EPL: Spurs goes second, Sunderland fights back against Reds

Tottenham enhanced their own title chances by defeating Watford courtesy of a 64th-minute goal from right-back Kieran Trippier, who tapped in a delightful left-wing cross from substitute Dele Alli.

Tottenham have the best defence in the league having conceded just 19 goals all season.   -  REUTERS

Tottenham Hotspur leapfrogged Manchester City into second place by beating Watford 1-0 and Arsenal can also move above Manuel Pellegrini's side if they win at Bournemouth on Sunday.

League leaders Leicester City beat Manchester City 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium today to go six points clear at the top of the table.

Tottenham enhanced their own title chances by defeating Watford courtesy of a 64th-minute goal from right-back Kieran Trippier, who tapped in a delightful left-wing cross from substitute Dele Alli.

>Tottenham 1-0 Watford

Liverpool throws away two goal advantage

Elsewhere, Adam Johnson and Jermain Defoe scored as second-bottom Sunderland came from 2-0 down to snatch a 2-2 draw at Liverpool, whose manager Jurgen Klopp was absent due to a suspected bout of appendicitis.

Despite losing Dejan Lovren and Joe Allen to injury, Liverpool went 2-0 up through Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana. But Liverpool's fans deserted the stadium en masse in the 77th minute in protest at rising ticket prices and it proved the spur for Sunderland's comeback, with Johnson curling in a free-kick before Defoe equalised.

>Liverpool 2-2 Sunderland

Everton back in top half

Everton leapt four places to seventh, above Liverpool on goal difference, with an impressive 3-0 win at Stoke City.

All of Everton's goals came in the first half, Romelu Lukaku netting an 11th-minute penalty before Seamus Coleman and Aaron Lennon found the net.

>Stoke 0-3 Everton

Relegation Zone: Norwich in, Newcastle out

There was also movement at the bottom of the table, with Newcastle United moving out of the relegation zone after beating West Bromwich Albion 1-0 courtesy of a cool Aleksandar Mitrovic finish in the 32nd minute.

Norwich City took their place in the bottom three after losing 2-0 at bottom club Aston Villa, who scored through Joleon Lescott and Gabriel Agbonlahor. Villa are now eight points from safety with 13 matches to play.

Crystal Palace ended a run of five straight defeats with a 1-1 draw at Swansea City, where Gylfi Sigurdsson's 13th-minute free-kick for the hosts was cancelled out by a close-range Scott Dann effort.

In the late kick-off, ten man Southampton held on to beat West Ham United 1-0.

>Newcastle 1-0 West Bromwich Albion

>Aston Villa 2-0 Norwich

>Swansea 1-1 Crystal Palace

>Southampton 1-0 West Ham

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