- Leicester fights back after a 4-0 deficit at Manchester City, but still loses.
- Harry Kane shares the goal record on Boxing Day thanks to his scoring against Crystal Palace.
- Granit Xhaka won the 19th Premier League round with Arsenal.
It was 4-0 after just 25 minutes in the game between leader Manchester City and the weakened Leicester. ManCity lit a real fireworks display on Boxing Day and could even have extended the tour until the break.
But the bigger the high, the deeper you can fall: From the 55th minute onwards, Leicester scored 3 goals in 10 minutes and came back up. The “Foxes” also recorded a pale shot during this phase, in which they made Pep Guardiola’s team tremble.
But Aymeric Laporte calmed his team 4 minutes later with the 5: 3. Raheem Sterling then tied up his brace after a corner and stifled the hopes of the visiting fans with the 4th goal after a standard situation from ManCity.
Harry Kane meanwhile set the record number of goals on “Boxing Day” when Tottenham beat Crystal Palace (3-0). The 1-0 was the 9th boxing day goal by Kane, who drew level with Robbie Fowler.
The Swiss national team captain Granit Xhaka is still on the high with Arsenal. At Norwich, the “Gunners” won their fifth win in a row across all competitions (5-0). Xhaka was noticed in the 39th minute when he saw the yellow card because of a risky tackle and a subsequent pack formation.
Further cancellations in the Premier League
The matches between Leeds United and Aston Villa, as well as Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal, cannot take place on Tuesday. In total, the Premier League now has to look for replacement dates for 15 games due to corona cases.
In the other games, Southampton won 3-2 away at West Ham and Chelsea won 3-1 at Aston Villa. Ex-FCB striker Mohamed Elyounoussi opened the score for Southampton in the 9th minute, and the home team equalized twice. Chelsea won thanks to two penalties from Jorginho and a Joker goal from Romelu Lukaku. The latter had previously been absent from the London games due to a Covid 19 disease.
Corona-related postponements were Liverpool – Leeds, Wolverhampton – Watford and Burnley – Everton.