31 March, 2014 - 11:19

Premier League results. Liverpool go top after crushing Spurs

Liverpool are top of the league after another spectacular performance at Anfield and Chelsea failure at Selhurst Park.

Liverpool put more misery on Tim Sherwood’s Spurs with an emphatic 4-0 victory at Anfield. Tottenham troubles started with Younes Kaboul own goal just two minutes into the game. Luis Suarez went on to exploit defensive weaknesses on 25 minutes. Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson scored in the second half to complete a 4-0 drubbing and see Liverpool replace Chelsea at the top of the table with six games to go.

Jose Mourinho’s side suffered another defeat on the road as they lost to organized Crystal Palace side through John Terry’s own goal. Chelsea are now two points behind Liverpool and travel to Paris for Champions League quarterfinal clash with PSG.

Arsenal missed the chance to rejoin the title race after a 1-1 draw against Manchester City. David Silva scored on 18 minutes and Mathieu Flamini levelled shortly after the break. Arsene Wenger’s squad can now concentrate on the FA Cup and keeping the fourth place.

Struggling Manchester United needed to bounce back after two dismal home defeats to Liverpool and Manchester City and responded with a 4-1 win against Aston Villa. Ashley Westwood put the visitors in front as early as 13 minutes, converting a free-kick. Wayne Rooney scored a brace before the first-half mark. Juan Mata netted his first goal in the red shirt on 57 minutes and Chicharito added another in injury time. Supporters, visiting Old Trafford that afternoon could see a plane carrying ‘Wrong One - Moyes Out’ banner. The Red Devils are now set for Bayern Munich test on Tuesday night.

Everton extended their winning run in Premier League to five games after beating dismal Fulham 3-1 at Craven Cottage and reduced the gap to Arsenal to four points ahead of the clash with The Gunners at Goodison Park. Southampton hit four past Rob Elliot to go eighth in the table. Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez, Rickie Lambert and Luke Shaw are trying hard to impress Roy Hodgson weeks before the World Cup. Mark Hughes’ Stoke may feel secure after beating Hull City at Britannia Stadium. The Potters now won four of their last five Premier League games and challenge the top 10. Swansea beat Norwich City 3-0, while West Bromwich and Cardiff City made a highly entertaining performance at The Hawthorns to draw 3-3 that saved both sides’ chances in relegation battle.

Sunderland take on West Ham United on Monday night.

Manchester United 4-1 Aston Villa
Crystal Palace 1-0 Chelsea
Southampton 4-0 Newcastle United
Stoke City 1-0 Hull City
Swansea City 3-0 Norwich City
West Bromwich Albion 3-3 Cardiff City
Arsenal 1-1 Manchester City
Fulham 1-3 Everton
Liverpool 4-0 Tottenham Hotspur

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Author: Leon Smolski

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