Leicester draw level with Arsenal on points as Huth hurts Spurs
Premier League round-up: Long, Walters and McClean among the goals
West Brom’s James McClean scores his side’s late equaliser in the Premier League game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: John Sibley/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic
Stoke City’s Jonathan Walters scores his side’s first goal during the Premier League match against Norwick City at the Britannia Stadium. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA
Shane Long of Southampton scores his team’s first goal during the Premier League match against Watford at St Mary’s Stadium. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images
Second-placed Leicester joined Arsene Wenger’s side on 43 points thanks to a 1-0 win at Tottenham.
Centre back Robert Huth headed home from a corner with seven minutes remaining to end the Foxes’ six-hour wait for a goal and give them three points in north London.
Manchester City were unable to trim the gap on Arsenal, who they remain three points behind, as they were held to a 0-0 stalemate with Everton at the Etihad Stadium.
Jermain Defoe scored his first Premier League hat-trick since November 2009 to guide Sunderland to a 4-2 win at 10-man Swansea that boosted the Black Cats’ survival hopes.
The former West Ham and Tottenham striker grabbed two goals in the victory over Aston Villa in Sunderland’s previous league match and their revival continued in south Wales.
However, Patrick van Aanholt levelled things up once more before Defoe struck twice more to move Sunderland just one point away from safety.
Stoke also took advantage of a red card to move up to seventh courtesy of a 3-1 victory over Norwich at the Britannia Stadium.
And although Jonny Howson equalised, Joselu restored Stoke’s lead with just his second goal for the club before Ryan Bennett’s own goal sealed the three points.
James McClean earned West Brom a share of the spoils at Stamford Bridge as the Baggies drew 2-2 with Chelsea.