Leicester won again. Riyad Mahrez scored again. What more do we need to say but the Foxes are EIGHT points clear at the top of the Premier League. Ummm… they really look like winning this.
Here are all the highlights from the afternoon’s games…
Everton 0-2 Arsenal
Chelsea 2-2 West Ham
Crystal Palace 0-1 Leicester
Watford 1-2 Stoke
West Brom 0-1 Norwich
Swansea 1-0 Aston Villa
Mystic Meg Moment Of The Day
They say you’ve got to have played the game to understand the game. Veteran journalist Patrick Barclay did a good job of disproving that when he correctly suggested that Leicester were about to score. Moments after he posted this tweet the Foxes dutifully went down the other end and scored the only goal of the game. So FYI Leicester’s opponents in the run in… don’t get the upper hand. You’ll lose.
Worst-timed protest of the day
This Arsenal fan has a few people who agree with him *cough* Piers Morgan *cough* but there are probably better times to make your point than straight after one of the Gunners’ best performances of the season. Danny Welbeck’s opener also reminded us of everything that is good about Arsenal under Arsene Wenger. It looks like this one put plenty of work into his banner, but maybe sticking it up the jumper and sneaking off would have been a better option.
Worst-timed picture of a protest of the day
Nothing is quite going right for Villa fans, is it? We all know what they are saying… the bit at the bottom. A 1-0 defeat at Swansea has left them 12 points from safety.
Everton fan for a day
Arsenal played so well at Goodison Park that they could afford for Alexis Sanchez to take a seat with the home fans midway through the game. He looked pretty at home too. Better than hanging out with that Arsenal fan with the banner.
Goal of the day
Robbie Brady ensured tomorrow’s Tyne-Wear derby will take on even greater significance after he scored the only goal of the game at The Hawthorns to lift Norwich out of the bottom three. Sunderland and Newcastle are now both in the relegation places. It should be a tasty affair at St James’ Park for a lunchtime kick-off that neither set of fans will watch in any comfort.
Stat(s) of the day
Cesc Fabregas wound back the clock with a man-of-the-match display reminiscent of, well, December 27 2009 to be precise. A direct free-kick and a second goal matched his performance against Aston Villa in a 3-0 win during his days with Arsenal just over six years ago. Some extra research *googling* from that match revealed that Fabregas only played 21 minutes before injuring his hamstring. Pinged.