Southampton, Crystal Palace, Swansea and West Ham Saturday’s Round-up

Southampton boosted their chances of securing a Champions League spot with a 2-0 success against Burnley.

After loosing goalkeeper Fraser Forster due to an injury early on..! The Saints took the lead in seven minutes before the break through Shane Long’s stroked from close range, and they made it 2-0 just before the hour-mark when Jason Shackell turned a Ryan Bertrand cross into his own net.

Crystal Palace beat Stoke City 2-1 at the Britannia Stadium.

Striker Mame Diouf put Stoke ahead with a cool finish after Charlie Adam’s diverted free-kick fell into his way. Mame Diouf has scored three goals in his last five league matches.

Wilfried Zaha capitalised on a loose ball in the area to score his second goal in two games and give Palace the advantage.

Swansea snatched 1-0 win at Aston Villa.

With Bafetimbi Gomis’s late goal gave Swansea a dramatic victory over a Aston Villa who are the lowest scorers in the Premier League, having scored 11 goals in 15 home matches.

West Ham 1-0 win at Upton park.

Dick Advocaat’s journey as Sunderland manager began with defeat after Diafra Sakho struck a late winning goal for his club at Upton Park.

Sunderland’s head coach Advocaat, who is a substitution for the sacked Gus Poyet – was only two minutes from gathering a valuable point due to a miss chanced by opportunity by the team.