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Sunderland pile more misery on champions as Walters nets his first Stoke goal of the season

James McClean was also involved in a mass brawl during West Brom’s win over Watford.

SUNDERLAND MOVED OFF the bottom of the Premier League with a deserved victory over champions Leicester City.

Robert Huth put the ball in his own net to give the Black Cats the lead, before Jermain Defoe made it 2-0.

Substitute Shinji Okazaki set up a grandstand finish, but Sunderland held on to leave the Foxes just two points clear of the relegation zone.

Sunderland v Leicester City - Premier League - Stadium of Light Source: Scott Heppell

Jonathan Walters scored his first Stoke goal of the season as the Potters got the better off Burnley at the Bet365 stadium.

The Irish striker gave the home side the lead with an exquisite volley after a neat one-two between Mame Biram Diouf and Xherdan Shaqiri. Marc Muniesa gave Mark Hughes’ men breathing space, but it was defeat for Stephen Ward and Jeff Hendrick.

Stoke City v Burnley - Premier League - Bet365 Stadium Source: Dave Thompson

Harry Kane celebrated his new £100,000-a-week contract by netting twice as Tottenham Hotspur steamrolled Swansea 5-0 at White Hart Lane.

The England striker gave Spurs the lead from the spot in the 39th minute, before Son Heung-min doubled the home side’s advantage on the stroke of half-time.

Kane doubled his tally with a goal just after the break before Christian Eriksen got a brace of his own to give Mauricio Pochettino’s team their first Premier League win since they beat Manchester City in October.

Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City - Premier League - White Hart Lane Source: Adam Davy

Crystal Palace earned three precious points against Southamtpon thanks to two goals from summer signing Christian Benteke, with defender James Tomkins also getting on the scoresheet in the 3-0 victory.

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The win ended a six-game losing streak for manager Alan Pardew, while Shane Long was a late sub for the Saints.

Crystal Palace v Southampton - Premier League - Selhurst Park Source: Olly Greenwood

West Brom jumped up to the lofty heights of the top six of the Premier League with a 3-1 win over Watford.

Northern Ireland internationals Jonny Evans and Chris Brunt helped give the hosts a 2-0 lead before Christian Kabasele pulled a goal back for the visitors.

In some unsavoury scenes, Roberto Pereyra was shown a red card when he reacted angrily to a tackle from Ireland international James McClean, which ended in mass brawl between both sets of players.

West Brom then capitalised on their one man advantage and Matt Phillips sealed all three points in stoppage-time.

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

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