Premier League scores and review – Easter Monday
There were five Premier League matches on Monday which saw Newcastle United draw level with Tottenham Hotspur in the table.
April 9th, 2012
The Magpies won their fifth match on the bounce after a 2-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers which saw Hatem Ben Arfa open the scoring in brilliant style, with the Frenchman running from his own half and beating several opposition players before slotting home.
Papiss Cisse then doubled Newcastle’s lead and it means that Alan Pardew’s team are now level with Spurs, who were surprisingly beaten at home to Norwich City.
The Canaries were big outsiders coming into the match at White Hart Lane but Paul Lambert’s side were deserved winners, especially as they had a stonewall penalty turned down when Ledley King hauled down Grant Holt.
Meanwhile, Chelsea were unable to claim a maximum haul in the west London derby at Craven Cottage, despite Frank Lampard putting the visitors into a first-half lead from the penalty spot after Salomon Kalou was felled by Danny Murphy.
Clint Dempsey was once again the Fulham saviour in the 82nd minute, with the American likely to be the subject of several bids during the summer.
Everton warmed up nicely for their FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool with a 4-0 win over Sunderland, with Aston Villa and Stoke City playing out a 1-1 draw.
Monday Premier League scores
Everton 4 Sunderland 0
Newcastle United 2 Bolton Wanderers 0
Tottenham 1 Norwich City 2
Aston Villa 1 Stoke City 1
Fulham 1 Chelsea 1