Fulham crashed to a 4-1 defeat against Stoke, while Cardiff were beaten 3-0 away to Newcastle – a win after six straight defeats for Alan Pardew’s men – ending any chance of either beating the drop.

At the top, Man City now sit at the table’s summit, after a shaky 3-2 win against Everton, equal on points (80) with Liverpool who face Crystal Palace on Monday night.

Sunderland took a step closer to securing their own survival after a shock 1-0 win against fallen champions Manchester United, a result which may well have doomed Norwich. They however got a stay of execution after a getting a gutsy 0-0 draw with Chelsea, a disappointing point for Jose Mourinho’s men which is a huge dent to their title hopes.

Norwich are now two points behind Sunderland in 17th but have played a game more and need Gus Poyet’s side to lose their remaining games while they must beat Arsenal on May 11.

Elsewhere, Arsenal beat West Brom 1-0 – their fourth win in a row – and Aston Villa ended their terrible run of results with a 3-1 win over Hull.

Tottenham slumped to defeat against West Ham and Southampton beat Swansea.


Full results:


Arsenal 1 – 0 West Brom

Chelsea 0 – 0 Norwich



West Ham 2 – 0 Tottenham

Aston Villa 3 – 1 Hull

Man Utd 0 – 1 Sunderland

Newcastle 3 – 0 Cardiff

Stoke 4 – 1 Fulham

Swansea 0 – 1 Southampton

Everton 2 – 3 Man City