Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sunday Premier League: Spurs leave it late, Leicester City with a furious comeback

Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham
Spurs were struggling to find much of an attack throughout much of thsi match. It wasn't until Ryan Mason took advantage of some flat footed Black Cat defending in the 82nd minute goal that they were able to snag all three points at the Stadium of Light. Shockingly, that was Tottenham's first win of the young season. It would come against Sunderland, though. Who will probably lose their eternal battle against relegation come season's end.

Leicester City 3-2 Aston Villa
The Foxes continue their magical opening to the season, this time with a miraculous comeback against Aston Villa. Young standout Jack Grealish put Villa up in the 39th minute and the lead was doubled in he 63rd by Carles Gil. The last 20 minutes then belonged exclusively to Leicester City. Ritchie De Laet got some help from goal line technology for the first of the goals in the 72nd minute. Jamie Vardy levelled the score ten minutes later by sliding home a low cross. Finally, just a minute from the end of the 90, Nathan Dyer, Leiceser City's prized summer buy, gave the Foxes their unlikely winner in his debut. Dyer charged for a cross, managed to get a leg to it amidst Brad Guzan's charge, and the ball bumbled in for the winning goal. Dyer made quite the sacrifice to win the game. He lay on the pitch for a minute or two after he was thundered into by Villa's American keeper, but he walked of no worse for wear. 

Leicester City is the surprise starter of this season.  The Foxes have 11 points in five matches and find themselves in second place in the table. Anyone with a sound mind can tell you that this form will not last, but we can all enjoy it while it does. I'm sure they will come down to Earth in a month or so and end up fighting the relegation battle by season's end. This furious start could be just what they need to stay up when all is said and done.

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