Louis Van Gaal’s tenure at Manchester United looks set to end soon, as the Dutchman’s side lost its fourth straight match in the early fixture on Saturday.
First-half goals from Bojan Krkic and Marko Arnautovic handed Stoke City a 2-0 victory at home over the Manchester giants. Louis Van Gaal suggested post-game that it might even be his own decision to quit, rather than the Board of Directors’.
Southampton welcomed Arsenal to St. Mary’s in the late game this Boxing Day, with the Gunners looking to take first place with three points. Ronald Koeman’s men had other plans, though. A brace from Shane Long, a cracking strike from Cuco Martina and a tally from Jose Fonte kept Arsene Wenger’s side from surging to the top of the table, even though Arsenal held 65 percent possession in the game.
Title challengers Leicester City lost only its second English Premier League match this season when Liverpool beat it 1-0 at Anfield. Christian Benteke scored the game-winner in Jurgen Klopp’s first win from his last five matches.
Guus Hiddink began his second stint as Chelsea interim manager with a 2-2 draw at home against Watford. Diego Costa scored twice in the match, apparently returning to full form after having little impact under Mourinho this season.
Here are all the scores from around the EPL today:
Stoke City 2-0 Man Utd
Liverpool 1-0 Leicester City
Chelsea 2-2 Watford
Man City 4-1 Sunderland
Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace
Tottenham 3-0 Norwich City
Aston Villa 1-1 West Ham
Swansea City 1-0 West Brom
Newcastle United 0-1 Everton
Southampton 4-0 Arsenal