London: Liverpool moved closer to a first league title since 1990 with a 3-2 win at Norwich City yesterday that sent them five points clear in the Premier League.
Kevin Mirallas (right) scores Everton’s second goal against Man United at Goodison Park. Pic/AFP.
Quick-fire early goals from Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez put the visitors in control at Carrow Road, before Gary Hooper replied for fourth-bottom Norwich in the 54th minute.
Sterling appeared to have made the points safe with a deflected shot minutes later, but a late Robert Snodgrass header obliged Liverpool to endure a nervy last 10 minutes.
Liverpool need seven points from their remaining three games to win the league and can eliminate Chelsea from the title race by winning at home to Jose Mourinho’s side next weekend.
Arsenal, Everton record wins
Meanwhile, Arsenal kept their noses in front of Everton in the race for the fourth and final Champions League qualifying berth with a comfortable 3-0 win at future FA Cup final opponents Hull City.
The victory provisionally put Arsenal four points clear of fifth-place Everton, but Roberto Martinez’s side trimmed their lead back to a point with a clinical 2-0 defeat of Manchester United.
It was United manager David Moyes’ first visit to Goodison Park since he left and it was to prove a chastening one, as his side fell to their 11th defeat of a dismal campaign, thanks to goals from Leighton Baines and Kevin Mirallas.