|Norwich City||0-0||Manchester City|
|Aston Villa||–||Tottenham Spurs|
|Manchester United||ppd||Crystal Palace|
AFC Bournemouth Vs Swansea City 3-2 Highlights & All Goals 12 March 2016
EPL Week 30 was awash with postponements as FA Cup engagements took over the weekend.
Of the top 4 teams on the PL log, only Manchester City took the field on Saturday – against Norwich City – but they were unable to jumpstart their fast stuttering title hopes following their 0-0 tie at Norwich at Carrow Road.
Southampton were impressive away from home as Graziano Pelle struck twice at the Britannia Stadium to edge Stoke City by two goals to one to continue their push to stay in the top half of the log and Swansea’s attempt to continue their pull away from the relegation spots came up short at the Vitality Stadium as Bournemouth secured a third successive league win with a dramatic 3-2 victory over Swansea to move 13 points clear of the relegation zone.
PL cellar dwellers Aston Villa will attempt to inject some live into their failing campaign or at worse throw a wrench into Tottenham Spurs title hopes on Sunday afternoon at Villa Park.
On Monday, New Newcastle Boss – Rafael Benitez – will start the tough battle of rescuing his last but one placed side with 24points, a game in hand and just a point adrift of safety from looming relegation as they play as guests of PL leaders Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Aston Villa vs Tottenham Spurs
Leicester City vs Newcastle
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace – ppd
West Ham vs Watford – ppd
Sunderland vs Everton – ppd
Liverpool vs Chelsea – ppd
Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion – ppd
Norwich City 0-0 Manchester City
Norwich 0-0 Manchester City: Matchday 30
Manchester City’s title hopes suffered a setback as they drew at struggling Norwich to move nine points behind leaders Leicester with nine games left.
Canaries keeper John Ruddy kept out two Sergio Aguero efforts as the home side resolutely kept the visitors at bay.
However, it was Norwich who came closest to a goal when a 25-yard Patrick Bamford shot hit the crossbar.
The home side might even have snatched a late winner but Graham Dorrans put a shot wide when well placed.
Stoke City 1-2 Southampton
Stoke City 1-2 Southampton: Matchday 30
Two first-half goals from Graziano Pelle were enough for Southampton as they beat Stoke 2-1 at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.
The visitors controlled the first half of the Premier League clash and went ahead in the 11th minute when Pelle headed home his first goal since November, before the striker doubled his tally on the half-hour mark with a low finish past Jack Butland.
Marko Arnautovic pulled a goal back on 52 minutes as Stoke improved after the break, although James Ward-Prowse rattled the crossbar as the away side looked to make the game safe.
Bournemouth 3-2 Swansea
Bournemouth all but guaranteed their Premier League status for next season with an entertaining 3-2 win over Swansea at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.
Max Gradel gave the hosts a 37th-minute lead, only for Mo Barrow to equalise for Swansea within two minutes and ensure the sides were tied together at 1-1 at the break.
Bournemouth were in front again five minutes into the second half though, Josh King powering the ball past Lukasz Fabianski. Swansea hit back through Gylfi Sigurdsson (62) but the Cherries were not to be denied as Steve Cook rose highest to head home what proved to be the winner with 12 minutes remaining.
Match day results from BBC, Eurosports and Skysports were used in this compilation.