The Newsroom recaps the weekend action in the English Premier League.
Arsenal’s title hopes alive as they beat top of table Leicester City
The Premier League title race is wide open after Arsenal’s last-second winner against league leaders Leicester City at the Emirates. Jamie Vardy continued his incredible goal-scoring record by converting a penalty past Petr Cech to score his 19th of the season and give the Foxes a 1-0 lead just before half-time. Leicester’s Danny Simpson was shown red on the 54th minute which gave Arsenal the edge with an extra man. Theo Walcott equalised for the Gunners on the 70th minute before Danny Welbeck scored his first league goal since December 2014 in the 95th minute to give Arsenal a much needed win. Despite the win, Arsenal still trail league leaders Leicester by 2-points and Tottenham Hotspur by goal difference.
Tottenham beat Manchester City at the Etihad
Tottenham moved to within two points of Premier League leaders Leicester as Christian Eriksen struck a late winner against Manchester City in a 2-1 win. Harry Kane scored his 15th goal in 17 league appearances from the penalty spot to give Spurs the lead against Man-City before Kelechi Iheanacho equalised for the home side. Erik Lamela played Eriksen through onto goal before the Dane cooly finished to give Spurs the three points. Mauricio Pochettino’s side are now unbeaten in 12 away league games.
Sunderland upset Man-United as relegation battle heats up
Sunderland boosted their chances of Premier League survival with a deserved 2-1 victory over an uninspired Manchester United outfit. Wahbi Khazri stunned Louis van Gaal’s men after just three minutes to give the Black Cats an early lead. Anthony Martial levelled following a clever clipped shot over Sunderland goal keeper Vito Mannone, who had parried Juan Mata’s strike. Sunderland were able to cruise to victory with moments to spare when Lamine Koné’s header from a Khazri corner was deflected of David de Gea to dent Manchester United’s top-four chances. This was Sunderland’s first ever Premier League win against Manchester United at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland are just one point away from escaping the relegation zone. – Anthony Johnston
Everton 0-1 West Bromwich Albion
Norwich City 2-2 West Ham United
Swansea City 0-1 Southampton
Bournemouth 1-3 Stoke City
Crystal Palace 1-2 Watford
Chelsea 5-1 Newcastle United
Aston Villa 0-6 Liverpool
Photo of Danny Welbeck’s last second winner from Arsenal’s official Facebook page