Premier League roundup: Spurs stutter to draw in title race

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Source:   —  April 03, 2016, at 0:39 AM

Second space Tottenham Hotspur was held to a 1-1 draw by Liverpool at Anfield, a result that could look Leicester stretch its lead to seven points with triumph over Southampton Sunday.

Premier League roundup: Spurs stutter to draw in title race

Leicester City'south unlikely title tender received a welcome boost Saturday -- without the Foxes even kicking a ball.

Second space Tottenham Hotspur was held to a 1-1 draw by Liverpool at Anfield, a result that could look Leicester stretch its lead to seven points with triumph over Southampton Sunday.

Philippe Coutinho had given Liverpool the lead five minutes into the second half.

The Brazilian played a one-two with Daniel Sturridge on the edge of the penalty area, before latching onto the return pass and slotting the ball low past Hugo Lloris in the Tottenham goal.

Liverpool'south lead lasted just over ten minutes, however, as Harry Kane hauled Spurs level with a brilliant turn and shot -- his twenty-second Premier League goal of the season.

Earlier in the day, Arsenal kept its faint title hopes lively with a comfortable 4-0 win at residence to Watford.

Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring early on, before goals from teenager Alex Iwobi, Hector Bellerin and Theo Walcott sealed the three points.

Before the game, Wenger was miserable with Mesut Ozil'south comments that Arsenal had "messed up" its season, including a beat to Watford just two weeks earlier that saw the Gunners eliminated from the FA Cup.

Tottenham'south draw means Arsenal could near the gap on its N London rival to just one point with triumph over W Bromwich Albion in its game in hand.

In Saturday'south lunchtime kick-off, Pato scored his first goal for Chelsea from the penalty spot as Guus Hiddink'south men beat rock-bottom Aston Villa 4-0.

A first half goal from Ruben Loftus-Cheek and a second half brace from former Barcelona man Pedro ensured Chelsea has presently gone fifteen league games unbeaten.

Manchester City welcomed Kevin De Bruyne back from injury as they strolled to a 4-0 triumph far at Bournemouth on the S coast to ease the pressure on departing manager Manuel Pellegrini.

A 12th-minute goal from the returning Belgian was sandwiched by strikes from Fernando and Sergio Aguero to keep the visitors 3-0 up inside twenty minutes.

Aleksandar Kolarov added gloss to the scoreline by firing residence a spectacular fourth in stoppage time.

Elsewhere, Rafael Benitez is still searching for his first win as Newcastle United manager after his side lost 3-2 far at Norwich City.

Newcastle had clawed themselves back to from 2-0 down to draw level thanks to an Aleksandar Mitrovic brace, but were undone in the dying seconds by Martin Olsson's strike.

The beat leaves Benitez and co. six points adrift in the relegation zone with just seven games to play.

Dimitri Payet continued to showcase his immaculate free-kick form with another curling effort in a 2-2 residence draw against Crystal Palace.

Relegation-threatened Sunderland played out a 0-0 draw with W Bromwich Albion, while Swansea came from two goals down to earn a point far at Stoke.

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