Reds clear; Arsenal and Everton win

  • Last Updated: April 20 2014, 19:49 BST

A review of Easter Sunday's action in the Barclays Premier League, as Liverpool pulled five points clear at the top.

  • Raheem Sterling: Got Liverpool off to the perfect start at Carrow Road
  • Lukas Podolski celebrates with Olivier Giroud 
  • Leighton Baines scores from the spot for Everton 

Raheem Sterling fired Liverpool five points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League table after a thriller at Norwich.

Position Player Score
1 Liverpool 80
2 Chelsea 75
3 Man City 71
4 Arsenal 70
5 Everton 69
6 Tottenham 63
7 Man Utd 57
8 Southampton 49
9 Newcastle 46
10 Stoke City 44
11 C Palace 43
12 West Ham 37
13 Swansea 36
14 Hull City 36
15 A Villa 35
16 West Brom 33
17 Norwich 32
18 Cardiff 30
19 Fulham 30
20 Sunderland 29

The 19-year-old England international struck twice as the Reds won 3-2 at Carrow Road in a game which remained in the balance until the final whistle.

Brendan Rodgers' men raced into a 2-0 lead within 10 minutes as Sterling and then Luis Suarez struck in a blistering start by the leaders.

However, Gary Hooper reduced the deficit nine minutes after the restart and although Sterling restored the visitors' two-goal advantage with a deflected second six minutes later, Robert Snodgrass' 77th-minute header made for a tense finish.

Arsenal maintained their grip on fourth place with an impressive 3-0 victory at Hull in a dress rehearsal for next month's FA Cup final.

Lukas Podolski did much of the damage, scoring either side of half-time after Aaron Ramsey had given the Gunners a 31st-minute lead, and Olivier Giroud later hit the bar after charging down keeper Steve Harper's attempted clearance.

  • Luis Suarez warms up with a smile on his face at Carrow Road
  • Skipper Steven Gerrard leads the Liverpool team out
  • Reds boss Brendan Rodgers looks on as the game gets under way
  • Raheem Sterling celebrates with Rodgers after scoring in the fourth minute
  • Sterling's stunning strike from outside of the area set Liverpool on their way
  • Sterling turns provider are Luis Suarez calmly strokes the ball home to double the away side's lead
  • Brendan Rodgers likes what he sees as his side look comfortable
  • Gary Hooper gets one back for the Canaries after Simon Mignolet makes a hash of a cross...
  • But Sterling's defelected effort at the other end soon makes it 3-1 to the away side
  • A dejected Simon Mignolet looks on as Norwich score again to make it 3-2
  • Steven Gerrard and Liverpool teammates celebrate the hard-fought win
  • Aaron Ramsey celebrates after opening the scoring for Arsenal against Hull
  • An Arsenal fan enjoys the action at the KC Stadium
  • Arsenal double their lead through Lukas Podolski, who celebrates with teammates
  • Hull players complain to referee Jon Moss after Arsenal's second goal
  • Podolski celebrates with Olivier Giroud after making it 3-0 to the Gunners
  • Juan Mata and James McCarthy battle for the ball at Goodison Park
  • Everton are awarded a penalty after Phil Jones handles the ball in the box...
  • And Leighton Baines fires low into the net to give Everton the lead
  • Kevin Mirallas celebrates after doubling the Toffees' lead with a neat finish
  • A dejected Wayne Rooney looks on as Man United struggle to get back into the game
All the best pictures from Sunday's Premier League action, including Liverpool's 3-2 victory over Norwich.

However, Everton remain in hot pursuit after completing a double over former boss David Moyes' Manchester United in comprehensive style with a 2-0 win.

Full-back Leighton Baines blasted the home side ahead from the penalty spot after Phil Jones had handled Romelu Lukaku's shot, and Kevin Mirallas ensured a miserable return to Goodison Park for Moyes with a second two minutes before half-time.

Even former Everton striker Wayne Rooney could not lift the mood for the visitors after being denied by Tim Howard at the death.

The Toffees lie just a point behind Arsenal with both clubs have three more games to play, while United are a further 12 back in seventh place, although with a game in hand.


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