Sunderland, Arsenal Draw Goalless As Leicester Crush Swansea
English Premier League side, Sunderland are out of the relegation zone following a goalless draw against Arsenal at the Stadium of Light.
Both sides had penalty shouts turned down in the first half, as referee Mike Dean waved away appeals from Jermain Defoe and Alex Iwobi.
Patrick Van Aanholt went closest to breaking the deadlock when his free-kick hit the post, while former Arsenal goalkeeper, Vito Mannone made several impressive saves to preserve his clean sheet.
As Sunderland pressed for a vital winner in the second half, Arsenal Petr Cech stood strong with equally impressive saves to ensure both teams shared the points.
Leicester City moved within sight of the Premier League crown after cruising to a 4-0 victory over Swansea City at the King Power Stadium also on Sunday.
Claudio Ranieri’s side were without the suspended Jamie Vardy for the game, but still cruised past the Swans to establish an eight-point lead in the Premier League.
Mahrez opened the scoring while Ulloa added a brace either side of half-time and Albrighton made it 4-0 late on.
Second-placed Tottenham face West Brom at White Hart Lane on Monday evening.
In other matches played on Saturday, Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho helped Manchester City beat Stoke City 4-0 in the day’s lunchtime kick-off.
The 19-year-old scored twice in the 64th and 74th minute adding to further strikes from Fernando and Sergio Aguero.
Iheanacho who also recorded an assist against the potters now has 5 goals in the Premier League this season.
The big win ensures that Man City has leapfrogged Arsenal to occupy the third position on goal difference.
In other games, Liverpool and Newcastle battled to a 2-2 draw in Rafael Benitez’s return to Anfield.
Chelsea beat AFC Bournemouth 4-1, while already relegated Aston Villa lost 2-4 against Southampton.