A first half double from Theo Walcott saw Everton edge Leicester 2-1 at Goodison Park tonight.
The former Arsenal attacker got his first goals in an Everton shirt, and despite a Jamie Vardy penalty 15 minutes from time, Sam Allardyce's side was able to hold out to take all three points.
Meanwhile, Newcastle missed a glorious opportunity to move away from the bottom three after a late Sam Vokes goal saw Burnley rescued a 1-1 draw at St James' Park. Jamaal Lascelles looked to have scored the winning goal midway through the second half for Newcastle, who wasted a great first half opportunity when Joselu missed a penalty, before Sean Dyche's side struck late to frustrate Rafa Benitez.
In a battle of two teams fighting relegation, Southampton and Brighton played out a 1-1 draw at St Mary's.
Glenn Murray gave the visitors the lead after converting a penalty 15 minutes in, before Jack Stephens equalised after turning the ball home following a free kick in the second half.
Southampton are 18th after tonight's results, with Swansea (19th) and West Brom (20th) making up the rest of the bottom three.