GONZALO Higuain netted his first two Premier League goals in Chelsea’s 5-0 thrashing of Huddersfield Town while Tot- tenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-Min struck late for a 1-0 win over Newcastle United as they moved into second place. Wolver- hampton Wanderers won 3-1 at Everton on a day when most of the top teams did not play, while at the bottom
Fulham lost 2-0 at Crystal Palace, Burnley drew 1-1 with Southamp- ton and Brighton & Hove Albion and Waatford was goalless. Goals were never an issue at Chelsea where their new loan signing gave a quick display of his potency.
First Higuain made space in the area to fire home from a tight angle after 16 minutes and then produced a shot that deflected past the keeper in the 67th. With Eden Hazard also scoring twice, and David Luiz adding the fifth, Chelsea gave the prefect response to their 4-0 midweek drubbing at Bournemouth, which had piled pressure on coach Maur- izio Sarri.
Hazard said: “I think he (Sarri) will be happy, because he was wanting a reaction from us and we gave him one. “We try to work with each other, Higuain is a new player but he knows what the manager wants. He is a great striker and he can
score a lot of goals. England is different than Italy and Spain but he has that ability.” The win took Chelsea back to fourth place three points above Arsenal, who visit third-placed Manchester City on Sunday, while Huddersfield stay stuck in the basement, six points off sec- ond-bottom Fulham.
Leaders Liverpool visit West Ham on Monday. Spurs are making a habit of scoring late winners with Son, who also got the equaliser against Watford in midweek, bagging their third in successive league games to take them temporarilly above Man- chester City by a point and within four of Liverpool.
Having wasted a series of chances, Tottenham finally scored in the 81st minute although Son owed a vote of thanks to Newcas- tle keeper Martin Dubravka, who somehow allowed a hopeful shot from outside the area to creep under his body.