PRE­MIER LEAGUE RE­VIEW

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AR­SE­NAL ..............4 LIVER­POOL ..........1

OLIVIER Giroud con­tin­ued his fine form as Ar­se­nal put a huge dent in Liver­pool’s Cham­pi­ons League hopes.

Hec­tor Bel­lerin, Me­sut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez all scored for the Gun­ners in the first half.

Liver­pool pulled one back through a Jor­dan Hen­der­son penalty, but Giroud grabbed his tenth goal in nine games be­fore the Reds had Emre Can sent off for a sec­ond book­ing late on. FOR­MER Sh­effield United de­fender Phil Jagielka scored the only goal as Ever­ton beat Cham­pi­ons League-chas­ing Southamp­ton.

The Tof­fees won their third con­sec­u­tive league game thanks to Jagielka’s closerange fin­ish on 16 min­utes.

Ron­ald Koe­man’s side en­joyed plenty of pos­ses­sion

LE­ICES­TER ............2 WEST HAM ............1

ANDY King’s late win­ner gave Le­ices­ter a vi­tal three points against West Ham.

Este­ban Cam­bi­asso’s 20yard strike gave the Foxes an early lead, but David Nu­gent then had a penalty saved by Adrian.

Chiekhou Kouy­ate then equalised for the Ham­mers be­fore hit­ting the post in the sec­ond half, but King turned in Jamie Vardy’s mishit with only four min­utes left to play. MANCH­ESTER United moved above ri­vals Manch­ester City as An­der Her­rera struck twice against As­ton Villa.

Span­ish mid­fielder Her­rera opened the scor­ing just be­fore half-time be­fore Wayne Rooney added a sub­lime sec­ond goal on 79 min­utes.

Villa’s Chris­tian Ben­teke pulled one back with a low

SWANSEA ..............3 HULL CITY ............1

BAFE­TIMBI Gomis’ dou­ble for Swansea left ten-man Hull ner­vously look­ing over their shoul­ders.

Ki Sung-Yueng fired the Swans in front be­fore Gomis’ ac­ro­batic vol­ley dou­bled their lead.

Paul McShane’s closerange fin­ish gave the Tigers hope, but min­utes later David Meyler was sent off.

And Gomis’ in­jury-time strike sealed the three points for the hosts.

CHELSEA ..............2 STOKE CITY ..........1

LOIC Remy’s sec­ond-half strike moved Chelsea seven points clear at the top of the Pre­mier League.

Eden Haz­ard’s penalty had put the hosts in front in the first half.

But on the stroke of half­time, Char­lie Adam’s sub­lime ef­fort from in­side his own half lev­elled up pro­ceed­ings.

How­ever, just af­ter the hour mark Remy tapped home the win­ner.

EVER­TON ..............1 SOUTHAMP­TON ....0

and chances but found Tim Howard in sub­lime form, the Amer­i­can deny­ing Graziano Pelle in the first half and James Ward-Prowse af­ter the break.

MAN UTD ..............3 AS­TON VILLA ........1

strike but Her­rera sealed the victory with a side-footed fin­ish in in­jury-time to move the Red Devils up to third, a point clear of City.

WEST BROM ..........1 QPR ......................4

BOBBY Zamora scored a sub­lime goal as strug­gling QPR won at West Brom.

Ed­uardo Var­gas struck from long range be­fore Char­lie Austin’s 16th league goal of the sea­son and Zamora’s su­perb lob in­creased the ad­van­tage.

Vic­tor Anichebe pulled a goal back for West Brom, who hadYous­souf Mu­lumbu sent off, be­fore Joey Bar­ton wrapped up the victory from close range.

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