Spurs, Arsenal and City all lose on wild Wednesday

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016 4:23 PM by Shane Barrow

What a crazy day in the English Premier League.  Yesterday the three teams chasing Leicester City got renewed hope as the leaders slipped to a 2-2 draw on home soil to a feisty West Brom side.  Tottenham could go top with a victory at West Ham United while both Arsenal and Manchester City would be looking to make up points in the title race.  Instead, all three sides came away with nothing but bruised egos on Wednesday losing across the board.  Meanwhile, up north in Leicester City drinks were being served at the local pubs as their title hopes continued to become more realistic.

Tottenham were supposed to be the major beneficiaries of the Leicester draw with West Brom on Tuesday.  People seemed to forget just how difficult it is to go to Upton Park and take points off West Ham.  Take a glance at the updated table and the Hammers are up to 6th and not far from a Champions League place.  Tottenham found out just how solid they are as Harry Kane and friends were hardly given a sniff of the WHU goal.  An early header from Antonio was enough to deny Spurs from going top of the EPL.

Arsenal were afforded a much easier match as they hosted lowly placed Swansea at The Emirates.  Instead Arsene Wenger will get even more heat from the fans as they let an early lead slip away in the 2-1 shock defeat.  Now they trail Leicester City by 6 points in the standings.

So surely Manchester City would not waste the big opportunity to gain on the top three would they?  Ummmm Yes. Liverpool exacted a bit of revenge from losing the Capital One Cup on Sunday by shellacking City 3-0 at Anfield.  Three goals in the opening hour left little doubt in the final result.  

Opportunities lost all around as Leicester City actually gained a point at the top of the table on their closest rivals. It did allow Manchester United and West Ham renewed hope of working their way up into a top four position.

Leicester City 57
Tottenham 54
Arsenal 51
Manchester City 47
Manchester United 44
West Ham 43