Arsenal beats Palace to return to EPL summit; Liverpool stays 4th after West Brom draw

02.02.2014 - 20:27

Arsenal beats Crystal Palace; Liverpool held

by ROB HARRIS, Associated Press - 2 February 2014 14:27-05:00

(AP) — In the Premier League's top-four shuffle, it's Arsenal leading the way again — for now.

After slipping from the summit during the week, the Gunners overcame struggling Crystal Palace 2-0 on Sunday thanks to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's second-half brace.

Now the focus turns to Monday night when Manchester City, which is two points behind Arsenal, hosts Chelsea, which is three points further back in third.

Liverpool remained in fourth place, but its 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion was a missed opportunity to strengthen its pursuit of Champions League qualification.

Having led through Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool defender Kolo Toure sloppily gave the ball away to allow Victor Anicheb to equalize for West Brom.

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