The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS -

BURN­LEY ..............0 AR­SE­NAL ..............1

AARON Ram­sey’s first-half strike proved to be enough as Ar­se­nal closed the gap on league lead­ers Chelsea to four points with victory at Turf Moor.

The mid­fielder ri­fled into the roof of the net af­ter only 12 min­utes and while the Clarets fought hard, Ar­se­nal’s victory rarely looked in any real dan­ger.

Chelsea have two games in hand and head to QPR to­mor­row. YAN­NICK Bo­lasie struck an 11-minute hat-trick as Crys­tal Palace stunned Sun­der­land.

Glenn Mur­ray put the Ea­gles ahead when he nod­ded in from close range from Bo­lasie's cross.

Bo­lasie added a sec­ond mo­ments later as he poked the ball past Cos­tel Pan­til­imon af­ter Mur­ray's knock­down.

SWANSEA ..............1 EVER­TON ..............1

JONJO Shelvey struck a sec­ond-half penalty as Swansea moved level with their best ever Pre­mier League points haul.

Aaron Len­non had fired Ever­ton ahead just be­fore half-time with his sec­ond goal since join­ing on loan from Tot­ten­ham in Jan­uary.

But Shelvey and Swansea prof­ited af­ter Ever­ton de­fender Seamus Cole­man was pe­nalised for hand­ball in­side the box. CHRIS­TIAN Ben­teke con­tin­ued his fine form with the Bel­gian scor­ing the only goal as As­ton Villa beat Tot­ten­ham.

Ben­teke headed in Le­an­dro Ba­cuna’s cross as Villa boss Tim Sher­wood got the bet­ter of his for­mer club.

Villa al­most had a sec­ond when Gabby Ag­bon­la­hor hit the post.

WEST BROM ..........2 LE­ICES­TER ............3

JAMIE Vardy’s late goal handed bot­tom club Le­ices­ter a dra­matic victory at West Brom.

The Foxes con­ceded first as Dar­ren Fletcher es­caped his man to head in.

David Nu­gent poked home to level, but the vis­i­tors fell be­hind again as Craig Gard­ner scored.

But Le­ices­ter won it as Robert Huth nod­ded in and Vardy scored a 91st-minute win­ner.

SOUTHAMP­TON ....2 HULL ....................0

GRAZIANO Pelle ended his Southamp­ton goal drought in the victory over Hull.

Sub­sti­tute James Ward-Prowse opened the scor­ing for the Saints from the penalty spot af­ter for­mer Hull striker Shane Long had been fouled by Alex Bruce.

James Ch­ester al­most equalised but his header was cleared off the line.

Italy in­ter­na­tional Pelle then drove home his first goal in 15 matches.


A lofted fin­ish from Bo­lasie made it 3-0 and he com­pleted his tre­ble from Mur­ray's pass be­fore Con­nor Wick­ham volleyed in a late con­so­la­tion.

TOT­TEN­HAM ........0 AS­TON VILLA ........1

But the vis­i­tors had to see the game out with ten men af­ter Car­los Sanchez was sent off for a sec­ond book­ing late on.

WEST HAM ............1 STOKE ..................1

MARKO Ar­nau­tovic made it third time lucky as Stoke stole a point at West Ham.

The Aus­trian twice had a goal dis­al­lowed for off­side be­fore his in­jury-time goal.

Aaron Cress­well’s bril­liant early free-kick had put West Ham ahead.

Mame Bi­ram Diouf was un­lucky to see a header come off the in­side of the post, but af­ter the hosts looked to have clung on, Ar­nau­tovic struck late.

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