LONDON: Two goals from Liverpool’s ‘other’ England midfielder, Jordan Henderson – alongside Steven Gerrard – kept the Reds in the Premier title race after a thrilling 4-3 win over Swansea. Daniel Sturridge also scored twice to take his season’s total to 18.
Luis Suarez provided two of the assists but was again off target himself, for a fifth game in a row. Liverpool thus became the Premier League’s top scorers with 70 goals.
Wilfried Bony (two, one a penalty) and ex-Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey scored for Swansea who were on terms at 3-3 at half-time.
Tottenham slipped off the pace in pursuit of fourth place after losing 1-0 at Norwich. A 47th-minute goal from Robert Snodgrass may just have helped keep ex-Tottenham favourite Chris Hughton in his job as Norwich boss.
Loic Remy scored a stoppage-time winner as Newcastle ended a run of four successive home defeats by beating Aston Villa at St James’ Park.
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