EPL roundup: West Ham stages crucial comeback win

West Ham staged a superb fightback to remain in the hunt for a Champions League berth with a 3-2 win at 10-man Everton.

West Ham's Dimitri Payet sank Everton hearts after he popped into the box and scored late to give the Hammers a thrilling 3-2 win at Goodison Park on Saturday.   -  Reuters

West Ham staged a superb fightback to remain in the hunt for a Champions League berth with a 3-2 win at 10-man Everton.

Romelu Lukaku extended his superb record against the Hammers with a 13th minute strike, but Everton were reduced to 10 men in the 34th minute when Kevin Mirallas was sent off. Roberto Martinez's side scored again through winger Aaron Lennon's clinical 56th minute finish.

But, crucially, Lukaku saw a penalty saved by Adrian midway through the half and Michail Antonio reduced the deficit in the 78th minute. Diafra Sakho equalised three minutes later and French midfielder Payet completed a remarkable victory in the 90th minute.

>Everton 2-3 West Ham

Relegation Battle: Norwich and Newcastle lose, Sunderland earn point

Bournemouth piled more pressure on beleaguered Newcastle manager Steve McClaren with a 3-1 win over the crisis-torn Magpies at St James' Park.

After a week that featured reports of a dressing room rebellion against McClaren, who also became embroiled in an angry exchange with a journalist on Friday, Newcastle fell behind in the 28th minute through Steven Taylor's own goal.

Josh King increased Bournemouth's lead in the 70th minute and although Ayoze Perez got one back in the 80th minute it was too late for second bottom Newcastle, who is one point from safety, because Charlie Daniels added the visitors' third deep into stoppage-time.

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk dented Sunderland's bid for survival as his last-gasp equaliser salvaged a 1-1 draw at St Mary's.

Saints defender Jose Fonte was sent off in the 79th minute for fouling Fabio Borini and Sunderland Jermain Defoe stabbed home six minutes later. But fourth bottom Sunderland was frustrated when van Dijk struck three minutes into stoppage-time.

Swansea climbed nine points clear of the relegation zone as Gylfi Sigurdsson's 61st minute goal secured a vital 1-0 win over third bottom Norwich at the Liberty stadium.

>Newcastle 1-3 Bournemouth

>Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

>Swansea 1-0 Norwich

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