Arsenal celebrate

Arsenal put four past Palace – Nacho Monreal, Alex Iwobi, Laurent Koscielny and Alexandre Lacazette with the goals

Arsenal dismantled Crystal Palace 4-1 while Chelsea saw off Brighton 4-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Gunners were without forward Alexis Sanchez, who is expected to join Manchester United, but were 4-0 up after 22 minutes.

Eden Hazard was the star man for Chelsea, scoring twice as the Blues won their first league game of 2018.

Premier League leaders Manchester City got back to winning ways following defeat at Liverpool by beating Newcastle 3-1. Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick for City, who are 12 points clear of second-placed United.

Jose Mourinho’s side eked out a 1-0 win over Burnley, Anthony Martial with the goal.

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Paul Lambert made the ideal start as Stoke City boss, guiding the Potters out of the relegation zone with a 2-0 win over Huddersfield, courtesy of Joe Allen and Mame Biram Diouf.

Oumar Niasse rescued a point for Everton against West Brom, but the game was overshadowed by a serious injury for Toffees midfielder James McCarthy, who was taken off on a stretcher.

Jamie Vardy’s penalty and a Riyad Mahrez goal saw Leicester City continue Watford’s miserable league run.

And West Ham drew 1-1 with Bournemouth, Ryan Fraser’s 71st-minute opener for the Cherries cancelled out 69 seconds later by Javier Hernandez.

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In the Championship, leaders Wolves saw their 13-game unbeaten run ended by Nottingham Forest, while Millwall won a seven-goal thriller with Leeds.

In the Scottish Cup, Celtic put five past Brechin, Motherwell overcame Hamilton 2-0 and Highland League side Brora Rangers reached the last 16 for the first time by beating East Fife.

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