Middlesbrough 0 – 3 Liverpool
Liverpool produced another dominant display to defeat Middlesbrough 3-0 and bounce back into contention after picking just one point from the last two matches. Loris Karius was dropped in favor of Simon Mignolet who had nothing to do thru the night. A brace from Adam Lallana and one from Divock Origi lifted the Reds into second place. For Boro, it is getting perilously close to the danger zone.
Sunderland 0 – 1 Chelsea
Cesc Fabregas made light of Eden Hazard’s absence and led Chelsea to their 10th consecutive league victory at the Stadium of Light. The hosts wanted to snatch at least a point but the result pushes them to the bottom of the table once again.
Man City 2 – 0 Watford
City earned their first home Premier League win in almost three months as they battled past Watford. Goals from Pablo Zabaleta and Diego Silva gave the hosts a worthy win but Pep Guardiola would be worried about the long-term lay off of Ilkay Gundogan.
Best of the rest
Bournemouth put brakes on temporary resurgence of Champions Leicester by condemning them to a 1-0 loss. The Foxes need to find some consistency soon as they are just four points off the bottom three. West Ham gave a fillip to their sagging hopes by scoring a 1-0 win at home over Burnley. High-flying West Brom warmed up to the weekend clash against Manchester United with a 3-1 over Swansea City. Stoke City and Tottenham played out a dull goal-less draw at the bet365 stadium while Crystal Palace were unlucky to lose out 1-2 to Manchester United. And in the last match of the midweek, Tottenham scored a comprehensive 3-0 win over Hull City.