EPL Roundup: Chelsea, Manchester United cruise, Southampton stun Leicester

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Chelsea and Manchester United secured comfortable wins in the race for the Premier League top four, while Southampton gained sweet revenge for their 9-0 humbling by Leicester on Saturday, beating the Foxes 2-1 .

Chelsea put their struggles at Stamford Bridge behind them with a 3-0 win over Burnley, who slid ever closer to the bottom three.

Jorginho opened the scoring from the penalty spot, and Tammy Abraham gave Frank Lampard’s men breathing space before half-time.

Callum Hudson-Odoi then scored his first Premier League goal by converting Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross at the back post.

Callum Hudson Odoi (L) celebrates with teammate Tammy Abraham (R)

“It’s a very convincing win,” said Lampard. “I thought there were some great passages of play throughout the game but the overall performance was superb.”

“We played with a really positive attitude — particularly Ross (Barkley) and Callum (Hudson-Odoi). We have set a standard today and we know we haven’t reached that recently.”

Manchester United 4-0 Norwich City

United ended a three-game winless run in style with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial once again leading the way for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men in a 4-0 demolition of bottom-of-the-table Norwich.

Rashford marked his 200th appearance for the club with a brace.

Marcus Rashford scores goal against Norwich City at Old Trafford

The England international opened the scoring in the 27th minute and doubled United’s lead from the penalty spot, before Anthony Martial and substitute Mason Greenwood completed the rout.

Leicester City 1-2 Southampton

Southampton claimed their fifth win in their past six games in all competitions as they came from behind at the King Power Stadium against the side second in the table.

Dennis Praet fired the hosts into an early lead, but Stuart Armstrong’s deflected effort quickly pulled Ralph Hasenhuettl’s men level.

Danny Ings then scored his 10th goal in 11 games eight minutes from time and the visitors survived a late scare when Jonny Evans’s header was ruled out by VAR for offside.

Danny Ings celebrates goal against Leicester City

Liverpool can now extend their lead at the top to 16 points when they travel to Tottenham later on Saturday.

Saturday’s Premier League results

Crystal Palace 1-1 Arsenal

Everton 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Newcastle United

Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Liverpool

 

Chidi Nwoke.

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