Premier League wrap: Chelsea get title charge back on track


Aston Villa 3-1 Chelsea

Chelsea got back to winning ways in the Premier League after coming from behind to defeat to Aston Villa 3-1.

The home side were gifted the opening goal in the 28th minute when Reece James headed Matty Target's cross past his own goalkeeper.

The Blues were afforded a lifeline 10 minutes before the break when Matty Cash hacked down Callum Hudson-Odoi for the penalty, which Jorginho duly dispatched.

The turnaround was complete just before the hour mark as substitute Romelu Lukaku got on the end of Hudson-Odoi's cross to head past Emiliano Martinez.

Jorginho wrapped up the win late in the half with his second penalty of the game, which was won by Lukaku.

Manchester City 6-3 Leicester City

Manchester City and Leicester City played out a nine-goal thriller, with Pep Guardiola's charges clinching maximum points.

The hosts ran riot in the first half as Kevin de Bruyne and a Riyad Mahrez penalty opened 2-0 lead in the opening 15 minutes.

Ilkay Gundogan bagged the third goal with a close range finish on 21 minutes before Raheem Sterling made it 4-0 three minutes later from the penalty spot.

Pep Guardiola's charges were given a scare in the second half as James Maddison pulled one back on 55 minutes, before Ademola Lookman and Kelechi Iheanacho made it 4-3.

However, Aymeric Laporte bagged City's fifth goal before Sterling wrapped up proceedings in the final five minutes.

Norwich City 0-5 Arsenal

Arsenal ran riot on Boxing Day after thrashing Norwich City 5-0 at Carrow Road.

Bukayo Saka gifted Arsenal the opening goal after just six minutes after being set up by Martin Odegaard.

Odegaard turned provider once again for the second goal as he picked out Kieran Tierney, who drove into the box before firing into the far corner.

Saka completed his brace on 67 minutes, before an Alexandre Lacazette penalty and a late strike from Emile Smith Rowe completed the rout.

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Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Crystal Palace

Tottenham Hotspur got back to winning ways in the Premier League after thrashing ten-man Crystal Palace 3-0.

Harry Kane opened the scoring with his second goal in as many games in the 32nd minute before Lucas Moura doubled the advantage two minutes later.

After Palace had Wilfried Zaha sent off, Son Heung-Min wrapped up the scoring for Spurs, who moved up to fifth spot.

West Ham united 2-3 Southampton

West Ham United's top four chances took another knock after suffering a 3-2 loss to Southampton.

Mohamed Elyounoussi, James Ward-Prowse and Jan Bednarek got the goals for the Saints to cancel out strikes from Michail Antonio and Saido Benrahma.