UEL MD3 Group Stage Previews: Tottenham, Villarreal and Leicester in action

Gareth Bale comes off bench to score first Tottenham goal in seven years as Spurs beat Brighton amid VAR controversy

A look ahead to three group stage fixtures from MD3 as the Europa League continues on Thursday. Villarreal host Maccabi Tel Aviv, Tottenham hope they can atone for their embarrassment in Antwerp against Ludogorets before Premier League rivals Leicester hope to follow up their emphatic 4-1 win over Leeds in a big home clash against Portuguese side Braga. Continue reading

Leicester City 0-4 Liverpool: 5 Talking Points and Tactical Analysis as Reds win yet again

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Roberto Firmino netted a brace, while Trent Alexander-Arnold and substitute James Milner were also on the scoresheet in an inspired second-half display as Liverpool extended their commanding lead atop the Premier League to 13 points after a comprehensive 4-0 away victory over closest title rivals Leicester City.

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England 2-1 Wales: Player ratings as Sturridge nets late, dramatic winner

England 2-1 Wales: Player ratings as Sturridge nets late, dramatic winner

It was billed as the battle of Britain, and late drama saw bragging rights firmly fall to substitutes on a frantic afternoon in lEns.

Having managed to somehow squander a one-goal lead against a Russia side who, on the evening, were very poor, England knew they needed to win against Chris Coleman’s Wales side. They did just that, and as a result, leapfrog their opponents into top spot in Group B.

How did the England players fare individually? Read below, for the Three Lions’ player ratings.

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Arsenal 2-1 Leicester City: Welbeck scores dramatic winner to close gap at summit

Arsenal 2-1 Leicester City: Welbeck scores dramatic winner to close gap at summit

This afternoon, Arsenal managed something no other side have done this term – beat Leicester in both home and away fixtures. Second-half strikes from the substitute duo of Theo Walcott and the returning Danny Welbeck helped seall all three points in what was a must-win game for the hosts.

Arsenal took significant steps towards the Premier League summit, with a late, dramatic 2-1 victory over current leaders Leicester City. The travelling Foxes, who’ve been in impressive form throughout the campaign thus far, conceded two second-half strikes courtesy of Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck – both of whom were on the substitutes’ bench – and are now only two points clear at the top with twelve games left to play.

An intriguing, fast-paced start

It was clear that, despite the early 12pm kick-off, both sides were raring to start and eager to prove their respective title credentials at the Emirates – buoyed by two sets of supporters who’ve been in contrasting voices all season. Arsenal were tipped as favourites to lift the trophy in May, for the first time in over a decade, whilst Leicester don’t have the pedigree, nor the experience, attached to a ‘title-winning squad’, especially as they narrowly avoided relegation last term.

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