This week I struggled to decide upon my highlight of the week. However, after some consideration time, I chose the Super Sunday in the Premier League as my highlight of the week.
It’s not every week on a Sunday that you get to enjoy three top quality games on the tele, but Sunday just past there was one of those rare occasions.
The title race is beginning to really heat up now, as all top four teams battled it out to try and give themselves an advantage in the tightest race in years.
Also playing were two teams struggling for different reasons. Bottom of the league, and now destined for the Championship, Aston Villa, were thrashed for six by an out of form Liverpool side at Villa park. Six different scorers including long-term absentee, Daniel Sturridge, hit the back of the net to give the Merseyside club their biggest win of the season.
Although, the main attraction to this week’s highlight was the top four teams going head to head. Arsenal v Leicester, and Man City against Tottenham.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger described his team’s 2-1 victory over Leicester as ‘a pivotal moment’ in the title race as the North London club chase the surprise league leaders. Jamie Vardy continued his remarkable story by giving The Foxes the lead from the penalty spot just before half time.
Danny Simpson was sent off not long after the break for a second yellow, making Leicester’s task even harder. Sadly (I say that because I want Leicester to do the unthinkable and win the league) the resistance was broken down. Theo Walcott finished off a good move after a terrific knock down from Olivier Giroud to equalise. Then, in the very last minute of play, Danny Welbeck marked his comeback from injury with a glancing header from a superb ball from the magical feet of Mesut Ozil, to send the Arsenal fans wild.
To round off the day, Spurs arguably provided the shock of the day as they defeated Man City 2-1.
Tottenham are now just two points off the top of the league after a late goal from Christian Eriksen sealed their first victory since 2010 at the Eithad, as Tottenham’s title challenge seems to grow stronger and stronger every week.
Harry Kane scored a controversial penalty after Raheem Sterling was adjudged to have handed the ball. However, even as a Man United fan I can admit that it was never a pen.
Man City then upped the ante and piled the pressure on the spurs goal. Yaya Toure came very close as his free kick crashed off the bar. However, city did get their equaliser through youngster Kelechi Iheanacho.
The top four now stands 1. Leicester, 2. Tottenham, 3. Arsenal, 4. Man city…
Thanks for reading,