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Tottenham and Newcastle clinch home wins

Published: Sunday 1 April 2012, 20.42CET
Tottenham Hotspur FC beat Swansea City FC 3-1 to move level with third-placed Arsenal FC, while Newcastle United FC downed Liverpool FC 2-0 to boost their own European hopes.

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Published: Sunday 1 April 2012, 20.42CET

Tottenham and Newcastle clinch home wins

Tottenham Hotspur FC beat Swansea City FC 3-1 to move level with third-placed Arsenal FC, while Newcastle United FC downed Liverpool FC 2-0 to boost their own European hopes.

Tottenham Hotspur FC ended a five-match winless streak in the Premier League to defeat Swansea City AFC 3-1 and move level on points with third-placed Arsenal FC.

The hosts took the lead on 19 minutes as Rafael van der Vaart converted a stylish, sidefooted effort from just outside the area after a sliding Ashley Williams had cut out Gareth Bale's near-post cross. The impressive Gylfi Sigurdsson equalised on 59 minutes, however, hitting a bouncing volley into the bottom-left corner from the edge of the area following Wayne Routledge's lay-off.

Spurs regained the lead with 17 minutes remaining as Emmanuel Adebayor rose highest to head in Van Der Vaart's corner. The Togolese striker then nodded in Aaron Lennon's 86th-minute cross to complete his double and give the hosts their first league win since 11 February.

In the early kick-off, a Papiss Demba Cissé double helped Newcastle United FC beat Liverpool FC 2-0 to move level on points with fifth-placed Chelsea FC, five behind Tottenham. Cissé's back-post header from Hatem Ben Arfa's cross gave the hosts a 19th-minute advantage and he rounded Pepe Reina – who was later sent off – to add his second close to the hour mark.

Last updated: 05/12/13 9.13CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 04/04/2012 18:12 CET

01/04/2012

TottenhamTottenham3-1SwanseaSwansea

Van der Vaart 19, Adebayor 73, 86

G. Sigurdsson 59

Venue: London

01/04/2012

NewcastleNewcastle2-0LiverpoolLiverpool

Cissé 19, 59

Venue: Newcastle

31/03/2012

WolvesWolves2-3BoltonBolton

Kightly 53, Jarvis 88

M.Petrov 63 (P), Alonso 80, Davies 84

Venue: Wolverhampton

31/03/2012

FulhamFulham2-1NorwichNorwich

Dempsey 2, Duff 13

Wilbraham 77

Venue: London

31/03/2012

Aston VillaAston Villa2-4ChelseaChelsea

Collins 77, Lichaj 80

Sturridge 9, Ivanović 51, 83, Torres 90+2

Venue: Birmingham

31/03/2012

QPRQPR2-1ArsenalArsenal

Taarabt 22, Diakité 66

Walcott 37

Venue: London

31/03/2012

EvertonEverton2-0West BromWest Brom

McAuley 18 (o.g.), Anichebe 68

Venue: Liverpool

31/03/2012

Man. CityMan. City3-3SunderlandSunderland

Balotelli 43 (P), 85, Kolarov 86

S. Larsson 31, 55, Bendtner 45+4

Venue: Manchester

31/03/2012

WiganWigan2-0StokeStoke

Alcaraz 55, Moses 90+3

Venue: Wigan

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