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Big changes at the top of the table on Boxing day as Manchester City push Liverpool off the top, helping Arsenal reclaim the lead in the Premier League. A big day for Chelsea with a narrow win over Swansea while Manchester United continue to pick up steam with a hard earned win at Hull.

Newcastle continue to impress with a 5-1 win over Stoke, rising to sixth in the table, only six points away from the top, while Everton took a nasty hit to their ambitions, and Tottenham are back to depressing and struggling to score.

Hull City 2  Manchester United 3Something that reminded everyone that Manchester United are still champions, and still in the race for everything. Early goals from James Chester and David Meyler didn’t discourage a resilient Manchester United side, enjoying goals from Chris Smalling, Wayne Rooney and the own goal from Chester in the second half, while David de Gea made two brilliant saved to win the match.

Aston Villa 0  Crystal Palace 1Things continue to look awful for Villa, who can’t seem to score a goal. Crystal Palace aren’t that better, but they’re out of the relegation zone thanks to a winner from Dwight Gayle.

Cardiff 0  Southampton 3A very important win for the Saints who were in some sort of free fall, pushing themselves back into where the action is. Jay Rodriguez opened the scoring, twice from Adam Lallana assists, and himself set up Rickie Lambert for the third goal.

Chelsea 1  Swansea 0Jose Mourinho’s team continues to look unconvincing, but they’re right in the thick of things thanks to Eden Hazard, the team’s best player this season, rising above the mundane ability of everyone else.

Everton 0  Sunderland 1An awful set of mistakes by Tim Howard (sent off) and Leon Osman cost Everton the match, giving away a foolish penalty kick so Sung-Yueng Ki could convert and give a bit more hope to the Black Cats in their survival efforts.

Newcastle 5  Stoke 1Some awful refereeing got Glenn Whelan and Marc Wilson sent off in a matter of three minutes, and it didn’t really matter that Loic Remy missed a penalty kick. The French striker added two goals, while Yoan Gouffran, Yohan Cabaye and Papiss Cisse scored the rest.

Norwich 1  Fulham 2Despite going down early from a Gary Hooper goal, Fulham pulled off a rare away win, getting goals from Pajtim Kasami and a dramatic winner by Scott Parker.

Tottenham 1  West Brom 1Things continue to be quite depressing at White Hart Lane. Christian Eriksen did score a beauty of a goal from a free kick, but Jonas Olsson equalized two minutes later as the same Spurs problems came up one more time.

West Ham 1  Arsenal 3The awful football West Ham play almost won them 3 points after taking the lead through Carlton Cole, but Theo Walcott is playing some excellent football this season, scoring twice before the finisher from Lukas Podolski, as Arsenal showed its teeth and depth.

Manchester City 2  Liverpool 1An excellent match that had too much interference from Lee Mason, helping the home side remain perfect at the Etihad. Philippe Coutinho scored the first goal but a header from Vincent Kompany and a creative looking strike from Alvaro Negredo kept the 3 points in Manchester.

#TeamPlPtsGDGS
1Arsenal18391836
2Man City18383253
3Chelsea18371533
4Liverpool18362243
5Everton18341229
6Newcastle1833629
7Man Utd1831931
8Tottenham1831-519
9Southampton1827725
10Stoke City1821-818
11Swansea1820-123
12Hull City1820-716
13A Villa1819-717
14Norwich1819-1516
15West Brom1817-519
16Cardiff1817-1513
17C Palace1816-1512
18Fulham1816-1619
19West Ham1814-1015
20Sunderland1813-1713

Top Scorers

1. Luis Suarez (Liverpool) – 19 goals

2. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – 13 goals

3. Loic Remy (Newcastle) – 10 goals

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