Leicester City and Chelsea did good business on Saturday at the top of the Premier League. Leicester won 2-0 against Arsenal, Chelsea was too strong for Crystal Palace with the same figures. Tottenham Hotspur took a point against Sheffield United after a controversial decision by the VAR.
Both Leicester and Chelsea are 26 points due to the victory. Both clubs pass through Manchester City (25), which will play Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
Leicester wrote history two weeks ago by booking against Southampton (0-9) the largest ever win in the Premier League. The team of Brendan Rodgers also showed against Arsenal that they are still in blood form.
The home team made the difference in the second half against the troubled Arsenal, which is disappointingly in sixth place. Jamie Vardy opened the score in the 68th minute, James Maddison made it 2-0 seven minutes later.
Chelsea wins four days after the show
Chelsea registered the eighth victory of the season in the Premier League. Four days after the spectacular 4-4 tie against Ajax in the Champions League, Crystal Palace was beaten 2-0.
After a scoreless first half, Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham opened the score with a watched effort shortly after the break. In the final phase Christian Pulisic determined the final score up close against the team where Patrick van Aanholt was in the starting line-up.
Abraham's goal was special, as the 22-year-old striker is the second youngest Chelsea player ever with at least ten goals in the Premier League. Only Arjen Robben (21 years and 342 days) was younger.
With 26 points from twelve games, Chelsea is the number two in the competition, although Manchester City and Leicester City can still pass later this weekend.
Chelsea-Crystal Palace was preceded by a minute's silence due to Remembrance Day. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Tottenham benefits from controversial VAR decision
Tottenham Hotspur stuck at home against Sheffield United at 1-1, but was not even dissatisfied with that. Sheffield saw a goal rejected in London following a controversial decision by the VAR.
After minutes of deliberation, the VAR decided to reject David McGoldrick's 1-1, because John Lundstram appeared to have been offside with a toe-length in the run-up to the goal.
The decision led to disbelief on the bench and among the players of Sheffield, which later thanks to George Baldock (78th minute) still dragged a point out of the fire.
Son scores after red card
Tottenham had taken the lead fifteen minutes after the break. Son Heung-min, who was red last week after the horror injury of André Gomes in the match against Everton (1-1), scored.
The South Korean was told on Tuesday that he escaped a suspension because Gomes only sustained the ankle fracture after colliding with Serge Aurier. Son could therefore be used against Sheffield.
With the draw, Tottenham doesn't make much progress in the ranking. The Champions League finalist of last season is in the middle bracket of the Premier League with fourteen points from twelve duels. The promoted Sheffield (seventeen points) surprisingly occupies fifth place.
Burnley booked a convincing 3-0 home win at West Ham United. Newcastle United, with Jetro Willems in the base, was 2-1 too strong for the Bournemouth of Nathan Aké. Southampton-Everton finished in 1-2.
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