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Premier League Week 5: Sunday Review


A review from today’s games where Leicester City made a thrilling comeback and Sunderland slipped to the bottom of the table

Leicester City 3-2 Aston Villa

With just 20 minutes to go, Aston Villa surrendered a 2-0 lead to crash to an embarrassing defeat against high flying Leicester City.

Aston Villa deservedly took the lead after 39 minutes when the ball fell to Jack Grealish on the edge of the box who curled it beyond Schmeichel to score his first ever senior Aston Villa goal just 3 days after his 20th birthday. Spanish winger Carles Gil doubled Villa’s lead on 63 minutes  when he met Agbonlahor’s pass with a great curling shot. The win looked to be secured then but on 72 minutes Ritchie de Laet’s header halved the deficit despite the attempts of Ashley Westwood to clear it off the line. Leicester then levelled 10 minutes later after some great work from Mahrez helped tee up a cross which Vardy poked into the net. And against all odds, Leicester got the winner in the 89th minute when substitute Nathan Dyer who was a deadline day loan signing from Swansea headed Mahrez’s lob into the net despite a painful collision with Brad Guzan.

That incredible win moves Leicester up to 2nd in the Premier League while Villa remain 15th.

Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Ryan Mason’s poke over Costel Pantilimon gave Tottenham their first win of the season and left Sunderland win-less.

Sunderland had edged a good 1st half with Jermain Defoe spurning a great chance to put Sunderland ahead against his former employers when he ran clear of the Spurs defence only to see his scuffed effort come back off the post. The second half became much more cagey and it looked destined for a goalless draw until the 82th minute when Erik Lamela’s through ball found Ryan Mason who dinked the ball above Pantilimon to give Tottenham the win. It was at a cost though as Mason injured himself while scoring and had to be stretchered off.

Sunderland slip to the foot of the table after that defeat and are still yet to win while Tottenham move up to 12th.


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