Leicester City's emphatic 3-1 victory against Crystal Palace on Saturday was reminiscent of the performances that propelled them to the title in May, manager Claudio Ranieri has said. Champions Leicester's faltering domestic form this season finally found some spark as Ahmed Musa scored his first goal for the club and Shinji Okazaki and Christian Fuchs struck after the break to stretch the Foxes' unbeaten home run to 20 games. "Everyone played well, everyone understood the movement and helped each other," Ranieri told British media.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) Manchester City’s spine of goalkeeper Joe Hart, center back Vincent Kompany, midfielder Yaya Toure and striker Sergio Aguero has anchored the team since 2011 in the most decorated period in its history. One by one, it is being dismantled by Pep Guardiola. Hart has been sent out on loan to Italy. The injury-hampered Kompany no longer appears first choice. Toure has been ostracized. And the seemingly unthinkable is happening: Aguero is coming under pressure for his place. Aguero started on the bench for the English Premier League game against Everton on Saturday after playing two matches for Argentina during the international break. More surprisingly, he stayed among the
Week 9 wraps up in fine fashion with two nice matches for the finale of the weekend. So far this week has been quite unpredictable like Middlesbrough's hard fought 0-0 draw at the Emriates on Arsene Wenger's birthday no less. Leicester City finally broke their domestic slump with an emphatic victory over Crystal Palace to much the relief of Claudio Ranieri. Burnley continued to punch above their weight with a solid victory over Everton at Turf Moor, now taking wins from both Liverpool clubs at home. Even Bournemouth denied Spurs the chance to move top with an entertaining performance in which Eddie Howe's side could have taken all the spoils. Even Xherdan Shaqiri burst back onto the fantasy radar