Vardy And Mahrez Combine To Send Leicester Top Of EPL

The Premier League continues with Arsenal’s injury crisis the hot topic while Manchester United welcome giant killers West Ham to Old Trafford.

Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez limps off with an injury against Norwich last weekend

Despite the increasing number of injuries affecting his team, Wenger refuses to blame his physios and club doctors.

He said: “It’s a debate that I leave to specialists. We compare our injuries across Europe and I don’t think we have more injuries than anyone else.”

Arsenal is facing a mini-injury crisis with the likes of Jack Wilshere, Francis Coquelin, Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott, Oxlade Chamberlain, Tomas Rosick, Santi Carzola, Alexis Sanchez, Mikel Arteta all missing out in action.

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For Manchester United, Van Gaal will hope he still has the trust of the dressing room after sensational claiming during his pre-match conference that he will quit if the chemistry he has with the players vanishes.

West Ham have already defeated Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City away from home and could be the first team to defeat the four clubs if they can repeat their heroics against Manchester United.


FT: Arsenal 3- 1 Sunderland, Manchester United 0 – 0 West Ham, Southampton 1 – 1 Aston Villa, Swansea City 0 – 3 Leicester City, Watford 2 – 0 Norwich City, West Brom 1 – 1 Tottenham

Premier League top scorers:

– 14 – Vardy

– 10 – MAHREZ, Lukaku

– 9′ Ighalo

– 8 – GIROUD, Kane

90′ GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL Watford 2-0 Norwich. Ighalo shurgs off a challenge to collect Deeney’s through ball and slide past Ruddy in goal…That is the Super Eagles ninth Premier League goal this season

90+ GOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!! Ramsey’s strike makes it Arsenal 3 – 1 Sunderland

87′ Substitution for West Ham. Zarate off, Jenkinson on.

85′ Yellow card. Michael Carrick goes into the book after colliding with Mark Noble as West Ham counter-attacked.

81′ Wow! Brilliant from Memphis, who beats three, plays a one-two with Fellaini and crosses for Martial, who fires JUST wide! Still Manchester United 0 – 0 West Ham

79′ SUB: Calum Chambers on, Giroud off

77′ Substitution: Kieran Gibbs on, Joel Campbell off

75′ SUB: Schweinsteiger off, Memphis on.

74′ GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLL Southampton 1-1 Villa (73 mins). Substitute Oriol Romeu slides in at the back post to convert James Ward-Prowse’s corner to equalize for the Saints

72′ SUB: Jermaine Lens on, Steven Fletcher off

71′ WHAT A WASTED OPPORTUNITY!!! The impressive Ozil feeds Ramsey but the Welshman tries to go for the spectacular and Pantillimon easily catches

67′ Mata goes close after combining well with Schweinsteiger and Martial. United asking all sorts of questions of the Manchester United defense

65′ GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLL!!! Swansea 0-3 Leicester. Hat trick! The visitors break and Vardy tees up Mahrez, who makes no mistake from eight yards

66′ SUB: Adam Johnson on, Fabio Borini off

65′ CLEARED OFF THE LINE!!!! Yedlin does well to clear Giroud’s header from a corner off the line, the Gunners with all the possession now

62′ GOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!! Giroud scores a diving header from Ramsey’s cross from the left…eight goals for the Frenchman in the Premier League this season

61′ SUBSTITUTION: Jack Rodwell in, Toivonen out for Sunderland

60′ Giroud should score but he doesn’t as he fails to connect to Ozil’s dragged cross

57′ Super football from the Hammers to open up Man Utd and Zarate was in, just right of De Gea’s goal, but fired wide

57′ CECH SAVES AGAIN!!! Cech’s positioning and reflexes are top notch as he denies Fletcher what looked liked a sure goal. A corner is played in, it is flicked on to Fletcher who latches unto the ball but Cech saves

56′ SHOT by Fletcher, SAVED by the impressive Cech!!! Cech has to make a decent stop to deny Fletcher a goal from 25 yards…corner given

54′ OFFSIDE!!! Wonderful exchanges at the edge of the Sunderland area by Ozil, Campbell and Ramsey sees the Welshman free but he is flagged offside, better from the Gunners

51′ SUB Guillermo Varela comes on to replace Paddy McNair for Man Utd and make his Premiier League debut. It’s 0-0. He is the second Uruguayan to play for United after Diego Forlan

50′ Lingaard tries a shot from 30 yards but its just over the bar

48′ WOODWORK!!!! Ki goes close to pulling one back for Swansea, hitting the bar from a Sigurdsson cross. Leicester lead 2-0 and are top of the table with three points

47′ Yedlin does well on the right to get past two players but his cross is blocked for a throw

46′ Second half kicks off in all centers

HT: Arsenal 1 – 1 Sunderland, Manchester United 0 – 0 West Ham, Southampton 0 – 1 Aston Villa, Swansea City 0 – 2 Leicester City, Watford 1 – 0 Norwich City, West Brom 1 – 1 Tottenham

45′ WHAT A MISS!!! Monreal does well to rob Borini of he ball on the left and cuts back for Ramsey but the midfielder’s shot hits the side netting when it looked so easy to score

44′ GOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLL Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa. Captain Lescott taps home Veretout’s corner from close range to put the visitors ahead

44′ GOOOOOOOOAAAALLLLLL!!!! Giroud converts Toivinen’ freekick from the left into his own net

44′ SUB: Morgan Schneiderlin limps off injured for Man Utd and is replaced by Michael Carrick.

43′ Yellow card for Laurent Koscienly for a foul on Watmore

42′ Antonio leads the counter after a United free-kick.

Balls breaks to Noble Mark but he shoots well over

41′ There’s a scramble in the penalty area but the ball doesn’t quite drop for the Reds and West Ham clear their lines….

39′ GOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLL!!!!  West Brom 1-1 Spurs. McClean powers in to the box and heads in Fletcher’s cross to equalise

36′  Michail Antonio is going to replace Moses. It’s a shame for the NIgerian, who has looked lively down the right wing….Man Utd 0 – 0 West Ham

33′ GOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!!! Joel Campbell scores…The Costa Rica international lashes unto Ozil’s pass and slots the ball

31′ GOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL!!!! Watford 1-0 Norwich (30 mins). Troy Deeney converts from the spot after Alex Tetty brought down Odion Ighalo

29′ Arsenal have all the possession but Sunderland are showing they have enough in the bag to trouble the Gnners through counter-attacks

24′ WOODWORK!!! Winston Reid heads against the Man Utd post from a corner. Still Man Utd 0 – 0 West Ham

23′ POST!!! Smalling almost scores an own-goal. Cresswell’s cross from a Song pass is almost turned into the United net by Smalling

22′  GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!!!! Mahrez scores again at the Liberty, collecting Kante’s pass and slotting past Fabianski…Swansea 0-2 Leicester (22 mins).

17′ GOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!!!! Dele Alli gets on the end of Alderweireld’s long ball and volleys through the legs of Myhill….West Brom 0-1 Spurs

16′ SHOT!!! Great footwork by Lingard down the left, who crossed for Fellaini to head down to Martial. The Frenchman’s shot was blocked.

12′ SAVE!!! David De Gea makes a fantastic stop with his feet, as Victor Moses runs clear through onto Mark Noble’s pass. United survive

11′ Sunderland playing confidently in this match and have been better in their tackles

9′ SHOT!!! Manchester United are predictably camped in the West Ham half and Fellaini has fired a shot just off target.

9′ CECH SAVES!!! Arsenal fail to clear and the ball hits Flamini and almost goes into the net but Cech is quick, sharp and alert to palm away

7′ RAMSEY SHOOTS!!! Ramsey takes a wonderful shot and dribbling a player but it just goes wide

4′ GOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLL!!!  Mahrez gets the final touch from an Albrighton corner to open the scoring at the Liberty. The Blues gotop of the Premier League table Swansea 0-1 Leicester

4′ SHOT!!! Borini doess well to free himself and shoot but Cech is up to the task

2′ Arsenal looking dominant in the match against Sunderland in the early exchanges,

1′ Kick off in all centers…the matches to be played at 4pm kick off…Arsenal vs Sunderland, Manchester United vs West Ham, Southampton vs Aston Villa, Swansea City vs Leicester City, Watford vs Norwich City West Brom vs Tottenham

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