Arsenal stumbled once more because the Premier League leaders had been held to a 1-1 draw by Brentford, whereas Tottenham’s prime 4 hopes had been dented by an embarrassing 4-1 defeat at Leicester on Saturday.
Mikel Arteta’s facet might have moved eight factors away from second-placed Manchester City with a victory on the Emirates Stadium.
But Arsenal couldn’t maintain on to the lead given to them by Leandro Trossard’s first purpose for the membership in his fifth look since his January transfer from Brighton.
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Ivan Toney scored Brentford’s equaliser to go away Arsenal with out a win of their final three video games in all competitions following defeats at Manchester City within the FA Cup and Everton within the league.
The Gunners nonetheless management their future as they chase a primary Premier League title since 2004, however champions City can transfer to inside three factors in the event that they beat Aston Villa on Sunday.
Arsenal host City on Wednesday in a conflict that may go a protracted technique to deciding the title race.
Belgium ahead Trossard got here off the bench to make the breakthrough for Arsenal within the 66th minute.
Players of Arsenal and Brentford conflict throughout the Premier League match at Emirates Stadium (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
Bukayo Saka floated his cross to the far submit and Trossard was readily available to internet with a scientific end, his first purpose for both Arsenal or Brighton since October.
But Brentford drew stage eight minutes later when Toney headed into an empty internet, leaving Arteta fuming that VAR did not disallow the purpose for off-side towards Ethan Pinnock.
“I simply seemed again and it’s off-side, sure,” Arteta mentioned. “It’s too late, the purpose was allowed and we dropped two factors.”
He additional accused officers of ‘altering the foundations’.
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Martin Odegaard of Arsenal celebrates his staff’s first purpose.Source: Getty Images
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte was again on the helm after lacking final weekend’s 1-0 win towards Manchester City following gallbladder surgical procedure, however his fifth-placed facet had been humiliated on the King Power Stadium.
Rodrigo Bentancur put Tottenham forward within the 14th minute, assembly Ben Davies’s flick with a close-range end that survived a VAR verify for off-side.
But Nampalys Mendy levelled within the twenty third minute and two minutes later, James Maddison produced a composed low end.
Kelechi Iheanacho scored Leicester’s third in first half stoppage-time with a roller into the underside nook and Harvey Barnes accomplished the rout within the 81st minute.
“To be constant is a protracted course of, it’s a psychological course of, it’s important to be higher mentally and higher with the strategy. After we scored the purpose, one thing modified.
“We struggled quite a bit and we’re dissatisfied for that. In the staff one thing has to alter, not individually. It’s concerning the want,” Tottenham assistant supervisor Cristian Stellini mentioned.
Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur seems dejected following the staff’s defeat.Source: Getty Images
– Chelsea pissed off –
Graham Potter admitted Chelsea are nonetheless “a piece in progress” after their winless Premier League run prolonged to 3 video games as Joao Felix’s first purpose for the Blues was cancelled out by Emerson in a 1-1 draw at West Ham.
Potter’s expensively assembled facet as soon as once more did not stay as much as their value tags because the stress mounted on the Blues boss.
Portugal ahead Felix put Chelsea forward in his second look for the membership, just for Italy defender Emerson to hang-out his former staff with an equaliser earlier than halftime.
Ninth-placed Chelsea have gained simply one in all their previous eight video games in all competitions and are 9 factors adrift of the Premier League’s prime 4.
“They are a great group and we’re excited with the staff and the potential however it’s nonetheless a piece in progress,” Potter mentioned.
Joao Felix scored his first for the Blues, nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient.Source: Getty Images
WOLVES WIN AFTER RED
Ten-man Wolves boosted their bid to keep away from relegation with a 2-1 win at backside of the desk Southampton.
Carlos Alcaraz netted his first purpose for Southampton halfway by way of the primary half.
Wolves had former Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina despatched off moments later for 2 bookings in fast succession.
But Jan Bednarek’s 72nd-minute personal purpose turned the tide earlier than Joao Gomes gained it for Fifteenth-placed Wolves on the loss of life.
Joao Gomes of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates their win.Source: Getty Images
PALACE DRAW AS FULHAM WIN
Crystal Palace’s James Tomkins rescued a 1-1 draw towards Brighton with a 69th-minute equaliser after Solly March put Albion forward six minutes earlier at Selhurst Park.
Goals from Willian and Manor Solomon gave Fulham a 2-0 win towards Nottingham Forest at Craven Cottage.
Willian of Fulham celebrates after scoring their sides first purpose throughout the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Nottingham Forest at Craven Cottage on February 11, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
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