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EPL: Leicester Takes Five Points Clear

Posted: Mar 6, 2016 at 9:52 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Leicester City scored at the death to beat Norwich City 1-0 and extends itsr advantage at the top of the Premier League.
Substitute Leonardo Ulloa struck in the dying embers to keep hold of top spot in the Premier League.
It was the visitors who had the best opening of a goalless first half when Cameron Jerome missed a glorious headed opportunity shortly before the break.
Leicester improved slightly as the game progressed but struggled to seriously threaten the Norwich goal, Nathan Redmond flashing an effort wide as an off-colour outing for the Foxes dragged on.
But Ulloa tapped home at the far post as the game looked to be moving towards a draw to preserve Leicester’s fairytale run.
Claudio Ranieri’s men kept a fifth consecutive Premier League clean sheet at home and their win piles the pressure back on their closest title rivals Tottenham and Arsenal, which face Swansea City and Manchester United respectively on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Chelsea came from a goal down to beat Southampton 2-1 away.
Branislav Ivanovic headed in a late winner for Chelsea as Southampton mammoth run without conceding finally came to an end.
Ronald Koeman’s men went into Saturday’s match at St Mary’s Stadium on a run of six league games unbeaten and six consecutive clean sheets.
The home side looked solid for much of the encounter with Guus Hiddink’s rejuvenated Chelsea, with goalkeeper Fraser Forster reaching 667 minutes of top-flight football without conceding to set a new club record.
Shane Long then opened the scoring courtesy of a defensive error at the other end, taking full advantage of a poor header from Chelsea left-back Baba Rahman with a 42nd-minute strike that looked like it would prove decisive.
However, Southampton’s backline fell asleep in the 75th minute, allowing Cesc Fabregas to level as Forster was beaten after 708 minutes with a cross-cum-shot.
And there was last twist in the tale, with Ivanovic meeting Willian’s corner with a powerful header to complete a dramatic turnaround with one minute remaining.