Premier League Saturday roundup: Big wins, braces abound; Leicester stays top

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Wasn’t that a wild way to spend a Saturday?

Goals, blowouts, thrillers and offside-beyond-added-time winners were on the menu for a crazy seven or so hours of Premier League action.

[ MORE: Saturday’s transfer gossip: Williams to Liverpool, Morata to Arsenal ]

Three players scored braces, one scored for both his team and the opposition, and the day ended with Leicester City leading the table.

Let’s dig in again.

Manchester City 4-0 Crystal Palace — RECAP

Sergio Aguero scored a pair of goals, Fabian Delph ripped in another and David Silva capped off the scoring as Manchester City briefly took the Premier League lead with a demolition of the visiting Eagles, who are dealing with a run of five games without a win.

Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester City — RECAP

Plenty of excitement for a 1-1, as the desperate Villans certainly aren’t quitting despite their plight nine points back of Premier League safety. As for the Foxes, their lack of finish is a fresh-enough problem, but kept them from taking more than a one-point lead atop the table.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Georginio Wijnaldum of Newcastle United celebrates scoring his team's second goal with his team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St. James' Park on January 16, 2016 in Newcastle, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – JANUARY 16: Georginio Wijnaldum of Newcastle United celebrates scoring his team’s second goal. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Newcastle United 2-1 West Ham United — RECAP

Speaking of wasteful, Newcastle United absolutely pounded West Ham United for 45 minutes, only to have to hold on for dear life when Nikica Jelavic took advantage of a poor back pass from an under-pressure Chancel Mbemba. Still, the Magpies are out of the drop zone depending on whether Swansea beats Watford on Monday.

Chelsea 3-3 Everton — RECAP

For every bit of bad luck Chelsea’s suffered this year, they picked up a point in truly astounding fashion on Saturday. After Ramiro Funes Mori seemingly put Chelsea to bed with a late goal to make it 3-2, John Terry made amends for his own goal when — well offside — he scored in the eighth of seven minutes of stoppage time.

Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 Sunderland — RECAP

Spurs are rolling, and Sunderland failed to build on a fortunate midweek win. Christian Eriksen had a pair of goals for Spurs, who will finish the week in fourth place with 39 points.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: James Ward-Prowse (L) of Southampton celebrates scoring his team's second goal with his team mate Shane Long during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and West Bromwich Albion at St. Mary's Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 16: James Ward-Prowse (L) of Southampton celebrates scoring his team’s second goal.(Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Southampton 3-0 West Bromwich Albion — RECAP

Tony Pulis‘ Baggies won’t like the stat line that reads “Shots on target: 0” after Southampton thoroughly outclassed the visitors to St. Mary’s on Saturday. James Ward-Prowse scored a thrilling free kick, then added a penalty kick before Dusan Tadic salted it away.

Bournemouth 3-0 Norwich City — RECAP

This six-pointer between newly-promoted clubs is firmly in the Cherries’ pockets. Alex Neil won’t be happy with his Canaries, who drop below Bournemouth and sit just four points clear of the relegation zone.