MANCHESTER UNITED closed the gap on neighbours Manchester City after a thrilling win at Watford. Jose Mourinho’s visitors were cruising at half-time, Ashley Young scoring twice against his former club and Anthony Martial adding another.
At Leicester, Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham continued their poor run after a pedestrian defeat at the King Power Stadium. Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez both scored impressive goals and Harry Kane’s penalty was not enough. Spurs, who have just one point from their last three Premier League matches, are now 13 points off Manchester City having played a game more.
Leicester 2 Spurs 1 live: Foxes shock visitors as visitors lose again. Struggling West Brom threw away a two-goal lead to finish with a 2-2 draw against Newcastle. Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Field had put Gary Megson’s team in a commanding lead, but the Toon struck back through Ciaran Clark and a late Jonny Evans own goal.
In the M23 derby, a fiery atmosphere between bitter rivals Brighton and Crystal Palace did little to spark action on the pitch. Roy Hodgson’s Eagles remain bottom, but picked up their first point away from home this season and kept a clean sheet for the first time in 10 matches.