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Premier League Roundup: Liverpool, Man City, Man United and Newcastle keep winning (VIDEO)

Dec 21, 2013, 1:29 PM EDT

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Wow, take a deep breath guys, we have a lot to break down in the Saturday roundup, as Week 17 threw some incredible results our way.

The weekend before Christmas gets most people excited… and this year is no different, thanks to goals galore, drama and some massive victories in the Premier League.

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So, in case you missed any of the action from Saturday’s seven scintillating games in England’s top-flight, here’s everything you need to know wrapped up in a perfect little gift box for you.

Match recaps, analysis and video highlights are coming your way. Enjoy the unraveling, as you sift through another mad, yet wonderful, day of PL matches.

Crystal Palace 0-3 Newcastle United

The Magpies were dazzling in the wind and rain at Selhurst Park, as Alan Pardew‘s side are just three points out of the top four. Newcastle went ahead thanks to Yohan Cabaye‘s cool finish, and an own goal from Danny Gabbidon doubled their lead before the break. After the interval Palace tried to get back into the game, but Hatem Ben Arfa‘s late penalty kick wrapped up the Toon’s sixth win in their last eight games.

Fulham 2-4 Manchester City

The Citizens went 2-0 up in the first half as Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany both scored to put the away side in a commanding position. However Manuel Pellegrini’s men would throw their advantage away as Kieran Richardson pulled one back, then Kompany scored a bizarre own goal to make it 2-2. Yet the Cottagers hopes of grabbing a superb point were dashed late on as Jesus Navas and James Milner sent City second.

Liverpool 3-1 Cardiff

Another week, another Luis Suarez masterclass. It’s getting far too easy for this guy to rip teams apart and he did just that with two more stunning strikes and an assist on Raheem Sterling‘s goal against Cardiff at Anfield. Jordon Mutch‘s consolation was all the Bluebirds could muster, as Liverpool went top of the league and Malky Mackay’s future still remains uncertain.

Manchester United 3-1 West Ham

The Red Devils are ominously clicking through the gears as their fourth-straight win in all competitions came courtesy of another fluid attacking display. Danny Welbeck opened the scoring, before Adnan Januzaj cut in from the left to score a beauty. After the break Ashely Young smashed home a stunner to make it 3-0, before Carlton Cole pulled back a consolation for the Hammers.

Stoke City 2-1 Aston Villa

A real battle at the Britannia, as the home side came away with all three points thanks to Peter Crouch‘s game-winner. Stoke went ahead through Charlie Adam before Libor Kozak hit back for Villa. As both teams pushed forward for the winner, Geoff Cameron‘s stunning right wing cross somehow bounced off Crouch and into the goal. Stoke up to 10th.

Sunderland 0-0 Norwich City

To say this wasn’t one for the purists is putting it lightly. The Black Cats and Canaries hardly put on a footballing feast before the festive period. Jozy Altidore was guilty of missing a good chance and a late red card for Wes Brown saw the Black Cats reduced to 10-men. The Canaries will be happy with a point, while the Mackems are bottom at Christmas… never a good sign.

West Brom 1-1 Hull City

Managerless West Brom battled back to nab a point late in the feisty game against Hull City at the Hawthorns. Matej Vydra struck with five minutes left to make it 1-1, after Jake Livermore had given the Tigers a 1-0 lead in the first half. Whoever replaced Steve Clarke as manager will know one thing… this Baggies has tons of character and is up for the fight.

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