Another wild Premier League weekend is in the books in England, and after 25 rounds, surprising Leicester remain the team to beat. Thrashing Manchester City 3-1 to move a full five points clear atop the table, the Foxes are now in pole position to win the league in stunning fashion? Can they hold on? And what else did we learn this weekend in the Premier League? Scroll on to find out. -- FOXSoccer.com's Jamie Trecker.
Leicester set the pace
Takeaway: Robert Huth was man of the match, Riyad Mahrez scored the goal of the day and City’s Yaya Toure was hauled off as the Foxes thoroughly bamboozled the Manchester giants. It total control all game long, the Foxes targeted City’s soft underbelly, one still badly missing Vincent Kompany. Huth was electric, scoring twice while making several smart interventions of his own. The Foxes can dare to dream now -- while City, six points adrift, have to wait and hope.
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Vital three points for Newcastle
Takeaway: The Magpies are finally out of the drop zone, courtesy of their best performance of the season to date against a torpid West Brom side sliding down the table. Aleksandar Mitrovic got the goals but Andros Townsend was the man of the match, putting in a bubbling display alongside Jonjo Shelvey that will give Newcastle renewed hope to stay up. A tough game with Chelsea is next, but with the midfield finally showing a spark, Steve McClaren may start to think a corner has been turned.
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More slippage at Liverpool
Takeawy: Jurgen Klopp missed the game with suspected appendicitis, but what the report is unlikely to speed his healing. Once again, his Liverpool side shot themselves in the feet, blowing a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 against lowly Sunderland late. Simon Mignolet will again bear a lot of the blame, but the truth is that the Reds badly need an overhaul in the offseason and look to be marking time until they get there.
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Tottenham cruise into second
Takeaway: The second-best team in England right now sit second. Mauricio Pochettino’s high-flying Tottenham fully deserved their win over Watford Saturday and look to have the steel and the talent to mount a serious challenge to Leicester. With arch-rivals Arsenal spitting the bit, and Manchester City looking too fragile, could this young side put all the pieces together? Don’t bet against them right now.
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Arsenal finally get the job done
Takeaway: It’s been a poor start to the year for Arsenal, who have only won one league game in five outings. But today, needing a win to stay in touch, they got it courtesy of a man-of-the-match performance from Aaron Ramsey and a fine goal from Mesut Ozil. Arsenal have a brutal month ahead that may yet trim their sails, but at least today they got a win they had to have. Has a corner been turned?