Premier League review: Leicester City maintain title bid as Arsenal falter

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Leicester City emerged as unlikely winners from Wednesday night's set of Premier League fixtures as Arsenal and Manchester City failed to claim all three points.

Robert Huth's 83rd-minute header helped the Foxes record a dramatic victory over Tottenham at White Hart Line, just three days after the sides had played out an enthralling 2-2 draw in the FA Cup. 

Leicester's victory means that after 21 games they only trail league-leaders Arsenal on goal difference, after the Gunners conceded a last-minute equaliser to draw 3-3 with Liverpool in the game of the evening.


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Jurgen Klopp's side were fast out of the blocks and took the lead twice through Roberto Firmino. On both occasions, however, they were quickly pegged back, first by Aaron Ramsey and then by Olivier Giroud.

The Frenchman put the visitors ahead with an exquisite turn and finish ten minutes into the second half before substitute Joe Allen salvaged a point for Liverpool in the dying seconds.

City missed the chance to close the gap at the top as they were held to a goalless draw by Everton at the Etihad Stadium, even despite talisman Sergio Aguero playing the full 90 minutes.

The draw means the defending champions trail Arsenal and Leicester by three points with 17 games to go.

At the bottom of the table there was a crucial win for Sunderland, who overcame fellow Premier League strugglers Swansea in a crucial yet controversial game.

Jermain Defoe scored a hat-trick as Sam Allardyce's side came from behind to win 4-2, but only after Swans full-back Kyle Naughton was sent off and Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a dubious penalty.

The Black Cats are now up to 18th, one point behind Swansea and three behind Eddie Howe's Bournemouth, who lost 3-1 to West Ham on Tuesday night.

There were also wins for Southampton and Aston Villa, the latter recording their first victory since the opening day of the season, whilst Chelsea were held to a home 2-2 draw by West Brom.

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