14 Jan 2016

Leicester win, Arsenal and Liverpool draw

1:24 pm on 14 January 2016

Leicester City won 1-0 at Tottenham Hotspur to rekindle their unlikely English Premier League title challenge and draw level at the top with Arsenal who conceded a late goal to draw 3-3 at Liverpool.

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri.

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Those predicting Leicester would fade into the background of the championship race got a wake-up call when Robert Huth headed an 83rd-minute winner against fourth-placed Spurs at White Hart Lane.

Arsenal had looked like going four points clear at the summit before Huth scored and Joe Allen came off the bench to grab a dramatic late equaliser for Liverpool.

Arsene Wenger's side, who stay top on goal difference with 43 points, had twice trailed to superb goals from Roberto Firmino but battled back to take a 3-2 lead thanks to two Olivier Giroud strikes.

Third-placed Manchester City stayed three points off the top after being held to a 0-0 draw at home by Everton and Champions Chelsea continued to confound as they were twice pegged back in a 2-2 home draw with West Bromwich Albion.

Sunderland's bid to stay up was boosted when Jermain Defoe grabbed a hat-trick in a 4-2 win over relegation rivals Swansea City, but Norwich City were dragged towards the relegation scrap after losing 3-1 at Stoke.

Southampton won their first match in three with a 2-0 home victory over Watford.