QPR 0-2 STOKE CITY Two goals on either side of the break by strikers Peter Crouch and Jonathan Walters gave tony Pulis’s side a much needed win over relegation threatened candidates QPR on Saturday at Loftus Road. The win lifts Stoke to 15th in the EPL Table and the win might be of huge relevance to Stoke whose performances have looked precarious in recent weeks. There is no such joy however for QPR as manager Harry Redknapp, who is very highly rated by the English media, must start preparations for fighting in the Championship next season. NORWICH 2-1 READING The Canaries took a amjor step towards staving off relegation this season as they beat Reading 2-1 at Carrow Road on Staurday afternoon. Goals from Ryan and Elliot Bennet overshadowed The Royals, the latter who now are almost destined to face the ignominy of relegation themselves. Gareth MacCarthy pulled one back for the visitors but it wasn’t enough to prevent themselves from being beaten the home side. After a lacklustre first half, the match sprung to life as Norwich scored two goals in quick sucession to give themselves some breathing space and manager Chris Houghton. SWANSEA 0-0 SOUTHAMPTON The Liberty stadium side and The Saints played out a scoreless draw as both of the sides failed to create any clear cut chances in front of goal. The draw means Mauricio Pochettino’s side are well on course of a top ten finish in their very first season in the top tier. Either of the goalkeepers were largely untroubled but Saints goalkeeper Artur Boruc’s boot denied a fantastic effort from Swans midfielder Jonathan De Guzman. The match however was of little importance for Swansea foe either a win or loss wouldn’t have had any change in their position in the table. Danish Legend and Swansea manager Micheal Laudrup fielded several of his first team players but they failed to make an impression on the pitch.
WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1-1 NEWCASTLE UNITED An entertaining game at the Hawthorns saw West Brom and Newcastle sharing the spoils in an evenly contested game on Saturday. The Magpies had taken the lead courtesy Yoan Gouffran’s header in the first half but the Baggies roared back into the game as Billy Jones hit the back of the net much to delight of the home crowd. The result means Alan Pardew’s men playing hide and seek with relegation with just four games left in this campaign. WEST HAM UNITED 2-0 WIGAN ATHLETIC So will Roberto Martinez script yet another great escape for the latics this time round as well? The answer is perphaps clear if Wigan are to play the same as they did against the Hammers at Upton Park on Saturday. West Ham were “two good” for the Latics who looked second best throughout the game much like the frowns on Martinez’s forehead. Matt Jarvis and Kevin Nolan secured the points of Sam Allardyce’s men as the Hammers are now on the top half of the table thanks to the win.