Liverpool get their revenge!
Given a chance, Liverpool would have happily swapped this victory with the Capital One Cup over the weekend but they would feel satisfied with the 3-0 drubbing of City at Anfield.
Goals from Adam Lallana, James Milner and Firminho highlighted the difficulties of City in challenging for title. Although not everything is lost, it looks tough for them to gatecrash the table toppers.
For Liverpool, this should keep them going for the upcoming challenges – especially Europa League knock-outs, considering their nearly doomed chances of finishing in top four.
Leicester drop points but gain admirers
How often can you say that! The Foxes looked good to open gap with challengers Tottenham but West Brom came from behind to claim a share of spoils.
Salomon Rondon gave the visitors the lead but Danny Drinkwater levelled for Leicester. The hosts then took a lead through Andy King ahead of the break only for Craig Gardener to equalize.
The thrilling draw may have been loss of points for the leaders but their play should give enough reasons for their supporters to start dreaming big. Title anyone?
…and Spurs help the Foxes
Leicester would have been dreading the worst after their drop of points against West Brom but Spurs allayed those fears by falling to a loss at West Ham United.
The winner was scored by Michail Antonio in the seventh minute of a game that was completely dominated by the Hammers. Spurs came into the match hoping to replace Leicester at the top of the table with a win but they were second best in all departments.
Make no mistake, Spurs are still just three points from the top placed Leicester and have a good chance of still toppling the Foxes. But, can they overtake their rivals?
West Ham continue to hold high hopes of sneaking into top four and why not!
Arsenal continue to slip
Probably there’s something about title races that Arsenal do not like to adapt to! In a season that was supposed to be their best chance of winning the title, the Gunners dished another lopsided display; this time against Swansea City.
The hosts took an early lead through Joel Campbell but Wayne Routledge equalized for the Swans. Arsenal hit the post many times and forced Fabianski in Swansea goal to make many saves. And it came back to bite them in the end as Ashley Williams took advantage of a Petr Cech clanger to stun the local crowd.
It looks like Arsenal’s quest for glory will be undone by their own flaws; like always!
Manchester United relied on a combination of luck and Juan Mata guile to pick up full points against Watford. Stoke City drilled another nail into the relegation coffin of Newcastle United.
Sunderland dragged out of the relegation zone with a win against Crystal Palace but Aston Villa moved closer to ending their season hopes with another loss against Everton. Defending Champions Chelsea continued their revival with a plucky win against Norwich City to keep alive their slim Europa qualification places.