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Sunday's results: Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Manchester United, Manchester City 2-2 Burnley, Southampton 1-1 Chelsea, West Ham United 1-2 Arsenal, Newcastle United 3-2 Everton, Hull City 0-1 Leicester City, Stoke City 2-0 West Brom, QPR 0-0 Crystal Palace, Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

5:56: And Everton pull one back! Colloccini and the Newcastle back line are caught sleeping as Mirallas' clever run is spotted by Baines. The Belgian only has the goalkeeper to beat and calmly slots home to make for a very interesting final five minutes.

Goal! Newcastle 3-2 Everton (Kevin Mirallas)

5:40: And that should seal it for Newcastle. Ross Barkley fails to deal with a ball swung in from the right which proceeds to bounce off his shin and into the path of Colback. The former Sunderland man keeps his cool and slots the ball undernath Robles and into the back of the net.

Goal! Newcastle 3-1 Everton (Jack Colback)

5:22: Newcastle have the lead! Excellent pressure from the home side presents Tiote with the opportunity to slide in Perez on the edge of the box. The Spaniard drags the ball inside and arrows a low effort through the legs of Leighton Baines into the left corner.

Goal! Newcastle 2-1 Everton (Ayoze Perez, 51)

5:05: We've reached half time in our remaining game of the day where Papiss Cisse's strike cancelled out Arouna Kone's opener at St James' Park.


Newcastle 1-1 Everton

4:55: Manchester City have passed up the opportunity to move within a point of Chelsea. 2-0 up at half time, Manuel Pellegrini's side threw away three points as goals from George Boyd and Ashley Barnes allowed Burnley to claim a draw.


Manchester City 2-2 Burnley

West Ham 1-2 Arsenal

Goal! Newcastle 1-1 Everton (Papiss Cisse)

4:45: Burnley are level! City fail to deal with a ball into the box and Ashley Barnes is well placed to lash home from 15 yards out. Manuel Pellegrini's side have paid the price for taking their foot off the gas in this second half.

Goal! Manchester City 2-2 Burnley (Ashley Barnes)

4:40: Arsenal are denied a third against West Ham thanks to a wonderful save from Adrian. Alexis Sanchez picked out Oxlade-Chamberlain in the box but his diving header was batted away by the Spaniard in goal.

Goal! Stoke 2-0 West Brom (Mame Biram Diouf)

4:21: Everton haver the lead inside five minutes against Newcastle! Seamus Coleman creeps into space down the right and sweeps a perfect ball into the path of Kone inside the six yard area. On his first start for the club, the Ivorian slams a shot into the back of the net.

Goal! Newcastle 0-1 Everton (Aroune Kone)

4:16: It;s game on at Upton Park as Kouyate diverts James Tomkins' cross into the back of th net.

4:14: Villa are down to ten men as Delph is shown a straight red for a challenge on Jordi Gomez.. The midfielder was late, but a red seemed harsh.

Goal! West Ham 1-2 Arsenal (Cheikhou Kouyate)

RED CARD - Fabian Delph (Aston Villa)

4:07: Not many goals in that first half but the second has started fairly promising. Burnley have a goal back at the Etihad Stadium through Boyd, whose darting run to the near post caught City sleeping as he tapped home Danny Ings' cross. Meanwhile at Stoke Diouf has given his side the lead, calmly slotting home from 12 yards out after collecting Pieters' cross.

Goal! Stoke 1-0 West Brom (Mame Biram Diouf)

Goal! Manchester City 2-1 Burnley (George Boyd)


Southampton 1-1 Chelsea


West Ham 0-2 Arsenal

Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

Hull 0-1 Leicester

Manchester City 2-0 Burnley

QPR 0-0 Crystal Palace

Stoke 0-0 West Brom

3:50: Southampton try their luck from a corner but the delivery is poor, allowing Chelsea to burst forward on the break. Hazard finds Fabregas on the half way line but Morgan Schneiderlin clips the Spaniard's heels to break up the move. He knows what is coming and is already heading down the tunnel having already been booked.

RED CARD - Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton)

3:46: Arsenal have a second! Debuchy frees Oxlade-Chamberlain down the right channel who slides a perfect cross into the box where Welbeck is well placed to tap home.

Goal! West Ham 0-2 Arsenal (Danny Welbeck)

3:43: Cazorla confidently sends Adrian the wrong way to give the Gunners the lead. West Ham are fuming with the decision. I'm not really sure why.

West Ham 0-1 Arsenal (Santi Cazorla)

3:40: Santi Cazorla drives into the West Ham box but is tripped by the outstretched leg of Winston Reid. The Spaniard will step up to take the resulting spot kick.

PENALTY - Arsenal

3:36: The Premier League's bottom side have taken the lead at Hull! Riyad Mahrez cuts inside from the wing and sweeps a low effort into the bottom corner from 20 yards out. Huge goal for Leicester City.

3:34: Fernandinho doubles his side with a stunning long range effort! From 20 yards out the Brazilian lets fly with an effort that cannons off the underside of the cross bar on its way into the net.

Goal! Hull 0-1 Leicester (Riyad Mahrez)

Goal! Manchester City 2-0 Burnley (Fernandinho)

3:25: Silva caps an excellent move from City to give his side the lead. Nasri dinks a clever ball down the inside channel for Jesus Navas who looks inside for his compatriot. Silva's first touch is perfect, allowing him to turn and sweep past Tom Heaton in the Burnley goal.

Goal! Manchester City 1-0 Burnley (David Silva)

3:18: Fabregas now boots the ball away in frustration after seeing Mikel penalised. Luckily for him the referee didn't spot it.

3:15: Fabregas wants a penalty, feeling Matthew Targett's stray leg impeded him having taken the ball down in the box. He may have a case, but the Spaniard is instead shown a yellow card for diving.

DISALLOWED GOAL: Alex Song (West Ham)

Alex Song finds the back of the net from 20 yards out but the linesman raises his offside flag, presumably for Diafra Sakho.

3:00: And we are underway in this afternoon's 3pm kick offs.

West Ham 0-0 Arsenal

Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

Hull 0-0 Leicester

Manchester City 0-0 Burnley

QPR 0-0 Crystal Palace

Stoke 0-0 West Brom


Southampton 1-1 Chelsea

2:50: Chelsea are level! Sensational stuff from Hazard who latches onto Fabregas' pass down the inside left channel. The Belgian cuts inside past Yoshida, drifts past Alderweireld before arrowing a shot into the far corner past Forster.

Goal! Southampton 1-1 Chelsea (Eden Hazard, 45)

2:40: Full back Targett fights his way past a couple of challenges and takes the shot on coming in from the left but his effort is charged down. It's all gone a bit scrappy.

2:34: Southampton survive a siege on their goal as Chelsea probe. They eventually work the ball across goal for Costa but Matthew Targett does well to hack the ball clear. It's all a bit desperate, but Saints do enough.

2:29: Fabregas brilliantly drifts past his man down the inside left channel and lifts an inviting ball into the box that Schurrle is inches away from hooking into the net, but Fonte ushers the ball out.

2:22: What a finish from Mane! Chelsea's back line is broken as Pelle nods down into Tadic who frees Mane. One on one, the winger calmly clips the ball over the onrushing Courtois. It was John Terry who was caught out of position there, but it was a very clever move from Southampton.

Goal! Southampton 1-0 Chelsea (Sadio Mane, 16)

2:18: Southampton venture forward for the first time and almost catch Chelsea out as they work a neat ball back across goal but an excellent challenge from Terry prevents Fonte from knocking in at the near post.

2:11: Very strong start from Chelsea in these opening 10 minutes. Hazard finds Costa on the edge of the box but the Spain international takes too long to sort his feet out and the chance goes. Moments later Fabregas brilliantly slips in between two defenders but his ball across the box is hacked clear.

2:05: And we are off and underway at St Mary's.

1:55: Well, that's it from White Hart Lane. After a promising start, you could definitely tell this was a fixture slap bang in the middle of the festive period. Both sides tired in the second half and a draw was probably the fair result. Our focus now shifts towards St. Mary's where Southampton host the league leaders.


Tottenham 0-0 Manchester United

1:47: We are into three minutes of added time, now. Tottenham are perhaps the stronger of the sides but the contest seems to be meandering towards a stalemate, despite the bright start in the first half.

1:41: Falcao is somewhat harshly shown a yellow card after accidentally clipping the trailing leg of Mason. Spurs lift the ball into the box where Fazio reacts quickest but the Argentine can't keep his effort on target under pressure from Smalling.

1:38: Couple of changes for Spurs; Erik Lamela replaces Nacer Chadli while Moussa Dembeli comes on for Andros Townsend

1:35: Juan Mata hauls down Eriksen about 25 yards out from goal and concedes a free kick. The Dane takes it himself and forces a decent save out of De Gea.

1:30: Kane threatens to breach the United back line but De Gea reacts brilliantly, springing off his line to come out of his box and sweep clear. Moments earlier Chris Smalling came onto replace Jonny Evans while Luke Shaw has since replaced Paddy McNair. United would appear to be playing a flat back four now.

1:24: What a chance for Mata! Rafael does brilliantly down the right flank, beating his man before cutting back a precise ball into the path of the Spaniard but leaning back he wildly slams it over the bar.

1:19: Quite a few niggly fouls are creeping into this contest and its inevitably disrupting the flow of the game. Nacer Chadli is the latest to be penalised after swinging a leg out at Michael Carrick.

1:15: van Persie is given a ticking off by the referee after clattering into Vertonghen down the inside right channel. Moments later Ben Davies cynically hacks down Falcao but somehow avoids a booking.

1:09: Kane is now on the receiving end of a ball into the box but needlessly goes to ground under the slightest pressure from McNair.

1:07: Harry Kane tears off down the inside right flank and drives a ball across goal where Fazio has broken into space but McNair tracks his run and hacks the ball away. Tottenham are cranking up the pressure.

1:01: And we are back underway for the second half. Rafael da Silva meanwhile has come onto replace Antonio Valencia.


Tottenham 0-0 Manchester United

12:44: Young, who has been causing problems throughout this half, is freed again down the left flank by Mata. He cuts inside and whips a shot in towards the far post but Lloris reacts brilliantly to claw it away. Moments later Spurs counter but Mata makes an excellent last ditch challenge to break up the attack. And that will be half time.

12:39: What a chance for United! Carrick brillliantly finds van Persie's diagonal run into the box where the Dutchman plucks the ball out of the air. Lloris reacts well, but he gets a bit lucky as van Persie's second touch guides the ball into the Spurs goalkeeper and the home side survive.

12:37: van Persie and Vertonghen again duel for the ball but the Dutchman is judged to have fouled his opponent.

12:31: It has been a frenetic first half at White Hart Lane. United suddently counter with Mata finding Falcao inside the box. The Colombian shifts the ball onto his right foot and looks to curl one into the far corner but cannot get the purchase on the ball and Lloris collects his rather tame effort.

12:28: Couple of bookings for Tottenham, Stambouli is shown the first for clattering into Michael Carrick and then Andros Townsend, for some unknown reason, takes out Ashley Young while the wing back was going precisely nowhere.

12:26: Bit of chaos on the goal line as Rooney swings a corner into the box. United think they have the ball over the line as Phil Jones connects with a header but between Lloris and Vertonghen Tottenham survive.

12:24: Mata hits the post! From the free kick the Spaniard bends a wonderful effort over the wall but hits the woodwork, with neither van Persie or Falcao able to get onto the rebound.

12:22: van Persie again takes the ball down on the chest but is hauled down by Vertongen. United free kick.

12:20: Moments later Tottenham have a chance! Townsend takes the ball down on his chest and finds a yard of space but sees his effort charged down by McNair.

12:17: Great chance for United! Excellent play all round from United as Rooney finds Mata on the edge of the box. The Spaniard slips an excellent ball through for Falcao but the can only stab a shot straight into the arms of Lloris under pressure from Fazio.

12:12: Robin van Persie takes the ball down on his chest and brilliantly turns his Fazio. The Dutchman is clearly hauled down by Fazio in the process but the referee calmly waves his appeals away.

12:08: Vertongen hauls down Juan Mata and United have a free kick. The Spaniard swings one in towards the far post with Falcao lurking but Lloris does just enough to bat it away for a corner.

11:55: "I have players on the bench who have missed matches recently, so I could not change. The last match we dominated for 90 minutes, which I like. But we scored beautiful goals too and created a lot of chances. That is also important." [Louis van Gaal, via BT Sport]

11:50: United take on Tottenham Hotspur fielding an unchanged side for the first time since November 2012.