Mixed Fortune For Newcastle

Last updated : 13 December 2017 By Footy Mad - Editor

Burnley 1-0 Stoke
Crystal Palace 2-1 Watford
Huddersfield 1-3 Chelsea

Image result for Newcastle UnitedTuesday saw mixed fortune for Newcastle with Stoke and Huddersfield losing ... but Palace pulling off an escape act.

Chelsea bounced back from Saturday's Premier League defeat to West Ham with a comfortable 3-1 win at Huddersfield.

Goals from Tiemoue Bakayoko, Willian and Pedro put the Terriers to the sword and moved Antonio Conte's men level on points with second-placed Manchester United.

Bakayoko opened the scoring midway through the first half when his clipped finish was deflected in off Chris Lowe.

Willian doubled the lead on the stroke of half-time by heading home Marcos Alonso's cross and Pedro made it three five minutes after the restart with a smart finish into the top corner.

Laurent Depoitre headed home for Huddersfield with the last touch of the game, but it counted for nothing.

Burnley climbed into the Champions League places as Ashley Barnes' late winner earned them a 1-0 victory over troubled Stoke.

This was not one of the Clarets' better displays in filthy conditions and the visitors enjoyed the better of the chances prior to Barnes' 89th-minute strike.

It is more than 40 years since Burnley have occupied such a lofty position and their joy was in direct contrast to the emotions of Mark Hughes and his Stoke players.

Three days after being confronted by angry fans at the railway station following the 5-1 mauling by Tottenham, Hughes was jeered by the vocal band of away supporters and the Welshman is now 4/5 market leader to be the next top-flight boss to leave his position ahead of Swansea's Paul Clement at even money.

There were loud boos and chants of 'you don't know what you're doing' when Hughes replaced Xherdan Shaqiri with Eric Choupo-Moting five minutes before Burnley's goal.

The defeat continued Stoke's worst start to a Premier League season, and they could drop closer to the relegation zone on Wednesday.

Crystal Palace scored two goals in three minutes at the death to earn a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Watford and extend their unbeaten run to six games.

The Hornets looked to have the points in the bag as they led from the third minute when Daryl Janmaat headed home at the far post.

Tom Cleverley saw red late on for Watford for two yellow cards and then it all changed around as Bakary Sako levelled in the 89th minute with a scrappy finish and then in the second minute of time added on James McArthur forced an unlikely winner.