Match of the Day running order: West Brom vs Arsenal up first as Chelsea take second spot

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Arsenal's 3-1 loss at West Brom has further dented their bid to finish in the Premier League top four and takes top billing in tonight's Match of the Day.

Two Craig Dawson headers either side of Hal Robson-Kanu pouncing on David Ospina spilling a cross were too much for the visitors, whose goal came from Alexis Sanchez.

As Arsenal fans battled out over Arsene Wenger’s future with aerial protests, the Gunners found themselves utterly outclassed by a powerful, organised Albion side.

Chelsea, helped by Gary Cahill's 87th-minute header, beat Stoke City to open up a 13-point gap at the top of the table. It takes second spot in the programme.

FULL MOTD RUNNING ORDER (10:20pm-11:45pm)

West Brom 3 Arsenal 1

Stoke City 1 Chelsea 2

West Ham 2 Leicester City 3

Everton 4 Hull City 0

Bournemouth 2 Swansea City 0

Crystal Palace 1 Watford 0

Sunderland 0 Burnley 0

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Sunday 19 March 2017

1200 | Middlesbrough vs Man Utd

1415 | Tottenham vs Southampton

1630 | Man City vs Liverpool

Next up is West Ham, who failed to recover from two early Leicester City goals to go down 3-2 at the London Stadium as their hopes of a top-10 finish were hit again.

In the battle against relegation, Crystal Palace sealed a third straight win despite not recording a shot on target against Watford.

Troy Deeney's own goal was enough to settle a dire game at Selhurst Park and the Eagles move four points clear of 18th-placed Hull City.

EPL | The Premier League table after 29 matches

Pos Team P W D L GD Pts
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 38 69
2 Tottenham 27 16 8 3 33 56
3 Man City 27 17 5 5 24 56
4 Liverpool 28 16 7 5 25 55
5 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 22 50
6 Everton 29 14 10 3 21 50
7 Man United 26 13 8 7 17 49
8 West Brom 29 12 7 10 1 43
9 Stoke City 29 9 9 11 -9 36
10 Southampton 26 9 6 11 -2 33
11 Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 -12 33
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 -12 33
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 -11 32
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 -15 31
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 -14 30
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 -10 28
17 Swansea City 28 8 3 17 -25 27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 -32 24
19 Middlesbrough 27 4 10 13 -11 22
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 -26 20

The Tigers, meanwhile, suffered a 4-0 thumping at the hands of Everton with contract rebel Romelu Lukaku netting twice after Tom Huddlestone was sent off.

Everton are now level on points with the beleaguered Gunners, albeit having played two more games.

They take fourth spot over the resurgent Eagles, who are pushed below Bournemouth's 2-0 win over Swansea.

Finally, Sunderland prop up the standings and the running order after wasting multiple chances in a 0-0 stalemate with Burnley.

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