Leicester City 's fairytale season scaled new heights on Saturday as they opened up a five-point lead at the Premier League summit by...
Leicester City's fairytale season scaled new heights on Saturday as they opened up a five-point lead at the Premier League summit by winning 3-1 at title rivals Manchester City.
Centre-back Robert Huth scored twice, either side of a brilliant Riyad Mahrez goal, as Leicester recorded the finest win of their sensational 12-month rise from bottom to top of the English top flight.
|Leicester celebrate their fantastic win at the Etihad|
His third, taking the free-kick, was to find Robert Huth to make it 1-0 to Leicester after only two minutes. It was as easy as one, two, three ‒ and he produced more magic in the second half too.
Picking up the ball in the 48th minute, Mahrez drove at the defence, and an empathic finish made it 2-0. Daylight. Job done. Three points for Leicester; six ahead of Manchester City.
|Mahrez cost only £400,000 but has scored 14, assisted 10|
Mahrez cost only £400,000 but has been directly involved in the most Premier League goals this season (scored 14, assisted 10) and had an immediate impact in both halves at the Etihad Stadium.
Tottenham Hotspur leapfrogged City into second place by beating Watford 1-0 and Arsenal can also move above Manuel Pellegrini's side if they win at Bournemouth on Sunday.
|Trippier scored the winner after Alli's cross|
Elsewhere, Adam Johnson and Jermain Defoe scored as second-bottom Sunderland came from 2-0 down to snatch a 2-2 draw at Liverpool, whose manager Jurgen Klopp was absent due to a suspected bout of appendicitis.
|Defoe scored a late winner to stun Anfield|
But Liverpool's fans deserted the stadium en masse in the 77th minute in protest at rising ticket prices and it proved the spur for Sunderland's comeback, with Johnson curling in a free-kick before Defoe equalised.
Everton leapt four places to seventh, above Liverpool on goal difference, with an impressive 3-0 win at Stoke City. All of Everton's goals came in the first half, Romelu Lukaku netting an 11th-minute penalty before Seamus Coleman and Aaron Lennon found the net.
|Everton scored 3 first half goals and was enough for the win|
Norwich City took their place in the bottom three after losing 2-0 at bottom club Aston Villa, who scored through Joleon Lescott and Gabriel Agbonlahor. Villa are now eight points from safety with 13 matches to play.
Crystal Palace ended a run of five straight defeats with a 1-1 draw at Swansea City, where Gylfi Sigurdsson's 13th-minute free-kick for the hosts was cancelled out by a close-range Scott Dann effort