Date: 2nd February 2017 at 10:44am
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The Premier League season continued with the latest round of games played during midweek.

Chelsea extended their lead at the top after title rivals Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool all dropped points. Swansea remain above the bottom three despite Crystal Palace also winning.

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


Tuesday 31st January 2017 – PREMIER LEAGUE
Arsenal 1-2 Watford 19:45
Bournemouth 0-2 Crystal Palace 19:45
Burnley 1-0 Leicester City 19:45
Middlesbrough 1-1 West Bromwich Albion 19:45
Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur 19:45
Swansea City 2-1 Southampton 19:45
Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea 20:00

Wednesday 1st February 2017 – PREMIER LEAGUE
West Ham United 0-4 Manchester City 19:45
Manchester United 0-0 Hull City 20:00
Stoke City 1-1 Everton 20:00

The Arsenal title bid suffered a – potentially terminal – blow when the Gunners suffered a 2-1 defeat at the Emirates Stadium against Watford. This first ever Hornets win at Arsenal was also a first in the Premier League in eight to move them clear of trouble.

AFC Bournemouth saw a winless run extended to four – with two of these lost – when the Cherries were beaten 2-0 by Crystal Palace. This Palace win – a first in nine and first under Sam Allardyce in the league – wasn’t enough to take them out of the relegation zone but kept the Eagles within touching distance of doing this.

An incredible Burnley home record continued with yet another Turf Moor win taking them 10 points clear of trouble. Leicester’s 1-0 defeat – a third successive loss – means the champions are just two points from relegation!

Middlesbrough are now six games without a win but came back from a goal down to secure a point in a 1-1 draw against West Brom at the Riverside Stadium but Boro are now only two points from the relegation zone.

A point at the Stadium of Light didn’t really do much good for Sunderland or Tottenham with their respective relegation and title bids. But it could prove to be more important to the Black Cats’ survival hopes. Spurs are now eight unbeaten but this 0-0 draw meant the 2nd placed side dropped nine points behind leaders Chelsea.

Swansea made it back-to-back wins under Paul Clement – the Swans have now won three of the last four – to remain outside of the relegation zone. A 2-1 defeat for Southampton at the Liberty Stadium means the Saints have now lost five of the last six in the Premier League.

A winless run – which has also included League Cup and FA Cup defeats – was extended to four for Liverpool in the league with the Reds now 10 points adrift of Chelsea. However, after coming from a goal down – with the Blues also missing a penalty – a 1-1 draw at Anfield would be taken and wouldn’t have been too disappointing for the champions elect either.

West Ham lost for the first time in three games with an emphatic first half from Manchester City making all the difference. City eventually ran out convincing 4-0 winners at the London Stadium.

A week on from a League Cup semi-final meeting – played at the KCOM Stadium – Manchester United – who advanced on that occasion despite a defeat – extended an unbeaten run in the league further but a 0-0 with Hull was a third straight draw for United. The Tigers will see this as an important point at Old Trafford towards potential Premier league survival and be happier with it.

Stoke extended an unbeaten run to four but had to settle for a 1-1 against Everton – who are now without a defeat in six – in a game that saw Peter Crouch score his 100th league goal.

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