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FT Burnley 4-1 Sunderland

FT Chelsea 4-2 Stoke

FT Leicester 1-0 West Ham

FT Manchester United 2-1 Middlesbrough

FT Southampton 1-2 West Brom

FT Swansea 0-2 Bournemouth


Well that is all we have time for on this live blog. We have live coverage of the final game of 2016 in the Premier League, as Man City go to Liverpool. You can follow that here, but until next time goodbye.


Quite an afternoon in the Premier League with goals galore. Here are some of the main headlines.

Chelsea go nine point clear at the Premier League summit after beating Stoke 4-2, a record-equalling 13th straight win in the top flight.

Manchester United left it late to beat Middlesbrough with goals from Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba cancelling out Grant Leadbitter's shock opener.

Leicester ended their title winning year with a win over West Ham via Islam Slimani's goal, while Bournemouth thumped Swansea who begun life without Bob Bradley.

Andre Gray's hat-trick helped overcome Sunderland as Burnley prevailed 4-1 and finally West Brom came from behind to beat Southampton.


Anthony Martial turns home the equaliser to break Middlesbrough's resolve.

Anthony Martial
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Red card: Virgil van Dijk (Southampton)


GOAL! Swansea 0-3 Bournemouth (Josh King)


GOAL! Manchester United 2-1 Middlesbough (Paul Pogba)

Comeback complete in the grand manner in-front of the on-looking Sir Alex Ferguson. Pogba heads home Juan Mata's cross and that should secure the points again battered Middlesbrough.


GOAL! Manchester United 1-1 Middlesbrough (Anthony Martial)


GOAL! Chelsea 4-2 Stoke (Diego Costa)

A thirteen straight win secured as Costa holds off Martins Indi and thunders the ball into the top corner. The Spaniard marks his comeback with another league goal.


Grant Leadbitter celebrates putting Middlesbrough ahead at Old Trafford.

Grant Leadbitter
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United throwing everything at Middlesbrough in search of an equaliser but Victor Valdes stands in their way again, saving from Anthony Martial from close range. The Frenchman remains down after a late lunge from Gibson.


GOAL! Burnley 4-1 Sunderland (Jermain Defoe)


Marcus Rashford on for Chris Smalling and Jose Mourinho roles the dice in search of an equaliser. Valdes kept out Ibrahimovic straight after the goal as Boro cling onto their lead.


GOAL! Burnley 4-0 Sunderland (Ashley Barnes)


GOAL! Manchester United 0-1 Middlesbrough (Grant Leadbitter)

Well, well, well. Middlesbrough go into a shock lead at Old Trafford. Calum Chambers' cross is nodded into Leadbitter's path by Negredo, and he brings the ball down and hammers home.


GOAL! Chelsea 3-2 Stoke (Willian)

Three goals in the space of five minutes as Chelsea re-take the lead. Willian fires in on the run at the back post to give the leaders for a third time.


GOAL! Chelsea 2-2 Stoke (Pete Crouch)

Remember the day. The Potters are not going away and as Diouf crosses, Crouch turns home his first goal for 18 months. Quite a goal.


GOAL!: Chelsea 2-1 Stoke (Willian)

Moses and Hazard combine to set up Willian, who lashes the ball home beyond Grant. The leaders back on course for a 13th straight win.


GOAL: Burnley 3-0 Sunderland (Andre Gray)


GOAL! Burnley 2-0 Sunderland (Andre Gray)


The incident which saw Manchester United's opening ruled out. Zlatan and Jose fuming.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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GOAL! Southampton 1-2 West Bromwich Albion (Hal Robson-Kanu)


GOAL! Chelsea 1-1 Stoke (Bruno Martins Indi)

Now then. Stoke equalise within a minute of the restart. Charlie Adam's free-kick is headed across goal by Pete Crouch and Bruno Martins Indi is free to steer a volley into the corner. Game on.


Ready to get back underway in the second half in the 3pm kick-offs. The final 45 minutes of the season for many of these sides on the way.


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