EPL, 7th April: A day of draws on the football pitch
Teams fought close battles but most encounters ended in a draw. Though the points were shared, a look at the efforts would show that it was not due to lack of skill and passion. (All images courtesy: AFP)
Liverpool's bid for a European berth faltered on Saturday as they were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw at home to West Ham United.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is seen trying to get creative but even this was not successful against West Ham. The result meant Brendan Rodgers' side remained in seventh place, six points below the European qualifying places.
At White Heart Lane, Gylfi Sigurdsson snatched a late equaliser as Tottenham Hotspur denied Champions League qualification rivals Everton victory in a 2-2.
Alan Pardew threw himself into the crowd after striker Papiss Cisse's stoppage-time goal earned his side a potentially vital 1-0 victory at home to Fulham.
Cisse slammed home from Yohan Cabaye's shot in the 93rd minute to send Newcastle six points clear of the relegation places with six games of the season remaining. Fulham remain 10th.
And Chelsea ruined Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio's debut as the controversial Italian was left to rue his new side's misfortune in a 2-1 defeat.