Premier League Round Up | West Ham United beat Chelsea; Crystal Palace plays draw with Bournemouth

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Premier League Round Up | West Ham United beat Chelsea; Crystal Palace plays draw with Bournemouth

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12/10/2017

West Ham won for the first time under new manager David Moyes as Marko Arnautovic's first goal for the club proved enough to beat Chelsea 1-0 at London Stadium yesterday. In another game, a Jermain Defoe brace was enough to earn Bournemouth a draw against fellow strugglers Crystal Palace.

West Ham United 1 - 0 Chelsea

West Ham finally managed to end a series of eight successive Premier League matches without a win as they beat Chelsea 1-0 in Saturday's London derby, giving David Moyes his first victory at the club.

The Hammers scored the only goal of the match after just six minutes and it proved enough for them to end the encounter in their favor. After exchanging passes with Manuel Lanzini on the edge of the area Marko Arnautovic curled a neat and quick strike into the bottom corner.

Chelsea responded well in the first half with both Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata testing Adrian from distance. But, an organized West Ham defence and two more impressive saves from Adrian faded Chelsea's hopes of a goal. Despite the victory, the hosts remain in the bottom three, as now they are spotted at 18th position with 13 points in 16 games.

Crystal Palace 2 - 2 AFC Bournemouth

With the help of Defoe’s 200th league goal of his career, the visitors got the early lead but Jeffrey Schlupp appeared to have been fouled which gave a chance to the Palace to equalize. Luka Milivojevic successfully converted the spotkick in the 41st minutes and after just three minutes Scott Dann gave the lead to the hosts. But Defoe leveled the scores with a spectacular hit from almost a near impossible angle to go into the break level. Both teams had chances of their own to secure the three points but they failed to do so. The best of these came in injury time when Christian Benteke missed from the spot. After ending the match with a draw Crystal Palace featured in the bottom of the points table and Bournemouth spotted at 14th position with 16 points in 16 games. 

Tottenham Hotspur 5 - 1 Stoke City

Ryan Shawcross' unfortunate own goal helped Spurs open their goal tally after 21 minutes gone. Heung-min Son doubled Tottenham's lead after seven minutes when he finished off a Dele Alli through-ball to take the hosts into half time with a 2-0 lead. Harry Kane then got into the act with two goals in nine minutes to put the game beyond Stoke's reach. Shawcross tried to make amends his early mistake as he scored for his team in the 80th minute but by then Christian Eriksen had added his name to the scoresheet to give it a routish look.

The win helped Spurs leapfrog rivals Arsenal to  secure fifth position while Stoke are struggling at the 15th position on Premier League's points table.

Other results :

Burnley 1 - 0 Watford

Huddersfield Town 2 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Swansea City 1 - 0 West Bromwich Albion

Newcastle United 2 - 3 Leicester City

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