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Sterling show steers Liverpool five points clear

Published: Sunday 20 April 2014, 19.05CET
Liverpool FC moved five points clear at the Premier League summit with a hard-earned 3-2 victory against Norwich City FC, on a day when Arsenal FC and Everton FC also posted wins.

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Published: Sunday 20 April 2014, 19.05CET

Sterling show steers Liverpool five points clear

Liverpool FC moved five points clear at the Premier League summit with a hard-earned 3-2 victory against Norwich City FC, on a day when Arsenal FC and Everton FC also posted wins.

Liverpool FC remain on course to be crowned champions of England for the first time since 1989/90 after a 3-2 defeat of relegation-threatened Norwich City FC opened up a five-point cushion at the summit.

After watching Chelsea FC lose further momentum in the title race on Saturday, Brendan Rodgers' charges stormed into a fourth-minute lead at Carrow Road, Raheem Sterling drifting inside and sending a venomous drive beyond John Ruddy. Sterling strode down the left seven minutes later and swept across goal for Luis Suárez, who opened up his body and slotted in.

The visitors had their lead trimmed when Simon Mignolet collided with Martin Škrtel and Gary Hooper tapped into an empty net. Order was soon restored, though, as Sterling snaffled Bradley Johnson's errant pass and made the net bulge via a deflection. A precise header from Robert Snodgrass gave Norwich hope 13 minutes from time, but the Premier League leaders rode out the storm for their 11th consecutive win.

Fourth-placed Arsenal FC then sent three goals past next month's FA Cup final opponents Hull City AFC without reply. Aaron Ramsey broke the deadlock shortly after the half-hour and Lukas Podolski struck either side of the break with a couple of trademark left-footed finishes.

Everton FC responded by beating Manchester United FC 2-0 to move back within a point of the Gunners. Leighton Baines kept his composure from the spot to open the scoring on 28 minutes, after Phil Jones had blocked Romelu Lukaku's goalbound shot with his hand. Kevin Mirallas combined with Seamus Coleman and swept past David de Gea for the second just before the interval.

Last updated: 20/04/14 19.42CET

Results

English Premier League 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 20/04/2014 19:05 CET

20/04/2014

EvertonEverton2-0Man. UnitedMan. United

Baines 28 (P), Mirallas 43

Venue: Liverpool

20/04/2014

HullHull0-3ArsenalArsenal

Ramsey 31, Podolski 45, 54

Venue: Hull

20/04/2014

NorwichNorwich2-3LiverpoolLiverpool

Hooper 54, Snodgrass 77

Sterling 4, 62, Suárez 11

Venue: Norwich

19/04/2014

ChelseaChelsea1-2SunderlandSunderland

Eto'o 12

Wickham 18, Borini 82 (P)

Venue: London

19/04/2014

West HamWest Ham0-1Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace

Jedinak 59 (P)

Venue: London

19/04/2014

NewcastleNewcastle1-2SwanseaSwansea

Sh. Ameobi 23

Bony 45+1, 90+2 (P)

Venue: Newcastle

19/04/2014

Aston VillaAston Villa0-0SouthamptonSouthampton

Venue: Birmingham

19/04/2014

CardiffCardiff1-1StokeStoke

Whittingham 51 (P)

Arnautovic 45+3 (P)

Venue: Cardiff

19/04/2014

TottenhamTottenham3-1FulhamFulham

Paulinho 35, H. Kane 48, Kaboul 62

Sidwell 37

Venue: London

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