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Dublin: 3°C Thursday 3 December 2020

Chelsea close in on United, a 6-goal thriller and all today's Premier League results

Elsewhere, Watford continued their impressive season with a win over Leicester.

Chelsea's Marcos Alonso celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with Alvaro Morata (top.
Chelsea's Marcos Alonso celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with Alvaro Morata (top.
Image: Adam Davy

ALVARO MORATA RETURNED to lift Chelsea to a 2-0 win over Brighton that took the champions to within a point of second placed Manchester United.

Morata was badly missed during his one-gane ban as Chelsea laboured to a goalless draw at Everton in their previous match.

But the Spain striker was back in the line-up at Stamford Bridge and he netted 51 seconds into the second half with a header from Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross.

Marcos Alonso sealed Chelsea’s third win in their last four league games with a near-post header from a 60th minute corner.

Bournemouth salvaged a controversial 3-3 draw against fellow strugglers West Ham at Dean Court.

West Ham scored first through Wales defender James Collins’ seventh minute header.

Dan Gosling equalised from close-range in the 29th minute and Nathan Ake put Bournemouth ahead in the 57th minute.

Marko Arnautovic scored in the 81st and 89th minutes to put West Ham back in front, before Ake headed goalwards and team-mate Callum Wilson got the final touch from what the visitors claimed was an offside position.

Tom Ince scored his first goal for Huddersfield but the hosts had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Stoke at the John Smith’s Stadium.

No player had had more shots without scoring in the Premier League than Ince this season, but he finally netted with a close-range finish in the 10th minute, before Egypt midfielder Ramadan Sobhi equalised for Stoke in the 60th minute.

Watford ended a six-game winless run as Marco Silva’s team came from behind to beat Leicester 2-1 at Vicarage Road.

Riyad Mahrez put Leicester in front in with a 37th minute header.

But Mali defender Molla Wague equalised in first-half stoppage-time and the Hornets won it in the 65th minute when Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel fumbled Abdoulaye Doucoure’s shot into his own net.

West Bromwich Albion are without a win in 18 league games after Alan Pardew’s side second bottom side were held to a goalless draw by Everton at the Hawthorns.

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Premier League results on Tuesday:

Bournemouth 3 (Gosling 29, Ake 57, Wilson 90+3) West Ham 3 (Collins 7, Arnautovic 81, 89)

Chelsea 2 (Morata 46, Alonso 60) Brighton 0

Huddersfield 1 (Ince 10) Stoke 1 (Sobhi 60)

Manchester United  2 (Lingard 53, 90+1) Burnley 2 (Barnes 3, Defour 36)

Tottenham 5 (Kane 22, 39, 67, Alli 49, Son 51) Southampton 2 (Boufal 64, Tadic 82)

Watford 2 (Wague 45, Schmeichel 46-og) Leicester 1 (Mahrez 37)

West Brom 0 Everton 0

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