It was the Jamie Vardy show on Tuesday night and the current leaders sent out another strong message to their main challengers with a dominant 2-0 won at the King Lower, which included a goal of the season contender from stat player Jamie Vardy.
There will be frantic clambering for Vardy services with 18 gals already this season, however, at a club in with a great chance winning the title and qualifying for Europe it’s going to take a very lucrative offer to prize him away from the clubs that's played such a big part of his meteoritic rise.
Second place Manchester City spluttered to another three points to help keep the pressure on the leaders with an atrocious hard worked 1-0 thanks to top scorers Auger’s ability.
The honours in bragging rights North London for the Premier League battle went to Spurs on Tuesday night who turned in a comprehensively dominate play with a 3-0 win at Carrot Road; thanks to a brace from top scorer, who backed up All's 3 minutes opener on 2 minutes, and in injury time. Arsenal failed again to assert their favouritism with a win that would have kept them closer in the title race against leaders who could quite easily connote to extend their lead against their main challengers pick up the fight.
As they could only scrape a point against a resurgent Southampton who are unbeaten for their last four, including three wins, and kept four clean sheets in the process.
The Red Devils have been mainly dominating the press for the wrong reasons of late, but from experience big clubs like United just don't disappear in to the football emblems of failure unless there they’ve been badly managed.
They recorded a 3 a comprehensive 3-0 win against with a goals from Lingard and Martial putting the game to bed in the first half before Rooney put cherry on the cake not long after half time. It was promising that Martial played a a big part in the comfortable win and that Rooney has started to find the net and Van Gaal might just be discovering a system that will incorporate the wealth of talent he has at his disposal.
Elsewhere The Baggies shared the spoils with a resurgent Swansea, who are unbeaten their last three (winning two) while Aston Villa's woes continued after a 2-0 defeat at high flying West Ham who have the luxury of goal scorers all over the park with Payet, Valencia, Lanzini and Kouyate.
There are another two big games in the Premier League tonight and the bottom of the table clash between Everton and Newcastle potentially being the pick of the two, but the London Derby between Chelsea a cracker with both teams in form and of course the added spice of the derby factor.
Both teams have statistical concerns entering this one with Everton sitting 17th at home and cone deeding 92% of all third league goals at home. In the league and Newcastle’s have failed to score enough and have missed out on plenty of occasions to pick up vital points this season and with a make shift team it’s going to take McClaren more time before this team begin to challenge on a regular basis.
In terms of potential bets for this game Everton are unbeaten in their last 10 league matches (wining 9 drawing one and lost one) Everton top scorer has scored five goals and assisted fro in last match against Newcastle, Ross Barkely has netted three in his last five. The Toffees are clear favourites and while they my sit six places above the Toon in the league both teams currently sit in the bottom four based on their last four respective home and away league games.
The best outcome for this encounter looks like Everton wo to win as they've lost 17 of the their last 18 in the league as there’s been more than 2 goals scored in the last seven Premier League game at at Goodison.