London: Manchester City opened a 6-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a thrilling 6-3 victory in the dismantling of Leicester’s first half, as Arsenal and Tottenham were also comfortable winners yesterday. Three of the nine scheduled Boxing Day games have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. This is because the British battle has recorded the number of cases caused by the Omicron strain of the virus.
Earlier this week, Premier League clubs rejected the option to temporarily suspend the season to allow circuit breakers for infectious diseases. And stopping the season may be the only way to delay City’s charge towards the fourth title in five seasons, as Pep Guardiola’s men have won nine games in a row. Lester was blown away with 4 goals within 25 minutes.
Riyad Mahrez played against the previous club from the penalty spot after Kevin De Bruyne blew up his home and opened the locks. Ilkay Gundoan closed the brilliant city team move 3-0 before Raheem Sterling won and converted the champion’s second penalty. Leicester, one of the aspects thinned out by COVID infections and injuries in recent weeks, has triggered a second half counterattack thanks to James Madison.
The midfielder pulled back the goal before Ademola Lookman scored the goal and led the break. Kelechi Iheanacho was 4-3 when bundled home from close range as Ederson could only point Madison’s shot at the bar. However, Aymeric Laporte gave power to the home from the corners and Sterling closed the score from close range, so the city quickly regained order.
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Arsenal finished fourth with a 5-0 victory over Norwich on the rock bottom. With the goals of Bukayo Saka and Kieran Tierney, the results were unquestionable before half-time. Saka added a second before the penalty for Alexandre Lacazette, and substitute Emile Smith Rowe closed the fifth straight victory over Mikel Arteta’s men. The Spurs climbed to fifth place, six points behind their rivals in northern London, but won three games after passing through the depleted Crystal Palace.
The request to postpone the match at the Palace was rejected by the Premier League, despite the disappearance of Patrick Viera due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Eagles were still able to defend the powerful side featuring just one change from their previous outings. However, the Spurs, who rejuvenated under Antonio Conte, did not look back after scoring twice in the two minutes immediately after 30 minutes.
Harry Kane scored his third goal in the Premier League this season before Lucas Moura powers up with a header. The palace’s mission became even more difficult when Wilfried Zaha was foolishly sent off for two bookable violations before half-time. Son Heung-min added 16 minutes later. West Ham’s top four bids are collapsing rapidly as Southampton lost 3-2 at home. Saints led Mohammed El Yunussi, James Ward-Prows and Jan Bednarek three times, moving nine points away from the three below.
Chelsea had a positive COVID test, so when he visited Aston Villa without manager Steven Gerrard, he had to finish a poor match of one win in four league games. Bruce is now 9 points away from the city and only 3 points away from Arsenal. The next match against Villa Leeds, scheduled for December 28, was also canceled yesterday, bringing the total number of Premier League matches postponed to the last two weeks to 14.
There is no limit to the number of spectators in a match in England yet, but supporters are required to provide evidence of vaccinations or negative tests performed in the last 48 hours. Wales sports will be returned to closed rooms from today, but due to the limit of 500 outdoor public events in Scotland, the Scottish Premiership Club will have a winter vacation a week after yesterday’s match. — AFP
https://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/city-hit-6-after-leicester-scare/ After Lester’s horror, the city hit six