Everton transfer out of drop zone, Leeds in bother after shedding to Arsenal — Sport — The Guardian Nigeria Information – Nigeria and World Information

Gunners open a four-point lead over Tottenham in top-four battle
• Man Metropolis thrash Newcastle to tighten grip on title

Everton climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Leicester Metropolis after defenders Vitalii Mykolenko and Mason Holgate scored on the King Energy Stadium yesterday, studies AFP.

Frank Lampard’s aspect moved up two spots to sixteenth on 35 factors, one level above the drop zone, as Leeds United slipped to 18th after a 2-1 defeat at Arsenal. Watford and Norwich Metropolis have already been relegated to the second-tier Championship.

It was Everton’s solely second league win on the street this season, having final gained an away league recreation in August towards Brighton & Hove Albion.

Holgate nodded in a rebound to place Everton again in entrance on the half-hour mark after Leicester striker Patson Daka cancelled out Mykolenko’s early opener.

The unmarked Holgate scored from shut vary after Richarlison’s header was crushed away by Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel following a nook.

In the meantime, Leeds United suffered an enormous setback of their battle for survival as a 2-1 loss at Arsenal, yesterday, plunged them into the relegation zone and the hosts took one other step in the direction of securing a top-four end.

An early quickfire double from former Leeds loanee, Eddie Nketiah, put Arsenal in agency management earlier than the guests had been lowered to 10 halfway by means of the primary half when Luke Ayling was despatched off for a two-footed problem on Gabriel Martinelli.

Leeds didn’t have an try at aim till Diego Llorente’s header beat goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale within the 66th minute however Arsenal weathered a nervy end to shut out their fourth successive victory and solidify their maintain on fourth place.

Arsenal, on 66 factors with three video games remaining, opened up a four-point hole on north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in fifth forward of Thursday’s derby and moved to inside a degree of third-placed Chelsea.

A second straight defeat for Leeds left them in 18th place with 34 factors, behind Burnley on aim distinction, after Everton’s 2-1 victory at Leicester Metropolis lifted the Merseyside membership out of the underside three.

Within the day’s late recreation, Manchester Metropolis shrugged off the crushing disappointment of their Champions League semifinal exit by the hands of Actual Madrid to open a three-point benefit on the high of the Premier League with an emphatic victory over Newcastle United.

The reigning champions took benefit of Liverpool being held to a draw by Tottenham Hotspur with a powerful response that not solely strengthened their place on the Premier League summit but additionally vastly improved their aim distinction.

Chris Wooden wasted a wonderful early probability for Newcastle so as to add to Metropolis’s nerves and his aspect paid the value when Raheem Sterling headed Pep Guardiola’s crew in entrance after 19 minutes.

Aymeric Laporte added a second earlier than half-time after Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka fumbled Ilkay Gundogan’s volley and Rodri successfully wrapped up the competition with a near-post header from Kevin de Bruyne’s nook simply after the hour mark.

Metropolis, with Newcastle, deflated and outclassed, improved their aim distinction even additional when substitute Phil Foden struck within the closing moments, turning him Oleksandr Zinchenko’s contact earlier than Sterling accomplished the rout with a close-range end in added time.


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