Premier League AT HALF: Palace quickly answers, leads Chelsea


After an early flurry — especially at Stamford Bridge — goals are at a premium in six midday Premier League matches on Saturday.

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Two road sides lead, including Crystal Palace at Chelsea, while congestion is the name of the game at Old Trafford.

Hull City 0-1 West Ham United

Andy Carroll didn’t need to be asked twice to pounce on a Curtis Davies error.

Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

Maybe the Blues thought they’d be on easy street after Cesc Fabregas’ fourth minute opener, but Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke answered quickly.

Leicester City 1-0 Stoke City

Wilfried Ndidi has helped Craig Shakespeare’s bid to become the first British manager to win his first four matches in charge of a PL side.

Manchester United 0-0 West Bromwich Albion

The rash of injuries affecting United hasn’t deterred Tony Pulis from playing a congested defensive formation at Old Trafford.

Burnley 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Not much in this one so far.

Watford 0-0 Sunderland

Heurelho Gomes with a nice stop on Adnan Januzaj in this one.