Arsenal hit back to beat Leicester, Bale stars for Spurs

Arsenal hit back to beat Leicester, Bale stars for Spurs
Arsenal delivered a hammer blow to Leicester's faint hopes of successful the Premier League with an extraordinary 3-1 win, as the revitalised Gareth Bale struck twice in Tottenham's 4-0 rout of Burnley on Sunday.

Mikel Arteta's aspect fell behind to Youri Tielemans' early goal in the King Vitality Stadium, but David Luiz equalised and Alexandre Lacazette's penalty gave Arsenal the lead.

Nicolas Pepe's second one half objective sealed the Gunners' second gain within their last six league game titles and their first victory at a crew in the Premier League's top three since 2015.
Leicester stay in third place and trail leaders Manchester City by 13 points with 12 game titles remaining.

After Thursday's shock Europa League exit against Slavia Prague, it had been weekly to forget for Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers.

With Arsenal stuck in mid-table, Arteta has prioritised winning the Europa League as his side's only trust of qualifying for next season's Champions League.

Having picked his top team for the come-from-behind win against Benfica within the last 32 second leg in Thursday, Arteta kept Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka in the bench following the long trip back from the neutral venue in Greece.

Leicester opened the scoring found in the seventh minute when Tielemans broke in to the Arsenal region before drilling a low strike in to the far corner.

- Willian redemption -
Arsenal drew level on the 39th minute as Willian's out-swinging free-kick arrowed towards Luiz and the defender stooped to head residential home from 10 yards.

These were ahead in stoppage-time when Pepe's cross hit Wilfred Ndidi's out-stretched arm and VAR ruled the block had occurred just inside area.

Lacazette stepped up to slam the penalty recent Schmeichel for his 11th goal of the season.

Arsenal landed the knockout punch on the 52nd minute as Willian's cutback was flawlessly positioned for Pepe to utilize the empty net.

"Coming into this game I was concerned. We've played a lot of video games. But let's not speak about fatigue. We just received on with it," Arteta said.

"They're probably the most dangerous teams found in the league to play once you go behind against them. The response was terrific, the team looked genuinely mature. We performed some exceptional stuff."

Harvey Barnes joined Leicester's growing harm list in the next 50 % and Rodgers revealed the midfielder requires a knee operation that may hold him out for six weeks.

After five defeats within their previous six group games, Tottenham eased the pressure on Jose Mourinho with a substantial contribution from Bale, who produced just his third group start of season.

The Wales forward's most impressive display since his season-long bank loan move from Real Madrid gave him four goals in his last four appearances.

Bale, who had clashed with Tottenham boss Mourinho over his fitness earlier found in February, took just 68 just a few seconds to showcase his quality.

The 31-year-old met Son Heung-min's cross with a clinical close-vary finish.

In the 15th minute, Bale's superb long pass picked out Harry Kane's manage and the England captain's shot deflected off James Tarkowski for his 22nd goal of the growing season.

Lucas Moura netted with a predatory end after Sergio Reguillon's cross was deflected in to the Brazilian's path by Tarkowski found in the 31st minute.

Bale was finally supplying a good glimpse of the skill that once made him the world's priciest player.

The four-time Champions little league winner, in his second spell with Tottenham after departing for Madrid in 2013, scored again with a cool strike from Son's 55th minute pass.

Tottenham are up to eighth as they try to climb back into the challenge for a high four finish.

In Sunday's other early on meet, Fulham had to settle for a 0-0 attract at Crystal Palace.

Third bottom level Fulham are three points in back of fourth bottom Newcastle in the fight in order to avoid relegation.

In the future, Thomas Tuchel's unbeaten begin as Chelsea boss might be under risk against second positioned Manchester United, even though troubled Liverpool happen to be Sheffield United.
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