The 12th week of the 2015/16 Premier League campaign kicked off with Newcastle United’s long trip to Bournemouth. The match finished 1-0 in favour of the Magpies and helped them move out of the relegation zone into 17th spot in the table. Meanwhile, Eddie Howe’s side slipped to 18th.
Jamie Vardy continued his scorching form and scored from the spot to help Leicester City beat Watford 2-1 at the King Power Stadium. The win moved the Foxes to third place in the league standings. Watford are now 11th with a haul of 16 points from their 12 games.
A goal each from Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata helped Manchester United to a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford. The Red Devils kept a fourth straight clean sheet in the Premier League and are lying fourth with a haul of 24 points. The Baggies are 13th.
Jonny Howson scored the only goal of the match for Norwich City against Swansea City as the newly-promoted Canaries collected all three points from the encounter. The defeat increased the pressure on the Swans’ boss Garry Monk, whose side now sit 14th, having lost their last two league games.
Dusan Tadic converted from the spot for Southampton as they defeated Sunderland 1-0 at the Stadium of Light. Ronald Koeman’s men have now moved to seventh in the league table, while the Black Cats dwell in 19th in the standings, having lost six of their last eight league games.
Manuel Lanzini put West Ham United ahead on the half hour mark against Everton, but Romelu Lukaku continued his heroics against the Hammers as he brought the scores level after scoring from a delectable assist from summer signing Gerard Deulofeu. The match ended in a 1-1 draw, and West Ham slipped to sixth in the table.
Marko Arnautovic scored for Stoke City against Chelsea to help Mark Hughes’ men register a 1-0 win over the reigning English champions. The defeat is seventh of the league campaign for the Blues and they are lying precariously close to the relegation zone in 16th.
Aston Villa, who have appointed Remi Garde at the helm after sacking Tim Sherwood from the post, grabbed a valuable point from their encounter against league leader Manchester City as they held the visitors to a scoreless draw at Villa Park. However, the Villans are rock-bottom in the league standings.
Harry Kane scored the opening goal in the hotly-anticipated north London derby against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. However, Kieran Gibbs got to the end of a Mesut Ozil cross to help the Gunners secure a point from the encounter as the match ended in a 1-1 draw.
Yannick Bolasie opened the scoring for Crystal Palace against Liverpool at Anfield. The goal was cancelled before the interval courtesy of a Philippe Coutinho strike; however, Scott Dann grabbed the winner for the visitors at Merseyside as the Eagles continued their great recent record against the Reds and handed Jurgen Klopp his first defeat as Liverpool boss.