2016-17 – Match Week 26 – Day 1

Premier League 2016-17 match week 26, Day 1 – summary, highlights, press conferences, statistics, reports and many more.

Date: Saturday 25th February 2017
Chelsea 3-1 Swansea City
Crystal Palace 1-0 Middlesbrough
Everton 2-0 Sunderland
Hull City 1-1 Burnley
West Bromwich Albion 2-1 Bournemouth
Watford 1-1 West Ham United

Reports & Highlights

Chelsea 3-1 Swansea City
Chelsea stretched their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 11 points after victory over battling Swansea City at Stamford Bridge.

Cesc Fabregas marked his 300th Premier League appearance by firing the Blues ahead, poking the ball through the legs of Jack Cork and into the net.

The hosts were stunned when Swansea equalised from their first serious attempt on target on the stroke of half-time – Fernando Llorente heading in Gylfi Sigurdsson’s free-kick.

Fabregas hit the bar before Pedro’s curling effort restored the lead and Diego Costa netted the third from close range.

Swansea were denied a penalty when Cesar Azpilicueta handled inside the area at 1-1.

Crystal Palace 1-0 Middlesbrough
Patrick van Aanholt scored the winner for Crystal Palace, as they moved out of the Premier League relegation zone with victory over struggling Middlesbrough.

Everton 2-0 Sunderland
Everton stretched their unbeaten league run to nine games with victory over bottom of the table Sunderland at Goodison Park.

Hull City 1-1 Burnley
Hull City missed the chance to move out of the Premier League bottom three as they drew with a Burnley side who remain without an away league win this season.

West Bromwich Albion 2-1 Bournemouth
West Brom came from behind to inflict a fourth straight Premier League defeat on struggling Bournemouth in a captivating game at The Hawthorns.

Watford 1-1 West Ham United
Substitute Andre Ayew scored a second-half equaliser to earn West Ham a Premier League point against Watford.

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