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Arsenal, Man City enjoy 4-0 wins in Premier League

  • Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne, left, scores his side's second goal during their English Premier League match against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England, Saturday, April 2, 2016. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)     UNITED KINGDOM OUT      -    NO SALES      -       NO ARCHIVES

    Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne, left, scores his side's second goal during their English Premier League match against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England, Saturday, April 2, 2016. (Adam Davy/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES  (The Associated Press)

  • Arsenal's Hector Bellerin, center, jumps as he celebrates scoring his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Watford at the Emirates Stadium in London, Saturday, April 2, 2016.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Arsenal's Hector Bellerin, center, jumps as he celebrates scoring his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Watford at the Emirates Stadium in London, Saturday, April 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)  (The Associated Press)

  • West Ham United's Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game, during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Crystal Palace at Upton Park, in London, Saturday April 2, 2016. (Steve Paston/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    West Ham United's Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game, during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Crystal Palace at Upton Park, in London, Saturday April 2, 2016. (Steve Paston/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

Arsenal and Manchester City enjoyed 4-0 wins in the English Premier League on Saturday to consolidate their places in the Champions League qualification places.

Alexis Sanchez and Alex Iwobi assisted each other for first-half goals to set Arsenal on its way to a victory against Watford that cemented third place. Hector Bellerin and Theo Walcott grabbed the other goals.

City was also a comfortable winner at Bournemouth, with Kevin De Bruyne scoring on his return to the team after a two-month injury lay-off and Sergio Aguero heading in his 22nd goal of the season. City was 3-0 up after 19 minutes.

Fourth-place City moved three points ahead of West Ham, which drew 2-2 with Crystal Palace after conceding a 75th-minute equalizer soon after going down to 10 men following Cheikhou Kouyate's sending-off.

At the bottom, Newcastle is six points adrift of safety after conceding an injury-time goal to lose 3-2 at relegation rival Norwich.

Chelsea thrashed last-place Aston Villa 4-0, with Alexandre Pato scoring on his debut after coming on as a substitute, while Swansea came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Stoke and Sunderland drew 0-0 with West Bromwich Albion.

Second-place Tottenham visits Liverpool in the late game, needing a win to keep the pressure on leader Leicester.