London: Arsenal stumbled once more because the Premier League leaders had been held to a 1-1 draw by Brentford, whereas Tottenham’s high 4 hopes had been dented by an embarrassing 4-1 defeat at Leicester on Saturday.
Mikel Arteta’s facet may have moved eight factors away from second-placed Manchester Metropolis with a victory on the Emirates Stadium.
However Arsenal couldn’t maintain on to the lead given to them by Leandro Trossard’s first objective for the membership in his fifth look since his January transfer from Brighton.
Ivan Toney scored Brentford’s equaliser to depart Arsenal with out a win of their final three video games in all competitions following defeats at Manchester Metropolis within the FA Cup and Everton within the league.
The Gunners nonetheless management their future as they chase a primary Premier League title since 2004, however champions Metropolis can transfer to inside three factors in the event that they beat Aston Villa on Sunday.
Arsenal host Metropolis on Wednesday in a conflict that may go a protracted approach to deciding the title race.
Belgium ahead Trossard got here off the bench to make the breakthrough for Arsenal within the 66th minute.
Bukayo Saka floated his cross to the far put up and Trossard was readily available to web with a scientific end, his first objective for both Arsenal or Brighton since October.
However Brentford drew stage eight minutes later when Toney headed into an empty web, leaving Arteta fuming that VAR did not disallow the objective for offside in opposition to Ethan Pinnock.
“I simply appeared again and it’s offside, sure,” Arteta mentioned. “It’s too late, the objective was allowed and we dropped two factors.”
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte was again on the helm after lacking final weekend’s 1-0 win in opposition to Manchester Metropolis following gallbladder surgical procedure, however his fifth-placed facet had been humiliated on the King Energy Stadium.
Rodrigo Bentancur put Tottenham forward within the 14th minute, assembly Ben Davies’s flick with a close-range end that survived a VAR verify for offside.
However Nampalys Mendy levelled within the twenty third minute and two minutes later James Maddison produced a composed low end.
Kelechi Iheanacho scored Leicester’s third in first-half stoppage time with a roller into the underside nook and Harvey Barnes accomplished the rout within the 81st minute.
“To be constant is a protracted course of, it’s a psychological course of, it’s a must to be higher mentally and higher with the strategy. After we scored the objective, one thing modified,” Tottenham assistant supervisor Cristian Stellini mentioned.
“We struggled quite a bit and we’re disillusioned for that. Within the staff one thing has to vary, not individually. It’s in regards to the want.”
Chelsea pissed off
Graham Potter admitted Chelsea are nonetheless “a piece in progress” after their winless Premier League run prolonged to 3 video games as Joao Felix’s first objective for the Blues was cancelled out by Emerson in a 1-1 draw at West Ham.
Potter’s expensively assembled facet as soon as once more did not dwell as much as their worth tags because the strain mounted on the Blues boss.
Portugal ahead Felix put Chelsea forward in his second look for the membership, just for Italy defender Emerson to hang-out his former staff with an equaliser earlier than half-time.
Ninth-placed Chelsea have gained simply considered one of their previous eight video games in all competitions and are 10 factors adrift of the Premier League’s high 4.
“They’re a very good group and we’re excited with the staff and the potential however it’s nonetheless a piece in progress,” Potter mentioned.
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe was pissed off by his former membership as second backside Bournemouth earned a 1-1 draw at Dean Courtroom.
Marcos Senesi’s Thirtieth-minute tap-in put Bournemouth forward earlier than Miguel Almiron swept dwelling fourth-placed Newcastle’s equaliser in first-half stoppage time.
Ten-man Wolves boosted their bid to keep away from relegation with a 2-1 win at backside of the desk Southampton.
Trailing to Carlos Alcaraz’s opener, Wolves had Mario Lemina despatched off within the first half, however hit again due to Jan Bednarek’s personal objective and Joao Gomes’s late strike.
Crystal Palace drew 1-1 with Brighton and Fulham beat Nottingham Forest 2-0.
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