Manchester City have one hand on the Premier League trophy after beating Aston Villa to move two points clear at the top with one match left, while Sunderland’s win over West Brom has virtually ensured their Premier League survival.
City effectively need just a draw at home to West Ham on Sunday to regain the title because of their superior goal difference over Liverpool.
Edin Dzeko opened the scoring from close range before a second soon after, reports the BBC.
Stevan Jovetic’s crisp finish sealed the win late on before Yaya Toure’s individual effort in the dying seconds.
And in the second game of the night, Sunderland ensured their Premier League status with victory over West Bromwich Albion, effectively relegating Norwich.
Jack Colback’s stabbed finish and a neat Fabio Borini volley secured the win for the Black Cats, who have won four games in five to stay up.
Jozy Altidore turned wide from six yards and could not add to a lead West Brom rarely threatened to narrow.
The Baggies sit three points clear of 18th placed Norwich, with a vastly superior goal difference.
Man City 4 – 0 Aston Villa
Sunderland 2-0 WBA