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Football: Seventh successive win lifts Everton into top four above Arsenal

Published on Apr 13, 2014 12:29 AM

LONDON (REUTERS) - Everton won 1-0 at bottom club Sunderland to leapfrog Arsenal into fourth place in the English Premier League on Saturday and the battle at the other end of the table intensified with wins for three clubs in danger of relegation.

The only goal at the Stadium of Light came after 75 minutes when Sunderland defender Wes Brown chested a cross into his own net to give Everton a seventh successive victory and move them into the Champions League places.

They have 66 points, two more than Arsenal who were playing FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

Sunderland's defeat left them four points adrift at the bottom after second-from-bottom Cardiff City won 1-0 at Southampton and Fulham, who are 18th, beat fourth-from-bottom Norwich City 1-0 at Craven Cottage.

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