Premier League action on Saturday afternoon…22/12/2018

There was a 12.30pm kick-off for Burnley who included Jeff Hendrick and Kevin Long in their starting eleven with injury ruling out Robbie Brady in their three one defeat by Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. Injury also ruled out Ciaran Clark for Newcastle United who played out a scoreless draw with visitors Fulham who included Cyrus Christie in their starting eleven at St James Park while Declan Rice started for West Ham United who went down to a two nil home defeat by Watford at the London Stadium. Michael Obafemi was introduced from the Southampton bench at Huddersfield Town on sixty five minutes and six minutes later scored the decisive third goal which ensured a three one success for the visiting ‘Saints’. There was a 5.30pm kick-off between  Cardiff City and visitors Manchester United who trounced their hosts by five goals to one. Harry Arter and Greg Cunningham both started for the vanquished ‘Bluebirds’.