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NEWCASTLE, England (AP) – Swansea condemned Newcastle to an unwanted club record of seven straight Premier League football defeats, beating the Magpies 3-2 at St James’ Park on Saturday.

Newcastle, which started the day just seven points clear of the relegation zone, went into first-half stoppage time leading through Ayoze Perez’s 20th-minute strike. But the hosts surrendered their advantage before the break when striker Nelson Oliveira took advantage of weak defending to head home, and capitulated within five minutes of the restart as Gylfi Sigurdsson gave the visitors the lead.

Jack Cork put the eighth-place Swans further ahead in the 71st and, although Siem de Jong marked his return from an eight-month injury nightmare with an 87th-minute goal, he could not prevent his side from losing.

LONDON – Dame N’Doye scored twice to give Hull a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday that lifted the team away from the Premier League relegation zone.

N’Doye put his team ahead in the 51st minute with a tap-in and added the second goal by finishing off a counterattack in injury time. The win puts Hull in 16th-place, level on points with Leicester and one point ahead of 18th-place Sunderland in a tight battle to avoid the drop.

Palace fell to their second straight home loss but are safe in midtable.

BURNLEY – Leicester scored just a minute after Burnley missed a penalty, securing a 1-0 win in a high-stakes game between teams fighting to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

Matthew Taylor’s penalty for Burnley hit the post in the 59th minute, giving the visitors a quick counterattack that ended with Jamie Vardy tapping in a rebound after goalkeeper Tom Heaton prevented a cross from Marc Albrighton from being deflected into the net by Michael Duff.

The result leaves Burnley rooted to the bottom of the standings, five points behind Leicester, which climbed out of the relegation zone into 17th place. The team also has a game in hand on Burnley and 19th-place Queens Park Rangers.

Liverpool drew 0-0 at West Bromwich Albion, Queens Park Rangers and West Ham drew 1-1, as did Stoke and Sunderland. Tottenham and Southampton also drew 2-2 in the early match.


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