8 Apr 2012

Chelsea boost their push for top four finish

6:24 am on 8 April 2012

Chelsea have grabbed a 2-1 victory over Wigan Athletic to boost their push for a top four finish in English football's premier league.

Tottenham Hotspur climbed to third spot with a 0-0 draw at Sunderland but Arsenal can move back above them with a point at home to second-placed Manchester City tomorrow when leaders Manchester United, five points clear on 76, host Queens Park Rangers.

Newcastle United, who yesterday won 2-0 at Swansea City,are level with Chelsea on 56 points in sixth place. Spurs have 59 points with Arsenal on 58.

Liverpool salvaged a point in a 1-1 draw with strugglers Aston Villa.

Third-bottom Blackburn Rovers lost 3-0 at West Bromwich Albion and Bolton Wanderers are just a point clear of the danger zone following a 3-0 home defeat by Fulham.

Mid-table Norwich City finished 2-2 with Everton