Date: 5th January 2017 at 8:56am
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The Premier League season continued with the latest round of games – played as the New Year arrived.

Chelsea’s 13 game winning run – they wouldn’t equal Arsenal’s all time Premier League record of 14 – ended at Tottenham but the Blues retain a healthy lead at the top. It’s still the same bottom three.

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

Monday 2nd January 2017 – Premier League
Middlesbrough 0-0 Leicester City 12:30
Everton 3-0 Southampton 15:00
Manchester City 2-1 Burnley 15:00
Sunderland 2-2 Liverpool 15:00
West Bromwich Albion 3-1 Hull City 15:00
West Ham United 0-2 Manchester United 17:15

Tuesday 3rd January 2017 – Premier League
Bournemouth 3-3 Arsenal 19:45
Crystal Palace 1-2 Swansea City 20:00
Stoke City 2-0 Watford 20:00

Wednesday 4th January 2017 – Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Chelsea 20:00

The first Premier League game of 2017 – well, from this full round of games anyway – came at the Riverside Stadium as Middlesbrough hosted Leicester in the early kick off on Monday. However, a breakthrough couldn’t be seen as the sides played out a 0-0 draw.

With three late goals Everton made it three unbeaten – winning twice – as Ronald Koeman beat his former side Southampton at Goodison Park. The Saints’ 3-0 loss made it a hat trick of successive defeats.

As they had in the previous meeting at Turf Moor not too long ago Manchester City recorded a 2-1 win over Burnley – who had won their last two. However, on this occasion City were already two up by the time the Clarets scored – they had gone ahead in the reverse fixture.

Liverpool – as Chelsea didn’t play until Wednesday – had the chance to apply added pressure to the leaders but had to be content with a draw against Sunderland in the end. The Black Cats twice came from behind to earn a point from this 2-2 at the Stadium of Light.

A 3-1 win for West Brom against Hull – as Albion came from a goal down – made it successive wins. However, this defeat proved to be Mike Phelan’s last in charge as he was sacked the following day.

Manchester United made it 10 unbeaten with a 2-0 win at West Ham – this was a sixth straight victory – with United leaving the London Stadium with Champions League aspirations very much in mind. The Hammers have now lost back-to-back games after winning the previous three.

Tuesday saw Arsenal heading to AFC Bournemouth looking for a win that could have taken them to within a point of 2nd place Liverpool and six of leaders Chelsea. At three down the Gunners looked dead and buried at Dean Court but a dramatic comeback saw the Cherries pegged back to a 3-3 draw.

New Swansea boss Paul Clement – who was watching on from the stands at Selhurst Park – saw his side record a late win at Crystal Palace to move the Swans to within a point of their hosts. Sam Allardyce remains winless as Palace boss with his side losing two of this three in charge.

A first win in six for Stoke – with goals either side of half time – took the Potters towards midtable once again. However, Watford’s 2-0 defeat at the Bet365 Stadium was a fourth in a five game winless run – the Hornets will seek a swift end to this poor spell.

Finally – as it inevitably would at some point – it happened as Chelsea’s winning run came to an end. Looking to equal Arsenal’s 14 game winning Premier League record the Blues were beaten by another London rival. This 2-0 win for Tottenham at White Hart Lane made it five in a row to take them up to 3rd – Spurs are now seven points off the leaders.

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