There were no surprises in the Premier League on Wednesday, as all the top-ranked clubs registered easy victories on matchday 16. Cesc Fabregas scored the lone goal as Chelsea beat Sunderland to make it ten wins in a row, while Liverpool recovered with a comfortable 3-0 over Middlesbrough.
Zlatan pumps in late winner
Wayne Rooney started things brightly for United as he went close with a header
James McArthur netted a classy equaliser for Palace in the 66th minute after Joel Ward set it up by cutting in from the left.
Cesc keeps Chelsea on top
Cesc Fabregas, who is speculated to leave Chelsea in the January transfer window, proved his worth for the Blues as his
The leaders took full advantage of Arsenal's 2-1 loss at Everton on Tuesday as they dominated the proceedings, although Thibaut Courtois was called upon to make a stunning save to prevent Patrick van Aanholt
Willian went close twice in the second half as Chelsea dominated the possession but Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford kept things at bay while Adnan Januzaj came close to scoring the
No trouble for City and Liverpool
Following a poor run these past few weeks, title contenders Manchester City and Liverpool bounced back with victories against Watford and Middlesbrough respectively. While the Reds stands six points adrift of leaders Chelsea, Pep Guardiola's City stay put in
City's lead at the Etihad Stadium came from an unlikely source as Argentine fullback Pablo Zabaleta opened the scoring on 33 minutes with his first goal in two years. Odion Ighalo had the only good opportunity at the other end, stopped for a lacklustre Watford as David Silva sealed the points for the hosts four minutes from time after being teed up by Raheem Sterling.
Liverpool pushed newcomers Middlesbrough further into the relegation zone as they secured an easy 3-0 victory at the Riverside Stadium courtesy a brace by Adam Lallana. The Englishman opened the scoring in the 29th minute before extending the lead in the second half following an exquisitely worked team move by the Reds. Divock Origi sealed the points for Liverpool on the hour mark by scoring off a rebound from Sadio Mane.
West Ham United got back to winning ways to move away from the relegation zone with a 1-0 victory over Burnley while West Brom triumphed over Swansea City 3-1. The only goalless game of the week was between Stoke City and Southampton at the Britannia Stadium.