Controversial Chelsea goal secures the points

Updated: April 8, 2012

Chelsea grabbed a 2-1 victory over Wigan thanks to the clearly offside strike by Branislav Ivanovic and a last-gasp Juan Mata winner as they closed the gap to a Champions League spot.

Tottenham nudged up to third with a 0-0 draw at Sunderland. Harry Redknapp will be annoyed with his teams performance following a host of missed opportunities.

Newcastle United, who won 2-0 at Swansea City on Friday to continue their strong form, are level with Chelsea on 56 points in sixth place. Spurs have 59 points with Arsenal on 58.

Liverpool salvaged a point in a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa. Kenny Dalglish’s team have suffered their worst run since 1954 but had a series of chances with Dutch forward Dirk Kuyt missing a sitter and Uruguayan Suarez striking the post.

Blackburn Rovers lost 3-0 at West Bromwich Albion to confirm their mini-revival is over and Bolton Wanderers are only a point above the danger zone following Clint Dempsey’s brace in a 3-0 home defeat by Fulham.

Mid-table Norwich City drew 2-2 home draw with Everton while basement side Wolverhampton Wanderers lost 2-1 at Stoke City.

Todays action sees United at home to an inform QPR, while City’s title hopes could be ended today at the Emirates if the Gunners grab all 3 points.

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