Sunday Night Takeaway: Wins for Spurs and Chelsea

Both Manchester clubs slipped up in the race for a top four place

BY Simon Maguire 20:20 Sunday 30 April 2017, 20:20 30 Apr 2017

Dele Alli celebrates. Picture by: Adam Davy/PA Wire/PA Images

Tottenham Hotspur beat Arsenal 2-0 in the final north London derby at White Hart Lane on Sunday to stay within four points of leaders Chelsea.

Spurs dominated the match from the off with Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen coming closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half.

The home side kept up the pace when they emerged after the break with Alli opening the scoring after he was first to react to Eriksen's parried shot.

The Tottenham faithful didn't have long to wait to double their lead when Harry Kane converted a penalty after being fouled by Gabriel in the box.

It could have been more but Petr Cech kept out efforts from Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Wanyama and Kane as Spurs went in search of more. Wenger's men rarely threatened and Hugo Lloris easily saved the few shots which came his direction.  

Chelsea look to have taken another step towards winning the title with an almost routine 3-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park. 

Pedro opens the scoring. Picture by: Nigel French/PA Wire/PA Images

The sides went in scoreless at half time as Everton kept Eden Hazard quiet for most of the opening spell. 

It took a sublime effort from Pedro from just outside the box to get Antonio Conte's men up and running in the 66th minute. 

Chelsea doubled their lead in the 76th minute when Hazard's free kick was palmed away by Maarten Stekelenburg only to rebound off Gary Cahill and into the net.

The league leaders wrapped up all three points when Willian turned Cesc Fabregas' cross into the net. 

Elsewhere, both Manchester clubs slipped up against teams in the relegation zone. Marcus Rashford won a penalty at the end of the first half which Wayne Rooney converted.

Sigurdsson scores a free kick. Picture by: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/PA Images

Gylfi Sigurdsson equalised with a pin-point free kick in the 79th minute which left united keeper David de Gea rooted to the spot.

Manchester City came from behind twice to salvage a draw at the Riverside. Álvaro Negredo and Calum Chambers scored for the home side before Sergio Augero and Gabriel de Jesus pegged them back late on.  


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