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There were 8 fixtures last night in the Barclays Premier League and as ever there were plenty talking points, but we must start as we have been doing for most of the season with Leicester City who produced a sensational performance in front of their adoring public and deservedly beat Liverpool 2-0, no matter what Jurgen Klopp had to say at the end of the match.
The first goal was a masterclass with a clever long ball over the top by Mahrez followed by a terrific shot over the keeper from around 35 yards by who else but Jamie Vardy. It was Vardy who scored the second goal also and as much as the whole team has contributed it is Mahrez and Vardy who have really lit up the Premiership this season with some scintillating link up play and goalscoring. Vardy is top of the Premier League scoring charts with 18 and Mahrez has 13.
Meanwhile Arsenal, one of Leicester`s main rivals for the title (and you have to say Leicester are now serious contenders being 3 points clear!) stuttered to a 0-0 home draw against a very well drilled Southampton side who can beat anyone on their day. Manchester City had a tough old time of it at Sunderland who really deserved at least a point but fell to a Sergio Aguero goal. Aguero staying fit is absolutely crucial to City and if he does there is a good chance they will be lifting a trophy or two or three in May.
Tottenham are in great form and are also now serious title contenders, moving up to 3rd above bitter rivals Arsenal after putting Norwich to the sword, beating them 3-0 in their own backyard. They look to have a strong, fit squad and have a real chance for the first time for many, many years.
Man Utd have certainly not given up hope of getting into the top 4 and they are just 5 points behind in 5th after a comfortable 3-0 win against Stoke City. Of course 4th is the very least their fans and board will be demanding.
West Ham are just a point behind United after beating Aston Villa 2-0, sorry Villa fans but you need to start preparing for the Championship now, 10 points behind 17th spot at this stage means there is really no hope of a recovery. In the other two games Bournemouth had an excellent 2-1 win at Crystal Palace to move further away from the relegation zone and West Brom drew 1-1 at home to an improving Swansea City side.