SUNDAY PREM ROUND-UP: EVERTON'S UNBEATEN START ENDED AND LEICESTER INTO THE TOP 4
Southampton extended their unbeaten run to four games with a comfortable 2-0 win over Everton, in one of three Premier League games on Sunday.
Jamie Vardy came off the bench to nick a winner for Leicester at the Emirates, while two late goals ensured Wolves and Newcastle shared the spoils.
Southampton 2-0 Everton
First-half goals from James Ward-Prowse and Ché Adams helped Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men ease to three points against league leaders Everton.
The Toffees now only top the table by virtue of their superior goal-difference over Merseyside rivals Liverpool.
Gylfi Sigurðsson hit the woodwork from range in the early stages, but Everton struggled to create any clear-cut chances throughout.
The two goals came in quick succession, and it could’ve been three before half-time had Stuart Armstrong not been offside.
Lucas Digne was sent off in the 72nd minute, but it didn’t change too much as the Saints saw out the game comfortably for an impressive result.
Arsenal 0-1 Leicester City
The feel-good factor is starting to be re-established at Leicester and they finally ended their abysmal run away at Arsenal to improve it further.
It was their first win on the road against the Gunners since 1973, and it came courtesy of two substitutes.
Roma loanee Cengiz Ünder found Vardy expertly, and the experienced striker headed home from close-range to seal a big win for the Foxes and leave Arsenal in mid-table.
It was a moment of quality in a game that didn’t have much goalmouth action. Arsenal can usually rely on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in games like these, but he has gone five league matches without a goal for the first time since 2014.
Both these sides return to Europa League action on Thursday, with Arsenal hosting Dundalk and Leicester travelling to AEK Athens.
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Newcastle United
Wolves and Newcastle both remain in the tightly packed bunch of teams from 5th to 15th after a draw in which both teams scored in the last 10 minutes.
A drab first-half finished goalless and was the 58th time that Nuno’s side have failed to score in the first 45 minutes of a Premier League match since they were last promoted – more than anyone else in that time.
The hosts improved after the break and got their reward when Raúl Jiménez netted his fourth of the campaign, only for Jacob Murphy to fire home an 89th-minute free-kick and steal a valuable point for Newcastle.