|Aston Villa||2-4||Stoke City|
|Leicester City||4-0||Swansea City|
With PL leaders Leicester City set to take the field against Swansea City at home on Sunday, Sunderland playing against Arsenal on Sunday, title contenders Tottenham Spurs playing West Bromwich Albion on Monday Night Football and three other matches postponed, only four PL matches were played on Saturday.
Bournemouth’s desire to complete the double against visiting reigning PL champions – Chelsea FC – at the Vitality Stadium fell short as the latter waltzed past their hosts with a comfortable 4-1 win with Eden Hazard hitting a brace, his first league goals of the season. Kelechi Iheanacho scored a brace as Manchester City handed Stoke City their second 4-0 defeat in as many PL outings to jump over idle Arsenal to the third sport on Saturday.
Also on Saturday, Southampton boosted their hopes for a top-six finish with a 4-2 win at relegated Aston Villa and relegation threatened Newcastle earned a potentially vital point as they fought back from two points down against Liverpool as they continued their survival battle against looming relegation.
And on Sunday, PL leaders – Leicester City – re-opened an eight-point lead atop the log over idle Tottenham Hotspur as they took another major stride towards wrapping up the PL title with a 4-0 home shellacking of Swansea City and Arsenal failed yet again to move up third after they were hlld to a goalless draw by Sunderland who managed to inch their way out of the relegation zone and also effectively end Arsenal’s title hopes for the season.
Tottenham vs West Brom
Norwich City vs Watford
Crystal Palace vs Everton
West Ham vs Manchester United
Manchester City 4-0 Stoke
Manchester City Thump Struggling Stoke City
Manchester City moved up to the third spot on the PL log with a comfortable 4-0 thumping of Stoke City ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final clash against Real Madrid.
Fernando headed put the hosts in front from a corner before a Sergio Aguero penalty – awarded for Ryan Shawcross’s foul on Kelechi Iheanacho – doubled the lead.
Iheanacho, 19, added the third from close range at the 64th minute mark and then rounded Stoke’s keeper to seal an emphatic win on 74 munutes.
Stoke yielded four goals for the third straight time in as many PL outings but remain 10th on the log while City moved up third on the log on 64points, 1 more than idle Arsenal.
Aston Villa 2-4 Southampton
Dusan Tadic scored twice as Southampton eased past relegated Aston Villa to keep alive their faint hopes of European football.
Saints went ahead on 15 minutes through Shane Long’s close-range header, before Long put the ball on a plate for Dusan Tadic to make it 2-0 with six minutes to go in the first half.
Ashley Westwood pulled one back for Villa, before Long again set up Tadic to finish from the edge of the area and Westwood swept in his second before Sadio Mane headed in the fourth goal in injury time.
Southampton remained 8th on the log with 54points.
Liverpool 2-2 Newcastle
Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Liverpool to earn a potentially vital point in their fight against PL relegation.
Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring shortly after the first minute and Adam Lallana added a fine second on the half-hour mark.
But Newcastle battled back remarkably well after the break, with Papiss Cisse heading home a few minutes after the restart and Jack Colback equalizing with a deflected shot after 66 minutes.
The point moved Newcastle level with Sunderland and one point behind 17th-placed Norwich for the safe spot. Liverpool have the 7th spot on 55points but will the lost opportunity to move into the top-six as they continue to gun for a spot in Europe.
Bournemouth 1-4 Chelsea
Eden Hazard scored his first league goals of the season as Chelsea overcame Bournemouth in an entertaining game.
Pedro gave Chelsea the lead after just five minutes then Hazard, who was making his first appearance since picking up an injury during Chelsea’s Champions League exit against PSG last month, netted his first Premier League goal of the season to make it 2-0 after 34 minutes.
Bournemouth captain Tommy Elphick pulled one back soon afterwards (36), but Willian put the game beyond doubt in the second half (71) before Hazard added his second and Chelsea’s fourth in stoppage time.
The Blues have the 9th spot while Bournemouth has the 13th on the log.
Sunderland 0-0 Arsenal
Sunderland climbed out of the relegation zone and pegged Arsenal back after a goalless draw at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.
Both sides had penalty shouts turned down in the first half, as referee Mike Dean waved away appeals from Jermain Defoe and Alex Iwobi.
The failure to win could prove costly for Arsenal, who occupy the final Champions League qualifying spot, but lie just five points above fifth-placed Manchester United, having played a game more.
And Leicester’s 4-0 win over Swansea ensured the Gunners’ faint title hopes were ended once and for all.
Patrick van Aanholt went closest to breaking the deadlock when his free-kick hit the post, while former Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone made several impressive saves to preserve his clean sheet.
Leicester City 4-0 Swansea City
Leonardo Ulloa’s double helps send Foxes eight clear on Sunday.
Leonardo Ulloa scored twice to help inspire Leicester to a comfortable 4-0 victory over Swansea at the King Power Stadium and move Claudio Ranieri’s side a step closer to the Premier League title.
Riyad Mahrez took advantage of Ashley Williams’ poor clearance to score with a composed finish before Leonardo Ulloa stepped into the space left by Vardy to ensure this was a win achieved in style and comfort.
Ulloa headed in Danny Drinkwater’s free-kick before the break, then scrambled in the third goal from a loose ball on the hour to give Leicester the advantage their superiority deserved.
Substitute Marc Albrighton added a fourth to leave Leicester needing a maximum of five more points to win the title for the first time in their history. They could even clinch it with victory at Manchester United next weekend if Spurs slip up at home to West Bromwich Albion on Monday night.
Match day reports from BBC and skysports was used in this compilation