- Chris Sobey
In the Premier League last night Leicester City missed a good opportunity of maintaining their two point lead over Spurs last after their exciting 2-2 draw against West Brom at the King Power. The Baggies took a surprise lead in the first half through Rondon, but Leicester have the best record of picking up points from losing positions in the Premier League this season and were soon level.
The Foxes looked on for the win when they took the lead on the stroke of half time, but the Baggies under the stewardship of Tony Pulis are a tough team to beat and they made it five goals in their last two league games when they equalized five minutes after the break. With plenty of time remaining and a passionate home support behind them the Foxes would have felt confident of eventually breaking the Baggies down, however, neither team could find the winner and on reflection a draw was a fair result.
Chelsea extended their unbeaten league run to twelve games with a well-deserved 2-1 win away at relegation threatened Norwich. The Blues were 2-0 up by half time and while the Canaries pulled one back in the second half they couldn’t find the equalizer, which meant they stayed fourth from bottom while Chelsea moved within a point of Watford.
Everton kept pace with Chelsea thanks to a comfortable 3-1 win at rock bottom Aston Villa. The way things are going for the Villains at present it’s hard to imagine them winning even one game before the end of the season and they look certain to go down now.
Bournemouth did their survival hopes the world of good with an impressive 2-0 win at home against Southampton while Sunderland and Palace shared the points at the Stadium of Light after their entertaining 2-2 draw. The Blackcats went in to the break 1-0 up, but former striker Connor Wickham came back to haunt them with his second half brace which came within six minutes.
Palace looked like they were nailed on to pick up their first league win in eleven games, but Sunderland striker Borini had the last say when he popped up with a vital equalizer in injury time. The point brought second bottom Sunderland within a point of third bottom Newcastle who have a really tough game at Stoke tonight.
There are another five Premier League games tonight and with five of the top-six in action, including a repeat of Sunday’s Carling Cup final between Liverpool and Man City, Arsenal at home to relegation threatened Swansea and a London derby between the Hammers and Spurs the title race could become even closer especially if Spurs, Arsenal and City all win.