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Naldo deservedly scored in the 17th minute for the home side, before Xherdan Shaqiri equalized after a goalmouth scramble in the 26th.
AC Milan lost 1-0 at Udinese in the Italian league on Saturday and failed to boost its confidence for the Champions League clash at Atletico Madrid next week.
Cardiff captain Steven Caulker inspired his side to a vital 3-1 victory over Fulham to lift them to within goal difference of West Brom and safety.
Stoke forward Jonathan Walters enjoyed a mixed afternoon at Carrow Road as his penalty earned a point for the visitors before he was sent off just minutes later.
A STIRRING second half performance was in vain as Oxford United paid for a wretched first half display which paved the way for a defeat to Burton Albion.
Marseille's Champions League hopes were dented on Friday as it fell to a surprise 1-0 defeat at home to Nice in the French league.
Southampton's international players showed no ill-effects as they returned to the day job at Crystal Palace, helping Saints secure a 1-0 victory as Jay Rodriguez's strike ended a three-game losing streak.
A rejuvenated Mesut Ozil helped Arsenal secure a place in the FA Cup semifinals for the first time since 2009 while Manchester United eased past West Bromwich 3-0 to keep alive its faint top-four hopes in the Premier League on Saturday.
Sydney FC scored three goals in the final 30 minutes to overcome a 1-0 deficit and beat their often bitter city rivals Western Sydney Wanderers 3-1 in Australia's A-League on Saturday.
The 22-year-old faces at least six weeks on the sidelines - with another two before he will be fully match fit - after scans revealed he had sustained a hairline fracture following a hefty tackle from Liverpool defender Daniel Agger early in Wednesday night's friendly against Denmark at Wembley.
David Moyes sprang to the defence of Tom Cleverley after an online petition was launched calling for the Manchester United midfielder to be excluded from England's World Cup squad.
Tony Pulis believes Southampton have solved the puzzle of bringing through academy players - but warned that tempting offers from other clubs could still see that homegrown talent fly the nest.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho thinks it would be wrong of football's authorities to banish managers to the dugout following Newcastle manager Alan Pardew's technical area headbutt on Hull midfielder David Meyler.
Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Saturday's opponents Fulham that his team will settle for nothing but a win.
Foul? On this occasion against West Brom, the referee awarded a penalty for a foul on Chamakh, but the Frenchman is not always that honest in the penalty area Tony Pulis has called for other Premier League clubs to join Crystal Palace in helping referees in the fight against diving.
SUNDERLAND are on the verge of naming Welshman Lee Congerton as the club's new director of football and work is already underway on transfer plans for the summer.