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Liverpool edge Swansea in thriller

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson (L) celebrates his second goal as Swansea's Michael Vorm reacts during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield in Liverpool (Reuters) Liverpool's Jordan Henderson (L) celebrates his second goal as Swansea's Michael Vorm reacts during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield in Liverpool (Reuters)
Reuters | London | Posted: February 24, 2014 12:29 am | Updated: February 24, 2014 10:20 am

 

Daniel Sturridge struck twice to keep Liverpool’s Premier League title hopes alive with a thrilling 4-3 win over Swansea City on Sunday.

The win lifted Liverpool back to within four points of leaders Chelsea while Newcastle United ended a three match-losing streak when Loic Remy scored a stoppage-time winner to seal a 1-0 win over Aston Villa.

Robert Snodgrass scored early in the second half to earn Norwich City a precious 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur and ease the pressure on under-fire manager Chris Hughton.

Sturridge became only the second player to score in eight successive Premier League matches when he grabbed a third-minute opener and Jordan Henderson put Liverpool in control before Jonjo Shelvey and Wilfried Bony drew Swansea level.

Sturridge, who matched former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy’s feat, was on target again before the break, only for Bony to equalise once more from the penalty spot.

Henderson clinched the points for the hosts 16 minutes from time at Anfield, keeping them fourth with 56 points from 27 matches.
Arsenal are second, one point behind Chelsea, with Manchester City a further two points back in third.

“A wonderful victory for us, Swansea played really well, especially when were 2-0 up to come back into the game,” Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers told Sky Sports. “An outstanding result for us and again typified the character of this team.”

Newcastle, who had lost their past three matches and not scored in four, appeared to be on their way to another disappointing result before Remy, returning after a three-match suspension, struck with moments remaining at St James’s Park. The win lifted Newcastle to eighth with 40 points while Norwich’s 1-0 win moved them up to 14th, four points above the relegation zone.

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