Arsenal beat 10-man Tottenham, Iheanacho hat-trick inspires Leicester
Arsenal bounced back again from Erik Lamela's spectacular Rabona strike to wide open the scoring in the north London derby to beat Tottenham 2-1 about Sunday, as Kelechi Iheanacho's hat-trick moved Leicester into second on the Premier League with a 5-0 thrashing of managerless Sheffield United.
Spurs also lost Boy Heung-min to a good hamstring injury on an expensive afternoon because of their hopes of a good top-four finish, even while Lamela went from hero to villain for the site visitors with a good needless second-half red cards.
Arsenal's afternoon didn't start good with captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dropped to the bench for a good breach of self-discipline, reportedly after turning up later for the squad's pre-match meeting.
Lamela was first introduced to displace Son in early stages and the Argentine opened the scoring found in sensational design against the function of play seeing as he wrapped his still left foot around his to fire into the bottom corner.
Emile Smith Rowe and Cedric Soares hit the woodwork either aspect of Lamela's strike but the hosts finally got their prize for a dominant first-one half performance when Martin Odegaard's shot deflected in off Toby Alderweireld for his earliest Premier League goal.
"I wonder we played really bad in the first-one half," said Spurs boss Jose Mourinho. "The 1-1 had not been a good reflection of the first-half. We had been poor, defending undesirable, no strength, no pressing, some significant players hiding."
Alexandre Lacazette captained the Gunners found in Aubameyang's absence and also took the Gabon international's obligations from the penalty location following the French striker was first brought straight down by Davinson Sanchez within the area.
Lacazette sent his international teammate Hugo Lloris the wrong way from the location to claim a good much-needed win to hold Arsenal's slim hopes of finishing found in the most notable four alive.
Arteta's side are now 10 points in back of fourth-placed Chelsea with a casino game in hand, even though Spurs remain six details behind the Blues found in seventh.
Lamela was given his marching orders a quarter-hour from time for another bookable offence.
Despite their numerical disadvantage, though, Tottenham's best spell was included with 10 guys as Harry Kane had an objective ruled out for offside prior to the England captain hit the post and Sanchez's follow-up hard work was cleared off the line by Gabriel Magalhaes.
"The last 10 minutes was the worst we've played," said Arteta. "We're able to not manage the overall game, we're able to not manage the strain.
"You need to see out the overall game in a far more comfortable position."
- Foxes on the hunt -
Leicester showed zero mercy to bottom-of-the-table United in the guests' first meet since Chris Wilder's departure on Saturday.
Wilder, who led United from third-tier League Someone to the Premier League, still left by mutual consent after several days and nights of speculation about his future.
The Blades, managed by interim boss Paul Heckingbottom, look destined for relegation, 14 points from safety with only nine game titles left.
Nigerian striker Iheanacho opened up the floodgates on the 38th minute at the King Vitality Stadium with a close-assortment finish from Jamie Vardy's pass just after a flowing move.
Iheanacho's third goal found in his last three video games was followed by Ayoze Perez's fine strike from the border of the area found in the 64th minute.
Vardy was the service provider again for Iheanacho's second prior to the former Manchester City gentleman completed his treble with a 25-yard blast recent Aaron Ramsdale.
Ethan Ampadu's own objective from Vardy's effort in the 80th minute sealed the rout for Brendan Rodgers' side, who now appreciate an eight-point cushion over fifth-placed West Ham.
Manchester United can approach back into second when they the Hammers down the road at Old Trafford.
In the battle to beat the drop, Brighton edged three points free from third-bottom level Fulham with a game at hand by winning a frenetic south-coast derby 2-1 over Southampton because of goals from Lewis Dunk and Leandro Trossard.