Leicester, Chelsea leapfrog Man City as Arsenal, Tottenham fall further behind

Tanya Simon
November 10, 2019

Leicester and Chelsea took advantage of kicking off a day earlier to move a point ahead of City and close to within five of Liverpool.

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy was delighted to pick up the EA Sports Premier League Player of the Month award on Friday.

And Eagles boss Hodgson admitted it was unfortunate to face Frank Lampard's in-from side, who have won six league games in a row.

"There's a lot of momentum round the club and everyone's enjoying themselves".

Chelsea FC are now in the Premier League's top four and they will return to top-flight action after the worldwide break with a crunch clash away to Manchester City on 23 November.

"We are very ambitious in our target, but we know we need time and patience", said Emery, who faces an anxious wait to see if his wish will be granted by the Arsenal board with a two-week worldwide break coming up.

Tottenham were lucky to even escape with a point as Sheffield United impressed once more to move up to fifth.

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Tammy Abraham's 10th league goal of the season and Christian Pulisic's header ensured the win against a resolute Palace side who barely got out of their own half during the first period.

"The reality is that for different reasons we are not showing the performances that we expect", Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said after the match. "I am concerned at the easy goals we are conceding", Pellegrini, whose side have careered down the table, said.

Sheffield United picked up a deserved 1-1 draw at Tottenham, and Burnley ended a run of three defeats with a 3-0 victory over struggling West Ham.

But Vardy finally broke the deadlock as he finished off an excellent team move, firing in his 11th goal of the season after Harvey Barnes and Youri Tielemans cut open the Arsenal defence.

McGoldrick thought he had equalised just two minutes after Son's opener, but VAR replays showed that Lundstram's toe had been marginally offside in the build-up - a decision that was so close it took nearly four minutes to make.

Tom Davies gave the Toffees the flawless start at St Mary's before Danny Ings equalised early in the second half.

Goals by Tom Davies and Richarlison gave Everton their first away win of the season to leave Southampton stuck in the bottom three.

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