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Vital View - Premier League, 8th-9th April 2017

Vital View - Premier League, 8th-9th April 2017

The Premier League season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend.

Tottenham temporarily cut the gap on Chelsea to four points. But that was restored to seven when the Blues later won.

Sunderland slipped closer to relegation, as did Middlesbrough with Swansea - as things stand - also dropping out of the Premier League.

Here's a round up of the Premier League action from the other games, one is yet take place.

Results

Saturday 8th April 2017 - PREMIER LEAGUE
Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Watford 12:30
Manchester City 3-1 Hull City 15:00
Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley 15:00
Stoke City 1-2 Liverpool 15:00
West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Southampton 15:00
West Ham United 1-0 Swansea City 15:00
Bournemouth 1-3 Chelsea 17:30

Sunday 9th April 2017 - PREMIER LEAGUE
Sunderland 0-3 Manchester United 13:30
Everton 4-2 Leicester City 16:00

To be played

Monday 10th April 2017 - PREMIER LEAGUE
Crystal Palace v Arsenal 20:00

Three goals in the 11 minutes towards the end of the first half set second-placed Tottenham on their way to a 4-0 win over Watford - taking Spurs to within four points of leaders Chelsea, at the time. Despite a first win in three the Hornets are well set in 10th.

A first win if five for Manchester City keeps them well placed to see off rivals Manchester United or Arsenal to finish in a Champions League place. Hull, going into this off the back of successive wins, retain a place outside the relegation zone following a 3-1 defeat at the Etihad Stadium.

Second-bottom Middlesbrough missed the chance to boost their survival hopes when held by Burnley - now eight points clear of the bottom three - at the Riverside Stadium. Boro, following this 0-0 draw, are six points behind Hull, 17th.

A first half lead was lost by Stoke when Liverpool - with two goals in two second half minutes - came from behind to win 2-1 at the bet365 Stadium, increasing the likelihood the Reds will finish in the top four. The Potters have now lost four in a row, dropping from ninth to 13th in recent weeks.

Ninth-placed West Brom, who had their advantage over Southampton - a place behind them in 10th - reduced to four points, are now winless in three games. The Saints' 1-0 win at the Hawthorns extended their own unbeaten run to three, improving the likelihood they will finish in the top 10.

West Ham's much-needed 1-0 win over Swansea should be the one that ensures the Hammers stay in the Premier League, moving them eight points clear of the Swans - now five without a win and two points from safety.

Bournemouth's first defeat in six was suffered against Champions-elect Chelsea at Dean Court in Saturday's evening kick off. The Blues' 3-1 win restored a seven point advantage over second-placed Tottenham, responding to Spurs' earlier victory.

Sunday's lunchtime kick off saw Sunderland - 10 points from safety with seven to play - pushed closer to Championship relegation when the 10 men - having played the closing minutes, and whole of the second period, a man light - were beaten by Manchester United 3-0 at the Stadium of Light. United, fifth, moved to within four points of Manchester City in the final Champions League spot.

Everton are still in the battle for a European finish following a victory over Leicester - beaten for the first time under Craig Shakespeare, winning the previous five - at Goodison Park. Having taken a first minute lead the Toffees - three points off Manchester United, fifth - slipped two one down, inside 10 minutes, before roaring back into the game to win 4-2.

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Monday April 10 2017
Time: 8:00AM

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1 Chelsea 33 25 3 5 78 40
2 Spurs 32 21 8 3 71 46
3 Liverpool 34 19 9 6 66 28
4 Man City 32 19 7 6 64 28
5 Man Utd 32 17 12 3 63 26
6 Everton 34 16 10 8 58 23
7 Arsenal 31 17 6 8 57 23
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9 Southampton 32 11 7 14 40 -5
10 Watford 33 11 7 15 40 -17
11 Stoke 34 10 9 15 39 -13
12 Crystal Palace 33 11 5 17 38 -7
13 AFC Bournemouth 34 10 8 16 38 -14
14 West Ham 34 10 8 16 38 -15
15 Leicester City 32 10 7 15 37 -12
16 Burnley 34 10 6 18 36 -16
17 Hull City 34 9 6 19 33 -31
18 Swansea 34 9 4 21 31 -29
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