Oint to rove

> Last sea­son’s ti­tle ri­vals Spurs, Le­ices­ter City to re­sume bat­tle

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

shadow of the side that re­lent­lessly pur­sued wins against the odds last sea­son.

When the two sides last met in league at White Hart Lane in Jan­uary, Le­ices­ter’s 10 vic­tory, cour­tesy of Robert Huth’s late header, was seen as a sign that Ranieri’s side had the met­tle and stom­ach for a ti­tle chal­lenge.

Hav­ing lost all four of their away league games this sea­son, an­other de­feat would be taken as fur­ther proof of their demise since they lifted the tro­phy in May. With only one point sep­a­rat­ing the top five teams, a num­ber of sides will have their eye on climb­ing to the sum­mit over the week­end. Manch­ester City are cur­rently head­ing the pack, cour­tesy of a bet­ter goal dif­fer­ence over Arse­nal and Liver­pool.

Yet Pep Guardiola’s side visit West Bromwich Al­bion to­mor­row look­ing to win their first match in seven in all com­pe­ti­tions af­ter they were knocked out of the League Cup by ri­vals Manch­ester United 1-0 yes­ter­day.

United man­ager Jose Mour­inho shrugged off a mini-cri­sis with yes­ter­day’s vic­tory and will now look to win his first league match in four and re­bound from last week­end’s dis­mal 4-0 de­feat at Chelsea when they host Burnley to­mor­row.

Arse­nal, who are un­beaten since the open­ing week­end of the sea­son, visit Sun­der­land to­mor­row, when Liver­pool, who have also not tasted de­feat since Au­gust, play at Crys­tal Palace. – Reuters

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