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Spurs are genuine title contenders

Since the start of last season, Tottenham has won more points in the Premier League than any other team. Saturday’s 4­-0 demolition of Watford showed they are a fine team: brilliantly well organized, tirelessly aggressive and blessed with richly talented individuals like Dele Alli and Harry Kane.



Liverpool Comeback Kings

Liverpool was toiling at Stoke City, trailing 1­-0 at half-­time, when manager Jurgen Klopp sent on his pair of Brazil forwards Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino. Coutinho, a pre-­match doubt due to illness, equalized in the 70th minute. Two minutes later, Firmino, rested due to fatigue, ­­crashed in a stunning winner.

United continue to push for Top 4

Evergreen Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic keeps getting better each match in a United shirt as he continued scoring goals for his team. His opening goal against was his 28th of the season in all competitions and, even more impressively, the 250th goal he has scored since turning 30.

Manchester United’s Premier League unbeaten run now stands at 21 matches (W11 D10 L0) – the joint 10th longest unbeaten run in the history of the competition, after defeating Sunderland by 3 goals to nil.

Sunderland has now failed to score in seven successive Premier League games – the joint-second worst run in Premier League history. They are destined to be relegated this season after falling yet again to United in their match over the weekend.

 Everton sinks The Foxes

Everton thwarted Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare’s quest for a sixth successive league win and seventh in total, by thumping them 4-2 in an entertaining encounter at Goodison Park. Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Everton beat Leicester City 4-2 in an enthralling Premier League clash.

Romelu Lukaku (23 goals) has now scored more Premier League goals than Middlesbrough (22 goals) this season. And he is the leading goal scorer at the moment in the EPL with 23 goals to his name.

The Gunners Top 4 dreams slipping away

Last  Monday Crystal Palace dented Arsenal’s chances of finishing in the top 4 this season. Arsenal’s Champions League qualification hopes were damaged further by a 3-0 loss at Crystal Palace.

The fans are calling for Arsene Wenger to resign after weeks of disappointing performances. Palace opened the scoring with their first shot on target, Andros Townsend turning in a low cross from his fellow winger Wilfried Zaha. Further goals from Yohan Cabaye and Luka Milivojevic completed impressive victory over a languid Arsenal side.

In the last eight Premier League games, only Sunderland (6) have lost more games than Arsenal (5). This is Arsenal’s worst away Premier League run since April 1995. And they are in danger of finishing outside the top 4 this season.

WRITER- KWESI OTOO- threesixtyGh writer/contributor.

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