Premier League round-up: Tottenham Hotspur go second, Liverpool held by Sunderland

Sport360 staff 22:08 06/02/2016
Match-winner: Kieran Trippier.

Tottenham Hotspur leapfrogged Manchester City into second place in the Premier League by beating Watford 1-0 on Saturday.

Spurs enhanced their 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.

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.

Everton were also victorious, 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.

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 evening kick-off, Maya Yoshida’s early strike gave in-form Southampton their fourth win in five Premier League games, despite Victor Wanyama’s red card.

The Saints overcame West Ham 1-0, the visitors unable to make their numerical advantage count as the hosts moved to within two points of their guests in sixth.

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