Arsenal recorded their eighth consecutive Premier League win as Aaron Ramsey secured a 1-0 victory over struggling Burnley.
Arsene Wenger’s men are the first team to compile such a prolific run in the English top flight this season and they move to within four points of Chelsea ahead of the leaders’ London derby at QPR on Sunday.
In a game of few chances, Ramsey struck decisively early in the first half after the lively Alexis Sanchez spurned a fine opportunity to open the scoring.
Burnley’s sustained attempts to get back on terms failed to bear clear openings as a lack of cutting edge in the final third once again undermined their gutsy fight for Premier League survival.
George Boyd’s strike in the 1-0 win over reigning champions Manchester City last month is the only goal Sean Dyche’s team have scored in their past six outings and they lie second bottom, two points from safety, with six games remaining.
Two unchanged teams provided a fluent start to the match and Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina was out sharply to thwart Sam Vokes after the Burnley striker outpaced Per Mertesacker down the left channel.
Swansea City 1 – 1 Everton
Southampton 2 – 0 Hull City
Sunderland 1 – 4 Crystal Palace
Tottenham Hotspur 0 – 1 Aston Villa
West Bromwich Albion 2 – 3 Leicester City
West Ham United 1 – 1 Stoke City
Burnley 0 – 1 Arsenal