Premier League roundup: Leicester, Sunderland results could shake up both ends of table
Jurgen Klopp said the era of single-team dominance of the Premier League is over, and after another wild day in the league, well, how could we argue?
Sunderland and Bournemouth boosted their hopes for PL safety while Leicester City opened the door for another team to take the table lead by the close of business Wednesday.
All that and more in our PL roundup.
Norwich City 1-2 Chelsea -- RECAP
The Canaries went from zero to panic in 39 seconds after Kenedy buried an early chance to put Norwich City under the knife. Diego Costa made it 2-0 for Chelsea before Nathan Redmond pulled one back for the hosts in the second half. The win moves Chelsea to eighth, five points back of fifth, while Norwich is in 18th thanks to the next game in our rundown.
Sunderland 2-2 Crystal Palace -- RECAP
Dame N’Doye’s first half goal had the Stadium of Light energized for a move out of the drop zone. While that move materialized, a win did not. Palace got goals from suddenly-hot striker Connor Wickham in the 61st and 67th minutes to stun the Black Cats, but Fabio Borini netted a beauty with moments to play to level things up. Sunderland is out of the drop zone on goal differential, but cross-town rivals Newcastle have played two less matches and have the same amount of points. An absolutely massive Tyne-Wear Derby looms March 20.
Leicester City 2-2 West Bromwich Albion -- RECAP
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Tony Pulis loves to put a dent in title bids, and the West Brom boss did it again on Tuesday as the Baggies pulled a point out of King Power Stadium. Leicester City had come back from Salomon Rondon’s early goal to take a lead through Danny Drinkwater and Andy King, but Craig Gardner stayed hot with a curling free kick to ensure the point.
Bournemouth 2-0 Southampton -- RECAP
Benik Afobe’s Cherries career is looking pretty good after the striker capped off a big New Forest Derby win with his second half goal. Steve Cook also scored for Bournemouth on an off-night for visiting Saints. The Cherries are eight points clear of the drop.
Aston Villa 1-3 Everton -- RECAP
Romelu Lukaku now has more Premier League goals in a single season than anyone in Everton history after his 17th of the season helped Everton to a 3-0 lead. Rudy Gestede scored for last-place Villa, while Aaron Lennon and Ramiro Funes Mori also scored for Everton. Funes Mori added an assist.