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Premier League: Leicester go 2nd with win over Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur suffer another defeat

Premier League: While Leicester City came up with a clinical effort at Villa Park on Sunday, Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur slumped to their 5th defeat in 6 league games when they were outclassed by West Ham United.

Tottenham Hotspur slumped to their 5th loss in 6 league games on Sunday (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Leicester City came up with a 2-1 win at Aston Villa On Sunday
  • Leicester City moved up to the 2nd spot on the Premier League table
  • Tottenham Hotspur went down 1-2 vs West Ham United, their 5th defeat in 6 league games

Leicester City made good use of Aston Villa missing their captain Jack Grealish to an injury just before the start of play on Sunday as they came up 2-1 victorious in their Premier League clash at the Villa Park.

oals from James Maddinson (19′) and Harvey Barnes (23′) helped Leicester City make a strong start and they headed into the break with a 2-goal lead. However, Bertrand Traore pulled one back for Aston Villa in the 48th minute.

Leicester were not going to give it away as he kept creating umpteen chances even as losing Maddinson to apparent hip injury concerns. Jamie Vardy would have made it 3-1 but he missed an opportunity to add his name to the scoresheet but his shot flew wide after flying across the face of the goal.

With their 3rd win in 4 league matches, Leicester moved up to the 2nd spot with 49 points from 25 matches. They are 7 behind Manchester City who have a game in hand and face Arsenal on Sunday. Leicester are 3 points ahead of Manchester United, who take on Newcastle United later in the day.

Tottenham Hotspur slip to another defeat

Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho played down talks of crisis at Tottenham Hotspur but his side slipped to their 5th loss in 6 league games and are reeling at the 9th spot. The Spurs were handed a 2-1 defeat by West Ham United who have moved to the 4th spot as they are in contention for a Champions League spot.

Antonio gave West Ham the perfect start when he fired past Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris in the fifth minute and Lingard doubled West Ham’s lead two minutes after the break. But Tottenham, with Gareth Bale on as a second-half substitute, were given a lifeline when Lucas Moura headed in Bale’s corner and they laid siege to the West Ham goal.

Bale lashed a shot against the crossbar and West Ham had another lucky escape in stoppage time as Vladimir Coufal’s clearance deflected back off Son Heung-min and struck the post.

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