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FT: Middlesbrough 0 Liverpool 3

FT: Sunderland 0 Chelsea 1

FT: West Ham United 1 Burnley 0

FT: Crystal Palace 1 Manchester United 2

FT: Manchester City 2 Watford 0

FT: Stoke City 0 Southampton 0

FT: Tottenham Hotspur 3 Hull City 0

FT: West Bromwich Albion 3 Swansea City 1

Good evening, folks. Welcome along to our Premier League match tracker. As you can see from the fixture list above, there’s a busy night of action ahead with no fewer than eight games down for decision.

We’ll keep you up to date throughout the evening, while keeping a particularly close eye on the Middlesbrough/Liverpool and Crystal Palace/Manchester United games.

Here’s Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius arriving at the Riverside Stadium earlier. He’s been dropped tonight in favour of Simon Mignolet.

Middlesbrough v Liverpool - Premier League - Riverside Stadium Source: Richard Sellers

A win tonight away to Sunderland will send Antonio Conte’s Chelsea six points clear at the top.

Sunderland v Chelsea - Premier League - Stadium of Light Source: Anna Gowthorpe

Here are some of tonight’s other starting line-ups…

No goals as of yet in the early stages of the three 7.45pm kick-offs.

Competitive start at the Riverside but no major chances for either side so far.

The 8pm kick-offs are now also underway but we’re still waiting for our first goal of the evening.

Rooney with a chance for United at Palace in the fifth minute but he heads it wide.

Very uneventful game so far between Middlesbrough and Liverpool. The visitors enjoying more of the possession without being able to find a way through.

Middlesbrough’s Adama Traore battling for possession with Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino.

Middlesbrough v Liverpool - Premier League - Riverside Stadium Source: Richard Sellers

Karius seems to be enjoying his time on the bench.

Paul Pogba has a shot from distance for United but it’s off target.

I wish somebody looked at me the way Jose Mourinho looks at Alan Pardew.

Crystal Palace v Manchester United - Premier League - Selhurst Park Source: Adam Davy

GOAL! Middlesbrough 0 Liverpool 1 (Adam Lallana, 29)

We’ve got our first goal of the night as Lallana gives Liverpool the lead at the Riverside. Clyne’s cross headed home emphatically.

GOAL! Tottenham Hotspur 1 Hull City 0 (Christian Eriksen, 14)

Chance for United at Selhurst Park but Zlatan’s cross was just a little too heavy for Rooney.

Manchester United are turning the screw in south London but it’s still scoreless against Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace’s Yohan Cabaye is beaten to the ball by Manchester United’s Paul Pogba.

Crystal Palace v Manchester United - Premier League - Selhurst Park Source: John Walton

Red card for Stoke City’s Marko Arnautovic against Southampton for a second bookable offence. The hosts are down to 10 men in the 22nd minute.

GOAL! Sunderland 0 Chelsea 1 (Cesc Fabregas, 40)

The Spaniard has given the leaders the upper hand as half-time approaches at the Stadium of Light.

Sadio Mane almost doubles Liverpool’s lead at Middlesbrough as he hits the post.

GOAL! Manchester City 1 Watford 0 (Pablo Zabaleta, 33)

Zabaleta volleys the home side into the lead.

GOAL! West Ham 1 Burnley 0 (Mark Noble, 45)

Noble misses a penalty but converts the rebound to put the Hammers in front.

Half-time in the 7.45pm kick-offs:

Middlesbrough 0-1 Liverpool
Sunderland 0-1 Chelsea
West Ham 1-0 Burnley

Glorious chance for United against Palace but Hennessey makes an excellent save from Rooney’s half-volley after the United captain was teed up by Pogba.

Rojo booked for a heavy tackle on Zaha. The United defender was perhaps fortunate not to be shown a red card.

The moment Adam Lallana gave Liverpool the lead against Middlesbrough…

Middlesbrough v Liverpool - Premier League - Riverside Stadium Source: Richard Sellers

Hennessey to the rescue again for Palace as he stops a volley from Pogba.

GOAL! Crystal Palace 0 Manchester United 1 (Paul Pogba, 45)

United take a deserved lead on the stroke of half-time. Mata’s free-kick from the left was chested by Zlatan into the path of Pogba, who tapped in from close range.

Half-time in the 8pm kick-offs…

Crystal Palace 0 Manchester United 1
Manchester City 1 Watford 0
Stoke City 0 Southampton 0
Tottenham Hotspur 1 Hull City 0
West Bromwich Albion 0 Swansea City 0

While the action has resumed in the 7.45pm games…

Middlesbrough 0-1 Liverpool
Sunderland 0-1 Chelsea
West Ham 1-0 Burnley

Very positive start to the second half from Liverpool as they look to double their advantage.

Just the six goals in over 400 minutes of football so far tonight. A bit disappointing, to say the least.

That did the trick…

GOAL! Middlesbrough 0 Liverpool 2 (Divock Origi, 60)

Origi extends Liverpool’s lead on the hour mark. Five goals in as many games now for the Belgian.

The 8pm kick-offs are now also into the second half.

Joe Ledley is on for Palace and he fires a shot just wide of the United goal.

GOAL! West Brom 1 Swansea City 0 (Jose Salomón Rondón, 50)

Salomón Rondón heads home from a Matt Phillips free kick to open the scoring at the Hawthorns.

GOAL! Middlesbrough 0 Liverpool 3 (Adam Lallana, 68)

Origi with the assist this time as Lallana gets his second. Liverpool are cruising.

Darmian has replaced the injured Bailly at Selhurst Park.

Zlatan hits a long-range free-kick for United but the less said about that one, the better.

GOAL! West Brom 2 Swansea City 0 (Jose Salomón Rondón, 61)

Salomón Rondón gets his second of the night for the Baggies.

GOAL! West Brom 3 Swansea City 0 (Jose Salomón Rondón, 63)

Incredible. A 13-minute hat-trick for Salomón Rondón at the Hawthorns.

GOAL! Tottenham Hotspur 2 Hull City 0 (Christian Eriksen, 63)

Eriksen gets his second for Spurs.

De Gea forced to make a very good save from a fine shot by McArthur at Selhurst Park. United still lead 1-0.

GOAL! Crystal Palace 1 Manchester United 1 (James McArthur, 67)

McArthur gets Palace back on level terms, assisted by a delightful flick by Irish defender Damien Delaney.

United almost regain the lead immediately but Rooney brings another fine save out of Hennessey.

Let-off for Palace as Ledley appears to handle the ball in the box but he gets away with it.

Mata then had the ball in the net for United but it was ruled out for offside. It’s really heating up at Selhurst Park.

What a night it’s been already for Jose Salomón Rondón. Three goals in 13 minutes for West Brom against Swansea.

West Bromwich Albion v Swansea City - Premier League - The Hawthorns Source: Nick Potts

Rooney is found by Darmian’s but he can’t get a good enough connection to beat Hennessey.

GOAL! Tottenham Hotspur 3 Hull City 0 (Victor Wanyama, 73)

Wanyama surely seals it now for Spurs at White Hart Lane.

GOAL! West Brom 3 Swansea City 1 (Wayne Routledge, 78)

Routledge pulls one back for the visitors.

Results:

Sunderland 0 Chelsea 1
Middlesbrough 0 Liverpool 3
West Ham 1 Burnley 0

Ten wins in a row for Chelsea and they’re now six points clear.

Rooney replaced by Rashford and he takes his frustration out on the away dugout at Selhurst Park.

GOAL! Crystal Palace 1 Manchester United 2 (Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 88)

Brilliant from United. Delightful pass from Pogba finds Zlatan and he applies an excellent finish. Can United now hang on to take all three points?

GOAL! Manchester City 2 Watford 0 (David Silva, 86)

That should seal the win for City.

Paul Pogba gets the man-of-the-match award at Selhurst Park.

Full-time at Selhurst Park and that’s an important win for United which keeps them in sixth, four points ahead of Everton and still three behind Tottenham.

Tonight’s Premier League results:

Middlesbrough 0 Liverpool 3

Sunderland 0 Chelsea 1

West Ham United 1 Burnley 0

Crystal Palace 1 Manchester United 2

Manchester City 2 Watford 0

Stoke City 0 Southampton 0

Tottenham Hotspur 3 Hull City 0

West Bromwich Albion 3 Swansea City 1

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