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West Ham 1-0 Chelsea: Moyes delivers huge win

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  • Arnautovic’s early goal seals West Ham’s first win in 9
  • Chelsea’s first defeat in eight games
  • Blues could fall 14 points behind PL leaders Man City

West Ham beat Chelsea 1-0 on Saturday at the London Stadium as David Moyes secured his first win as Hammers boss in impressive fashion.

Marko Arnautovic scored a fine goal early on as West Ham started brightly and Chelsea never got going against their bitter London rivals.

The win sees West Ham move up to 18th place on 13 points, while Chelsea stay in third but lost more ground on the two Manchester clubs above them in the table.

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West Ham came flying out of the traps and were rewarded with an early goal.

Arnautovic played a fine one-two with Manuel Lanzini and the Austrian curled home calmly to put the Hammers 1-0 up with his first PL goal for the Hammers. Cue pandemonium at the London Stadium as Arnautovic was shown a yellow card for jumping in with the fans to celebrate his strike.

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Chelsea improved as Alvaro Morata went down in the box but no penalty was give, while Hazard flashed an effort across goal and wide of the far post and Marcos Alonso was booked after clattering into Adrian.

Adrian then saved well from N'Golo Kante and Davide Zappacosta in quick succession with West Ham pinned back for most of the first half and Alvaro Morata prodded over.

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Pedro came on at half time for the disappointing Tiemoue Bakayoko with Conte adding an extra attacking impetus to try and get back into the game.

Arnautovic then tried to skip by Andreas Christensen who looked to handle the ball in the box but referee Anthony Taylor waved away penalty calls.

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Zappacosta whipped in a shot to far post which Cesc Fabregas almost got on the end of as Chelsea pushed late on for an equalizer.

The Hammers held on valiantly as Morata drilled an effort wide and Hazard sent another shot over the bar late on, but Moyes celebrated at the final whistle as West Ham’s new manager is off and running with yet another win against a reigning PL champion.

Chelsea 3-1 Newcastle: Blues cruise

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  • Hazard scores twice
  • Gayle gave Newcastle lead 
  • Chelsea cut gap to Man City to eight points 

Chelsea beat Newcastle United 3-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday as Antonio Conte’s side fought back from an early setback.

Dwight Gayle gave Newcastle a deserved early lead but that woke Chelsea up with Eden Hazard equalizing, then Alvaro Morata heading home to make it 2-1 at half time.

Hazard scored a late penalty to make it 3-1 as Chelsea moved on to 32 points for the season. Newcastle continue to fall down the table with just one win in their last seven games.

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The Magpies were rewarded for a bright start as Jacob Murphy closed down Thibaut Courtois following a back pass from Marcos Alonso and the loose ball found Gayle who slotted home. A deserved early lead for the Magpies.

Chelsea finally got going and Cesc Fabregas’ ball over the top found Hazard but Karl Darlow saved his shot to deny the in-form Blues forward.

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Chelsea pressed hard for the equalizer as Andreas Christensen hit the post with a header and Morata went down in the box under pressure from Darlow but no penalty kick was given. Soon after it was 1-1.

That man Hazard popped up to level the scores as he finished superbly after Morata challenged Darlow for Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross. Game on.

Before half time it was 2-1 to Chelsea as Victor Moses’ cross was headed home emphatically by Morata for this 10th goal of the season.

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Hazard went close to making it 3-1 early in the second half but his shot deflected inches wide after wrong-footing Darlow.

At the other end Ayoze Perez dragged a shot wide with Newcastle staying in the game but Chelsea always looking more dangerous.

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Moses’ header forced Darlow into a save and Hazard raced clear but put his effort wide under pressure from Newcastle’s goalkeeper.

Late on Chelsea wrapped up the win as Moses was tripped by Matt Ritchie in the box. Hazard chipped the penalty kick straight down the middle to make it 3-1 and keep Chelsea’s good run going.

Hazard, Moses and Alonso all went close late on but the Blues settled for three goals and two wins at home in four days.

Chelsea 1-0 Swansea: Rudiger the hero

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Chelsea beat Swansea City 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday with Antonio Conte sent to the stands just before half time but his team got the job done on the pitch.

Antonio Rudiger headed home the only goal of the game in the second half as the Blues wasted several chances and Lukasz Fabianski made several fantastic saves for a woeful Swans outfit.

The win keeps Chelsea three points behind second-place United and they’re on 29 points, while Swansea remain second bottom in the table.

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Morata had a shout for a penalty kick early on as he went down under a challenge from Mike Van der Hoorn but no PK was awarded.

Pedro, Willian and Morata then went close for Chelsea as they continued to press for an opener with Pedro’s rasping shot tipped wide by Lukasz Fabianski and then Morata sent a header straight at the Swans goalkeeper.

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Fabianski then pushed Morata’s volley from a Cesc Fabregas pass over the bar and Willian had a shot deflected wide with Swansea sitting back and soaking up wave after wave of Chelsea attack.

Conte was sent to the stands before half time as he complained about a goal kick being awarded when he thought it should’ve been a corner as the Blues boss was apoplectic with rage.

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Moments into the second half N'Golo Kante‘s shot deflected across goal and Rudiger was on hand to net a diving header to score his second Chelsea goal and put the Blues, deservedly, 1-0 up.

Marcos Alonso went close soon after Chelsea took the lead as Swansea dropped deeper and deeper with Morata going close once again but Fabianski saved again.

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Chelsea created plenty of chances to extend their lead but Swansea rarely threatened and grabbed all three points at hom.

PL roundup: Man Utd, Chelsea win big… but so do Man City

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Get caught up on all of Saturday’s Premier League fixtures — eight games, 26 goals scored…

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Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham HotspurFULL RECAP

Arsenal hit Tottenham twice in five minutes, just before halftime, en route to a spirits-lifting north London derby victory. Shkodran Mustafi opened the scoring with a looping headed in the 36th minute, and Alexis Sanchez slammed home from close range in the 41st. Spurs’ chances were few and far between — and largely lacking in quality — as Mauricio Pochettino‘s side was held scoreless for the second time in three PL games.

Leicester City 0-2 Manchester CityFULL RECAP

The Man City buzzsaw just keeps spinning, with a neat and tidy 2-0 victory away to Leicester the latest — and 10th straight — impressive result for Pep Guardiola‘s side. Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne got the goals, four minutes apart, either side of halftime, and City sealed up their seventh clean sheet in 12 games this season.

Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle UnitedFULL RECAP

Paul Pogba‘s back after 10 weeks out with an injury, and Man United are a completely different team — it’s as simple as that. Newcastle went ahead through Dwight Gayle (assisted by DeAndre Yedlin) in the 14th minute, but Anthony Martial, Chris Smalling, Pogba and Romelu Lukaku each scored a goal as United roared back for a 4-1 victory.

West Bromwich Albion 0-4 ChelseaFULL RECAP

Eden Hazard scored twice, to go with single tallies from Alvaro Morata and Marcos Alonso, and Chelsea leapfrogged Spurs for third place in the league table. West Brom’s winless skid, which began on Aug. 27, is now 10 games (three draws). The Baggies currently sit 17th in the PL, and will fall into the relegation zone if West Ham United beat Watford on Sunday.

Liverpool 3-0 SouthamptonFULL RECAP

Liverpool got a brace from Mohamed Salah and a third goal from Philippe Coutinho and cruised past Southampton and extend their current winning streak to three games, and close the gap between themselves and (now) Spurs to one point in the top-four race. Saints fell to 14th in the table, now just four points clear of the bottom-three.

Burnley 2-0 Swansea CityFULL RECAP

Burnley can’t believe their luck right now — both the fact that they’ve won three in a row and currently sit seventh in the table, level on points with Liverpool and Arsenal; and that Sean Dyche is still their manager and hasn’t been hired away. Jack Cork and Ashley Barnes scored the goals on Saturday. A visit from Arsenal next weekend is now a litmus test for the Clarets.

Bournemouth 4-0 Huddersfield TownFULL RECAP

Callum Wilson has scored goals by the boatload his entire career… when he’s been healthy. After two major knee injuries in the span of 18 months, Wilson is fully fit and has hopefully beaten away the injury bug. He bagged a hat trick against Huddersfield on Saturday, the second of his PL career. The Cherries now sit 13th, while David Wagner‘s Huddersfield has fallen to 10th.

Crystal Palace 2-2 EvertonFULL RECAP

In Saturday’s battle to see whose season could yet sink lower, 20th-place Crystal Palace blew a pair of one-goal leads to drop two points at home against 16th-place Everton. James McArthur scored in the first minute, but Leighton Baines equalized from the penalty spot five minutes later. Wilfried Zaha made it 2-1 to Palace in the 35th, but Oumar Niasse brought Everton level again in the 46th minute.

West Brom 0-4 Chelsea: Clinical Blues punish Pulis

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  • Hazard bags brace
  • Fabregas with two assists
  • Morata, Alonso score
  • WBA winless since August

Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard assisted each other on a pair of first half goals as Chelsea battered hapless West Bromwich Albion 4-0 at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

Hazard added a second, and Marcos Alonso also scored as Chelsea moved second on 25 points.

West Brom sinks 17th with 10 points, and will hit the drop zone if West Ham beats Watford on Sunday.

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Salomon Rondon headed home within 10 minutes of kickoff, but was offside.

Tiemoue Bakayaoko turned Gareth McAuley off a Cesc Fabegas feed in the 14th minute, and pulled up lame before the corner kick.

Chelsea went ahead through Morata, who was well away from McAuley when he pushed an Hazard rebound past Ben Foster.

Hazard made it 2-0 in the 23rd, taking a deft flick from Morata and dancing around Foster to score into an open goal.

The boo birds were out at the Hawthorns come the 38th minute, as Alonso was unmarked at the back post for a clever finish of Fabregas’ too easy free kick.

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Hazard looked to make it 4-0 in the 50th minute with a terrific dribble, but Foster denied him. Fabregas saw yellow for embellishment in a bid to finish the move.

Hazard did supply the fourth after another string-pulling pass from Fabregas and a deft touch allowed him some time to belt a ball past Foster.