. Albion’s third defeat in four meant they missed the chance to potentially move back to 7th.

Burnley collected another three points at Turf Moor – with the home points proving crucial to the Clarets – after a 1-0 win against Middlesbrough to see them above Boro to 14th.

A year that Leicester wouldn’t forget is now one the Foxes will probably happily see the back of as 2016 has turned into a nightmare after it had been a dream! Everton went away from the King Power Stadium with a 2-0 win to take the Toffees up to 7th.

The winning run of Manchester United was extended to four – with them now nine unbeaten – after a 3-1 win against relegation threatened Sunderland at Old Trafford. The Black Cats’ third defeat in four keeps them in the bottom three.

Swansea look a good bet for relegation as the second bottom side lost for a third game running. West Ham’s 4-1 win at the Liberty Stadium was a third in a row with the Hammers who are now four unbeaten.

Rounding off Boxing Day’s football Manchester City eventually went away from relegation threatened Hull with the points. Pep Guardiola’s side won 3-0 at the KCOM Stadium to – at the time – reclaim 2nd place. The Tigers’ fourth defeat in five kept them bottom.

That 2nd place was reclaimed by Liverpool on Tuesday when they eventually ran out comfortable winners against Stoke. A third straight win saw the Reds close the gap on Chelsea to six points. The Potters’ winless run – two have been lost – was extended to four after this 4-1 defeat at Anfield

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