Wow. What a terrific Tuesday in the Premier League to kick off Week 25.
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Four games saw four wins, as Liverpool beat Tottenham in an incredible clash, Arsenal sneaked past Leicester City, QPR bagged a first away win of the season at Sunderland and Hull heaped the pressure on Aston Villa with a big home win.
Below are recaps, videos, analysis and reaction from the games, just in case you missed anything.
Liverpool 3-2 Tottenham Hotspur – RECAP
What. A. Game. Liverpool twice went ahead through Lazar Markovic and Steven Gerrard but Harry Kane (with his 23rd of the season) and Mousa Dembele equalized to set up a tense finish. Enter, Mario Balotelli. The Italian striker jumped off the bench late on to score his first Premier League goal for the Reds with his 48th shot of the season. Relief for “Super Mario” as Liverpool are eight games unbeaten and are just three points off the top four and a point behind Spurs.
Arsenal 2-1 Leicester City – RECAP
The Gunners got the job done at home to move back into the top four, but it certainly wasn’t straightforward. Despite leading 2-0 at half time with goals from Laurent Koscielny and Theo Walcott, Leicester squandered plenty of chances as Nigel Pearson’s men looked dead and buried. However they kept going in the second half and Andrej Kramaric scored his first Foxes’ goal to make it 2-1. Arsenal held on to go level on points with third-placed Southampton, while Leicester remain rock bottom after a fourth-straight defeat.
Sunderland 0-2 Queens Park Rangers – RECAP
That’s right, QPR have their first points on the road this season. The R’s are without a manager and were missing top scorer Charlie Austin but that didn’t make any difference as caretaker manager Chris Ramsey saw his side put in a terrific away display. First half goals from Leroy Fer and Bobby Zamora pulled QPR out of the bottom three and they are now just two points behind 14th placed Sunderland.
Hull City 2-0 Aston Villa – RECAP
The Tigers are also out of the bottom three as goals from Nikica Jelavic and Dame N’Doye did the damage. Villa are without a win in 10 games, as their fans held up banners calling for manager Paul Lambert to be fired. The Villains are now in the bottom three on 22 points, while Hull are on 23 points and in 15th as the secured a first win in five.