The day started off in the North East, where Middlesbrough entertained Leicester in the early kick off. Maybe entertained is the wrong word as the game ended up a goalless draw, with only 4 shots on target all day. This sees Leicester still seeking their first away win of the season, and keeps them 6 points above the drop zone, while Middlesbrough are two places below and 4 points clear.
Later in the day, Hull city travelled to West Bromwich looking to move out of the bottom three, and at half time they were leading 0-1 through a Snodgrass goal in the 21st minute. However, West Bromwich woke up after the break and, when Brunt headed in the equaliser just after the break, and with the Baggies pushing forward at every opportunity, McAuley took advantage of some poor defending to score their second. Minutes later, Morrison slotted the third from ten yards out to give the home team a comfortable 3-1 win.
Over at Goodison Park, Everton left it late against a Southampton team looking for their first win over the festive period. In a game that looked like ending a goalless draw, until substitute Valencia opened the scoring in the 73rd minute with his first for the club. From then, Everton took full control of the game and the continued pressure saw Valencia involved again as he was brought down in the box, which allowed Baines to score from the spot. In the final minutes, Lukaku, who had been possibly Evertons best, netted the third from a Davies cross, which gave manager Koeman a 3-0 win over his former employers.