Sunday's match reports: Leicester edge closer

Sunday’s match reports: Leicester edge closer


Our Sunday’s match reports begin at the Stadium of light where Jamie Vardy broke his goal drought to score twice, edging the Foxes closer to their dream PL title. The win over Sam Allardyce’s side also means that Leicester are now guaranteed a top-four place following the result at White Hart Lane. It was indeed an emotional game for Ranieri’s men; Jamie Vardy, who hadn’t scored for Leicester since Valentine’s Day latched onto Danny Drinkwater’s long ball, took one touch to control and move towards goal and finished expertly to open the scoring in the 65th minute. Vardy’s second goal on the 90th minute mark was another lovely move which he converted with confidence, taking his goal tally to 21 Premier League goals. The game ended with Claudio Ranieri walking unto the field almost in tears and the Sunderland supporters applauding the boys in blue…If you doubted Leicester up until this moment, you no longer do.

In Sunday’s second game, Jurgen Klopp fielded a much changed side to play Stoke, obviously with the Europa return leg with Dortmund in view. The likes of Nigeria’s Sheyi Ojo and Kevin Stewart made their first full Premier League debut but the 7 changes made by club did not seem to have any adverse effect as Alberto Moreno gave Liverpool the lead with a fierce strike from outside the area in the opening 10 minutes. Bojan then nodded in the equalizer for Stoke when he found himself unmarked from a Xherdan Shaqiri freekick in the 21st minute. Sheyi Ojo then took the ball on the left, danced round his marker before whipping in a superb cross for Daniel Sturridge to head his side back into the lead. Half-time substitute Divock Origi headed Liverpool 3-1 up five minutes into the second-half after replacing Ojo. Origi then concluded business when he zipped onto Moreno’s pass, used his strength and pace to play in what looked like a cross for Sturridge but with the help of the wind found its way into the corner of Haugaard’s net.

Sunday’s match reports closes at White Hart Lane where Tottenham scored 3 goals in just six minutes to crush a United side who only managed one shot on goal the entire game. Dele Alli scored the game’s opener with a cool, low finish before Toby Alderweireld added a header. Erik Lamela then rounded up the game in the 76th minute, bursting into the box to meet a darted cross to keep Tottenham’s Premier League title hopes alive.

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