Premier League round-up: Arsenal capitalise on Chelsea slip up
Arsenal leapfrogged Chelsea into fourth place as a last-minute Thierry Henry goal saw them beat Sunderland 2-1, while the Blues crashed to a 2-0 defeat against Everton.
Sunderland took a shock second-half lead when James Mcclean took advantage of Per Mertesacker’s slip to fire past Wojciech Szczesny.
But the advantage was short lived as Aaron Ramsey’s effort from the edge of the box beat Simon Mignolet to equalise before Henry headed home Andrey Arshavin’s cross late on.
Chelsea crashed at Goodison Park as goals from Steven Pienaar and Denis Stracqualursi sealed another impressive win for the Toffees, just two weeks after they beat Man City, and left Blues’ boss Andre Villas-Boas facing increasing pressure to keep his job.
Wigan remain rooted to the foot of the table despite beating fellow strugglers Bolton 2-1 at the Reebok Stadium.
James Mcarthur’s 76th minute strike sealed the win after Bolton’s Mark Davies’ had equalised Gary Caldwell’s opener.
The Latics are now just two points from safety, while Bolton are second bottom and one point from safety.
Blackburn also eased their relegation worries but remain in the bottom three after a 3-2 win against QPR.
Goals from Yakubu, Junior Hoilett and a Nedum Onuoha own goal saw Steve Kean's side race into a 3-0 lead first-half lead, before Jamie Mackie netted a late brace for Mark Hughes’ side.
Norwich moved up to eighth with a narrow 3-2 win against Swansea, a Grant Holt brace and Anthony Pilkington goal were enough to grab the three points. In-form Danny Graham hit both of Swansea’s goals as they dropped to 11th.
In the other game, Fulham beat Stoke 2-1 thanks to a debut goal for Pavel Pogrebnyak and an own goal from Potters’ goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen.
Ryan Shawcross pulled one back for Stoke ten minutes before the end but they couldn’t add an equaliser.