Liverpool, Tottenham, and Manchester City are all losing as wild first halves have engulfed the Premier League this fine Wednesday in April.
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Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City
Eden Hazard didn’t need long to reassert the Blues’ title pace, beating Wily Caballero to the delight of Stamford Bridge. But Thibaut Courtois made a far bigger error with a poor clearance that allowed David Silva and Sergio Aguero to combine for a goal.
Swansea City 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Liverpool 1-1 Bournemouth
What were you doing, Gini?
Arsenal 0-0 West Ham United
Not much cooking in this London Derby.
Southampton 1-1 Crystal Palace
Wilfried Zaha has been the key to so much of what Palace has done well recently, and the Ivorian international was again the key to a goal when he drew in the defense before Jason Puncheon and Andros Townsend helped cue up Christian Benteke for another goal. Saints answered just before half, with Nathan Redmond reminding Palace it isn’t safe just yet.
Hull City 3-2 Middlesbrough
Boro’s trailing after leading 1-0 on a nice bit work from Alvaro Negredo (see below). Marten De Roon scored in the first minute of added time, heading home off a corner kick before winding his arm like a windmill in celebration. Both De Roon and Adama Traore were offside on the goal, but it stood after debate.