Jamie Vardy has scored his 100th goal in the Premier League as Leicester City kept their noses in front of Chelsea and Manchester United in the battle for third place.
Vardy scored twice in the Foxes's 3-0 win over Crystal Palace, Chelsea are one point behind in fourth after their defeat of Watford by the same score while United are two points further back courtesy of their 5-2 victory over Bournemouth.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are sixth after they lost 2-0 at home to Arsenal, who moved up to seventh.
Bottom side Norwich City need a miracle to survive the drop after they lost 1-0 at home to an Aaron Mooy inspired Brighton & Hove Albion.
Socceroos midfielder Mooy provided the assist for Leandro Trossard's 25th-minute winning goal for the Seagulls.
Meanwhile, some of the top teams are putting their faith in youth in the high-stakes finale to the coronavirus-affect campaign - which has five rounds remaining.
Two 18-year-old English players justified that backing on Saturday.
Mason Greenwood showed why he has been labelled the best finisher at Manchester United with stunning goals off either foot at an empty Old Trafford - Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes also netted for the hosts.
"If he shoots, he will score," United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said of Greenwood, who has 15 goals in all competitions in his breakthrough season.
Arsenal midfielder Bukayo Saka is another teenage academy product bursting onto the scene this season and his first Premier League goal set the Gunners on their way.
The versatile Saka has been deployed in a number of positions by Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and it doesn't faze him.
"Wherever the boss wants to put me, I want to play," Saka, who signed a long-term deal with Arsenal on Wednesday, said.
Two strikers at the other end of their careers scored key goals to ignite the Champions League qualification hopes of Leicester and Chelsea.
Kelechi Iheanacho grabbed the opener before Vardy netted twice late on in Leicester's first win since the restart.
Vardy was delighted with his goals that took his tally to 101 in the league but said the result was the most important thing
"We are in this position on merit and we have to keep going and look forward to the next game," he said
Olivier Giroud, who is aged 33 like Vardy, was recalled by Chelsea and scored the opener in their comfortable victory over the Hornets.
Ross Barkley and Willian (penalty) were also on target.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard urged his players to embrace the challenge of chasing a top-four finish.
"Today, there was a bit of pressure to get back to fourth and we produced, so get used to that pressure - whatever way it looks - because it's going to be tough all the way through," he said.
Australian Associated Press