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Chelsea impress vs. West Ham, Man United and Man City stay in touch

Diego Costa was on target in a 2-0 win as Premier League leaders Chelsea were too much for the Hammers to handle.

Premier League leaders Chelsea demonstrated their strength with a 2-0 win over in-form West Ham United in the lunchtime kick off on Boxing Day.

John Terry scored his second goal in as many matches, tapping in from close range, to break the deadlock in the 31st minute at Stamford Bridge.

Diego Costa wrapped up the three points just after the hour mark, deceiving his markers with fine skill before arrowing into the far corner.

Champions Manchester City again made light of the absence of strikers as they cruised to a 3-1 win at West Brom.

Defending champions Manchester City stayed within three points of the...

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Three Points: Wayne Rooney sparks Man United's dominance vs. Newcastle

Two first half goals from Wayne Rooney and a Robin van Persie header propelled Manchester United 3-1 past Newcastle United.

MANCHESTER -- A trio of observations on Manchester United's 3-1 win against Newcastle in the Premier League on Boxing Day.

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1. United roll back the years

Thrilling forward play and deadly counterattacks are what a younger generation of Manchester United fans were brought up on. If this season's Premier League title looks beyond Louis Van Gaal's team, Old Trafford is being presented with a vision of an imminent future in which their team might soon compete with Chelsea and Manchester City.

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Three Points: Raheem Sterling the hero as Liverpool edge Burnley

Raheem Sterling's second-half strike ensured Liverpool managed their first league victory in four matches despite turning in a poor performance at struggling Burnley.

BURNLEY, England -- Raheem Sterling's second-half goal was the difference as Liverpool picked up a valuable 1-0 away win at Burnley. Here are three quick points from their Boxing Day clash at Turf Moor:

1. Sharp Sterling helps Liverpool win ugly

Brendan Rodgers is a proponent of the beautiful game, but there can be little doubt that his side won ugly at Turf Moor. Liverpool were nowhere near as fast or as fluent as they had been in possession against Arsenal on Sunday, let alone as potent...

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Alan Pardew says Newcastle should have had early penalty vs. Man United

Two first half goals from Wayne Rooney and a Robin van Persie header propelled Manchester United 3-1 past Newcastle United.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew said Friday's defeat to Manchester United could have turned out differently had the Magpies been awarded in the first half.

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Juan Mata appeared to clip Yoan Gouffran's heels, but referee Michael Jones refused to award the away side a spot-kick.

"The referee has got a bad call very wrong," the Newcastle manager said.

"I think that was a penalty. I think Mata's run across the back of a player who is going to head the ball across goal. That's a goal scoring opportunity....

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Rodgers lauds Liverpool character

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers credits his side's tenacity as the driving force behind their victory over Aston Villa.

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