Sunderland 0-0 Arsenal Sunderland drew 0-0 with Arsenal on Sunday but will feel they could have claimed a crucial three points in the...
Sunderland 0-0 Arsenal
Sunderland drew 0-0 with Arsenal on Sunday but will feel they could have claimed a crucial three points in their Premier League survival battle.
Arsenal needed to win at the Stadium of Light to edge ahead of Manchester City once again in the race for third place, but they had to make do with a point which lifted Sunderland out of the relegation zone on goal difference.
The Black Cats could have won it, too, with Patrick van Aanholt hitting the woodwork with a first-half free-kick and Petr Cech making a series of important saves after the break to keep Sam Allardyce’s men at bay in front of a crowd of 45,420.
Arsenal dominated the early stages, with the Black Cats simply unable to match their pace and movement in the middle of the field – and it was not until Allardyce managed to get his players to press higher up the pitch that they started to come into it.
Leicester City 4-0 Swansea
Leonardo Ulloa scored twice as Leicester City beat Swansea City 4-0 at the King Power Stadium to edge closer towards the Premier League title.
Some wondered how Leicester would cope in the absence of Jamie Vardy up front against the Swans, but Claudio Ranieri’s men never looked like slipping up from the moment Riyad Mahrez capitalised on a hashed Ashley Williams clearance to put them ahead in the 10th minute.
Ulloa further settled the home fans’ nerves with a header to make it 2-0 on the half-hour mark before tapping in a third after an hour after Kasper Schmeichel set Jeff Schlupp free.
Substitute Marc Albrighton added a fourth with five minutes remaining as Leicester piled the pressure on second-placed Tottenham ahead of their game against West Brom on Monday evening.