Newcastle on the rise
A LATE strike from Jose Holebas earned Watford a 1-1 draw at Southampton yesterday and extended the home side’s winless run to eight Premier League games.
Manolo Gabbiadini gave the Saints the lead in the 20th minute. Holebas’ equaliser left the Saints one place above the relegation zone.
Salomon Rondon netted a brace for Newcastle United as they claimed consecutive wins in the Premier League for the first time since April to move a point clear of the bottom three with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth.
Huddersfield Town missed a chance to climb out of the relegation zone when they were held to a 1-1 home draw by West Ham United.
The result left Huddersfield in 19th position on seven points from 12 games, one behind Cardiff City and 17th-placed Crystal Palace, who were at home to Tottenham Hotspur in the day’s late fixture.
Leicester City shared a 0-0 draw with Burnley at the King Power stadium when football was overshadowed by emotional tributes to the club’s late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
Thousands of supporters walked to the stadium from the city centre before the game, which was preceded by two minutes’ silence for the Thai billionaire. Vichai died in a helicopter match before City’s last home match two weeks ago. | Reuters
AT A GLANCE
Palace v Tottenham
Liverpool v Fulham (2pm SA time kick-off); Chelsea v Everton (4.15pm); Arsenal v Wolves, Manchester City v Manchester United (both 6.30pm)