Premier League round-up: Liverpool & Man Utd win
Steven Gerrard was on the scoresheet as Liverpool came from behind to beat bottom club Leicester City 3-1 at King Power Stadium.
Nigel Pearson’s side took the lead midway through the first half when Leonardo Ulloa’s shot hit the post then bounced in off the back of Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet’s head.
Liverpool levelled four minutes later when Adam Lallana converted Rickie Lambert’s knock down, before Gerrard gave the Reds the lead nine minutes after the break when he drilled home after a misplaced Wes Morgan clearance.
Morgan was sent off for a professional foul on Lambert just after the hour, before Jordan Henderson wrapped up the scoring on his 150th Liverpool appearance.
Manchester United secured a fourth straight win by overcoming Stoke City 2-1 at Old Trafford.
Marouane Fellaini headed in Ander Herrera’s cross at the far post to give Louis van Gaal’s side the lead on 21 minutes, and though Stoke equalised through Steven N’Zonzi’s low shot six minutes before half-time, Juan Mata’s free-kick from the right on 59 minutes condemned Mark Hughes’ side to a third straight defeat.
Ki Sung-Yueng and Wayne Routledge netted late goals, as Swansea beat Queens Park Rangers 2-0 at Liberty Stadium.
The R’s were on course to a first Premier League point on the road thanks to goalkeeper Rob Green’s heroics, but Garry Monk’s side eventually made the breakthrough through Ki on 78 minutes, then Routledge doubled the lead five minutes later.
But United were indebted to goalkeeper David De Gea, who twice denied Stoke’s Mame Biram Diouf an injury-time equaliser.
Burnley moved out of the bottom three after drawing 1-1 with Newcastle United at Turf Moor.
George Boyd opened the scoring for the Clarets in the 34th minute but Alan Pardew’s side equalised through Papiss Cisse, who converted Yoan Gouffran’s flick three minutes after the break.
Aston Villa secured their first Premier League win since September with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Christian Benteke netted the only goal of the game just after the half-hour mark to give the Villans a first victory in ten matches.
West Brom slumped to a fourth straight defeat, going down 2-1 to West Ham United at the Hawthorns.
Craig Dawson headed in Graham Dorrans’ free-kick to give the Baggies the lead on 10 minutes, but Kevin Nolan equalised 25 minutes later after West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster could only push out Andy Carroll’s overhead kick.
James Tomkins headed in the winner from Stewart Downing’s corner in first-half stoppage time.
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