Iheanacho Unable To Save Citizens
Nigerian youngster, Kelechi Iheanacho was on target in the crunch duel at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday but his effort was not enough as Manchester City slumped to a 1-2 defeat in the hands of fellow title contenders Tottenham Hotspur.
A highly debatable penalty kick converted by Harry Kane sent Spurs ahead early in the second period, but the home side levelled in the 74th minute when Nigerian teenager Iheanacho converted from close range. It was his 9th goal of the season.
|Iheanacho fired home from 12 yards beyond Lloris|
That was far from the end of the drama, however, as Eriksen won it for Spurs in the 83rd minute.The result has seen Spurs move above Arsenal, who beat leaders earlier this afternoon, into second, while Man City remain fourth, just six points above Manchester United in the race for the Champions League.
Will we see a winner here? Iheanacho levels it up for Manchester City with a great finish!— fanatix (@therealfanatix) February 14, 2016
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Kolo Toure Scores As Liverpool Run Riot
Liverpool ran riot in a 6-0 hammering of Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday (Feb 14) as the Premier League's bottom club went into meltdown.
Daniel Sturridge made a dream return to the visitors' starting line-up after injury with a 16th-minute opener that set Liverpool on course for a crushing victory.
|Kolo Toure scores his first goal since 2011|
And Villa then wilted as they slumped to their heaviest home defeat of the post-1992 Premier League era to slide closer to relegation, ending the day eight points adrift of the safety line.
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool produced a slick display to claim a first win in six games in all competitions. There were six different goalscorers as James Milner, Emre Can, Divock Origi, Nathaniel Clyne and Kolo Toure added to Sturridge's effort.
Kolo Toure with the goal... even he seemed surprised it landed on his head! #FPL #AVLLIVhttps://t.co/sPLLrSEsva— fplbet (@fplbet) February 14, 2016
Mahrez Unable To Save Leicester
Arsenal overcame 10-man EPL leaders Leicester City 2-1 at the Emirates stadium to secure maximum points on Sunday thanks to a stoppage time goal by Danny Welbeck who was making his first appearance for the Gunners since April 2015.
|Danny Welbeck came on to score a last ditch winner|
Jamie Vardy scored a penalty right at the end of the half to give Leicester City the lead after Arsenal had enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges before Theo Walcott came off the bench to bring Arsenal level inside on the stroke of 70 minutes. Mahrez who had a difficult game was sacrificed for a defender after the Foxes were down to 10 men
The Foxes stayed compact and refused to give anything away but the pressure from the home side soon yielded a positive result as Welbeck rose higher to head home a Mesut Ozil’s free kick to the disappointment of the visitors.
Five points separated the Gunners and the season’s surprise package Leicester going into the match, and with the other two teams in the top four meeting later in the afternoon, it felt like a hugely significant Valentine day in the title race.
Listen to this commentary of Welbeck's goal. https://t.co/RpgFMacAwO #EPIC.— Chuks Obaji (@choozy26) February 14, 2016