Liverpool crush Norwich, Arsenal held by Stoke

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Updated: April 29, 2012

Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick as Liverpool warmed up for next week’s FA Cup final with a comfortable 3-0 victory at Norwich City on Saturday.

The Uruguay international netted twice in the space of four first half minutes before brilliantly chipping goalkeeper John Ruddy from just inside the Norwich half late on.

Robin van Persie’s 35th goal of the season cancelled out Peter Crouch’s opener as Arsenal picked up a 1-1 draw at Stoke.

 Aston Villa missed the opportunity to extricate themselves from the relegation dogfight on Saturday after scrapping their way to a 0-0 draw at West Bromwich Albion.
Relegated Wolves finally showed some belated fight as they recovered from 4-1 down to earn a remarkable 4-4 draw at Swansea.
Newcastle’s bid for Champions League qualification suffered a reality check on Saturday as Wigan eased their relegation fears with a thumping 4-0 win over the Magpies.
Bolton’s hopes of moving out of the bottom three were dashed after they could only draw 2-2 at Sunderland.
At Goodison Park, Everton scored four goals for a second week running as they romped to a 4-0 win over Fulham that kept David Moyes’ team in seventh place. Nikica Jelavic scored twice while Marouane Fellaini and Tim Cahill added one apiece in an easy win.
More action in the Premiership today as Chelsea take on QPR, while Spurs face Blackburn.