Barclays Premeir League Reviews
BURNLEY 0 LEICESTER CITY 1
GOAL:- LEICESTER: VARDY 60th.
Jamie Vardy stole the goal that took Leicester out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone - 59 seconds after Burnley missed a penalty. Matty Taylor hit the post from the spot, before Leicester broke clear, and Vardy got the ball over the line after keeper Tom Heaton had prevented a Michael Duff own goal. It secured a fourth straight win - for the first time in the top flight since 1966.
CRYSTAL PALACE 0 HULL CITY 2
GOALS:- HULL: N'DOYE 51st, 90th.
Hull City boosted their chances of avoiding relegation as Dame N'Doye scored both goals in a hard-earned win at Crystal Palace. N'Doye tapped home the first after Robbie Brady's effort was deflected into his path. The Senegal forward had enough chances to claim a hat-trick as Palace slipped to a second straight home defeat.
MANCHESTER CITY 3 ASTON VILLA 2
GOALS:- CITY: AG¸ERO 3rd; KOLAROV 66th; FERNANDINHO 89th. VILLA: CLEVERLEY 68th; SANCHEZ 85th.
Manchester City scored a dramatic late winner to overcome FA Cup finalists Aston Villa and go second in the Barclays Premier League. Villa keeper Brad Guzan sliced a clearance to Sergio Ag¸ero, who tapped into an open goal to put City ahead. Aleksandar Kolarov's curling 25-yard free kick put the hosts 2-0 in front. But a low strike from Tom Cleverley and Carlos Sanchez's volley made it 2-2, before City's Fernandinho tapped in from close range in the 89th minute.
NEWCASTLE UNITED 2
SWANSEA CITY 3
GOALS:- NEWCASTLE: PEREZ 20th; DE JONG 87th. SWANSEA: OLIVEIRA 45th; SIGURDSSON 49th; CORK 71st.
Newcastle suffered a seventh straight defeat to slip closer to the relegation zone, after losing to Swansea. Ayoze PÈrez gave the hosts the lead after Jordi Amat's mistake, but the Magpies conceded in first-half stoppage time when Nelson Oliveira headed in. Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jack Cork added goals for the Welshmen, and though Siem de Jong replied, the defeat marked Newcastle's worst top-flight run since 1977.
QUEENS PARK RANGERS 0
WEST HAM UNITED 0
Queens Park Rangers' (QPR) hopes of avoiding relegation from the Barclays Premier League were dented as Charlie Austin missed a penalty as they could only draw at home against West Ham. Austin's first-half spot kick, awarded after a handball from James Collins, was saved by Hammers goalkeeper Adrian. West Ham's Aaron Cresswell had a 25-yard free kick tipped over by QPR goalkeeper Robert Green.
STOKE CITY 1 SUNDERLAND 1
GOALS:- STOKE: ADAM 27th. SUNDERLAND: WICKHAM 1st.
Sunderland have slipped into the Barclays Premier League's bottom three, despite scraping their way to a hard-earned point at Stoke. Connor Wickham capitalised on an Asmir Begovic fumble after only 59 seconds, to nudge Dick Advocaat's side ahead. But Scottish midfielder Charlie Adam hauled a dominant Stoke level with a fierce rising shot before the break.
WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0 LIVERPOOL 0
Liverpool's hopes of securing a top-four finish were dealt a blow as they were held to a goalless draw by West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns. After a forgettable opening, the game came to life in the second half, as both sides had chances to snatch the winner. Philippe Countinho brought a full-stretch save out of Boaz Myhill, while Jordon Ibe also hit the post for Liverpool.