Raheem Sterling hit a hat-trick as Manchester City maintained their lead at the top with a win over Watford, whilst Arsenal beat Manchester United in a result which could prove crucial in the race for the top four. Southampton, Brighton and Cardiff all earned vital victories as they bid to beat the drop.
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Granit Xhaka celebrates after opening the scoring in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Manchester United. The Swiss midfielder beat David De Gea with a swerving strike from distance.
Raheem Sterling scores the first of his hat-trick as Manchester City beat Watford 3-1 at The Etihad.
Leicester’s Jamie Vardy puts his side in front with his 100th goal for the club. Brendan Rodgers got his first win since taking over, beating Fulham 3-1.
Anthony Knockaert’s stunning winner earned back-to-back wins for Brighton as they beat rivals Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park.
Sadio Mane scored twice as Liverpool kept up the pressure on Manchester City with a 4-2 win over Burnley. The forward has now scored eight goals in his past eight appearances.
Chelsea salvaged a late point against Wolves as Eden Hazard’s stoppage-time goal secured a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Newcastle came back from two goals down at half time to beat Everton 3-2 at St James’ Park. Salomon Rondon and an Ayoze Perez brace sealed the turnaround, with Rafael Benitez’s side having now won five consecutive home games.
Cardiff secured a vital win in their bid relegation by beating West Ham 2-0, the defeat meaning Manuel Pellegrini’s side are now winless on the road since December.
James Ward-Prowse’s stunning free-kick helped Southampton to a crucial 2-1 win over Tottenham. The midfielder has now scored six goals in his past nine appearances.
Callum Wilson returned from injury to score in Bournemouth’s 2-0 win at Huddersfield. The England international taking his tally to 11 for the season.