11 Feb 2015

Liverpool and Arsenal claim narrow wins

5:34 pm on 11 February 2015

Liverpool have continued their push up the Premier League table with a pulsating 3-2 victory at home to Tottenham Hotspur.

Anfield, home of Liverpool Football Club.

Anfield, home of Liverpool Football Club. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Mario Balotelli's first league goal for Liverpool sealed a topsy-turvy game at Anfield that they twice led through Lazar Markovic and a Steven Gerrard penalty before being pegged back by the in-form Harry Kane and Mousa Dembele.

Meanwhile, Arsenal climbed into the top four with a laboured 2-1 win over Leicester City.

With a revitalised Mesut Ozil in a central role, the Gunners led 2-0 through Laurent Koscielny and Theo Walcott before basement side Leicester's record signing Andrej Kramaric got his first goal for the club as they dominated the second half.

Fourth-placed Arsenal have 45 points from 25 games -- two clear of sixth-placed Spurs and three ahead of Liverpool in seventh -- though they could be displaced by Manchester United in fifth who host lowly Burnley on Wednesday.

Queens Park Rangers claimed their first points away from home this season with a 2-0 victory at Sunderland thanks to goals from Leroy Fer and Bobby Zamora.

Hull City climbed out of the relegation zone with a 2-0 victory at home to free-falling Aston Villa.

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