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PREMIER LEAGUE WRAP SATURDAY: Liverpool, Man Utd, Tottenham all on winners list as Man City and Chelsea share the spoils

The leading pair in the Premiership title race, Chelsea and Manchester City, drew at Stamford Bridge on another action-packed Saturday of Barclays Premier League action. Jose Mourinho's top-of-the-table Chelsea took the lead through Loic Remy on 41 minutes only for David Silva to quickly restore parity for Manuel Pellegrini's City on the stroke of half-time.

The gap between the west Londoners and the reigning champions remains at five points with Manchester United a further five in arrears.

The Red Devils recorded a 3-1 victory over Leicester City on Saturday to move up to third on the table, a point ahead of Southampton who meet Swansea City on Sunday.

Robin van Persie opened the scoring in the 27th minute with a fine right-footed volley from a lovely pass from Daley Blind five minutes prior to Radamel Falcao following up Angel Di Maria's effort which had bene kept out by Mark Schwarzer.

Foxes captain Wes Morgan allowed United to take a three-goal lead just before half-time when heading into the back of his own net from Blind's flick on to ensure that there would be no repeat of the 5-3 result involving these two sides in September.

Leicester managed to pull one goal back with 10 minutes remaining through Marcin Wasilewski but it was not enough for the bottom-placed Foxes to take anything away from Old Trafford.

At The Hawthorns, Harry Kane scored a double in Tottenham's comfortable 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

The homegrown striker scored in the 15th and 64th minutes, following Christian Eriksen's sixth-minute free-kick, to take his season tally to 20 in all competitions and lifting Spurs to fifth place above north London rivals Arsenal who host Aston Villa tomorrow.

Liverpool secured their third win in a row, extending their unbeaten streak to six matches, courtesy of second-half goals from Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge ion their 2-0 win over West Ham United.

Sterling's 51st-minute effort was his first Premier League goal at Anfield since the opening weekend of the season while second-half sub Sturridge's 80th-minute strike marked his return to the side after missing the last 5 months with injuries.

In the early game, Newcastle United arrested a three-game winless run by getting the better of Hull City 3-0 at the KC Stadium thanks to goals from Remy Cabella (his first for the club), Sammy Ameobi and Yoann Gouffran, condemning the Tigers to their third-straight defeat.

Jon Walters bagged his first hat-trick for Stoke City in their 3-1 home triumph over QPR who lost for the 11th time on the road this season.

The Irishman hit the back of the net in the 21st, 34th and 92nd minutes, while Niko Kranjcar was on target for the R's with a 36th-minute effort, but it was nowhere near enough to get over Mark Hughes' Potters who moved into the top half of the table.

Jermain Defoe open his scoring account for new club Sunderland in their 2-0 win over Burnley which allowed the Black Cats to end a five-game winless streak.

And Everton got back to winning ways with a narrow 1-0 result at Crystal Palace thanks to Romelu Lukaku's second-minute goal which saw the Toffees move up to 12th.

2014/15 Barclays Premier League - season scores

Hull City: 0 Newcastle United: 3 (Remy Cabella 40', Sammy Ameobi 50', Yoann Gouffran 78') KC Stadium, Kingston-upon-Hull - 23,925

Crystal Palace: 0 Everton: 1 (Romelu Lukaku 2') Selhurst Park, London - 25,197

Liverpool: 2 (Raheem Sterling 51', Daniel Sturridge 80') West Ham United: 0 Anfield, Liverpool - 44,718

Manchester United: 3 (Robin van Persie 27', Radamel Falcao 32', Wes Morgan (og) 44') Leicester City: 1 (Marcin Wasilewski 80') Old Trafford, Manchester - 75,329

Stoke City: 3 (Jonathan Walters 21'/34'/90+2') QPR: 1 (Niko Kranjcar 36') Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent - 27,512

Sunderland: 2 (Connor Wickham 20', Jermain Defoe 34') Burnley: 0 Stadium of Light, Sunderland - 44,022

West Bromwich Albion: 0 Tottenham: 3 (Christian Eriksen 6', Harry Kane 15'/(p) 64') The Hawthorns, West Bromwich - 25,079

Chelsea: 1 (Loic Remy 41') Manchester City: 1 (David Silva 45') Stamford Bridge, London - 41,620

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