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Liverpool win seven goal thriller

Daniel Sturridge keeps Liverpool in touch at top of the Premiership as Newcastle end losing run against Villa.

Last updated: 23 Feb 2014 18:12
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Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson both netted twice for Liverpool as they beat-off Swansea 4-3 [AFP]

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

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 again from the penalty spot.

Henderson clinched the points for the hosts 16 minutes from time at Anfield, the win moving them back to within four points off leaders Chelsea.

Newcaslte secure win

Elsewhere, 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.

The match seemed set to finish goalless when Remy hit the post from inside the penalty area in the 89th minute, after Luuk De Jong pulled the ball back from the byline.

But Remy made no mistake moments later at St. James' Park. De Jong's shot was deflected into his path and he fooled Ron Vlaar with a dummy before firing past United States goalkeeper Brad Guzan for his 12th league goal of the season.

Arsenal are second, one point behind Chelsea, with Manchester City a further two points back in third.

Tottenham Hotspur travel to Norwich City in the late game.

Norwich beat Tottenham

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.

Media reports emerged during the week that Hughton's job was under threat with his team having picked up one win from 13 matches in all competitions.

However, Snodgrass's calm finish after being put through by Bradley Johnson earned his side a well-deserved win against a sluggish Spurs team who had to travel to Ukraine for a Europa League match on Thursday.

The defeat meant Spurs fell six points behind fourth-placed Liverpool.

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