EPL Roundup | Rampant Tottenham extend run, Crystal Palace rally to hold Leicester

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EPL Roundup | Rampant Tottenham extend run, Crystal Palace rally to hold Leicester

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SportsCafe Desk

04/16/2017

A rampant Tottenham Hotspur extended their run against top sides in the Premier League as they defeated Bournemouth 4-0 at White Hart Lane to move within four points of leaders Chelsea. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace bounced back from a two-goal deficit to hold Leicester City to a 2-2 draw.

Tottenham Hotspur 4 - 0 AFC Bournemouth

Hotspur completed their seven consecutive top-flight victories for the first time in 50 years with the win over Bournemouth.

With the help of two first-half goals from Mousa Dembele and Son Heung-min and second-half strikes by Harry Kane and Vincent Janssen, Mauricio Pochettino's side equaled the previous streak set by the Spurs team of 1967l that featured the likes of Jimmy Greaves, Terry Venables and Dave Mackay.

Moussa Dembele opened the scoring in the 16th minute and Heung-min doubled the lead after three minutes. Going into the second half, Bournemouth had their task cut out. But Tottenham’s Kane collected Dele Alli's cross before sending the ball into the corner of the net, taking his goal tally for the season to 25 across all competitions. Janssen scored before the final hooter. The defeat left Bournemouth in danger of relegation.

Crystal Palace 2 - 2 Leicester City

City struck twice early at Selhurst Park through Robert Huth and Jamie Vardy and it appeared like they would cruise to the finish. However, Yohan Cabaye struck in the 54th minute to give hope to Palace and Christian Benteke scored in the 70th to extend Palace’s unbeaten run at home to four League games.

Everton 3 - 1 Burnley

Riding on fantastic displays of Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku, Everton registered their eight consecutive Premier League home victory by defeating Burnley at Goodison Park. After a competitive first half, Phil Jagielka struck to present Everton a 1-0 lead but Sam Vokes helped Burnley draw level through a penalty corner. After Ben Mee’s own goal gave Everton a 2-1 lead in the 71st minute, Lukaku found the net three minutes later.

Other matches: 

Stoke City 3 - 1 Hull City

Sunderland 2 - 2 West Ham United

Watford 1 - 0 Swansea City

Southampton 0 - 3 Manchester City

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