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Gerrard keeps cool to send Liverpool top

Published: Sunday 6 April 2014, 18.54CET
Steven Gerrard scored a pair of penalties to return Liverpool FC to the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win at West Ham United FC, after Everton FC defeated Arsenal FC 3-0.

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Published: Sunday 6 April 2014, 18.54CET

Gerrard keeps cool to send Liverpool top

Steven Gerrard scored a pair of penalties to return Liverpool FC to the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win at West Ham United FC, after Everton FC defeated Arsenal FC 3-0.

A pair of Steven Gerrard penalties ensured Liverpool FC returned to the top of the Premier League on a day when Everton FC closed in on the UEFA Champions League slots.

Chelsea FC jumped to the head of the standings on Saturday with a 3-0 success against Stoke City FC, but Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool wrested back control by triumphing 2-1 at West Ham United FC. Luis Suárez struck the crossbar with a curling effort in the first period before Reds captain Gerrard put them ahead in the 44th minute, a Suárez effort having struck the hand of James Tomkins.

The Hammers quickly equalised, however, Guy Demel finishing in first-half added time after Simon Mignolet had failed to deal with a cross. Former Liverpool striker Andy Carroll then hit the bar with a powerful header after the restart, but the visitors prevailed when home keeper Adrián San Miguel del Castillo brought down Jon Flanagan, allowing Gerrard to do the rest to send his side two points clear.

Earlier in the day, Everton FC closed within a point of Arsenal FC, who inhabit the division's fourth and final UEFA Champions League spot, by defeating the Gunners 3-0 at Goodison Park.

Steven Naismith tapped in the opener on 14 minutes after Romelu Lukaku's shot had been saved by Wojciech Szczęsny, before the Belgium forward drove in following a surging run from the right. Former Toffee Mikel Arteta turned into his own net on 61 minutes to secure the points for Roberto Martínez's side, who have a game in hand on their London rivals.

Last updated: 06/04/14 19.10CET

Results

English Premier League 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 06/04/2014 18:54 CET

06/04/2014

West HamWest Ham1-2LiverpoolLiverpool

Demel 45+2

Gerrard 44 (P), 71 (P)

Venue: London

06/04/2014

EvertonEverton3-0ArsenalArsenal

S. Naismith 14, Lukaku 34, Arteta 61 (og)

Venue: Liverpool

05/04/2014

ChelseaChelsea3-0StokeStoke

Salah 32, Lampard 61, Willian 72

Venue: London

05/04/2014

NewcastleNewcastle0-4Man. UnitedMan. United

Juan Mata 39, 50, Hernández 64, Januzaj 90+3

Venue: Newcastle

05/04/2014

NorwichNorwich0-1West BromWest Brom

Amalfitano 16

Venue: Norwich

05/04/2014

HullHull1-0SwanseaSwansea

Boyd 39

Venue: Hull

05/04/2014

Aston VillaAston Villa1-2FulhamFulham

Holt 70

Richardson 61, Rodallega 86

Venue: Birmingham

05/04/2014

CardiffCardiff0-3Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace

Puncheon 31, 88, Ledley 71

Venue: Cardiff

05/04/2014

Man. CityMan. City4-1SouthamptonSouthampton

Y. Touré 3 (P), Nasri 45+1, Džeko 45+4, Jovetić 81

Lambert 37 (P)

Venue: Manchester

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