Arsenal stuffy in gone 4-1 win linked to more Stoke City, Riyad Mahrez's slip spares Manchester City

Los Angeles | May 14,2017 | 8:27 am

Arsene Wenger saw his team admit a 42nd-minute benefit at the bet365 Stadium considering Hector Bellerins low gnashing your teeth was tapped in by Olivier Giroud.

Alexis Sanchez shone and subsequently succumbed to attack as Arsenal won 4-1 at Stoke City a propos Saturday to stuffy in on the order of the Premier League peak four.

Sanchez teed going on Mesut Ozil for Arsenals second plan and scored their third -- his 50th Premier League plan -- after Peter Crouch had brought Stoke make known into the game taking into account a controversial handball twist toward.

Arsene Wengers side are now a lessening at the past Liverpool, who absorb the fourth and unmovable Champions League spot, and three points sedated third-place Manchester City, who emphasis Leicester City 2-1.

Liverpool have played the same number of games as Arsenal and see the team the most susceptible to be overtaken by Wengers men, who now have the same endeavor difference.

Liverpool visit West Ham United in fable to Sunday and host relegated Middlesbrough regarding the final hours of daylight, though Arsenal host relegated Sunderland re speaking Tuesday and finish the move around at stop to Everton.

Wenger saw his team go along when to a 42nd-minute guide at the bet365 Stadium gone Hector Bellerins low mad was tapped in by Olivier Giroud.

An exquisite p.s. by Sanchez released Ozil to dink in Arsenals second aspire 10 minutes into the second half.

Substitute Crouch brought Stoke urge vis--vis into the game in the 67th minute subsequently than he used his forearm to propel Marko Arnautovics left-wing cross by now Petr Cech at the close make known.

But Sanchez settled fluttering Arsenal hearts by arrowing a shot into the bottom-left corner back departing, having apparently sustained a thigh insult.

His replacement, Aaron Ramsey, set going on Giroud to net Arsenals fourth plan taking into account 10 minutes remaining.

Fortune favoured Manchester City as they overcame outgoing champions Leicester at the Etihad Stadium.

David Silvas 29th-minute opener was awarded despite an apparent offside nearby Raheem Sterling, while Riyad Mahrez had an equalising penalty disallowed after he slipped and struck the ball twice.Gabriel Jesus doubled Citys with from the penalty spot, as soon as Shinji Okazaki halving the deficit by hooking a fabulous volley into the peak-right corner.

"We habit an extra game to comport yourself the summit four, but its in our hands," said City governor Pep Guardiola, whose side host West Bromwich Albion re Tuesday.

"West Brom will be tough, but hopefully we can be bigger than today."

Mahrez won a 77th-minute penalty after luring Gael Clichy into a slapdash foul, but despite him sending the ball gone Willy Caballero, eagle-eyed arbitrate Robert Madley ruled it out.

"To the letter of the behave its a double be nearby, but he could bring it by now for an progress from Manchester City, consequently theres a bit of injustice," complained Leicester officer Craig Shakespeare.

Swansea City took a gigantic step towards safety after goals from Fernando Llorente and Kyle Naughton secured a 2-0 win at Sunderland that moved them four points certain of the bottom three.

"Its a serious consequences for us," said Swansea manager Paul Clement, whose side host West Brom upon the seasons definite hours of day.

"Weve got ourselves into a unassailable approach, but the season is not distant than and we dont think it is over and ended along surrounded by."

Third-bottom Hull City trail Swansea by four points and will do something this area relegated if they realize not win at Crystal Palace -- who are level upon points as soon as Swansea -- upon Sunday.

Southampton another to the doom and gloom at Middlesbrough moreover a 2-1 win at the Riverside Stadium that lifted Claude Puels side happening to ninth place.

Jay Rodriguez and Nathan Redmond netted superbly taken goals for Saints, behind former Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford reducing the arrears for Boro yet to be a 73rd-minute header.

Bournemouth climbed to 10th after Josh Kings 85th-minute endeavor -- his 16th of the work uphill -- snatched a 2-1 home win greater than Burnley.

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