Arsenal made light work of snowy conditions at the Hawthorns to hand West Brom their second rout without reply in as many home games in a 4-0 win. Kieran Tierney slotted a wonderful solo effort before Bukayo Saka put the finishing touches on a fine team goal before the break, then Alexandre Lacazette popped up with two goals in the second half, moving the Gunners up to 11th.
Tierney, Saka and Lacazette goals earn Gunners comfortable 4-0 win at a snowy Hawthorns
Arsenal scored twice in each half to earn a third straight Premier League victory, beating West Bromwich Albion 4-0 at The Hawthorns.
The Gunners started the match strongly and took the lead through Kieran Tierney’s fine solo goal, the defender beating Darnell Furlong before cutting inside and finding the top-right corner.
Matt Phillips stung the palms of Bernd Leno before Arsenal doubled their advantage with 28 minutes on the clock.
Emile Smith-Rowe squared for Bukayo Saka to tap in from close range after a slick passing move involving Alexandre Lacazette.
Lacazette then pounced on a loose ball on the hour mark to score for the third match in succession, before converting Tierney’s cross to double his tally four minutes later.
Having built on wins over Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion, Arsenal move up to 11th place with 23 points.
West Brom remain 19th, six points from safety.
In an earlier game, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min each scored and provided an assist as Tottenham Hotspur won 3-0 against Leeds United to go third.
Leeds started the stronger and Ezgjan Alioski hit the side-netting in the fourth minute.
Spurs won a penalty on 29 minutes when Alioski fouled Steven Bergwijn on the edge of the area. Kane converted for his 10th league goal of the season.
On 43 minutes, Kane crossed for Son to score the second with a sweeping finish. It was Son’s 100th goal in all competitions for Spurs and the 13th time the pair have combined this season, a joint Premier League record.
Toby Alderweireld confirmed the win with a header from Son’s corner five minutes after the break.
Leeds threatened throughout, but failed to score in an away match for the first time this season.
Matt Doherty’s stoppage-time red card for a second booking was the only negative for Spurs, who have 29 points, four behind Liverpool and Manchester United.
Leeds are six points behind in 12th.
Meanwhile, Eberechi Eze struck a superb individual goal as Crystal Palace claimed a 2-0 win over Sheffield United at Selhurst Park.
Palace’s fastest Premier League goal in three years gave them a great start, Jeffrey Schlupp guiding in Christian Benteke’s pass in the fourth minute.
Eze, who had replaced the injured Schlupp, then ran from his own half and beat several opponents before curling the ball home in first-half stoppage time.
Palace also lost Benteke to a dead leg shortly into the second half and became content to soak up the Blades’ pressure.
The closest the visiting side came was when substitute Antwoine Hackford, who became their youngest PL player at 16 years and 288 days old, saw his goalbound shot cleared by Joel Ward.
Palace’s first win in six lifts them up to 14th with 22 points, while Sheff Utd are still winless at the bottom, on just two points.