Leicester City moved within sight of the Premier League crown with a nerveless 4-0 win against Swansea City at the King Power Stadium. The table-topping Foxes produced one of their best performances in recent weeks to cruise past the Swans and establish an eight-point lead in the Premier League.
Claudio Ranieri's side were without the suspended Jamie Vardy for the game, but still made light work of the Swans. Leicester took the lead in the tenth minute courtesy of a calmly-taken goal from Riyad Mahrez, who took advantage of a mistake from Ashley Williams to score from 15 yards.
The Foxes doubled their lead on the half-hour mark through Vardy's stand-in Leo Ulloa. The 29-year-old Argentine got his head on a David Beckham-like cross from Danny Drinkwater to put the hosts in total control. Ulloa added his second goal of the game in the 60th minute, when he was able to poke the ball in from close range after a cross from Jeff Schlupp.
And the gloss was added to their victory in the 85th minute, with Marc Albrighton latching on to a save from Łukasz Fabiański to lash the ball home. The win means the Foxes could conceivably seal the most unlikely triumph in Premier League history against Manchester United at Old Trafford next Sunday (1 May).
Earlier in the day, Sunderland drew 0-0 with Arsenal at the Stadium of Light, with on-loan Chelsea fullback Patrick van Aanholt going closest to scoring with a spectacular freekick that crashed against the post. The Mackems also had a penalty appeal for a supposed handball by Per Mertesacker turned down by referee Mike Dean.
The result lifts Sunderland out of the relegation zone on goal difference, while the Gunners are now five points clear of fifth-placed Manchester United in the race for Champions League football. However, the north London club have played one game extra.
The game on Wearside was also notable for the return to first-team action of Jack Wilshere. The 24-year-old midfielder started the match on the bench, but was introduced by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as a second-half substitute. Wilshere's appearance was his first game for the club's first-team since the FA Cup final in 2015.