English Premier League Reviews
WEST HAM UNITED 0
GOALS:- ARSENAL: GIROUD 45th; RAMSEY 81st; FLAMINI 84th
Arsenal warmed up for their Champions League second-leg tie at Monaco tomorrow with a ninth straight Barclays Premier League win over West Ham. Olivier Giroud smashed in an angled drive just before half-time to set the Gunners up, and late strikes from Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini earned a win, which puts Arsenal a point behind second-place Manchester City.
MANCHESTER CITY 0
GOAL:- BURNLEY: BOYD 61st
George Boyd's goal gave Burnley a famous win against Manchester City to further damage the champions' hopes of retaining their Barclays Premier League title. Boyd arrowed in a low half-volley after a poorly headed clearance from returning City captain Vincent Kompany. The visitors had wasted chances as Edin Dzeko had a shot saved by Tom Heaton and Sergio Aguero headed just over.
CRYSTAL PALACE 3
QUEENS PARK RANGERS 1
GOALS:- PALACE: ZAHA 21st; McARTHUR 40th; WARD 42nd. QPR: PHILLIPS 83rd.
Queens Park Rangers suffered again on the road when they collected their 13th away defeat in 13 games on the road. Palace took the lead through Wilfried Zaha, before the home side scored two goals in two minutes through James McArthur and Joel Ward. Rangers' Matt Phillips scored a brilliant 35-yard effort after 83 minutes, but it was no more than a consolation strike.
LEICESTER CITY 0
HULL CITY 0
Struggling Leicester City's predicament worsened as they were held to a goalless draw by 10-man Hull. The Foxes - seven points off safety - barely troubled Hull, who were reduced to 10 men in the 72nd minute when Tom Huddlestone was shown a second yellow. The best chances fell to Hull striker Nikica Jelavic.
ASTON VILLA 4
GOALS:- VILLA: BENTEKE 16th, 44th; AGBONLAHOR 18th, 37th
Aston Villa's revival under Tim Sherwood continued as they humiliated hapless Sunderland. Gabriel Agbonlahor and Christian Benteke both scored twice in the first half to give Villa their first goals and win away from home since December. And Sunderland were further embarrassed when they started the second half with 10
men, before Seb Larsson arrived on the pitch three
WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1
STOKE CITY 0
GOAL:- WBA: IDEYE 19th
West Bromwich Albion manager, Tony Pulis, masterminded a
victory against his former club. Brown Ideye headed the decisive goal early on, but the hosts could have had more in a dominant display that lifts them 11 points clear of the drop zone. The visitors, whom Pulis managed from 2006 until 2013 and moulded into an effective Premier League outfit, failed to muster a clear chance.