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Vital View - Premier League, 15th-17th April 2017

Vital View - Premier League, 15th-17th April 2017

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

A four point lead still has Chelsea as favourites to win the Premier League but Tottenham are closing in on the Blues.

Sunderland are odds on for relegation with Swansea's form sending them the same way - Middlesbrough chances faded further after a defeat on Easter Monday.

Here's a round-up of the Premier League action from the other games.

Results

Saturday 15th April 2017 - PREMIER LEAGUE
Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Bournemouth 12:30
Crystal Palace 2-2 Leicester City 15:00
Everton 3-1 Burnley 15:00
Stoke City 3-1 Hull City 15:00
Sunderland 2-2 West Ham United 15:00
Watford 1-0 Swansea City 15:00
Southampton 0-3 Manchester City 17:30

Sunday 16th April 2017 - PREMIER LEAGUE
West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Liverpool 13:30
Manchester United 2-0 Chelsea 16:00

Monday 17th April 2017 - PREMIER LEAGUE
Middlesbrough 1-2 Arsenal 20:00

A second successive 4-0 win for Tottenham - a seventh victory in a row - was secured when they saw off the challenge for Bournemouth at White Hart Lane in the lunchtime kick off. This moved Spurs to within four points of Chelsea.

Crystal Palace came from two down to secure a 2-2 draw with Leicester at Selhurst Park to move seven points clear of the bottom-three. The Foxes would have moved closer to a top-10 finish had they held on for the win.

An Everton win - aided by a Romelu Lukaku goals, making it nine home games in a row he's scored - was secure over Burnley to keep the Toffees' bid for European football alive. The Clarets, 14th, are eight points clear of relegation danger so should stay in the Premier League.

Stoke's first win in six, 3-1 at the bet365 Stadium should have eased any relegation concerns. Hull, despite a second successive defeat, remain two points above the relegation zone.

The slim Sunderland chances of staying in the Premier League were kept alive by a 90th minute equaliser in a 2-2 draw with West Ham at the Stadium of Light - the Black Cats are nine points from safety with six to play.

Watford's third win in four keeps them well placed for a top-10 finish. Swansea's 1-0 defeat - a third in a row, fifth in a six game winless run - at Vicarage Road keeps them 18th, two points behind Hull and Premier League safety.

The Southampton hopes of catching West Brom, ninth, were dealt a blow when beaten 3-0 by Manchester City. This victory at St Mary's keeps City well placed for a Champions League finish.

Sunday's lunchtime kick off saw West Brom's winless run extended to four, the last three have been lost. Liverpool are now seven without defeat and hold a six point lead over Manchester United, fifth.

Manchester United's hopes of finishing in a Champions League place were boosted by a 2-0 win over Chelsea, which also blew the title-race open again. The Blues still hold a four point lead over Tottenham but have now lost two of the last four.

The chances of Middlesbrough staying up were dealt another blow whereas the outside hopes Arsenal have of finishing in the top-four were kept alive with a 2-1 win at Riverside. Boro are six points from safety but only have six game remaining - the Gunners seven off Manchester City, fourth, with seven to play

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Tuesday April 18 2017
Time: 9:00AM

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# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Chelsea 38 30 3 5 93 52
2 Spurs 38 26 8 4 86 60
3 Man City 38 23 9 6 78 41
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 76 36
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 75 33
6 Man Utd 38 18 15 5 69 25
7 Everton 38 17 10 11 61 18
8 Southampton 38 12 10 16 46 -7
9 AFC Bournemouth 38 12 10 16 46 -12
10 WBA 38 12 9 17 45 -8
11 West Ham 38 12 9 17 45 -17
12 Leicester City 38 12 8 18 44 -15
13 Stoke 38 11 11 16 44 -15
14 Crystal Palace 38 12 5 21 41 -13
15 Swansea 38 12 5 21 41 -25
16 Burnley 38 11 7 20 40 -16
17 Watford 38 11 7 20 40 -28
R Hull City 38 9 7 22 34 -43
R Middlesbrough 38 5 13 20 28 -26
R Sunderland 38 6 6 26 24 -40
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