Southampton 2, Stoke City 2

Stoke City came from behind twice to draw 2-2 away to Southampton on Saturday in the Premier League .

Saints striker Ricky Lambert gave the hosts a sixth-minute lead when he curled home a free kick for his eighth league goal of the season.

Stoke equalized in the 38th when new signing Peter Odemwingie raced onto Charlie Adam's throughball before beating goalkeeper Artur Boruc.

However the home side restored its advantage in the 41st when Steven Davis' left-footed cross found its way into the corner of Asmir Begovic's net.

Former Saints player Peter Crouch leveled the scoring, when he converted from close range in the 44th after another impressive delivery from Adam.

Morgan Schneiderlin almost won it for Southampton late on but he fired into the side netting.

Crystal Palace 3, West Brom 1

Thomas Ince and Joe Ledley scored on their debut for Crystal Palace as the London club continued its recovery with a 3-1 win over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Palace has taken 16 points from a maximum 21 at home under manager Tony Pulis, who took over after Ian Holloway resigned last October with the Premier League club five points adrift of safety. Saturday's win lifted Palace to 13th place, three points above the relegation zone.

Ince opened the scoring in the 15th minute by clipping the ball over Ben Foster from Yannick Bolasie's pass. Ince then turned provider with a corner that Ledley sent into the net with a powerful header.

Thievy Bifouma pulled one back after the interval before Marouane Chamakh sealed the game from the penalty spot.

Aston Villa 0, West Ham United 2

West Ham moved out of the relegation zone on Saturday following its 2-0 away win over Aston Villa in the Premier League

Kevin Nolan struck twice in quick succession for the Hammers as they secured their first back-to-back victories in the league this season.

The visitors took the lead within seconds of the restart following a goalless first half. Winger Stewart Downing found Nolan inside the penalty area, and his improvised back heel beat Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan.

The midfielder doubled his side's advantage in the 48th when he robbed midfielder Fabian Delph, before striding into the penalty area and slotting past Guzan.

Villa twice hit the woodwork through substitute Marc Albrighton and Christian Benteke but West Ham held on for the three points.

Sunderland 0, Hull City 2

Hull managed a surprise 2-0 win at 10-man Sunderland to inch away from the Premier League relegation zone on Saturday.

Sunderland was full of confidence after humiliating Newcastle 3-0 in the northern derby last week, while Hull had won just one of its last 11 league matches.

Gus Poyet's team played almost the entire match with 10 men after Wes Brown was sent off in the fourth minute for a challenge on Shane Long, who was through on goal.

Long nodded home Jake Livermore's volley 12 minutes later for his second goal in as many matches.

Fellow new signing Nikica Jelavic all but sealed the result shortly after the hour mark, heading in his first Hull goal.

It was Sunderland's first defeat since New Year's Day and leaves it provisionally a point above the relegation zone.