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Premier League Roundup: Mourinho On Verge Of Chelsea Exit

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JOSE Mourinho may have taken charge of Chelsea for the final time this afternoon, his post match press comments didn’t exactly fill supporters wit confidence that he will be staying on in his job.

“I have nothing to say” was the response of the Portugese following his side’s 3-1 home defeat to Liverpool.

Ramires had given his side an early lead after he headed home a Cesar Azpilicueta cross. Bt, on the stroke of half-time, some slack defending by Ramires gave Phillipe Coutinho the chance to draw level, and boy did he take it.

His curling left foot effort from the edge of the box drew his side level and inspired his team. Liverpool came out a team transformed and in with just 15 minutes remaining Coutinho popped up again. A smart dummy from Adam Lallana gave the Brazilian space and he fired home from close range.

Second half substitute Christian Benteke rounded off the with five minutes remaining to give Klopp his first league win as Liverpool manager.

Manchester City left it late against Norwich City, running out 2-1 winners courtesy of a late Yaya Toure penalty.

Nicolas Otamendi gave his side the lead on 67 minutes, his header from too powerful for John Ruddy.

But visitors Norwich showed resolve and it looked as if they had snatched a point six minutes from time when Cameron Jerome pounced on a Joe Hart blunder.

Yaya Toure’s 89th minute penalty got City across the line and they maintain their spot at the top of the table for another week.

Arsenal kept up their pursuit of top spot and put in another convincing performance as they beat Swansea 3-0.

Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Joel Campbell all got second half goals to take the spoils at the Liberty Stadium. Garry Monk will have to go back to the drawing board after his side were well beaten, Swansea sit 13th in the table.

Odion Ighalo kept up his impressive form for Watford, the Nigerian scored twice to give his side a 2-0 win over West Ham United.

The goals bring him up to second in the leading scorers chart with seven goals and his two assists make him an indespensible member of the promoted side.

For Watford, it was their second win on the bounce against the away-win specialists.

Jamie Vardy got the winner and scored in his eight consecutive game to guide Leicester City to a sixth league win of the season.

It finished 3-2 at the Hawthorns, where Tony Pulis’ side threw away a one-goal lead, Salomon Rondon with the opener there.

The Foxes now sit third only four points behing joint leaders, Man City and Arsenal.

Elsewhere this afternoon, there scoreless draws between Newcastle and Stoke, as well as at Selhurst Park, where Manchester United continued to struggle in front of goal, this time against Crystal Palace. – NewsTalk

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