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English Premier League Reviews

Published:Monday | April 4, 2016 | 4:00 AMJohn Ley
Manchester United’s Anthony Martial (centre) takes a shot on goal during the English Premier League match against Everton at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, yesterday. Martial scored as United won 1-0.

AFC BOURNEMOUTH 0 MANCHESTER CITY 4

GOALS:- CITY: FERNANDO 7th; DE BRUYNE 12th; AGUERO 19th; KOLAROV 90th.

Kevin de Bruyne marked his return from injury to kick-start Manchester City's title hopes. Three of City's goals came in the opening 18 minutes, with Fernando converting Jesus Navas' corner after seven minutes. de Bruyne added a second before Sergio Aguero headed a third. Aleksandar Kolarov claimed City's fourth with the last kick of the game.

ASTON VILLA 0 CHELSEA 4

GOALS:- CHELSEA: LOFTUS-CHEEK 26th; PATO PEN 45th; PEDRO 46th, 59th.

Aston Villa could be relegated as early as next weekend after another embarrassing performance. Ruben Loftus-Cheek's deflected shot and Alexandre Pato's precise penalty had given the visitors a healthy half-time lead. Pedro scored twice, slotting in Oscar's pass and hammering home a loose ball, before Alan Hutton was sent off to compound Villa's misery.

ARSENAL 4 WATFORD 0

GOALS:-ARSENAL: SANCHEZ 4th; IWOBI 38th; BELLERIN 48th; WALCOTT 90th.

Arsenal maintained their faint hopes of winning the Barclays Premier League title with an easy victory. Alexis Sanchez gave the Gunners a fourth-minute lead, then Alex Iwobi doubled their lead from 12 yards. Hector Bellerin's shot deflected in for Arsenal's third, while substitute Theo Walcott completed the rout in added time.

LIVERPOOL 1 spurs 1

GOALS:- LIVERPOOL: COUTINHO 51st. spurs: KANE 63rd.

Tottenham dropped two valuable points at Anfield and with Leicester beating Southampton a day later they are a massive seven points adrift of the Barclays Premier League leaders with just six games to go. Liverpool took the lead through Philippe Coutinho soon after half-time, but a tremendous reply from Harry Kane earned Spurs a point.

NORWICH CITY 3 NEWCASTLE UNITED 2

GOALS:- NORWICH: KLOSE 45th; MBOKANI 74th; OLSSON 90th. NEWCASTLE: MITROVIC 71st, PEN 86th.

Norwich City moved a step closer to safety in the Barclays Premier League after Martin Olsson stole a late winner against increasingly troubled Newcastle United. Timm Klose gave Norwich the lead with a first-half header before Aleksandar Mitrovic replied. Mitrovic levelled again, from the spot, after Dieumerci Mbokani's superb strike had made it 2-1. But Olsson drove the winner.

STOKE CITY 2 SWANSEA CITY 2

GOALS:-STOKE: AFELLAY 13; BOJAN 53. SWANSEA: SIGURDSSON 68; PALOSCHI 79.

Gylfi Sigurdsson and Alberto Paloschi struck as Swansea came from two goals down to damage Stoke's European hopes. Ibrahim Afellay marked his 30th birthday by giving Mark Hughes' side a half-time lead as he headed in Marko Arnautovic's cross. Bojan Krkic doubled the lead early in the second half with a fine solo goal. But Sigurdsson pulled one back with a shot on the turn that wrong-footed keeper Jakob Haugaard, and Paloschi's deflected strike earned a point.

SUNDERLAND 0 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0

Sunderland remain in the relegation zone after they failed to turn their dominance into goals against West Brom. Despite a first clean sheet in 17 league games, the Black Cats took only a point, wasting two excellent chances to win the game in the closing minutes. First, Fabio Borini forced a sprawling save from Ben Foster, before the keeper denied Jermain Defoe from five yards. Then the hosts had a goal disallowed in injury time when Dame N'Doye netted, but was correctly adjudged offside.

WEST HAM UNITED 2 CRYSTAL PALACE 2

GOALS:- WEST HAM: LANZINI 18th; PAYET 41st. PALACE: DELANEY 15th; GAYLE 75th.

West Ham's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League suffered with a draw against Crystal Palace. The Eagles went in front when Damien Delaney headed his side ahead. The Hammers equalised soon after through Manuel Lanzini before Dimitri Payet's stunning 20-yard free kick put the hosts ahead. West Ham's Cheikhou Kouyate was sent off for fouling Dwight Gayle, who then equalised.