Week 16: Everton come from behind to stun Arsenal, Ibra hands Man Utd late win at Crystal Palace

Arsenal’s 14 game unbeaten run in the Premier League came to an end as Everton came from behind to stun the Gunners 2-1 to pick up their first win in six.

Alexis Sanchez put Arsene Wenger’s side in front on 20 minutes when the Chilean’s free kick deflected off Ashley Williams and into the net but Seamus Coleman headed in Leighton Baines cross to pull Everton level just before half time.

Ashley Williams header gave Everton boss Ronald Koeman a much needed win image: enisports.com

Ashley Williams header gave Everton boss Ronald Koeman a much-needed win
image: enisports.com

Former Swansea man Williams gave the Toffees the lead with four minutes remaining with a header from a corner kick and despite losing Phil Jagielka late on for a second bookable offence, Everton held on for their biggest win of the season.

Arsenal’s slip up allowed Chelsea to move six points clear at the top of the Premier League as Cesc Fabregas scored the only goal in the Blues 1-0 win at struggling Sunderland.

The Spanish midfielder broke the deadlock five minutes before half-time when he stroked the ball home low into the back of the net from just outside the box to hand the leaders their tenth consecutive victory.

Liverpool are back up to second place in the table as a brace from Adam Lallana inspired Jurgen Klopp’s side to a 3-0 win at Middlesbrough for just a second win in five league games.

Lallana fired the Reds ahead on the half hour mark as he headed home Nathaniel Clyne’s cross and Lallana provided the assist for Divick Origi, slotted home from close range to double their lead on the hour mark.

Lallana bagged his second of the game to make sure all three points were heading Liverpool’s way eight minutes later when the former Southampton man blasted home at the near post.

Man United made it back-to-back league victories for the first time since August as Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a late winner in a 2-1 victory at Crystal Palace.

Paul Pogba gave the Red Devils a controversial lead as he pounced on the end of a Juan Mata free kick despite Ibrahimovic handling to flick it onto the Frenchman, but Crystal Palace pulled level on 66 minutes with a neat finish from James McArthur from inside the box.

Jose Mourinho’s side had appeals for a penalty turned down and a Juan Mata effort incorrectly ruled out for offside, but Ibrahimovic gave United a deserving win on 88 minutes as he fired the ball into the far corner from a tight angle for his eight goal in his last eight games.

Man City ended a run of four home games with a victory as Pep Guardiola’s side had enough about them to see off Watford 2-0 to record their first home league victory since September.

An unmarked Pablo Zabaleta pounced on the end of a Kevin De Bruyne cross to give the home side a 33rd minute lead and David Silva made sure of a Man City win late on as the Spanish winger struck from close range for his first goal since January.

Tottenham got back to winning ways as Christian Eriksen inspired Mauricio Pochettino’s side to a 3-0 win over Hull to keep within three points off the top four.

Eriksen blasted home a left-footed strike from close range to give Spurs the lead after 14 minutes and the Danish international grabbed his second of the game just after the hour mark when he pounced on the end of a Kyle Walker cross.

Victor Wanyama grabbed his first goal for the club on 73 minutes to make sure of victory for Tottenham as he slotted into an empty net after Eriksen was denied his hat-trick when he saw his free-kick tipped onto the bar by Hull goalkeeper David Marshall.

Elsewhere, champions Leicester’s miserable away form continued as Marc Pugh gave Bournemouth a 1-0 win over the Foxes, while Solomon Rondon scored a hat-trick in West Brom’s 3-1 win over struggling Swansea.

Man United celebrate Zlatn Ibrahimovic's late winner at Crystal Palace image: ghanasoccernet.com

Man United celebrate Zlatan¬†Ibrahimovic’s late winner at Crystal Palace
image: ghanasoccernet.com

Tuesday 13 Dec

Bournemouth 1-0 Leicester (Pugh 34)
Everton 2-1 Arsenal (Coleman 44, Williams 86, Jagielka s/o 90 | Sanchez 20)

Wednesday 14 Dec

Middlesbrough 0-3 Liverpool (Lallana 29, 68, Origi 60)
Sunderland 0-1 Chelsea (Fabregas 40)
West Ham 1-0 Burnley (Noble 45)
Crystal Palace 1-2 Man United (McArthur 66 | Pogba 45, Ibrahimovic 88)
Man City 2-0 Watford (Zabaleta 33, Silva 86)
Stoke 0-0 Southampton (Arnautovic s/o 23)
Tottenham 3-0 Hull (Eriksen 14, 63, Wanyama 73)
West Brom 3-1 Swansea (Rondon 50, 61, 63 | Routledge 78)

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