Riyad Mahrez Help City Go Top Before Christmas Riyad Mahrez scored twice from the penalty spot as Leicester won 3-2 at Everton to make s...
Riyad Mahrez Help City Go Top Before Christmas
Riyad Mahrez scored twice from the penalty spot as Leicester won 3-2 at Everton to make sure they will be on top the Premier League table at Christmas. History is on the Foxes side as five of the last six teams to top the table on December 25 went on to become champions – Liverpool the only exception in 2013-14.
Mahrez, whose goal on Monday proved decisive in the 2-1 win over Chelsea, capped a brilliant week with a penalty in each half with Shinji Okazaki ensuring substitute Kevin Mirallas’ 89th-minute strike was academic.
Striker Romelu Lukaku won the individual battle of the top flight hot-shots against Jamie Vardy when he scored for the eighth consecutive match to equalise and move to 13 league goals and within two of his Leicester counterpart but it was the visitors’ proficiency in front of goal which was more impressive.
Alli Continues Impressive Season
Tottenham moved into the top four after seeing off Southampton 2-0 at St Mary’s thanks to goals from England pair Harry Kane and Nigerian born Dele Alli. Kane’s superb solo goal helped Spurs climb into the Premier League top four for the first time this season as Mauricio Pochettino celebrated a win over his former club.
|Alli slotting in Tottenham's second|
Chelsea 3 - 1 Sunderland
Everton 2 - 3 Leicester City
Manchester United 1 - 2 Norwich City
Southampton 0 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur
Stoke City 1 - 2 Crystal Palace
West Bromwich Albion 1 - 2 AFC Bournemouth
Newcastle United 1 - 0 Aston Villa