source: 3:07-Thomson Reuters
(Adds Arsenal v Chelsea)
By Martyn Herman
LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) - Arsenal missed the chance to
halt Chelsea's march towards the Premier League title with a
disappointing 0-0 draw at home to the runaway leaders at The
Emirates on Sunday.
In a London derby with few clear chances, Chelsea produced a
typically organised display to frustrate the hosts and preserve
their 10-point lead at the top with five games left.
Jose Mourinho's side have 77 points and a win over Leicester
City in midweek would leave them all but certain of their first
league title since 2010. Second-placed Manchester City have 67,
having played a game more, level with Arsenal in third.
While Chelsea strengthened their hold on first place,
Manchester United's top four aspirations suffered a setback as
Louis van Gaal's side were beaten 3-0 by clinical Everton.
First-half goals from James McCarthy and John Stones put the
hosts in control and substitute Kevin Mirallas sealed victory
late on to push Everton into the top half of the table for the
first time this season.
Fourth-placed United enjoyed 65 percent of possession but
lacked any real cutting edge with striker Radamel Falcao's
frustration complete when he had a well-taken effort disallowed
United's defeat, following last week's loss to Chelsea,
leaves them still a comfortable seven points above fifth-placed
Liverpool although that gap could be sliced to four if the
latter win their game in hand at Hull City on Tuesday.
(Editing by Ken Ferris)
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