Chelsea Beat Everton

The only top 4 team that had things run smoothly for them was Arsenal during, but all championship contenders kept the pace going with Liverpool beating Swansea, Chelsea winning against Everton and Manchester City getting past Stoke.

In the fight for the last European spot, Tottenham lost to Norwich, helping Manchester United get a little bit closer after a win over Crystal Palace.

Chelsea 1  Everton 0It took Chelsea 93 minutes to finally find a breakthrough and retain their lead in the Premier League, coming with a Frank Lampard cross and John Terry heading in the winning goal.

Arsenal 4  Sunderland 1A huge bounce back win for Arsenal after a rough week. Mesut Ozil didn’t play, but Olivier Giroud was back and looking fresh and sharp. Arsenal scored the first four goals with a brace from Giroud, getting help from Koscileny and Rosicky, while Emanuele Giaccherini scored for the visitors.

Cardiff 0  Hull 4Things are falling apart at the Welsh capital, finding themselves deeper and deeper in the relegation zone, while Hull are headed towards a very respectable mid-table finish. A brace from Nikica Jelavic and goals from ex-Spurs Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore did the work.

Manchester City 1  Stoke 0One goal from Yaya Toure was enough to keep City in touching distance of Chelsea, 3 points behind and a game in hand. After two matches without a win in the league and their midweek loss to Barcelona, this win was a real must for Pellegrini’s team.

West Brom 1  Fluham 1A result that doesn’t really help both teams, although West Brom remain above the relegation zone. Ashkan Dejagah scored the opener for Fulham, but a huge mistake from Maarten Stekelenburg allowed Matej Vydra a late equalizer.

West Ham 3  Stouhampton 1: It’s quite rare to see West Ham play some positive football, getting a win that distances them even further from the bottom 3. Maya Yoshida scored first for the Saints, but Matt Jarvis, Carlton Cole and Kevin Nolan turned things around.

Crystal Palace 0  Manchester United 2Away from home has been quite welcoming for Manchester United this season, enjoying a great goal from Wayne Rooney and another from Robin van Persie to feel happy for possibly the first time in 2014.

Liverpool 4  Swansea 3Drama, but the bottom line is Liverpool still four points behind Chelsea and Swansea only four above the relegation zone. Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson gave the Reds a two goal lead, but Jonjo Shelvery and Wilfried Bony equalized. Sturridge gave Liverpool the lead again, Boney equalized again. The fourth goal by Jordan Henderson however had no reply.

Newcastle 1  Aston Villa 0Loic Remy scoring a 92nd minute winner was the first win for Newcastle since January 18 and ended a run of five successive home defeats.

Norwich 1  Tottenham 0Robert Snodgrass dealt a huge blow to Spurs’ top 4 aspirations, while made things and life a bit simpler for the Canaries, now four points above the relegation zone.

League Table

POSTEAMPWDLFAWDLFAWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea2718634921122029964320122860
2Arsenal2718545227103126782326202559
3Manchester City2618356927120143963426184257
4Liverpool27175570351211421254428233556
5Tottenham Hotspur271557363363415189232115350
6Manchester United2713684331634181273425191245
7Everton2612953727831231046414171045
8Newcastle United2712411333863518196161519-540
9Southampton271098383255321165451716639
10West Ham United278712313453620203461114-331
11Hull City278613293154416103291321-230
12Swansea City277713364044524203381220-428
13Aston Villa277713273732812214551516-1028
14Norwich City27771320395541211229828-1928
15Stoke City2769122742562171413101028-1527
16Crystal Palace268216183662613172010519-1826
17West Bromwich Albion2741310313937416161661523-825
18Sunderland266614264232813213461321-1624
19Cardiff City27571519484461222139726-2922
20Fulham276318275931916283291131-3221

Top Scorers

1. Luis Suarez (Liverpool) – 23 Goals

2. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) – 18 Goals

3. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – 15 Goals.

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