Leicester City moved to within one win of a historic Premier League title after their comfortable 4-0 win over Swansea City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
They were gifted the perfect start when Ashley Williams gave the ball to Riyad Mahrez, who tucked away his 17th goal of the season. From then it was a procession as Leonardo Ulloa netted either side of half-time, before substitute Marc Albrighton smashed in a fourth. The Foxes can now win the title this weekend if they beat Manchester United, whilst the Swans stay 15th with a second straight defeat.
Spurs’ title chances took a huge blow as they were held to a 1-1 draw by West Brom at White Hart Lane on Monday. Craig Dawson bundled the ball into his own net to give the home side the lead, but also grabbed the equaliser in the second-half, heading in from a corner. The draw means Spurs now sit seven points off the top with three games to play, whereas the Baggies edge their way up to 14th in the table.
Sunderland grabbed another crucial point towards survival as they drew 0-0 with Arsenal at the Stadium of Light. Jermain Defoe and Yann M’Vila were denied by goalkeeper Petr Cech, while at the other end, Vito Mannone denied Mesut Ozil. The point lifts the Black Cats out of the bottom three on goal difference, whilst the Gunners slip to fourth, just five points above Manchester United in fifth.
Newcastle United came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Liverpool at Anfield to keep up their own hopes of survival. Daniel Sturridge put the Reds ahead inside two minutes and then Adam Lallana curled in a lovely second. Papiss Cisse pulled one back just three minutes into the second-half before Jack Colback’s deflected strike completed the comeback. The Magpies stay in the bottom three, just one point from safety whereas Liverpool stay seventh.
Manchester City kept up their top four hopes with a 4-0 thrashing of Stoke City at the Etihad. Fernando headed City into the lead before Sergio Aguero netted his 23rd of the season from the penalty spot. The second-half belonged to Kelechi Iheanacho, who netted a brace to seal an easy win to take City into third on goal difference, whereas Stoke drop to 10th.
Southampton beat already relegated Aston Villa 4-2 at Villa Park. Shane Long headed Saints ahead and Dusan Tadic doubled the lead before Ashley Westwood pulled one back on the stroke of half-time. Tadic netted his second to restore the two-goal lead, but once again Westwood pulled another back for the home side before Sadio Mane finally killed the game off. Saints stay eighth, two points off sixth, whilst the Villans stay bottom after their 25th loss of the season.
Chelsea saw off Bournemouth with a 4-1 win at the Vitality Stadium. Pedro gave the visitors the lead, before Eden Hazard drilled in his first goal of the season to double the lead. Tommy Elphick’s first of the season got the Cherries back in the game before goals from Willian and another for Hazard sealed the win. The Blues move up to ninth, whereas Bournemouth stay 13th after a fourth defeat from their last five.
Player of the Week: Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City)
Team of the Week: Newcastle United
Goal of the Week: Adam Lallana (LIVERPOOL vs Newcastle United)