25 goals were scored when the English Premiership returned on Boxing Day after the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Monday 26th December
Brentford 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2
Tottenham Hotspur came back from 2-0 down to draw with Brentford. Vitaly Janelt and Ivan Toney scored for the home side before Harry Kane reduced the deficit 20 minutes into the second half. Pierre Emile Højbjerg made it 2-2 six minutes later.
Crystal Palace 0 Fulham 3
Fulham beat nine-men Crystal Palace 3-0 thanks to goals from Bobby Decordova-Reid, Tim Ream and Aleksandar Mitrovic. Tyrick Mitchell and James Tomkins were was sent off on each half for fouls on Kenny Tete and Mitrovic respectively.
Everton 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2
Wolves came from 1-0 down to beat Everton 2-1 at Goodison Park. Frank Lampard side opened scoring on the seventh minute through Yery Mina. Midway through the first half Daniel Podence levelled the score and Rayan Ait-Nouri scored a 95th-minute dramatic winner to hand Julen Lopetegui first win.
Leicester City 0 Newcastle United 3
Newcastle United beat Leicester City 3-0 to move to the second position. Chris Wood scored a penalty before Miguel Almiron made it 2-0 with his ninth goal of season. Brazilian Joelinton added third with a header.
Southampton 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 3
A goal from Adam Lallana, Romain Perraud’s own goal and a great striker by Solly March helped Brighton and Hove Albion beat Southampton 3-1. The home’s consolation goal came courtesy of James Ward-Prowse.
Aston Villa 1 Liverpool 3
Liverpool beat Aston Villa 3-1 in a thrilling encounter at Villa Park. Mohamed Salah scored on the fifth minute to make it 1-0 for the visitors with Virgil van Dijk making it 2-0 eight minutes before the interval. Ollie Watkins pulled one back for the home side with a header 14 minutes after the interval with 18-year-old Stefan Bajcetic making it 3-1 for Jurgen Klopp’s charges.
Arsenal 3 West Ham 1
Arsenal beat London rivals, West Ham United, 3-1 at Emirates Stadium to move seven points clear at top of the table. But it was the visitors who opened scoring thanks Said Benrahma’s penalty after William Saliba fouled Jarrod Bowen inside the box. After the break, Mikael Arteta’s side scored two goals inside five minutes courtesy of Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli. Gabriel Jesus made it 3-1 to give the Gunners a seven-point lead over Manchester City.
Tuesday, 27 December
Chelsea 2 Bournemouth 0
Kai Havertz and Mason Mount’s goals earned Chelsea a 2-0 win over Bournemouth – their first Premier League win since October.