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Huddersfield 1-1 West Ham: Terriers struggle to finish chances

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Alex Pritchard gave the home side hope as Huddersfield Town scored just six minutes into the match, but they failed to capitalize on a multitude of chances the rest of the way, and Felipe Anderson equalized for West Ham to earn each side a point.

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The start to the match was electric, and Huddersfield had the better of the run. They nearly scored inside two minutes as Steve Mounie nearly powered a header inside the bottom of the crossbar off a corner, but Lukasz Fabianski was there to make a fabulous save, tipping the ball off the woodwork and out.

The hosts would not be dismayed, however, and would open the scoring six minutes in. After the Hammers coughed up the ball in their own defensive third, Pritchard and Jonathan Hogg combined for a messy buildup and Pritchard caught Fabianski off guard with a low shot tucked inside the bottom-right corner.

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Huddersfield almost grabbed a stunning second when Mounie whipped in a cross from the left flank and it very nearly went into the back of the net over a leaping Fabianski, but it thumped the inside of the post and pinged back out as goal-line technology never indicated a score.

Again, West Ham cheaply gave the ball away in the defensive third on 26 minutes, and it gave Fabianski more work to do as Mounie broke through but was stopped by the Hammers goalkeeper one-on-one.

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The Hammers got their first true opportunity just past the hour mark as Robert Snodrass flicked a corner off his head and just inches wide of the far post, a quality re-direct that just missed by a fraction. That was the start of a West Ham flurry that would see them eventually equalize. Substitute Michail Antonio whipped a good chance just over the bar on 72 minutes, and then Felipe Anderson was the man to pull the Hammers back level two minutes later.

Snodgrass made a run down the left edge of the box and just reached the ball before it met the byline. His cross went over the net and fell to Marko Arnautovic in acres of space, but he whiffed. Javier Hernandez pounced and shot but a charging Jonas Lossl smothered that chance. The ball still trickled away, and after Antonio’s turn-and-shoot was blocked by one of the nine defenders now panicking in the box, it fell to Anderson who finally buried the ball into the back of the net with a high shot into the top-right corner.

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It’s Anderson’s third Premier League goal in his last two matches, after a brace in last week’s 4-2 win over Burnley. Huddersfield hoped to go back in front, but substitute Erik Durm pulled a powerful shot just wide with nine minutes remaining. The Terriers continued to pummel Joe Hart‘s net as stoppage time arrived, but couldn’t find a winner. Substitute Laurent Depoitre just couldn’t reach of a dangerous cross from Terence Kongolo in the 93rd minute as the final whistle came.

With the match finishing level, Huddersfield will be disappointed not to secure all three points, remaining in the relegation zone with seven total points. West Ham remains in 13th with a 12-point haul thus far.

Leicester 0-0 Burnley: Goalless draw follows touching tribute

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There was a rousing tribute before the match for fallen Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. It was touching and electric.

Then the match began, and it just couldn’t live up to the early jolt of emotion.

Leicester was the better side but couldn’t find the breakthrough as Burnley held on for a 0-0 draw at the King Power Stadium in the first home game following the helicopter crash that claimed the life of the club’s owner.

The first chance came on 15 minutes as Joe Hart sold out to tip a cross but only got it as far as Jamie Vardy who pounced with the goalkeeper on the ground. The visiting defense was there to help out in front of net though, and as Vardy shot at the open net, it was cleared off the line by Matthew Lowton.

The Foxes again came close six minutes later as a cross from Marc Albrighton whipped into the box and Rachid Ghezzal adjusted well to the ball behind him, somehow redirecting a header on frame, but it smashed the crossbar and flew back out of danger.

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After halftime, Leicester again asked the questions and nearly earned an own goal off the head of Ben Mee just six minutes out of the break, but the contested ball trickled just inches wide of a diving Kasper Schmeichel and wide of the post.

The crowd came to life on 60 minutes to recognize owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha who passed away in the recent helicopter crash. Buoyed by that injection of energy, Vardy was threaded through on goal by a great feed from substitute Demari Gray, but his touches brought him wide and allowed Kevin Long to recover and block the shot.

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With Burnley bunkered in, Leicester City looked to find a late winner, and substitute Shinji Okazaki came close with a contested header, but he put it wide left in added time. That was it for the home side as the clock ran out, leaving each side with a point. Burnley will be happiest with the point, a valuable one moving them to nine on the season. For Leicester City, they are unable to climb into the top half with 17 points.

After the game, Leicester City players did a lap to thank the fans, while former manager Claudio Raneiri was on the field as well in a touching moment.

At the half: Newcastle, Huddersfield, Southampton all lead at home

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It’s been a great first 45 minutes for teams at the bottom of the table as relegation-threatened Newcastle, Huddersfield Town, and Southampton all lead at home. The visitors had all yet to break through until Bournemouth pegged Newcastle one back just before the break.

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Huddersfield Town 1-0 West Ham

The home side has been dominant, with West Ham giving the ball away in its own half on the regular. Alex Pritchard scored six minutes in, and the Hammers have yet to respond. Steve Mounie has hit the crossbar twice, as the visitors can consider themselves lucky not to be down by more.

Newcastle United 2-1 Bournemouth

Solomon Rondon has a first-half double as the Magpies have struggled at times but took their chances well. Bournemouth pulled one back just before the break as Jefferson Lerma struck six minutes deep into first-half injury time. The visitors will also have concern for Adam Smith who was stretchered off in the first half with a non-contact injury that led to the significant added time.

Southampton 1-0 Watford

Manolo Gabbiadini scored his first Premier League goal since May and Southampton looks to pull away from the relegation zone. Danny Ings came off injured close to the end of the opening 45.

Leicester City 0-0 Burnley

In the first home game since the death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Leicester City had emotion on its side early on and put that to good use. Jamie Vardy had an effort cleared off the line in the best chance of the first half, but Burnley has held firm to this point.

West Ham edge Burnley in six-goal thriller

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  • Arnautovic, Anderson, Hernandez score for Hammers
  • Burnley equalized through Gudmundsson, Wood
  • West Ham’s third win of the season
  • Burnley have conceded 13 in last three games

West Ham United beat Burnley 4-2 at the London Stadium on Saturday, with the Hammers creating chances galore throughout.

Marko Arnautovic put them ahead early on and Burnley were lucky to be level at the break after Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s goal.

Felipe Anderson scored a great goal to put West Ham ahead again, but Chris Wood headed home to make it 2-2 before Anderson popped up with the winner and Javier Hernandez made it 4-2.

Manuel Pellegrini‘s men now move on to 11 points for the season, while Burnley remain on eight.

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The Hammers took the lead early on after a huge mistake from Burnley’s James Tarkowski.

He didn’t get enough on his pass back to Joe Hart and Arnautovic snuck in and slotted home to put West Ham 1-0 up.

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Hart then denied Arnautovic a second with a smart stop at his near post after the Austrian forward played a lovely one-two with Felipe Anderson.

At the other end Burnley nearly equalized as Ben Mee‘s header was pushed away by Lukasz Fabianski. At the other end Anderson almost put West Ham 2-0 up as his shot beat Hart but Mee brilliantly cleared off his own line with his head.

The Hammers should have had a penalty kick as Steven Defour scythed down Grady Diangana in the box but referee Roger East somehow failed to spot the clear foul.

Right on half time Burnley equalized as a long clear caused havoc and Gudmundsson slotted home to stun the home fans. Hart had to save from Issa Diop before the break as West Ham fought back from coughing up a goal.

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In the second half West Ham again started brightly, and Hart denied Arnautovic’s curling effort from distance.

Arnautovic was then influential in West Ham’s winning goal as he played in Diangana who teed up Andersen to dink home and make it 2-1.

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Burnley then equalized with their only real chance of the second half as Wood nodded home a corner to make it 2-2. Game on.

Anderson then had a glorious chance to win it as he was played in at the back post by Arnautovic but his curled effort towards the back post clipped the frame of the goal and went wide.

But the Brazilian playmaker did win it for West Ham late on as his deflected effort went in to make it 3-2, although there was still time for Wood to send a header against the crossbar as Burnley almost grabbed a point.

Mexico star Hernandez then made it 4-2 in stoppage time after Michail Antonio set him up, as the Hammers sealed the win in style.

Watch Live: Four Premier League games at 11am ET

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Four Premier League games are coming up at 11 a.m. ET, with some intriguing clashes between teams who need points for very different reasons.

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Leicester City are in action for the first time since the tragic events of last Saturday, as they head to Cardiff City in what will be an emotional occasion. Elsewhere, the likes of Brighton, Watford and Everton will be aiming to kick on.

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You can access additional games by purchasing the new “Premier League Pass” via NBC Sports Gold which also includes an extensive selection of shoulder programming such as Premier League News, Premier League Today and NBC Sports originals such as Premier League Download and much more.

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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 similar to the NFL RedZone with action shown from all of the games in the 11 a.m. ET window. More info is available here.

The schedule for all four games at 11 a.m. ET is below and you can stream each game live by clicking on the links.


11 a.m. ET: Cardiff City vs. Leicester City – NBCSN [STREAM]
11 a.m. ET: Everton vs. Brighton – NBC Sports Gold [STREAM]
11 a.m. ET: Newcastle United vs. Watford – NBC Sports Gold [STREAM]
11 a.m. ET: West Ham vs. Burnley – NBC Sports Gold [STREAM]