Manchester City sit just one win from their fifth Premier League crown following the latest round of action.
After being held in a scrappy first half, quick-fire goals just before the hour mark from Sergio Aguero and Ferran Torres snatched victory for Man City away at Crystal Palace.
City therefore have their fate in their own hands next Saturday against Chelsea after Manchester United’s home clash against Liverpool was postponed, following supporter protests at Old Trafford against club owners – Glazer Family amidst ongoing fallout of the failed Super League project.
Jonny Evans’ 68th minute header ensured Leicester stay third after the Foxes were held to a 1-1 draw at Southampton, having fallen behind to James Ward-Prowse’s penalty despite the Saints playing 80 minutes with ten men after Jannik Vestergaard’s red card.
Down in the relegation zone, Fulham’s deficit to safety extended to nine points after Kai Havertz’s brace gave fourth-placed Chelsea victory in a competitive West-London derby at Stamford Bridge.
West Brom remain second bottom after Mbaye Diagne’s header clinched a 1-1 draw at home to Wolves, who had taken the lead through Fabio Silva’s strike from Nelson Semedo’s pullback pass.
Sheffield United look set to finish this season rock bottom after Gareth Bale’s hat-trick and a strike from Son Heung-min completed a 4-0 home win for Tottenham.
Elsewhere, Newcastle now occupy the last survival spot after Fabian Schar’s late red card in a 2-0 home defeat to Arsenal, as Mohamed Elneny and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck for the Gunners in each half respectively.
Two goals in the space of eight minutes from Michail Antonio gave fifth-placed West Ham a comeback win at Burnley, after Chris Wood had fired the Clarets ahead from the penalty spot following Tomas Soucek’s foul.
Anwar El Ghazi’s curled 80th minute strike gave Aston Villa their first away win at Everton since December 2008, after Ollie Watkins’ opener for the visitors was cancelled out by Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s header.
Finally, Brighton moved closer to safety after Pascal Gross’ penalty and Danny Welbeck’s clinical strike proved the difference against a lacklustre Leeds at the AMEX Stadium.