Premier League review and highlights: Bournemouth beat Chelsea; Leicester held by Norwich

Bournemouth celebrate Dan Gosling's goal against Chelsea
Bournemouth celebrate Dan Gosling's goal against Chelsea

A review of the Premier League action with highlights, as Bournemouth stunned Chelsea and Norwich held Leicester.


Full-time scores

  • Liverpool 2-0 Watford
  • Burnley 1-0 Newcastle
  • Chelsea 0-1 Bournemouth
  • Leicester 1-1 Norwich
  • Sheffield United 2-0 Aston Villa

Premier League table


Chelsea 0-1 Bournemouth

Chelsea 0-1 Bournemouth | Premier League Highlights

Bournemouth's run of five consecutive defeats came to an end at Stamford Bridge as they beat Bournemouth 1-0.

The Cherries, 10/1 outsiders heading into the contest, saw VAR award Dan Gosling's second-half effort to ensure that they left with all three points on offer.

Neither side could break the deadlock before the half-time whistle. Emerson and Mason Mount came close for the hosts, while Ryan Fraser tested Kepa Arrizabalaga in the Chelsea net.

In the 84th minute, the visitors struck. Gosling lobbed the ball over Arrizabalaga with the linesman ruling that the Bournemouth man was offside.

However, after a VAR check, the goal was given and Bournemouth moved four points clear of the drop zone.


Leicester 1-1 Norwich

Leicester 1-1 Norwich | Premier League Highlights

Leicester find themselves ten points behind Liverpool in the title race after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Norwich.

Teemu Pukki gave Norwich a surprise lead at the King Power Stadium with 26 minutes on the clock.

The Canaries forward has found his goal-scoring touch again in recent weeks and he made no mistake one-on-one against Kasper Schmeichel.

There was controversy around the half-hour mark after Leicester failed to return the ball to Norwich when they had kicked it out with Emi Buendia down.

Foxes forward Kelechi Iheanacho then won a free-kick at the edge of the box, but former Norwich playmaker James Maddison calmed tensions by giving possession back to the visitors from the set-piece.

Norwich's lead didn't last long as the Foxes hit back through Jamie Vardy in the 38th minute. As much as the Leicester striker wanted to claim it, it was tallied as a Tim Krul own goal with the ball deflecting off the Norwich stopper and in.

The result was Norwich's first point in three games, moving them to within three points of safety in the Premier League standings.


Sheffield United 2-0 Aston Villa

Sheffield United 2-0 Aston Villa | Premier League Highlights

Sheffield United moved back into fifth in the Premier League standings after a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa at Bramall Lane.

John Fleck's second-half double was enough for the hosts, with Villa rueing a missed penalty in the latter stages.

The first-half passed with little incident as neither side managed to register a shot on target. Enda Stevens' shot that ended up over the crossbar was the closest either side came to taking the lead.

With next to no chances in the first-half, we had to wait less than five minutes for a goal in the second. John Fleck's curled effort into the net gave the hosts the advantage.

Fleck then grabbed his second 23 minutes later as he connected with David McGoldrick's pass to find the back of the net.

VAR awarded the visitors a penalty with less than 15 minutes of normal time remaining for a handball - although Jack Grealish smashed his effort onto the bar.

The result sees Villa's losing streak extended to three games, with only goal difference keeping them out of the relegation zone ahead of Southampton's late kick-off against West Ham.


Liverpool 2-0 Watford

Liverpool 2-0 Watford | Premier League Highlights

For the second time in four days Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah showed a touch of class to score two brilliantly different goals as the Premier League leaders made it 16 wins out of 17 in a 2-0 win over Watford.

Neither may have had the pin-point precision of his narrow-angle effort against Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League, but his lofted finish over goalkeeper Ben Foster oozed quality, while his clever 90th-minute backheel showed quick-thinking.

Quality was something of a rare commodity in the early kick-off at Anfield as the visitors made life difficult and could arguably have taken at least a point from Nigel Pearson's first match in charge with better finishing.

Salah showed them how it should be done with his fourth goal in three games - taking his tally to 13 for the campaign - and his eighth in five appearances against the Hornets.

Watford have scored only nine Premier League goals this season and on the evidence of their first half it was easy to see why as only a comedy of errors prevented them taking the lead.


Burnley 1-0 Newcastle

Burnley 1-0 Newcastle | Premier League Highlights

Newcastle missed out on the chance to move into the Premier League's top-six after a 1-0 defeat to Burnley at Turf Moor.

Chris Wood's second-half header was the difference between the two sides in a game where the hosts enjoyed the better of the opportunities.

The first-half passed with little incident although Wood and Dwight McNeil came close to opening the scoring, while the hosts also enjoyed the majority of possession.

Wood managed to convert with 58 minutes on the clock. Ashley Westwood's in-swinging corner was met by the head of the New Zealand international and he made no mistake from close range.

The result saw Burnley snap a three-game losing streak, moving them six points clear of the drop zone.


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