Premier League | Gameweek 16 | Leicester win five-goal thriller | Manchester City win Manchester derby

Leicester City emerged victorious in a five-goal thriller away to Newcastle United on Saturday to move up to 8th in the Premier League table.

Joselu put the home side ahead in the fourth minute, before Riyad Mahrez levelled the game mid-way through the first-half. The sides went into the break level before Demarai Gray gave Leicester the lead on the hour mark.

Newcastle fought back well through Dwight Gayle who made it 2-2 in the 73rd minute, but Leicester had the last laugh at St James’ Park. An Ayoze Perez own goal gave City all three points in the final few minutes of the game.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 09: Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City celebrates scoring the first Leicester goal with Marc Albrighton of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St. James Park on December 9, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

On Sunday, Manchester City extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table after beating Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford.

David Silva thought he’d done enough to send the visitors in ahead at the restart but his opening goal was cancelled out by Marcus Rashford minutes later.

After the break, Nicolas Otamendi struck minutes before the hour mark and City saw the game out at Old Trafford to register a fantastic away win. The Sky Blues went nine points clear at the top and extended their unbeaten run to 16 games.

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017

  • West Ham United 1-0 Chelsea
  • Swansea City 1-0 West Bromwich Albion
  • Burnley 1-0 Watford
  • Crystal Palace 2-2 Bournemouth
  • Huddersfield Town 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 Stoke City
  • Newcastle United 2-3 Leicester City

Sunday, Dec 10

  • Southampton 1-1 Arsenal
  • Liverpool 1-1 Everton
  • Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

Published by Crippy

Sports journalist who is an avid football fan, enjoys debunking transfer rumours, loves to write pieces on players out in the cold and takes a large amount of pride getting a predicted XI 100% correct.

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