The defeat put Leicester in third place, 13 points below Manchester City, leaving 12 games remaining.
Arsenal players celebrate after defeating Leicester. AP
London: Arsenal hit Leicester’s faint hopes with an impressive 3-1 victory in the Premier League. Meanwhile, the resurrected Gareth Bale attacked twice on Sunday with Burnley 4-0 in Tottenham.
Mikel Arteta’s team lags behind Youri Tielemans’ early goal at King Power Stadium, but David Lewis catches up and Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty gives Arsenal the lead.
Nicolas Pepe’s second-half goals sealed Gunners’ second win in the last six league games and his first success with the Premier League’s top three teams since 2015.
Leicester remains in third place, 13 points below Manchester City, with 12 games remaining.
It was a week to forget Leicester’s manager Brendan Rodgers after a shocking exit from the Europa League against Slavia Prague on Thursday.
With Arsenal stuck in the middle, Arteta has prioritized winning the Europa League as the only hope to qualify for the Champions League next season.
Arteta, who chose his best team for a come-from-behind victory over Benfica on Thursday’s last 32 seconds leg, benched Pierre Emery Cuau Bameyan and Bukayo Saka after a long journey from a neutral venue in Greece. I left it.
Leicester started scoring by drilling a low strike in a distant corner after Tillemans broke into the Arsenal area in the 7th minute.
Arsenal pulled the level in the 39th minute when Willian’s outswing free kick fired an arrow at Lewis and the defender crouched down to get home from 10 yards.
They were ahead of the downtime when Pepe’s cross hit Wilfred Ndidi’s outstretched arm and VAR determined that the block had happened just inside the area.
Lacazette stepped up to penalize beyond Schmeichel with his eleventh goal of the season.
Arsenal landed a knockout punch in the 52nd minute as Willian’s cutback was fully placed for Pepe to take advantage of the empty net.
“I was worried about joining this game. We played a lot of games, but don’t talk about fatigue. We just got on it,” Arteta said. It was.
“They are one of the most dangerous teams in the league and it’s the most dangerous to play against them. The reaction was great and the team seemed really mature. We have some I played a great one. “
Harvey Barnes joined Leicester’s ever-growing list of injuries in the second half, and Rogers revealed that midfielders needed knee osteoarthritis to keep him out for six weeks.
Tottenham has eased the pressure on Jose Mourinho with a significant contribution from Veil, who made his third league start of the season after losing five times in the last six league games.
Since the season-long mortgage move from Real Madrid, Wales forward’s most striking exhibit has scored four goals in his last four appearances.
Veil, who clashed with Tottenham’s boss Mourinho over fitness in early February, showed off his quality in just 68 seconds.
The 31-year-old Son Heung-min finished clinically at close range.
In the 15th minute, Vail’s stunning long pass picked up Harry Kane’s run, and England’s captain’s shot deviated from James Tarkowski for his 22nd goal of the season.
Lucas Moura netted with a predatory finish after Sergio Reguilon’s cross was diverted to a Brazilian pass by Tarkowski in the 31st minute.
Bale finally had a glimpse of the talent that once made him the most expensive player in the world.
He won the Champions League four times in his second spell with Tottenham after leaving for Madrid in 2013, scoring again with a cool strike from his son’s 55-minute pass.
Tottenham is up to 8th as he is returning to the fight for a Top 4 finish.
In other early games on Sunday, Fulham had to settle for a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace.
The third Bottom Fulham is three points behind the fourth Bottom Newcastle in the fight to avoid demotion.
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Premier League: Arsenal win back with Leicester, Gareth Bale beat Tottenham Burnley
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