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Arsenal 2-1 QPR, Man Utd 3-1 Newcastle, Chelsea 2-0 West Ham - LIVE
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20:00 GMT

26/12/2014

GOODBYE

And that, my Boxing Day friends, is that for today. Thank you very much for following. We'll be back right here from 10:00 GMT on Sunday for another NINE fixtures from The Best League In The World. Matches include TOTTENHAM v MAN UTD and SOUTHAMPTON v CHELSEA. Be there, or we'll set Olivier on you...
 

19:58 GMT

26/12/2014

IN SUMMARY...

- Chelsea maintain three-point lead at the top of the table
- Seven of the top eight teams won (only West Ham failed to)
- Southampton back in top four with West Ham down to fifth
- Hull out of the bottom three with Crystal Palace down to 18th

19:55 GMT

26/12/2014

CHELSEA 2-0 WEST HAM

Liam Twomey reports: “The festive period is a huge test of any potential title contender's energy levels and resolve but if all future opponents are attacked as confidently as this, Manchester City will have to seriously go some to prevent the Premier League title returning to Stamford Bridge for the first time in four years.”

Match Report: Chelsea 2-0 West Ham
 

19:53 GMT

26/12/2014

CRYSTAL PALACE 1-3 SOUTHAMPTON

Keeghann Sinanan reports: “Southampton are heading back into the top four. A supremely professional performance from the visitors, who never looked back after that 17th minute opener from the impressive Mane. Bertrand and Alderweireld did the further damage, rendering Dann's late goal nothing but a consolation.”

Match Report: Crystal Palace 1-3 Southampton

19:51 GMT

26/12/2014

LEICESTER 1-2 TOTTENHAM

Ryan Benson reports: “A hard-fought victory for Pochettino's Spurs. The London club were made to battle for all three points here, with the hosts dominating most of the second half and spurning several opportunities. Leicester’s winless run continues and they remain rock-bottom of the Premier League, even if there were some positives to take.”

Match Report: Leicester 1-2 Tottenham

19:49 GMT

26/12/2014

SWANSEA 1-0 ASTON VILLA

Ben Cullimore reports: “Villa will feel hard done by after putting in such an impressive performance in the second half, but Swansea come away with all three points after just about managing to hold on, thanks mainly to Fabianski, who was brilliant in the final few minutes of the game.”

Match Report: Swansea 1-0 Aston Villa

19:48 GMT

26/12/2014

WEST BROM 1-3 MAN CITY

Gary Maiden reports: “An easy afternoon for Manchester City who head back along the M6 with a comfortable three points after a brilliant first-half display. Joe Hart’s late error provided a consolation for West Brom but the visitors keep the pressure on leaders Chelsea after their earlier victory.”

Match Report: West Brom 1-3 Manchester City
 

19:46 GMT

26/12/2014

SUNDERLAND 1-3 HULL

Alex Moretto reports: “The visitors pick up a deserved three points, ending a 10-game winless run in the Premier League. They show great resiliency to battle back after falling behind in the first minute, and this could be the character win they needed to get their season back on track.”

Match Report: Sunderland 1-3 Hull

19:44 GMT

26/12/2014

EVERTON 0-1 STOKE

Simon Harrison reports: “Stoke take a much-needed three points from Goodison Park, courtesy of a fantastic defensive performance which gives them a rare clean sheet. A penalty from Bojan proved to be enough for Hughes' men, with Everton continuing to really struggle in the Premier League.”

Match Report: Everton 0-1 Stoke
 

19:42 GMT

26/12/2014

BURNLEY 0-1 LIVERPOOL

Paul Macdonald reports: “Raheem Sterling's goal just after the hour mark was far and away the best moment of the match, and they were hardly pressured throughout the contest. The home side may look at occasions like this when the relegation reckoning arrives in May, while Rodgers will be pleased with a routine victory that puts them back in the hunt for the top four spots.”

Match Report: Burnley 0-1 Liverpool

19:39 GMT

26/12/2014

MAN UTD 3-1 NEWCASTLE

Peter Staunton reports: “Three more points in the bag for Manchester United. It finished 3-1 after a late penalty from Papiss Cisse but this was a performance to be admired from the hosts. Rooney scored two and set up another to keep United safely ensconced in that third Champions League place.”

Match Report: Manchester United 3-1 Newcastle
 

19:37 GMT

26/12/2014

19:34 GMT

26/12/2014

WENGER MILESTONE

19:31 GMT

26/12/2014

STATS ROUND-UP (via Opta)

- Alexis Sanchez (10 goals, six assists) has scored or assisted half of Arsenal’s 32 Premier League goals this season

- Rob Green saved a Premier League penalty for the first time since November 2010 (West Ham v Wigan Athletic)

- Charlie Austin has scored 10 goals in his last nine Premier League games

19:28 GMT

26/12/2014

MAN OF THE MATCH

Instrumental in the victory was that man Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean has been one of the stars of the season so far and put in another superb performance today to help his side to victory. He scored, assisted and won a penalty (and failed to convert it) in an action-packed, man-of-the-match display.

19:24 GMT

26/12/2014

FULL-TIME SUMMARY

Penalties given, penalties not given, penalties scored, penalties saved - referee Martin Atkinson certainly had his fair share of decisions to make today. The post-match talk will no doubt surround which calls he got right/wrong but there’s no denying that 10-man Arsenal were deserving of the three points on the balance of play.
 

19:21 GMT

26/12/2014

FULL-TIME: Arsenal 2-1 QPR

19:20 GMT

26/12/2014

ARSENAL 2-1 QPR - HOILETT WASTEFUL

Leroy Fer nudges the ball over to the unmarked Junior Hoilett on the left side of the penalty area. All he has to do is fire it into the danger area but he ends up curling a cross over everyone and out for a goal kick. Another waste.

19:19 GMT

26/12/2014

ARSENAL 2-1 QPR - PENALTY SHOUT?

Yes! Given? No! A ball is driven in from the QPR left and Bobby Zamora looks certain to get on the end of it. Kieran Gibbs is marking the striker and brings him down with a desperate lunge across the box. He doesn’t get any of the ball, but nothing is given.

19:17 GMT

26/12/2014

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