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Chelsea stumble as Pardew gets first Baggies win

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Chelsea did little to take the spotlight away from under-fire in a goalless draw with while broke another record after a brace in Tottenham's 4-0 hammering of Everton. Chelsea were unable to pierce Leicester's defence and were second-best for long periods at Stamford Bridge, even after visiting left-back was sent off for a second bookable offence midway through the second half. The stalemate left the third-placed Blues 15 points adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City, who play on Sunday. "I think we played with a lot of top players against Arsenal (in the goalless League Cup semi-final first leg), and then again today against a very good team," Conte, who has been rumoured for a move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, told the - Kane record - =============== Saturday's late kick-off saw Kane score his 98th League goal and surpass Teddy Sheringham's previous club record of 97 with his double against Everton at broke the deadlock midway through the first half and Kane made it 2-0 in the 47th minute after an excellent run and cross from Son, despite a suspicion of offside. That goal saw Kane equal Sheringham's tally and the England striker broke it 12 minutes later when he prodded the ball past from close range. completed the scoring nine minutes from time when he finished a sweeping move. oversaw his first League victory as West Bromich Albion thanks to a 2-0 win over Brighton, while Rafael Benitez's came from behind to draw 1-1 with bottom-of-the-table City as the battle to avoid relegation intensified. West Brom, who kicked off level on points with Swansea, needed just four minutes to take the lead at The Hawthorns when headed in from a corner. secured their first league win since August 19 in the 56th minute with a fine header. The Baggies remain in the relegation zone, as do Swansea, who took the lead at through on the hour when he nodded in a rebound after an initial header was blocked. Substitute Joselu equalised 10 minutes later for the hosts with virtually his first touch of the game. scored his first two goals of the League season for but that wasn't enough to give the Saints a desperately-needed win as hosts Watford rallied to draw 2-2. - Taylor remembered - ===================== was even more brightly bedecked in the club's yellow colours than usual as Hornets fans marked the first anniversary of the passing of their celebrated former and ex-England boss But despite the highly-charged atmosphere, it was who broke the deadlock thanks to Ward-Prowse's low strike in the 20th minute. Ward-Prowse, on target in last weekend's 1-0 win victory over Fulham, doubled the Saints' lead shortly before half-time after he was unselfishly played in by Watford pulled a goal back through an Andre Gray header and then equalised in controversial fashion right at the finish when Abdoulaye Doucoure turned in a Troy Deeney flick- on. Doucoure turned the ball in with his hand as he stooped for a header but, with no video referees in the League, the goal stood and denied a first league win in 10 games. "I never see this type of mistake in the League before," said "To live this injustice is really hard.

I think we have to try (VAR)." Crystal Palace's scored the only goal of the game in the 21st minute as Roy Hodgson's Eagles saw off 1-0 at Selhurst Park, while West Ham overpowered 4-1. Moyes's men opened the scoring at Huddersfield in the 25th minute when Town's was dispossessed, with Mark Noble advancing into the area before unleashing a powerful shot. But Lolley atoned five minutes before the break by drawing the visitors level after he curled a shot into the far corner. West Ham regained soon after the break when Marko Arnautovic, straight from the kick off, hooked the ball past and shot home. made it 3-1 before scoring his second and the Hammers' fourth in the 61st minute. Sunday sees Arsenal away to Bournemouth while Manchester United, second but still 15 points behind Manchester City, face managerless Stoke at Old Trafford on Monday.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 10:15 IST
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