Action in the English premier League (EPL) returned on Friday, 14 February when Leicester City invaded the Molineux stadium to face Wolves. Playing away, Leicester knew it will not be easy to fullfil their wish of collecting maximum points against the resilient Wolves and put pressure on Manchester City as a point separates the two side. At the end of it all, the two sides shared points as it ended goalless in a match Nigerian international Nkelechi Iheanacho was an unused substitute for Leicester city.
Liverpool football club continues to enjoy a good run of form in the English premier league (EPL) as they try to reclaim the glory they lost 30 years ago having last won the league in
The mercyside club traveled to Carrow road stadium on Saturday, 15 February to battle for points against Norwich which is fighting against relegation. Playing against the league leaders, the home side stood strong against every threat posed by the reds who has the Egyptian Mohammed Salah and the Guinean Naby Keita in the first team. It was goalless at half time.
In the 60th minute of the match, Liverpool coach Jurgen Kloop introduced the Senegalese Sadio Mane who scored the lone goal of the match and his 100th premier league goal to ensure Liverpool collected maximum points. The win cemented the team’s stay to position one of the log table with 76 points and open a 25 points gap with second placed Manchester City. They chased to break the undefeated run record having played 43 games unbeaten in the league 6 shy of the record set by the invincible Arsenal side in 2003/4 season.
In another match on Saturday, 15 february, Burnley collected three points away to Southampton at St Mary’s stadium as they won 2-1. The visitors took an early lead in the match through a Westwood goal in the 2nd minute before Daniel Ings equalised for the saints in the 18th minute. Vydra was Burnley’s hero on the day when he scored the winner on the hour mark.
On Sunday, 16 February, Tottenham Hotspurs relied on a late strike from Son to register a 3-2 win against Aston Villa in a tight contested fixture at the Villa Park. Tottenham Hotspurs defender Alderweireld was a victim in the match when he scored in his own net to give the home side which featured Tanzania international Mbwana Sammata the lead in the 9th minute before he levelled matters 18 minutes later. The Korean Son inspired spurs to a win with his brace when he scored in added time of each half and moved to fifth position with 40 points in a match the Ivory Coast defender Sergio Aurier was featured while kenyan Victor Wanyama was not part of the team.
Arsenal registered a 4-0 win against Newcastle United at the Emirates stadium on Sunday, 16 February to give coach Mikel Arteta his second win after being in charge of 8 games at the club. The gunners featured Gabonese Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Ivory Coast star Nicolas Pepe who did not disappoint as they both scored on the day. Ozil and Lacazette scored the other goals to put alive Arsenal hopes for a top four finish to play in the championship league next year.
Aubameyang is in the chase for the golden boot with 15 goals in the league, two less of Leicester City’s striker Jamie Vardy who has 17 goals.