City closes the gap for the first spot; Leicester ruins Ranieri return to King Power Stadium

A 2-1 win over West Ham meant Manchester City is now just a point behind Chelsea in the title race, While Leicester City spoils the day for their former boss Claudio Ranieri.

Manchester City Vs. West Ham United

Claim made about Watford keeper and 'horrible' Leicester City match amid heavy snowfall - Leicestershire Live
Image courtesy: Leicester City/Twitter


Scorers: Gündoğan 33′, Fernandinho 90′; Lanzini 90+4′

Manchester City pulled back to Liverpool in second place after the fight against the winter conditions to defeat West ham.

In the 16th minute, Aymeric Laporte cut the post for City with a header for a corner. Riyad Mahrez then has the ball in the net but it was called offside.

City leapt forward in the 33rd minute when Mahrez’s dangerous low cross on the six-yard line found lkay Gündoğan for a tap-in.

It was almost 20 minutes later when Gabriel Jesus’ effort was cancelled on the line by Ben Johnson.
The second half was delayed slightly as the snow was cleared from the pitch, and Jesus came close again in the 56th minute when he was picked by Raheem Sterling in the box, but this time Aaron Cresswell cleared the line, hitting your back against the square in the process.

Gündoğan then had an excellent opportunity to make 20 years in the 80th minute when he was slipped into the box, but łukasz Fabiański quickly came out of his line to save it.

Bernardo Silva then had the ball in the net in the 91st minute, but the flag was up for offside.

And there was still time for one more goal when Manuel Lanzini fired in brilliantly off the post with the last kick off the game.

That result leaves the Hammers 4th and level on 23 points with Arsenal.


Leicester City Vs. Watford

Claim made about Watford keeper and 'horrible' Leicester City match amid heavy snowfall - Leicestershire Live
Image courtesy: Leicester City/Twitter


Scorers: Maddison 16′, Vardy 34′, 42′, Lookman 68′; King (P) 30′, Dennis 61′

Former Leicester coach Claudio Ranieri saw his Watford team beaten on their return to King Power Stadium.

James Maddison opened the goal in the 16th minute when Watford’s William TroostEkong grossly misjudged a ball in the box and the Leicester man was in the right place to punish his mistake.

Watford then received a penalty when Wilfred Ndidi knocked Emmanuel Dennis into the box. Josh King caught him and converted for 1-1.

But they didn’t stay level for a long time, with Jamie Vardy quickly giving Leicester the lead with a delightful finish on Watford keeper Daniel Bachmann.

And Vardy scored again just before halftime to reach 3-1 when he threw a looping header from Maddison’s corner.

In the second half, Dennis struck out a goal for the Hornets shortly after the hour mark when he stole the ball from Timothy Castagne before ending well on Kasper Schmeichel.

However, the hosts quickly regained their two-goal lead when Ademola Lookman knocked Harvey Barnes home.

Leicester are 9th while Watford remains 16th.


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