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In the latest round of Premier League fixtures, Arsenal faced West Ham away from home, while Manchester City hosted Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium. The conclusion of these two fixtures has resulted in an open-ended battle for the league title, with City now only four points behind Arsenal with a game in hand, including a game against Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium.
Arsenal Bottle 2-0 first-half lead against Westham
In an enthralling encounter at the Emirates, Arsenal took a 2-0 lead in the first half against West Ham United. Goals from Gabriel Jesus and Martin Odegaard gave the Gunners a comfortable lead, but the Hammers mounted a spirited comeback in the second half to secure a 2-2 draw. Arsenal will be disappointed to have let a two-goal lead slip, especially as they had dominated the first half.
However, they can take some solace in the fact that they managed to salvage a point from the game. Mikel Arteta will now have to focus on tightening up his defense, which has been a recurring problem for Arsenal in the second half of this season. This is the second time in a row that Arsenal has blown a 2-0 first-half lead and settled for a 2-2 draw at the end of ninety minutes.
On the other hand, West Ham will be delighted with the result, as it keeps them away from the relegation zone. David Moyes is trying to put the team on a recovery path to extract whatever he can from the remaining games to salvage the team from this horrid season. While they were top four contenders last season, this season they are fighting to keep their place in the Premier League.
Manchester City Beat Leicester with Ease
Manchester City continued their march toward the Premier League title with a convincing 3-1 win over Leicester City. Two goals from Haaland and one from Stones secured the victory for Pep Guardiola’s side, who have now been unbeaten in their last 14 games in all competitions.
The city was dominant throughout the game and looked comfortable from start to finish. They controlled possession and created numerous chances, with Stone’s opening goal, in particular, being a thing of beauty. The center-back curled a stunning effort into the back of the net from the edge of the box, leaving Leicester goalkeeper Daniel Iversen with no chance.
The win takes City to within four points of league leaders Arsenal, with a game in hand. Guardiola’s side has been in scintillating form in recent weeks and looks like they are hitting their stride at just the right time. They will be hoping to maintain their momentum and close the gap on Arsenal even further in the coming weeks.
The Title Race is down to 4 Points
Manchester City’s win over Leicester City means that they are now only four points behind Arsenal in the race for the Premier League title. The Citizens have a game in hand over the Gunners, which could prove crucial in the coming weeks. The city has been in sensational form recently, winning their last 10 games in all competitions.
They have scored 37 goals and conceded just four during that run, highlighting their dominance both in attack and defense. Guardiola will be hoping that his side can continue their winning streak and put pressure on Arsenal at the top of the table. The Gunners have been inconsistent at times this season and will need to be at their best if they are to hold off City’s charge.