West Ham and Swansea secure vital Premier League wins

Saturday’s results could be crucial in the Premier League in the fight for survival, as some of the league’s strugglers recorded vital wins.

The early kick-off produced a much needed 1-0 win for West Ham against London rivals Chelsea. The Irons kicked off the game 19th place in the table, but a first West Ham goal from winger Marko Arnautovic after just six minutes was enough to give David Moyes his first ever Hammers win.

The London club moved up to 18th place and are only in the relegation zone due to their inferior goal difference compared to West Brom.

Elsewhere, Swansea started yesterday rock bottom of the Premier League table. However, a home game with another struggling team West Brom represented a perfect opportunity to get back to winning ways.

The Swans did just that by recording a 1-0 victory. The game looked set to end goalless. However, in the 81st minute, Ivory Coast international striker Wilfried Bony scored his first goal in his second stint at the club.

Swans boss Paul Clement was under major pressure prior to the game. However, the Welsh side are now just a point away from safety.

Crystal Palace dropped to the bottom of the table after drawing 2-2 at home against Bournemouth. A flurry of goals in the first half saw Cherries striker Jermain Defoe score a brace, while Luka Milivojevic and Scott Dann scored for the Eagles.

The Eagles had a golden chance to win the game in stoppage-time. However, Cherries goalkeeper Asmir Begovic saved Belgium international striker Christian Benteke’s penalty kick.

The draw means that the Eagles have now drawn three consecutive Premier League. Roy Hodgson’s side are now two points away from safety.

Other Premier League results:

Burnley 1-0 Watford

Huddersfield 2-0 Brighton

Tottenham 5-1 Stoke

Newcastle 2-3 Leicester

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