Chelsea responded to their recent struggles by storming to a 6-0 win at Southampton, while Everton have boosted their survival hopes courtesy of a home win over Manchester United.
The Premier League title race will take centre stage on Sunday but Saturday’s schedule had no shortage of drama involving the top-four battle and the relegation scrap.
Everton welcomed Manchester United to Goodison Park in desperate need of points, having lost three successive outings, in the early kick off.
Anthony Gordon’s deflected first-half strike proved enough to land the Toffees a crucial three points, moving them four clear of the drop zone.
Frank Lampard (pictured) was understandably “proud” of his men but insisted they still have “loads to do” as attentions turn to their next outing at home to Leicester City on April 20th.
Defeat for United means they have won just one of their last five games in the league and has seriously dented their hopes of a top-four finish.
Chelsea, meanwhile, appear to be back on track after losing to Brentford and Real Madrid in the Premier League and Champions League respectively.
Timo Werner and Mason Mount both left St Mary’s with a brace while Marcos Alonso and Kai Havertz also registered in a 6-0 triumph over Southampton.
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Arsenal, eager to bounce back after a 2-0 loss at Crystal Palace, were unable to move back into the top-four following a 2-1 defeat at home to Brighton.
Leandro Trossard and Enock Mwepu notched for the visitors to ensure that Martin Odegaard’s 89th-minute effort would matter little.
The victory ended Brighton’s seven-game winless streak and has renewed hopes that Graham Potter’s side could secure a top-half finish.
Arsenal’s slip-up was warmly welcomed by north London rivals Tottenham as they survived a first half onslaught to seal a 4-0 win at Aston Villa.
Son Heung-Min had Spurs ahead after just three minutes but they were lucky to still be 1-0 ahead at the break after Villa were unable to convert any of their 14 efforts.
Villa were made to pay for those missed chances when Dejan Kulusevski doubled Tottenham’s advantage shortly after the restart.
Son went on to complete his hat-trick mid-way through the second period to move Spurs three points clear of Arsenal in fourth.
There was a huge result at the bottom end of the table as Leeds United eased to a 3-0 triumph over Watford at Vicarage Road thanks to goals from Raphinha, Rodrigo and Jack Harrison.
Leeds are now unbeaten in four, winning three during that sequence, and sit nine points clear of the drop zone, while Watford are 19th and six points adrift of safety.
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