Tottenham’s miserable run of form continued as they slumped to a 2-1 at home to Norwich. Anthony Pilkington put the Canaries ahead only for Jermaine Defoe to equalise in controversial circumstances, the striker scooping the ball over John Ruddy moments after Norwich were denied a penalty following a foul by Ledley King on Grant Holt.
Unless the decisions at Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge however on this occasion the supposed smaller side regrouped and Elliott Bennett’s first goal sealed a memorable win that move’s Norwich level on points with eighth place Liverpool.
Spurs stay fourth however Newcastle’s 2-0 win over Bolton saw them move level with Harry Redknapp’s side. Hatem Ben Arfa and Papa Cisse with his 10th goal since his January move to the Magpies sealed a win that keeps Alan Pardew’s side in the hunt for a Champions League spot.
Chelsea missed the chance to go fourth as they were forced to settle for a point against in form Fulham, Clint Dempsey’s 82nd minute header cancelling out Frank Lampard’s first half penalty.
Everton will head into their FA Cup semi final with Liverpool in good form as they consolidated seventh place in the table with a comfortable 4-0 win over Sunderland at Goodison Park.
Magaye Gueye, with his first for the club, Steven Pienaar, Leon Osman and Victor Anichebe all scored as David Moyes side moved four points clear of Liverpool, who have a game in hand.
At Villa Park, Robert Huth scored for the second game in successive as Stoke claimed a point against Aston Villa.
Premier League results:
Spurs 1 -2 Norwich
Newcastle 2- 0 Bolton
Everton 4 -0 Sunderland
Fulham 1 -1 Chelsea
Aston Villa 1 -1 Stoke