We kept the pressure on those above us on Saturday afternoon with a resounding 4-1 victory over Stoke City.
Peter Crouch then flicked in a goal for the hosts, before Alexis shrugged off a knock to burrow towards goal and rifle an effort in off the post.
Giroud then turned home another goal - this time from an Aaron Ramsey cross - to complete the scoring and cap off a successful afternoon.
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