EPL Round-Up: Higuain hits brace, Spurs up to second

EPL Round-Up: Higuain hits brace, Spurs up to second

 

Chelsea new signing, Gonzalo Higuain was on target twice on Saturday to help the Blues to a resounding 5-0 win over relegation battlers, Huddersfield.

 

Chelsea had in their last outing, suffered their worst defeat ever in the Premier League era when they were beaten 4-0 by AFC Bournemouth.

 

Chelsea swatted aside the challenge posed by struggling Huddersfield, with Higuaín scoring two, Eden Hazard doing same before David Luiz put the icing on the cake with a fifth goal.

 

Higuain opened the scoring after 16 minutes with his first goal for Chelsea before Hazard made it 2-0 with a penalty in first-half injury-time and then added the third in the 66th minute.

 

The former Napoli forward hit his second goal shortly afterwards before David Luiz headed in from a corner late in the game in the 86th minute.

 

Higuain is the first Chelsea player to score twice on their home league debut for the club since Mario Stanic vs West Ham in August 2000.

 

The result helped Chelsea regain fourth place from Arsenal who visits champions Manchester City today.

 

 

In the other Saturday Premier League games, Leon Balogun’s Brighton played a barren draw against Watford while Burnley and Southampton also shared the spoils with their game ended 1-1.

 

At Goodison Park, Everton was beaten 3-1 at home by Wolverhampton while Crystal Palace beat Fulham 2-0.

 

With that result, Fulham becomes the first side in history to lose eight consecutive top-flight London derby matches.

 

EPL RESULTS

 

Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 0 Newcastle United

 

Brighton & Hove Albion 0 – 0 Watford

 

Burnley 1 – 1 Southampton

 

Chelsea 5 – 0 Huddersfield Town

 

Crystal Palace 2 – 0 Fulham

 

Everton 1 – 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers

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