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On the football front it was great to see Leicester win on Saturday in the Premier League as it meant they maintained their two point lead at the top as Spurs beat Swansea 2-1 on Sunday.

Arsenal hopes of winning the title were dealt another major blow as they lost at Manchester United 3-2, thanks to a first half brace from United’s new found star and Europa League hero Marcus Rashford.

The way things are panning out it’s looking more and more like this seasons Premier League winners will be either Leicester or Spurs. Arsenal are now five points behind, Manchester City nine points (with a game in hand) and Manchester United ten points behind, and with the four all still involved in Europe the advantage clearly lies with the Foxes who have no other distractions in terms of cup competition.

Chelsea extended their Premier League unbeaten run to eleven games with a well-deserved come from behind 2-1 win away at Southampton, which moved them up to eleventh.

Stoke moved up to eighth after they beat bottom of the league Villa 2-1 and West Brom turned on the flair firing three past Palace in the first half without reply. Palace did mount a second half fight back, but they left themselves with too much of a mountain to climb, and the result meant the Baggies overtook them the league moving up to thirteenth.

In the Premier League relegation zone the standings stayed the same as four of the bottom five lost (except Newcastle who did not play). Villa look certainties to go down now, which to be honest was just a matter of time after so many close escapes in previous seasons.

The remaining two places look set to be fought out between Sunderland, Newcastle, Norwich and possibly Swansea. Four points currently separate them it looks like the relegation race will go right down to the wire and it would not be a surprise if things are finally settled on the final day of the season.


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