Tottenham rallies for draw at West Brom
West Bromwich, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Christian Eriksen scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time to help Tottenham come from three goals down to claim a 3-3 draw against West Bromwich at The Hawthorns on Saturday.
West Brom got off to a flying start with goals from Matej Vydra and Chris Brunt inside of four minutes, while Tottenham's day got worse when Emmanuel Adebayor's penalty kick was saved by West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster.
Stephane Sessegnon made it 3-0 to the hosts on the half-hour mark and it looked like an easy day for the Baggies.
However, Tottenham's rally started four minutes later when Aaron Lennon's low cross was redirected into his own net by West Brom defender Jonas Olsson.
Lennon had a hand in the second goal for Spurs as well 20 minutes from time when he found space on the right wing to deliver a cross for Harry Kane to head home.
A win would have moved the Baggies five points clear of the relegation places, but Eriksen broke their hearts in stoppage time when he brought down a deflected cross at the back post and lashed a shot into the top right corner of the net to steal a point for his team.
The result leaves West Brom three points above the drop zone, while Tottenham remains in sixth place but falls six points adrift of a place in the top four.
Everton 1, Sunderland 0
Sunderland, England - A Wes Brown own goal in the 75th minute handed Everton a 1-0 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, moving the Toffees into fourth place and plunging Sunderland further into the abyss.
The result moves Everton two points clear of Arsenal the race for the fourth and final Champions League spot with both clubs having five games remaining, while Sunderland stays on the bottom of the league and is now seven points from safety, although the club still has two games in hand.
Sunderland could have taken the lead in the first half when Fabio Borini cut out a poor back pass and rounded goalkeeper Tim Howard, only for his shot to be blocked on the goal line by defender John Stones.
Everton was wasteful in front of goal, but the Toffees got a bit of good fortune with 15 minutes to play when Gerard Deulofeu's cross was redirected into his own net by Brown at the near post.
Crystal Palace 1, Aston Villa 0
London, England - Crystal Palace took a giant step toward securing a place in the Premier League for next season as Jason Puncheon's 76th-minute goal was the difference in a 1-0 Palace victory over Aston Villa at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
With just five games to play, Palace moves into 12th place and seven points clear of the relegation zone, while Villa is four points above a place in the bottom three after losing for the fourth straight time.
Palace created the better chances as Villa struggled to hit its stride, but the hosts failed to take advantage after some poor finishing from both Yannick Bolasie and Cameron Jerome.
However, Puncheon's goal proved to be enough as Bolasie got down the left wing and delivered a low ball into the area that Puncheon settled before smacking a shot off the left post and into the net.
Fulham 1, Norwich City 0
London, England - Fulham's survival hopes received a massive boost on Saturday as the club secured a 1-0 win over Norwich City at Craven Cottage to close to within two points of safety.
Hugo Rodallega's first-half goal was the difference for Fulham, which claimed its second successive victory, while Norwich lost its seventh straight away match in league play and its first under new manager Neil Adams.
Norwich had chances to take something from the game but Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale turned in a fine performance to give his team a chance of escaping the bottom three.
Rodallega's goal arrived after 40 minutes when Lewis Holtby's free kick was flicked toward the front of goal for the striker to finish with a half-volley.
Norwich now faces a tough task to end the season as the Canaries will play Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal over their final four matches.
Cardiff City 1, Southampton 0
Southampton, England - Cardiff City claimed a huge three points at Southampton on Saturday as Juan Cala's second-half goal handed Ole Gunnar Solkjaer's team a 1-0 victory to move them to within three points of safety.
The win is just the second away from home in the league for Cardiff, but it gives the team a chance to remain in the Premier League.
Southampton dominated the first half and nearly went in front through Gaston Ramirez, whose shot rattled the crossbar.
However, Cardiff remained level thanks to some good goalkeeping from David Marshall, and Cala provided the one moment of magic to separate the teams in the 65th minute with a rocket of a shot that found the top corner of the net from 20 yards.
Stoke City 1, Newcastle 0
Stoke-on-Trent, England - Newcastle's struggles continued on Saturday as the club slumped to a 1-0 defeat at Stoke City that increases the pressure on Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.
Erik Pieters provided the lone goal in the 42nd minute when his attempted cross from the left wing flew into the top corner to the surprise of Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul.
The goal was the first for Pieters in six years, and it moves the Potters into 10th place.
Newcastle, meanwhile, suffered its fourth straight defeat and has been outscored 12-0 in those four contests.
04/12 12:52:03 ET