London, April 30 (IANS) Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur continued their fight for the English Premier League (EPL) football title, while Manchester City and Manchester United played respective draws here on Sunday.

Chelsea, who hold a four-point lead over second-placed Tottenham, tightened their hold on the top spot with a 3-0 road win against Everton at the Goodison Park, reports Efe.

Chelsea need nine points to secure the EPL title during Antonio Conte’s first season in charge. Everton remain seventh with 58 points.

Tottenham kept the chase with a 2-0 win over Arsenal, riding on goals from Dele Alli (55th) and Hary Kane (58th minute, penalty). Arsenal remain sixth with 60 points.

Earlier in the day, United were held 1-1 by Swansea in Manchester, while Gabriel Jesus’ 85th-minute strike gave City a point following a 2-2 draw against hosts Middlesbrough.

United captain Wayne Rooney’s 45th-minute penalty was cancelled out by Gylfi Sigurðsson 11 minutes from time as the hosts reached 65 points, one behind City.

At the Goodison Park, Everton managed to stand their ground during the first 45 minutes, but Pedro Rodriguez opened the scoring for the visiting Blues 21 minutes into the second half.

Gary Cahill extended Chelsea’s lead 13 minutes later and Willian scored the visitors’ third goal just four minutes before the final whistle.

“My players showed me great patience to wait for the right moment to lead, and then to score the second and third goals,” Conte told Chelsea website.

‘For us it was very important to keep a clean sheet after 12 games,’ Conte added. ‘This is very important for our confidence for the final part of the season. We all know Everton had won eight games in a row at Goodison.”

    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

    Related Posts

    Glenn Maxwell Hopeful of Ashes Berth After Change in Batting Technique

    Aussie all-rounder Glenn Maxwell who is known for his exceptional hitting abilities is hoping to improve his defensive technique which would be crucial to...

    FC Goa Lose To Real Murcia In Pre-Season Friendly

    La Manga (Spain), Oct 17 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa suffered a 1-2 defeat against Spanish football club Real Murcia's first team...

    Family The Priority, Playing Less For More: Federer

    Shanghai, Oct 17 (IANS) Seeded second, Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer returned to the Shanghai Rolex Masters after two years and concluded the season's penultimate...
    David Warner, Bristol Fight, Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Punch, Walkabout Bar, Birmingham, Ashes 2017-18

    David Warner Compares his Notorious Joe Root Incident with Ben Stokes’ Bristol Street Fight

    Deputy to Steven Smith and the aggressive left-handed opener - David Warner revealed what surfaced in the CCTV footage regarding Bristol street-brawl involving Ben...

    Ranji Trophy: Bengal Brings Back Memories of Harare when Australia Had Employed 9 Fielders...

    Which cricket enthusiast won’t remember that afternoon on October 23, 1999, when Australia had employed nine fielders in the slip cordon against Zimbabwe at...