Tension as top 4 race in Premier League gets more intense after Liverpool's defeat to Leicester City

Tension as top 4 race in Premier League gets more intense after Liverpool's defeat to Leicester City

- Man City solidified their place atop the standings after they secured a 3-0 win over Spurs

- City now have a seven-point advantage over rivals United who drew 1-1 at West Brom

- Liverpool are in danger of dropping out of the top four after a torrid run of results in recent weeks

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Man City look to have taken charge of the title race after match-week 24, thanks to their 3-0 comprehensive win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, February 13.

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Liverpool are in danger of dropping out of the top four after a torrid run of results. Photo by Simon Stacpoole.
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The win stretched their lead atop to 53 points, seven ahead of second-placed Man United who dropped points at West Bromwich Albion.

United were keen to earn maximum points against the Baggies on Sunday, February 14, but were instead held to a disappointing 1-1 draw.

The result saw them miss out on a chance to close in on City who still have a match in hand that could help them cement their place on the summit further.

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The Red Devils are on 46 points after their draw, on level with third-placed Leicester City who secured a 3-1 stunning win over reigning champions Liverpool.

Leicester sprung a comeback at the King Power Stadium to down the Reds who had taken a lead through Mohamed Salah.

Liverpool's defeat now has them sitting fourth on the log with 40 points, but face the prospect of dropping further down.

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Chelsea, who are fifth look likeliest to depose Jürgen Klopp's men from fourth depending on the outcome of their Monday night, February 15, meeting with Newcastle at Stamford Bridge.

West Ham United are also in the run to break into the top four should they secure a win over basement boys Sheffield United in their own fixture.

Despite their huge 4-2 win over Leeds United on Sunday evening, Arsenal are placed 10th on the log with 34 points.

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However, there are just five points separating them in their current position and Liverpool in fourth.

The relegation battle is still pitting Fulham, West Brom and Sheffield United, with the three sides yet to hit 20 points.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Pep Guardiola is proud of his Manchester City squad for their impressive performances despite not having anyone like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, or even Neymar in his team.

The Citizens are edging closer to winning their third Premier League title in the last four seasons as they sit at the summit of the table with 53 points.

Manchester United are the closest to them and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men are seven points behind their rivals while defending champions are fourth on the table with 40 points.

Jose Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspur slipped to ninth on the log after their recent 3-0 defeat to the Etihad Stadium side.

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