Date: 15th December 2016 at 11:56am
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Chelsea made in ten successive Premier League wins after narrowly beating bottom side Sunderland 1-0 at the Stadium of Light.

Cesc Fabregas’ fine finish from the edge of the box five minutes before the break was enough to secure all three points for Antonio Conte’s side, who had Thibaut Courtois to thank for making a stunning save to deny Patrick van Aanholt.

Liverpool moved above Arsenal into second by beating Middlesbrough 3-0 at the Riverside Stadium, with England midfielder Adam Lallana inspiring Jurgen Klopp’s side to a tenth win of the campaign with a brace in the North West.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City remain in fourth after overcoming Watford 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium, while Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham kept the pressure on the top four after comfortably beating Hull 3-0 at White Hart Lane.

Photo: Mark Leech

Photo: Mark Leech

However, they themselves are under threat from Manchester United, who picked up a second consecutive league victory on Wednesday by winning 2-1 at Crystal Palace, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic netting late to secure the points for Jose Mourinho’s side.

Salomon Rondon’s hat-trick powered West Brom to a 3-1 success over struggling Swansea, while West Ham moved four points clear of the bottom three courtesy of a 1-0 win over Burnley, who have picked up just one point on the road this season.

In the evening’s other game, ten-man Stoke were held at home by Southampton – a result which moves the visitors up to ninth, while Mark Hughes’ Potters remain in 12th.

In what was an exciting evening of Premier League football, it was Chelsea’s win over Sunderland that got many talking on Twitter, with many Blues fans thrilled to get the victory at the Stadium of Light yesterday…

And several supporters praised the influence of match-winner Fabregas and goalkeeper Courtois for his sensational save late on…

Man United left it late to see off Palace, and many Red Devils supporters were full of praise for Paul Pogba’s display…

Liverpool returned to winning ways by beating Middlesbrough, which delighted several Reds fans…

Adam Lallana was outstanding at the Riverside, and goalkeeper Simon Mignolet also received plaudits after a solid performance on his return to the first team…

And the big result at the bottom was West Ham’s 1-0 success over Burnley and, although Hammers fans weren’t best pleased with the performance, all that mattered to them were the three points…

 
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