Laurence Griffiths

Premier League, Week 36: Stoke, Sunderland fight to get out of relegation battle

Sunderland are very much in the battle against the drop, while Stoke City are probably a point from safety. With so much on the line, is another chippy, scoreless draw between the two on the cards?

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10-man Black Cats fight back for point

Some poor set piece defending and a first half red card for Craig Gardner had Stoke up early, but Sunderland fought back to earn an equalizer in the second half.

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Sunderland host Stoke in search for safety

With Sunderland only a place and a couple of points outside the relegation zone, Monday's game offers a great chance to open up a bigger margin.

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Juan Mata goal puts Chelsea past United

Juan Mata scored a late winner in a poor game between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford.

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United vs. Chelsea: Lineups

The title race is done and dusted for Manchester United but they'll have the chance today to potentially affect the race for Champions League spots as they welcome Chelsea to Old Trafford.

Sir Alex Ferguson gives backup goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard a run out over David de Gea while the likes of Wayne Rooney, Nani and Rio Ferdinand are on the bench as well.

Rafa Benitez has made a couple changes as the Blues continue to be very busy with Europa League and EPL matches. Eden Hazard and Gary Cahill return to the bench after starting in the mid-week and Juan Mata returns to the starting lineup. Ramires drops deeper in the midfield alongside Frank Lampard, pushing David Luiz back into the central defense.

Manchester United starting lineup (4-5-1): Anders Lindegaard; Patrice Evra, Nemanja Vidić, Jonny Evans, Rafael; Ryan Giggs, Tom Cleverley, Phil Jones, Anderson, Antonio Valencia; Robin Van Persie

Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Ashley Cole, David Luiz, Branislav Ivanovic, Cesar Azpilicueta; Frank Lampard, Ramires; Victor Moses, Juan Mata, Oscar; Demba Ba.

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Bore draw at Anfield after Everton goal ruled out

A poor match saw a scoreless draw at Anfield in the Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton, although the visitors controversially had a goal ruled out.

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Liverpool host Everton in Merseyside Derby

It's likely that neither of these sides will achieve anything but a top half finish this season, but they've still got Merseyside pride to play for.

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Chelsea take CL dreams to Old Trafford

Manchester United's title, and season, is in the bag, but Chelsea still have a Champions League place to chase.

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Gunners sleepwalk to three points at QPR

Theo Walcott scored in the first minute. Nothing else happened. Borrrrrring.

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Bale saves the day for Spurs

Playing well? Who needs that? Spurs were outplayed by Southampton at White Hart Lane, but won 1-0 anyway thanks to a late strike from Gareth Bale.

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And here are the games you don't care about

Condemned Reading had some fun at Craven Cottage as they put four past Fulham, while Swansea and Manchester City had a competition to see who could pull off the worst miss, which was won by Edin Dzeko after a superb late effort.

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Wigan stay alive with a win over West Brom

Wigan still have work to do but once again they managed a big late season victory to keep their hopes of avoiding relegation alive.

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Agbonlahor leads Villa to 2-1 win against Norwich

Villa's great escape looks as though it's continuing as Paul Lambert's side emerged victorious at Carrow Road

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Magpies remain endangered after West Ham draw

Newcastle United are still in a relegation battle after they fought out a 0-0 draw with West Ham United at Upton Park.

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Wigan need a win at West Brom

With Aston Villa picking up a Monday night victory over Sunderland, only a win at the Hawthorns will ease Wigan's relegation fears.

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Champions League chasers Arsenal travel to QPR

Queens Park Rangers are already relegated, and will be playing for pride -- and to dent Arsenal's hopes of making the top four -- at Loftus Road on Saturday.

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Resurgent Tottenham face Southampton

Tottenham Hotspur will look to keep up the pace in the fight for a top four place as they host Southampton at White Hart Lane.

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