Premier League round-up: Leicester off bottom with Swansea victory, while West Brom and Everton win

first_imgLeicester City have moved off the bottom of the Premier League table with a 2-0 victory over Swansea at the King Power Stadium.The Foxes are now in the relegation zone purely on goal difference, having drawn level on points with 17th placed Hull City.Elsewhere, there were victories for West Brom, Everton and Stoke.Leicester 2-0 SwanseaLeonardo Ulloa, a late replacement for David Nugent who suffered a tight calf in the warm-up, got the game’s first goal, when he smashed home Wes Morgan’s assist. Nigel Pearson’s side were nervous throughtout the encounter but sealed the win just moments before the full time whistle when Andy King turned in Esteban Cambiasso’s rebounded free-kick.Crystal Palace 0-2 West BromWest Brom took the lead early on when James Morrison was left free in the box, and he headed home Chris Brunt’s corner. Craig Gardner all but confirmed the result with a stunning shot, which flew past Julian Speroni in the Eagles’ goal. The result means the Baggies are eight points off the relegation zone.Everton 1-0 BurnleyThose two results meant it was critical for Burnley to leave Goodison Park with a positive result. The Clarets didn’t manage it though and slumped to a 1-0 defeat to Everton. Ross Barkley had the chance to open the scoring for the home side, but his penalty was well saved by Tom Heaton in the Burnley goal. They did gain the lead before half-time though when Kevin Mirallas, another man who missed a vital penalty earlier this season, found the back of the net with a smart strike. The Clarets’ task was made even harder when Ashley Barnes was sent to the stands just before half-time after being shown two yellow cards.Stoke 2-1 SouthamptonIn the other 3pm kick off, Stoke came from behind to secure a 2-1 victory against Southampton at the Britannia Stadium. Morgan Schneiderlin knocked in Jose Fonte’s header to give the Saints a lead at the break, but the Potters equalised through Mame Biram Diouf’s bizarre goal early in the second half. And Mark Hughes’ side secured the victory when Charlie Adam’s volley found the back of the net with six minutes remaning.Premier League results:Crystal Palace 0-2 West BromEverton 1-0 BurnleyLeicester 2-0 SwanseaStoke 2-1 Southampton 1 Leonardo Ulloa celebrates his goal against Swansea last_img read more