Arsenal opened up a five-point lead on the prime of the Premier League due to a 1-0 win at Leicester on Saturday as Leeds beat Southampton 1-0 to offer new boss Javi Gracia a profitable begin.
The Gunners snapped a four-game winless streak with two late targets at Aston Villa final week to take again management of the title race after briefly being usurped on the prime of the desk by Manchester City.
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Mikel Arteta’s males wanted no such drama on the King Power and will have run out much more convincing winners.
“For the period of time we dominated ball possession, territory and the quantity of conditions we had within the closing third, we must always have created rather more and scored extra targets,” mentioned Arteta.
“When you don’t, it’s a must to be distinctive in your defensive work and we conceded one shot. Defensively we have been excellent.” Arteta’s determination to start out each Gabriel Martinelli and Leandro Trossard within the entrance three on the expense of Eddie Nketiah paid dividends.
Trossard had a superb first half strike into the highest nook controversially dominated out by a VAR evaluation for a foul by Ben White on Leicester goalkeeper Danny Ward.
But Martinelli was to not be denied one minute into the second interval when he coolly slotted dwelling from Trossard’s move.
Bukayo Saka had a second objective dominated out for offside as Arsenal failed to show their domination right into a extra convincing scoreline.
Martinelli slots dwelling the one objective to offer Arsenal all three factors. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
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HAALAND SHATTERS RECORD IN CITY’S FOUR-GOAL ROUT
Erling Haaland broke the file for many targets scored by a Manchester City participant in a single Premier League season as Pep Guardiola’s aspect ran out 4-1 winners over Bournemouth on the Vitality Stadium.
Haaland, who’s in his first season on the membership, took his season tally to 27 with a end from shut vary.
ELSEWHERE AROUND THE GROUNDS
Leeds had not received a league recreation since earlier than the World Cup break, a run which noticed Jesse Marsch sacked.
But they snapped that streak in a conflict between the underside two earlier than kick-off at Elland Road.
Junior Firpo scored the one objective 13 minutes from time to elevate Leeds out of the relegation zone.
“The membership wanted it after 10 video games with no win,” mentioned Gracia after his first match in cost.
“I’m very pleased for everybody who works for the membership, the followers and particularly the gamers as a result of they have been working with out rewards.”
West Ham have been the opposite large winners of the day within the battle to beat the drop as 4 targets within the closing 20 minutes doubtlessly saved David Moyes’ job in a 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest.
According to reviews this week, the previous Manchester United supervisor confronted the sack if the Hammers misplaced.
Two targets in three minutes from Danny Ings remodeled the temper across the London Stadium earlier than Declan Rice and Michail Antonio sealed West Ham’s second league win since October.
Everton slipped again into the underside three after shedding 2-0 at dwelling to Aston Villa.
Ollie Watkins’ penalty and Emi Buendia’s strike condemned Sean Dyche to a primary dwelling defeat since taking cost of the Toffees.
Everton 0-2 Aston Villa
Leicester City 0-1 Arsenal
West Ham United 4-0 Nottingham Forest
Leeds United 1-0 Southampton
Bournemouth 1-4 Manchester City
Crystal Palace v Liverpool
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