PL round-up: United back in fifth, Everton ease past Leicester

Manchester United moved back into fifth in the table after a comfortable win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic put United ahead on the half-hour with a brilliant curling effort and then the home side’s hopes of getting back into the game were dealt a blow when Sebastian Larsson was given a straight red for a challenge on Ander Herrera.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan made it 2-0 less than 60 seconds into the second-half and then Marcus Rashford fired home a the third.

Bottom of the table Sunderland remain 10 points from safety with just seven games remaining. They are rated as high as 33/1 to survive.

United have moved above Arsenal into fourth on goal difference, four points behind neighbours Man City with a game in hand – with Arsene Wenger’s side due to play at Cyrstal Palace on Monday.

Everton kept up the pressure on United and Arsenal with a 4-2 success over a weakened Leicester City side, who lost their first game under Craig Shakespeare.

Shakespeare opted to rest a number of big names with their Champions League quarter-final with Atletico Madrid in mind.

And Everton made no mistake against an under-strength Foxes and were ahead within the first-minute with Tom Davies finding the back of the net.

But Leicester battled back and levelled just moments later with Islam Slimani finding the back of the net. Then just six minutes later they were ahead with Marc Albrighton scoring from a free-kick.

Everton were back level on 23-minutes with Romelu Lukaku heading home, and then Phil Jagielka carried on his goal-scoring as he headed them ahead just before half-time.

Lukaku added his second and Everton’s fourth on 57-minutes to seal the win for Ronald Koeman’s side. Everton are now 5/1 from 6/1 to secure a top-six finish.

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