LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur (R) scores his sides fourth goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane on January 14, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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PL Saturday roundup: Spurs, Arsenal win big; Costa-less Chelsea get back on track

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Both ends of the table continue to provide intrigue after another busy day around the Premier League, including the division’s top three sides each picking up convincing victories.

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Here, we take a look back at Saturday’s action from around England’s top flight.

Tottenham 4-0 West Bromwich Albion — RECAP

Mauricio Pochettino‘s side is hitting its stride at the right time, and now Spurs find themselves all the way up to second in the PL. Harry Kane‘s hat-trick helped guide Tottenham to an easy home win over West Brom on Saturday at White Hart Lane as Spurs picked up their sixth-straight victory. The Baggies have now lost three of their last five matches despite sitting in the top 10.

Swansea City 0-4 Arsenal — RECAP

Swansea’s struggles continued on Saturday despite a lively start from the hosts. Once again though, the Gunners proved that they can punish any team in the blink of an eye if given the opportunity. Goals from Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez, as well as two own goals, helped guide Arsenal up to third in the table as the top of the league remains congested. Meanwhile, the Swans still sit at the bottom of the PL on 15 points.

Leicester City 0-3 Chelsea — RECAP

No Diego Costa, no problem. While speculation over the Spaniard’s future continues to swirl, the Blues got back on track against the reigning top-flight champions. A brace from Marcos Alonso and a third from Pedro helped give Chelsea all three points and a tentative seven-point advantage over Spurs at the top of the PL. The Foxes once again fell short on Saturday for their ninth loss of the campaign, after having fallen just three times a season ago. Claudio Ranieri‘s men are now just five points above the bottom three with 17 matches remaining.

Burnley 1-0 Southampton — RECAP

The Clarets continued their impressive home record this season with another home victory. Joey Barton‘s first goal since returning to Burnley helped push the hosts up to 10th in the standings after the midfielder came on as substitute. All eight of Burnley’s victories have come at home this season, while 25 of the team’s 26 points have been picked up at the Turf Moor.

HULL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Tom Huddlestone of Hull City (C) celebrates his side third goal with his Hull City team mates during the Premier League match between Hull City and AFC Bournemouth at KCOM Stadium on January 14, 2017 in Hull, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)
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Hull City 3-1 Bournemouth — RECAP

Marco Silva received everything he could have wished for on his PL debut for the Tigers. Despite going down early after Junior Stanislas converted from the penalty spot, it was all Hull the rest of the way. An Abel Hernandez double helped put Hull out in front against the Cherries, while a Tyrone Mings own goal sealed the fate of the visitors on Saturday. Hull now has four wins on the season, moving the Tigers up to 18th in the table.

Sunderland 1-3 Stoke City — RECAP

Marko Arnautovic and Peter Crouch both scored for the visitors as Stoke City rose to ninth on Saturday against the Black Cats. While Jermain Defoe continues to keep Sunderland in the hunt to climb out of the relegation zone, the Englishman lacks a supporting cast up front. Sunderland remains in the bottom three on 15 points, although the Black Cats are just one point behind 17th place Crystal Palace.

Watford 0-0 Middlesbrough — RECAP

Both sides remain above the drop zone despite an uneventful encounter at Vicarage Road. Middlesbrough failed to record a shot on target on Saturday, however, the visitors came the closest to finding an opener when Cristhian Stuani knocked home a flicked ball from Alvaro Negredo. Unfortunately for Boro, the finish was called back for offsides.

West Ham 3-0 Crystal Palace — RECAP

The Hammers remain in fine form as of late courtesy of Michail Antonio‘s three assists against the Eagles at the Olympic Stadium. Manuel Lanzini, Sofiane Feghouli and Andy Carroll all punched their names on the scoresheet for West Ham, who now move up to 12th in the league. None were better than Carroll’s bicycle kick strike which put an exclamation on the match. Palace, however, have fallen all the way to 17th after failing to win in their last seven matches.

Hull City 3-1 Bournemouth: Silva wins on Premier League debut

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  • Hull move up to 18th
  • Silva wins on PL debut
  • Hernandez scores twice

Marco Silva marked his first game as a Premier League manager with a vital 3-1 win against Bournemouth.

Abel Hernandez scores twice and a Tyrone Mings own goal from Tom Huddlestone‘s shot put the win beyond doubt after the Cherries had gone ahead just three minutes in thanks to Junior Stanislas‘ penalty kick.

With the win, their fourth of the season, Hull has 16 points and are now level with Crystal Palace but remain in the bottom three on goal difference. Bournemouth have 25 points.

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It was the worst possible start for Silva as Hull boss as Harry Maguire brought down Ryan Fraser in the box and Bournemouth had a penalty kick inside three minutes.

Stanislas sent Eldin Jakupovic the wrong way as the Cherries were gifted an early lead. 1-0 to Bournemouth.

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Bournemouth continued to dominate the first half after their early goal and they should have been 2-0 up before the break. Tyrone Mings’ long ball forward caught out Michael Dawson and Benik Afobe raced clear but didn’t get enough on his effort.

Hull drew level before half time as a wonderful cross from the left flank by Andrew Robertson was headed home by Uruguayan striker Hernandez to make it 1-1 at the KCOM. Game on.

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The home side continued where they left off in the first half and were soon ahead as Hernandez picked the ball up on the right 40-yards out and cut inside before curling a fine effort into the far corner to turn the game on its head.

2-1 to Hull.

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Ryan Mason‘s left-footed effort flew just over for the Tigers as they were buoyed by going ahead and soon it was 3-1 to Hull.

A Robert Snodgrass free kick from the left fell to Huddlestone and his goal-bound shot hit Mings and went in. Hull and Silva were in dreamland.

Bournemouth tried to get back into the game as Marc Pugh went down in the box and Jack Wilshere‘s effort from the loose ball was well-saved by Jakupovic.

Hull held on for a vital win as they breathed new life into their relegation battle ahead of some tough fixtures coming up.

Premier League AT HALF: Four between Stoke, Sunderland

Stoke City's Marko Arnautovic, second right, celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with teammates during their English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at The Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
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We’ve got goals in half of Saturday’s 10 a.m. EDT kickoffs, including four at the Stadium of Light.

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Halftime has Stoke City on top at Sunderland by a 3-1 margin, keyed by a Marko Arnautovic brace.

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There are a few nil-nils dotting the landscape as well, as the Premier League sandwiches six matches between Spurs’ destruction of West Brom and a prime time, NBC battle between Leicester City and Chelsea.

Sunderland 1-3 Stoke City

Jason Denayer‘s midfield giveaway led to a 1v1 showdown between Marko Arnautovic and Vito Mannone. The latter saved the former’s first shot, but Arnautovic blasted his second offering home to give the Potters an away lead.

Arnautovic added a second before Peter Crouch nodded home a third Stoke goal, and David Moyes hot seat isn’t getting any cooler despite Jermain Defoe‘s late half marker. Here’s the top marker:

Hull City 1-1 Bournemouth

Penalty given within two minutes! Ryan Fraser has shown he can draw these things, and Junior Stanislas was happy to finish.

Abel Hernandez returned to the starting lineup and the score sheet for Hull, leveling things before the break.

Swansea City 0-1 Arsenal

Olivier Giroud remains red-hot, and has poured cold water on a promising start from Swansea City.

West Ham United 0-0 Crystal Palace

No Dimitri Payet for the hosts, and both teams are looking toward their target strikers: Andy Carroll and Christian Benteke.

Burnley 0-0 Southampton

This is a game that is currently happening. That’s the best that can be said from a tooth-and-nail offering at Turf Moor.

Watford 0-0 Middlesbrough

Not much cooking at Vicarage Road, where stingy Aitor Karanka and Boro are looking for a road win.

 

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STREAM: 6 Premier League games; “Goal Rush” 10am ET

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17:  Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal celebrates with team mate Mesut Ozil of Arsenal after scoring the opening goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium on April 17, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Six Premier League games are coming your way at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday and you can watch them all live online.

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Arsenal head to Swansea, West Ham host Crystal Palace, Sunderland and Stoke clash, while Burnley welcome Southampton, Watford entertain Middlesbrough and Bournemouth head to Hull City.

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For those of you familiar with the Premier League Breakaway Show during busy days (Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Championship Sunday etc.) in the PL, this will follow that model of being very similar to the NFL RedZone with action shown from all of the games in the 10 a.m. ET window.

The feature game this weekend on “Goal Rush” will be Swansea City vs. Arsenal and as goals and incidents occur around the league, you will be transported to the action as it happens.

More info is available here, plus the schedule for all six games at 10 a.m. ET is below. You can stream each game live by clicking on the links below or above.


10 a.m. ET: Swansea City vs. Arsenal – NBCSN [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: West Ham vs. Crystal Palace – CNBC [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Hull vs. Bournemouth – Premier League Extratime [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Sunderland vs. Stoke City – Premier League Extratime [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Watford vs. Middlesbrough – Premier League Extratime [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Burnley vs. Southampton – Premier League Extratime [STREAM]

Transfer rumors: PSG to tempt Alexis, Terry staying

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23:  Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal (R) is fouled by Grzegorz Krychowiak of PSG (L) and a penalty is awarded to Arsenal during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Arsenal FC and Paris Saint-Germain at the Emirates Stadium on November 23, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Big names are dancing through the rumor mill this Wednesday morning, as the headlines hope to build on Morgan Schneiderlin’s move to Everton.

The latest on Alexis Sanchez, who wants to be paid like an elite Premier League player in his next contract for Arsenal, is that Paris Saint-Germain is willing to meet his demands.

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Alexis’ salary would move close to what Zlatan Ibrahimovic was paid at PSG, and you have to think the Chilean could have the same dramatic production the Swede had at the Parc des Princes. Let’s be real here, though, Arsenal has to pony up here. Here’s more from the London Evening Standard.

Remember that report that John Terry could be headed to Bournemouth on loan? The longtime Chelsea man is going to stay at Stamford Bridge, according to Sky Sports. With several, like Nathan Ake, being recalled from loan, it seems Antonio Conte is taking no risks with his depth as Chelsea looks prepared to compete for the FA Cup as well as the Premier League.

While Chicharito may be happy to stay at Bayer Leverkusen, one of his attacking peers could be moving onto Liverpool in the summer. The 20-year-old Olympic star reportedly rejected a Bayern Munich move last week. Could Anfield be his destination?

Hull City may add another talent in addition to the expected loan arrival of Oumar Niasse from Everton. Manager Marco Silva admitted that he’s chasing a loan-to-buy deal with Porto for 30-year-old attacking midfielder Evandro.

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