Loads of fog, Jesse Lingard looking petrified, and all the rest from another weird and wonderful day in the Premier League


Well that's the last Saturday of Premier League football until after Christmas, and what a festive feast it was - goals, red cards, comebacks, and everything else we've come to expect from England's top division.

There was a lot going on, so here's your chance to catch up with all the action.


Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park - (John Walton/EMPICS Sport)
(John Walton/EMPICS Sport)

Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea
Middlesbrough 3-0 Swansea City
Stoke City 2-2 Leicester City
Sunderland 1-0 Watford
West Ham 1-0 Hull City
West Brom 0-2 Manchester United

Outrageous comeback of the day

Leicester City celebrate equalising against Stoke City - (Nigel French/EMPICS Sport)
(Nigel French/EMPICS Sport)

If any team was capable of coming back from 2-0 down with 10 men, it was 5000-1 Premier League champions Leicester City.

Having been reduced to 10 after Jamie Vardy's red card for a two-footed challenge, the Foxes quickly found themselves 2-0 down as well after goals from Stoke City's Bojan Krkic and player of the season Joe Allen.

But Leicester can always be counted on to spring a surprise, and that they very much did, as Leonardo Ulloa and Daniel Amartey levelled the scores to earn the unlikeliest of points.

The result keeps Leicester three points above the relegation zone - they were top at Christmas last year.

Unlucky team of the day

Hull City's Robert Snodgrass - (Daniel Hambury/PA)
(Daniel Hambury/PA)

That accolade has to go to Hull City, who struck the post three times, conceded a contentious penalty, and lost 1-0 at West Ham.

All that means the Tigers will spend Christmas at the bottom of the Premier League table after a difficult opening half of the season.

And the situation was not lost on West Ham, who named their post as man of the match. A nice touch.

Statistic of the day

Chelsea are an unstoppable winning machine, of that there can be no doubt. Their 11th win in a row came against a resolute Crystal Palace side who, despite a decent performance, could not dent the Blues' title charge.

Diego Costa's header proved enough as Antonio Conte's side extended their cushion to nine points, albeit temporarily, with Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool all still to play this weekend.

The Premier League record is 14 wins in a row, by Arsenal in 2002 - to equal that, Chelsea will have to win their next two fixtures before travelling to Tottenham.

Scared footballer of the day

A fine Manchester United performance saw them beat West Brom 2-0 at the Hawthorns, taking Jose Mourinho's side three points from the top four.

And after their opening goal, expertly crafted by Jesse Lingard and finished off by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lingard's eyes widened in fear as his massive colleague came barrelling towards him to celebrate.

Ibrahimovic stopped short of his team-mate, however, and Lingard breathed a huge sigh of relief.

I'll be home for Christmas...

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy after being sent off against Stoke City - (Nigel French/EMPICS Sport)
(Nigel French/EMPICS Sport)

A number of footballers earned themselves Boxing Day off, chief among them Diego Costa and N'Golo Kante, who each received their fifth booking of the season against Palace, and Jamie Vardy, whose straight red will presumably see him out for three games.

One man who some have joked can't seem to catch a Christmas break, however, is Manchester United's Marcos Rojo, who referees just will not punish for consistently dodgy challenges.

The officials aren't having any of it.

Fog of the day

Crystal Palace and Chelsea - (Matt Dunham/AP)
(Matt Dunham/AP)

And to finish, a pretty Premier League image from Selhurst Park in the early kick-off - can you believe this game began at 12.30pm?

The fog created something of a mysterious atmosphere at Palace's ground, but didn't prevent a truly gripping game from taking place.

This game was not to be mist. Apologies.