Premier League: Manchester City offer Leicester 6-3 in a crazy match, Arsenal and Tottenham also unroll

Crazy match between Manchester City and Leicester which ended in a 6-3 victory for the leader from Mancun. At the same time, Arsenal and Tottenham corrected Norwich City (5-0) and Crystal Palace (3-0) respectively.

Boxing Day offered beautiful posters for the 19th day of the Premier League, culminating in a clash between Manchester City and Leicester. The leader could take off in case of victory against the Foxes and push back Liverpool and Chelsea to 6 and 9 points respectively. At home, the Sky Blues did not take long to get their foot on the ball. Fernandinho found a beautiful cross Kevin De Bruyne who did not pray to open the scoring (1-0, 5th). Cornered, Leicester sank at the start of the game and Youri Tielemans conceded a penalty which was transformed by Riyad Mahrez (2-0, 14th). Leicester finally responded with attempts from James Maddison (17th and 18th) who found the crossbar on his second opportunity.

But Manchester City stung again following an error by Kasper Schmeichel which Ilkay Gündogan took advantage of (3-0, 21st). The disaster continued for Leicester and Youri Tielemans who was having a horrible day. The Belgian conceded a second penalty converted by Raheem Sterling (4-0, 25th). The domination was still total for Manchester City with Raheem Sterling (35th), Riyad Mahrez (44th) and Ilkay Gündogan (45th +2) who passed close to the fifth goal. In the second half we expected a second half quietly managed by Manchester City … It was a serious mistake. Leicester’s best player of the match, James Maddison installed the revolt and reduced the score after a sublime one-two with Kelechi Iheanacho (4-1, 55 ‘).

Arsenal and Tottenham roll too, West Ham fall

The start of a good comeback since a few minutes later Ademolah Lookman in turn found the fault (4-2, 59th). Manchester City wanted to react with a corner kick from Kevin De Bruyne deflected by Fernandinho that Daniel Amartey narrowly missed in his own net (65th). A few seconds later against, James Maddison tried a strong shot which was deflected on the crossbar by Ederson Moraes. On the lookout, Kelechi Iheanacho put Leicester back into the match (4-3, 65th). Stunned, Manchester City found the resources to give themselves a little fresh air with a corner from Riyad Mahrez that Aymeric Laporte lodged victoriously in the top right corner of Kasper Schmeichel (5-3, 69th). Finally, Manchester City finished well and Raheem Sterling offered himself a brace (6-3, 87th). The Sky Blues win 6-3 in a crazy game and are six points ahead of Liverpool and nine over Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Arsenal (4th) challenged the red lantern Norwich City (20th) with the desire to strengthen its place in the Big Four. The Gunners ultimately made short work of the Canaries. Very quickly, Bukayo Saka set the tone and the way forward for his training (6th) while Kieran Tierney allowed Mikel Arteta’s men to take off before the break (44th). In the second half, Arsenal continued to outrageously dominate their match, which allowed Bukayo Saka to score a brace (67th). Finally, Alexandre Lacazette also scored his goal in the last minutes thanks to a penalty (84th) before Emile Smith Rowe completed this demonstration (90th +1). The 5-0 victory allows Arsenal to consolidate their fourth place even though Tottenham are six points behind with three games down.

The North London rival also played against Crystal Palace. After a first half hour when the Eagles were holding on, the game was over in five minutes. Harry Kane first opened the scoring (1-0, 32nd) before Lucas Moura doubled the lead (2-0, 34th). In the seconds which followed, the band of Patrick Vieira found themselves at ten against eleven with the expulsion of Wilfried Zaha (37th). In control, Tottenham scored a new goal via Heung-min Son (3-0, 74th) to win 3-0. Antonio Conte’s players overtake West Ham and take fifth place. The Hammers, who were down three times and came back twice against Southampton, lost 3-2. A setback that hurts for David Moyes’ team following a victorious third goal for the Saints scored by Jan Bednarek. West Ham are sixth while Southampton move up to 14th.

Afternoon matches

  • Manchester city 6-3 Leicester: Kevin De Bruyne (5th), Riyad Mahrez (14th sp), Ilkay Gündogan (21st), Raheem Sterling (25th sp and 87th) and Aymeric Laporte (69th) for the Sky Blues; James Maddison (55th), Ademolah Lookman (59th) and Kelechi Iheanacho (65th) for the Foxes

  • Norwich City 0-5 Arsenal : Bukayo Saka (6th and 67th), Kieran Tierney (44th), Alexandre Lacazette (84th, sp) and Emile Smith Rowe (90th +1) for the Gunners

  • Tottenham 3-0 Crystal Palace: Harry Kane (32nd), Lucas Moura (35th) and Heung-min Son (74th) for Spurs

  • West Ham 2-3 Southampton : Michail Antonio (49th) and Saïd Benrahma (65th) for West Ham; Mohamed Elyounoussi (8th), James Ward-Prowse (61st) and Jan Bednarek (70th) for the Saints

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