Wednesday's Premier League round-up

  • 5 March 2015
James Milner scores for Manchester City against Leicester City Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Manchester City took on Leicester in one of seven games in the Premier League on Wednesday

The top four teams and the bottom sides fighting to avoid relegation were all in action on a busy day for the Premier League. Newsround runs through everything that happened on Wednesday night.

Manchester 2-1 Leicester

Manchester City returned to winning ways after the damaging Premier League loss at Liverpool with a home victory over bottom club Leicester City.

David Silva put the hosts ahead right on half-time but the three points were not completely secure until substitute James Milner turned in a simple finish two minutes from the final whistle.

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Win most important thing - Pellegrini

Man City still face an uphill task to retain their title as they remain five points behind Chelsea having played a game more.

Newcastle 0-1 Manchester United

Ashley Young pounced on a late error by Newcastle keeper Tim Krul to give Manchester United victory.

Krul had made a string of great saves but his sloppy clearance found it's way to Young and the winger finished well.

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Image caption Ashley Young celebrates his winning strike - his first for 14 months

Newcastle brought on Jonas Gutierrez in the second half for his first game in 17 months after overcoming cancer.

Also, Manchester United defender Jonny Evans and Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse appeared to spit at each other in a heated first-half tussle.

QPR 1-2 Arsenal

Arsenal produced an impressive second-half display to beat QPR in a fourth straight Premier League win and strengthen their top-four place.

Olivier Giroud opened the scoring, poking home when on the ground after Kieran Gibbs's shot was blocked.

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QPR made Arsenal sweat - Wenger

Alexis Sanchez beat Robert Green at his near post to double Arsenal's lead.

QPR faded after a strong first-half performance, although they were given late hope by Charlie Austin's powerful strike with eight minutes left.

Stoke 2-0 Everton

Goals from Victor Moses and Mame Biram Diouf gave Stoke victory as Everton's poor Premier League form continued.

Moses powered a 32nd-minute header into the top corner from Phil Bardsley's excellent cross to open the scoring.

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Image caption Victor Moses scores his third Premier League goal of the season

Diouf then prodded in a late second for Mark Hughes' side after Marko Arnautovic's shot hit the post.

Defeat leaves Everton with 28 points from 28 matches - their worst points tally at this stage of a season since the Premier League started in 1992.

Tottenham 3-2 Swansea

Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis needed several minutes of treatment on the pitch after collapsing during his side's defeat at Tottenham.

Gomis was carried off, having collapsed after Nacer Chadli put Spurs 1-0 up, but Swansea later said he was "fine".

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It was scary, but Gomis is fine - Monk

Swansea equalised through Ki Sung-yeung soon after play restarted.

Ryan Mason's first league goal restored Spurs' lead in the second half and Andros Townsend made it 3-1

Gylfi Sigurdsson managed to get a goal back for Swansea but it wasn't enough to stop Spurs getting all three points.

West Ham 0-1 Chelsea

Chelsea stayed five points clear at the top of the Premier League as a hard-fought win at West Ham kept them on course for a first title in five years.

Eden Hazard headed the visitors ahead from Ramires's right-wing cross.

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Image caption Eden Hazard has scored 14 goals for Chelsea this season

Ramires shot against the post for the visitors after the break before having a header brilliantly saved by Adrian.

West Ham troubled Chelsea throughout but poor finishing ensured the visitors survived a nervy second half to hold on to another crucial victory.

Liverpool 2-0 Burnley

Jordan Henderson continued his good form as Liverpool captain as he scored and set up another in a comfortable win over strugglers Burnley at Anfield.

Standing in for injured skipper Steven Gerrard, Henderson smashed in a 20-yard shot to give Liverpool the lead.

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The 24-year-old then crossed for Daniel Sturridge to head in on his return to the starting line-up.

Liverpool move back above Southampton into fifth, two points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.