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PREMIER LEAGUE WRAP: Chelsea extend lead to 10 as Leicester string together three wins

Chelsea are odds-on favourites to win the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League title after beating Manchester United on the weekend.

Jose Mourinho's Blues have taken a 10-point lead over the rest of the competition after defeating Louis van Gaal's Red Devils 1-0 at Stamford Bridge thanks to Eden Hazard's 38th-minute goal.

Chelsea are well clear of second-placed Arsenal with six fixtures remaining and only a late-season disaster will see them relinquish their grip on the premiership.

United's loss ended a six-game winning streak in the league and although they managed to stay in third position, they saw their lead over fourth cut to just one point by neighbours Manchester City.

The reigning champions recorded their first win in three outings with a 2-0 result over West Ham United at home Sunday courtesy of a James Collins own-goal which came prior to Sergio Aguero's 20th league strike of the campaign.

Leicester City moved off the bottom of the table with their third win on the trot which came in the form of a 2-0 result over Swansea City at home.

Nigel Pearson's Foxes were served by Leonardo Ulloa's first league goal since Boxing Day and Andy King's second in third outings to move up to 18th on the table where they now sit equal with Hull City who are in the safety zone.

In other Premier League matches over the weekend, West Bromwich Albion scored a crucial 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park to move eight points clear of the bottom three. James Morrison and Craig Gardner were on target for the Baggies.

Everton edged Burnley 1-0 at Goodison Park to make it five league fixtures unbeaten while heaping pressure on the Clarets who dropped to the foot of the standings.

Brilliant strikes from Mame Biram Diouf and Charlie Adam allowed Stoke City to get the better of Southampton 2-1 at the Britannia to move up to ninth while Tottenham returned to the winners' list in impressive style with a 3-1 victory at Newcastle United.

Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane all hit the back of the net for Spurs - the latter getting his 30th of the season in all competitions - while Jack Colback scored for the Magpies who have now lost six matches in a row to fall to 14th.

2014/15 Barclays Premier League - season scores

Crystal Palace: 0 West Bromwich Albion: 2 (James Morrison 2', Craig Gardner 53') Selhurst Park, London - 24,765

Everton: 1 (Kevin Mirallas 29', missed penalty: Ross Barkley 11') Burnley: 0 (red card: Ashley Barnes 45+2') Goodison Park, Liverpool - 39,496

Leicester City: 2 (Leonardo Ulloa 15', Andy King 89') Swansea City: 0 King Power Stadium, Leicester - 31,121

Stoke City: 2 (Mame Biram Diouf 47', Charlie Adam 84') Southampton: 1 (Morgan Schneiderlin 22') Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent - 26,467

Chelsea: 1 (Eden Hazard 38') Manchester United: 0 Stamford Bridge, London - 41,422

Manchester City: 2 (James Collins (og) 18', Sergio Aguero 36') West Ham United: 0 Etihad stadium, Manchester - 45,041

Newcastle United: 1 (Jack Colback 46') Tottenham: 3 (Nacer Chadli 30', Christian Eriksen 53', Harry Kane 90+1') St James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne - 47,427

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