A lacklustre Manchester City all but bowed out of the title race at Everton with a 2-0 loss. January signing Nacho Monreal and Gervinho struck late in the game at the Liberty Stadium as Arsene Wenger's side responded in positive fashion to their mid-week elimination from the Champions League. Meanwhile, Liverpool lost ground in the race for European qualification after losing 3-1 at Southampton.
In other matches, Villa beat QPR to keep them afloat while Stoke were held to a draw by West Bromwich.(All AP and AFP photos)