English Premier League leaders Leicester City’s title challenge have reached unprecedented heights as they went six points clear at the top after beating Manchester City 3-1.
It was Manchester City’s first defeat in seven Premier League games as frailties in their back-line were once again miserably exposed this time by the scintillating Foxes attack.
Robert Huth turned in Riyad Mahrez’s corner to give the Foxes an early lead.
Mahrez made it 2-0 with a step-over and finish, and Huth found space to head home a Christian Fuchs corner before Sergio Aguero’s late consolation.
Riyad Mahrez ended a personal goal drought and was the first player this season to achieve a significant goals mark.
It was also the second time in his Barclays Premier League career that Huth has scored more than once in a match, last scoring a brace in February 2011 for Stoke against Sunderland.
Sergio Aguero’s late consolation for Man City was his first Barclays Premier League goal against Leicester and as a result the striker has scored against 26 of the 28 different opponents he has faced in the competition (Bolton and Burnley are the exceptions).
The defeat was Man City’s third at home this season as they continued their run of failing to beat any opponent in the top six in 2015/16.
Aston Villa 2 – 0 Norwich City
Liverpool 2 – 2 Sunderland
Newcastle 1 – 0 West Bromwich Albion
Stoke City 0 – 3 Everton
Swansea City 1 – 1 Crystal Palace
Tottenham 1 – 0 Watford
Southampton 1 – 0 West Ham