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.
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