EPL: All White Chris Wood scores, as Burnley escapes relegation zone

  • 03/01/2019
Chris Wood celebrates his goal against Huddersfield
Chris Wood celebrates his goal against Huddersfield. Photo credit: Reuters.

All White striker Chris Wood has scored a vital goal for English club side Burnley in a win that steers them clear of the Premier League relegation zone - for now.

Wood's 40th-minute goal drew Burnley even with bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield 1-1, with teammate Ashley Barnes providing the winner in the 74th minute.

The result eases them two points above the three-team relegation scramble. Wood has now scored in consecutive matches, also finding the net in the weekend's 2-0 victory over West Ham.

Meanwhile, Manchester United continued their glory run under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with a 2-0 away win over Newcastle.

Substitute Romelu Lukaku scored with his first touch of the match in the 64th minute, while Marcus Rashford made certain of the points with a strike in the 80th minute.

The win keeps the Red Devils in sixth, one spot behind Arsenal.

At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea were held to a goalless draw by Southampton, as Maurizio Sarri's men lost further ground in the title race.

Eden Hazard was twice denied by Saints goalkeeper Angus Gunn and Alvaro Morata had a strike ruled out for offside, as the Blues' lack of attacking precision was evident once more.

Chelsea reached the turn of the year in fourth place, five points clear of Arsenal, but the Gunners' win over Fulham on New Year's Day, plus the stubbornness of relegation-threatened Saints, cut their advantage to three points.

One of Southampton's eight changes following the loss to Manchester City came in goal, where Gunn replaced Alex McCarthy to make his Premier League debut and excelled.

Crystal Palace upset high-flying Wolves with a 2-0 win at Molineux, while West Ham clawed themselves back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 home draw with Brighton.


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