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Leicester City tightened their grip on the Premier League title on Sunday when they recorded their fourth consecutive 1-0 win against Southampton at the King Power Stadium. The win took them seven points clear of Spurs, who could only manage a 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Saturday tea-time, and the Foxes are now 2/7 on to win their first ever Premier League title.

On Saturday third place Arsenal closed the gap on Spurs to four points after they thrashed Watford 4-0 at the Emirates, but they still find themselves eleven points behind Leicester with a game in hand. Fourth placed Manchester City got back to winning ways on Saturday when they thrashed Bournemouth 4-0 at Dean Court. The win was a vital one for City as it insured they kept their one point lead over their nearest rivals Manchester United, who recorded their fourth league win in five games after beating Everton 1-0 at Old Trafford yesterday.

Down at the bottom of the table manager-less Aston Villa’s dire run of results continued on Saturday when they were thrashed 4-0 by Chelsea at Villa Park. Both Tyne and Wear clubs hopes of survival were dealt a major blow when Martin Olson grabbed an injury time winner for Norwich against Newcastle at Carrow Road, while Sunderland could only manage a draw against West Brom at the Stadium of Light.

As a result Norwich moved three points clear of Sunderland and six of Newcastle, and while both Tyne and Wear clubs have a game in hand, Newcastle’s plight in particular is looking precarious as this was their fifth defeat in their last six games, which is hardly survival form.


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