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EPL: NORWICH FRUSTRATE CHELSEA, ARSENAL SECURE UEFA LEAGUE TICKET

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Norwich’s hopes of staying in the Premier League remain alive after they dented Chelsea’s title ambitions with a hard-fought draw at Stamford Bridge, while Arsenal beat West Brom 1-0 to secure a UEFA League ticket for next season.

The best chances fell to a dominant Chelsea, with John Terry going close with a header and Andre Schurrle hitting the post in the first half.

But City’s Martin Olsson had a strong penalty appeal turned down early on.

Chelsea, monopolising possession, once again hit the woodwork after the break with David Luiz the man denied.

Victory would have moved Chelsea to the top of the table, but the draw means Jose Mourinho’s side are a point behind leaders Manchester City and second-placed Liverpool, having played a game more than the top two.

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Earlier, Arsenal celebrated their guaranteed Champions League spot for next season with victory over West Brom as Olivier Giroud’s first-half header gave them the three points at Emirates Stadium, reports the BBC.

After Everton’s defeat by Manchester City on Saturday made the Gunners’ top-four spot secure, the France striker grabbed the only goal of the game, rising in front of marker Craig Dawson to convert Santi Cazorla’s corner.

West Brom, who rarely threatened, will have their Premier League future guaranteed if Norwich lose to Chelsea.

Pepe Mel’s men are four points clear of the Canaries who, because of their vastly inferior goal difference, need to win at Stamford Bridge on Sunday to realistically bring the Baggies back into the reckoning.

EPL RESULTS

Arsenal 1-0 West Ham

Chelsea 0-0 Norwich

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