Chelsea suffer title blow, Liverpool remain clear, City maintains challenge

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Updated: April 22, 2014

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Liverpool surged 5 points clear at the top of the Premiership table following an Easter weekend of mixed fortunes for the title challengers.

On Saturday, Chelsea’s title bid took a blow when they suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.

A Connor Wickham brace proved the difference on the day as Sunderland followed up their point against Manchester City earlier in the week with another all important 3 points against Jose Mourinho’s men to leave them 1 win away from climbing out of the bottom 3.

In other action on Saturday, Tottenham’s strong showing in the second half at White Hart Lane gave them club a 3-1 win over lowly Fulham, Cardiff City aided its Premier league survival efforts with a vital point from a 1-1 draw with Stoke City while Wilfried Bony scored in stoppage time of both halves to help Swansea City overturn a one-goal deficit and get a 2-1 victory over Newcastle at St. James’ Park.

Crystal Palace continued its fine run of form by getting a narrow 1-0 win over West Ham United at Upton Park and There was little between Aston Villa and Southampton at Villa Park on Saturday as the two sides played to a 0-0 stalemate.

On Sunday Liverpool strengthened their grip at the summit with with a 3-2 win over Norwich at Carrow Road. A goal in each half by the talented Raheem Sterling and a 30th of the season by talisman Suarez sent Liverpool 5 points clear and within touching distance of a first Premier League title.

Arsenal maintained its 1 point advantage over Everton in fourth place with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Hull while Everton could very well have ended David Moyes short reign at Manchester United with a 2-0 win at Goodison Park.

On Monday Manchester City reignited their title challenge after easing to a 3-1 win over West Brom, Zabaleta, Aguero and Demichelis with the goals.

The result leaves City 6 points adrift of Liverpool with a game in hand and 1 point behind Chelsea.