EPL round-up: Carroll hat-trick holds Arsenal

Sport360 staff 20:20 09/04/2016
Andy Carroll's hat-trick dented Arsenal's title hopes.

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll scored an eight-minute hat-trick, but Laurent Koscielny snatched a point for Arsenal in a memorable 3-3 Premier League draw on Saturday.

Goals from Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez had Arsenal cruising, but Carroll scored twice late in the first half and his third seven minutes after the break looked like giving the hosts victory until Koscielny intervened.

For all the excitement, a point apiece did neither side much good, with West Ham still outside the top five and Arsenal now 10 points behind league leaders Leicester City with six games of the season remaining.

Elsewhere, Aston Villa slumped to a 2-1 defeat against Bournemouth, Crystal Palace edged past Norwich 1-0 thanks to a glorious goal from Jason Puncheon and Swansea City claimed an impressive first Premier League win against Chelsea.

Second-bottom Newcastle United appear increasingly doomed after a wretched 3-1 defeat at Southampton left Rafael Benitez’s side six points from safety with six games to play.

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