Premier League Roundup: Arsenal Claim Bragging Rights In North London Derby, Man City Still Runaway Leaders

Premier League Roundup: Arsenal Claim Bragging Rights In North London Derby, Man City Still Runaway Leaders

By Norman Isaac Mwambazi

It is evidently becoming clear that runaway leaders of the 2020/21 Premier League Manchester City will most definitely win the trophy this season. The Cityzens mentioned a 14-point lead with a win over struggling side Fulham on Saturday, March 13, 2021.

With 10 matches to go, Pep Guardiola’s men only need to win six of those in order to be crowned champions.

Away from Manchester, Arsenal claimed bragging rights in the North London Derby that was played yesterday against rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners were denied by the goal post twice before falling behind when Tottenham took the lead through Eric Lamella. The Argentine would be sent off for a foul on Kieran Tierney in the second half.

Arsenal upped their gears and equalised through on-loan attacking midfielder Martin Ødegaard in the 44th minute after some good footwork from Tierney on the left-wing. The score was level at the break.

The Gunners showed their hunger to win the game and in the 64th minute, Alexandre Lacazette was brought down in the area by Davinson Sanchez. The Frenchman stepped up and scored to double Arsenal’s led, and get the three points.

Premier League Roundup: Arsenal Claim Bragging Rights In North London Derby, Man City Still Runaway Leaders
Arsenal players celebrate Alexandre Lacazette’s goal that gave them victory. COURTESY PHOTOS.

Another fixture that captured everyone’s attention was at King Power stadium where third-placed Leicester City put five past relegation-threatened side Sheffield United. The Foxes’ star-striker missed several chances in the match but Kelechi Iheanacho stepped with a hattrick, the other goals scored by Ayoze Pérez and an own goal by Ethan Ampadu.

Here are the full results:

Newcastle 1 – 1 Aston Villa

Leeds 0 – 0 Chelsea

Crystal Palace 1 – 0 West Brom

Everton 1 – 2 Burnley

Fulham 0 – 3 Manchester City

Southampton 1 – 2 Brighton

Leicester 5 – 0 Sheffield United

Arsenal 2 – 1 Tottenham

Manchester United 1 – 0 West Ham.

Liverpool will visit Wolverhampton tonight.

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