Premier League highlights & reports: Saints beat Spurs, Brighton hold Chelsea & Watford win again

Danny Ings and Nathan Redmond celebrate for Southampton

Watch highlights from every Premier League game today as Southampton beat Spurs, Brighton held Chelsea and Watford won again.

New Year's Day Premier League results


Flying start for Moyes

West Ham vs Bournemouth (4-0) | Premier League Highlights

David Moyes enjoyed a dream first game back in charge of West Ham as they beat Bournemouth 4-0 at the London Stadium.

Moyes took over for a second time as Hammers boss after the sacking of Manuel Pellegrini and saw his side score three times in the opening 35 minutes.

Mark Noble's deflected effort opened the scoring in the 17th minute before a scissor-kick from Sebastien Haller doubled their lead eight minutes later.

Noble added his second from the penalty spot 10 minutes before half-time and Felipe Anderson made it 4-0 in the 66th minute.

West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell was shown the red card late for a foul on Ryan Fraser but it was overturned after a VAR check.


Red-hot Ings sinks Spurs

Southampton vs Tottenham Hotspur (1-0) | Premier League Highlights

Danny Ings continued his golden run of form as Southampton enjoyed a 1-0 victory against Tottenham, whose miserable afternoon was made worse by an injury to Harry Kane.

Ings bagged his ninth goal in 10 games and his 15th of the season to move his side further away from danger at the bottom of the Premier League table on New Year's Day.

It could barely have been a worse start to 2020 for Jose Mourinho's men, who lost another opportunity to close the gap on the top four and saw Kane limp off with a hamstring injury which could rule him out for a number of weeks.

A third league defeat of Mourinho's reign leaves them six points adrift of Chelsea in fourth place and after an initial surge under the Portuguese, Spurs are back to playing the standard of football which cost Mauricio Pochettino his job.

Life is looking a bit brighter for the Saints and they celebrated a fifth Premier League win in eight games.


Watford win again

Watford vs Wolves (2-1) | Premier League Highlights

Watford made it three wins from four unbeaten matches and moved to within a point of safety with a 2-1 victory over Wolves.

The Hornets, resurgent under Nigel Pearson, played the last 20 minutes with 10 men after Christian Kabasele's dismissal by VAR, but held on.

Kabasele's yellow card for bringing down Diogo Jota as the Portugal forward raced towards goal was upgraded in the belief a clear goalscoring chance had been prevented by the foul.

Kabasele was incensed by the decision and could not have walked off more slowly.

It was another blow to the Watford defender, who nine minutes earlier had deflected Pedro Neto's shot into his own net to ensure a nervy finish as Wolves threatened a fightback.


Jesus strikes twice as City beat Everton

Manchester City vs Everton (2-1) | Premier League Highlights

Gabriel Jesus struck twice in the space of seven second-half minutes as Manchester City opened 2020 with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Everton.

Richarlison set up a tense finish at the Etihad Stadium by pulling one back after a Claudio Bravo error, but City held on.

The champions were not at their fluid best but were denied an early Phil Foden goal by VAR and created a number of other chances. Jesus went close to grabbing a hat-trick when he hit the post late on.

It was a deserved victory for City, condemning Carlo Ancelotti to his first defeat as Everton boss.


Palace grab late point

Wickham rescues late point for Palace! | Norwich 1-1 Crystal Palace | Premier League Highlights

Norwich were denied two precious points in their survival bid as a VAR-awarded goal from substitute Connor Wickham earned Crystal Palace a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road.

The Canaries looked to be heading towards their first home win in eight games courtesy of Todd Cantwell's early goal, but the Eagles had the final say four minutes from the end when Wickham converted a Wilfried Zaha cross from close range.

The goal was initially ruled out for offside, but was correctly allowed a stand after a check, with the draw a fair result after a full-bloodied game that saw both sides give decent accounts of themselves.


Foxes enjoy Newcastle stroll

Newcastle vs Leicester (0-3) | Premier League Highlights

Ayoze Perez and James Maddison took full advantage of defensive howlers as Leicester maintained their distant pursuit of Premier League leaders Liverpool with a routine 3-0 victory at Newcastle.

Brendan Rodgers restored six of the nine men he had rested at the weekend and saw the Foxes rip apart a weary Magpies team, who played the final 39 minutes with 10 men after Fabian Schar limped off with all three substitutions already made, on a grim afternoon for the locals among a crowd of 52,178 at St James' Park.

However, they were indebted to dreadful errors from defender Florian Lejeune which paved the way for Perez's 36th-minute opener and Maddison's strike three minutes later before substitute Hamza Choudhury wrapped up the win in style at the death.

In truth, Leicester would have won at even more of a canter had it not been for the efforts of Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka, who produced a string of fine saves to keep the scoreline just about respectable.


Seagulls stunner grabs a point

Brighton vs Chelsea (1-1) | Premier League Highlights

Alireza Jahanbakhsh's stunning overhead kick stole Brighton a 1-1 Premier League draw with Chelsea at the Amex Stadium, as the Seagulls earned their first ever point in a league game against Chelsea, in what was their 10th match against them.

The Iran striker's acrobatic finish punished Frank Lampard's wasteful Chelsea who wound up fortunate to avoid defeat, with Kepa Arrizabalaga denying Neal Maupay late on.

Albion's record signing Jahanbakhsh had broken a 20-match league duck with his strike in the 2-0 win over Bournemouth on December 28. And the 28-year-old started 2020 in some style, with a bicycle kick finish worthy of anyone's highlights reel.

Captain Cesar Azpilicueta tapped home just nine minutes in as Chelsea dominated the opening hour. But by the final whistle it was the Blues who were clinging on, to leave Brighton buoyed by the point but Chelsea frustrated not to grind home.


Grealish lifts Villa gloom

Burnley vs Aston Villa (1-2) | Premier League Highlights

Aston Villa secured a much-needed 2-1 victory at Burnley, despite another controversial VAR decision denying Jack Grealish a goal.

The playmaker headed in Ezri Konza's cross in the 11th minute in what appeared at first glance to be a straightforward opener, only for a lengthy review to rule it out for a marginal offside against Wesley in the build-up.

When Wesley did open the scoring not long afterwards, the away fans waited for the VAR check to be complete before they celebrated, leading the Villa striker to think his goal had been disallowed.

The impressive Grealish fired home a second shortly before half-time.

Burnley pulled one back through Chris Wood's header 10 minutes from time but were unable to find an equaliser and Villa celebrated a first league win at Turf Moor since 1936 to lift some pressure on manager Dean Smith.

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