Man City extend their lead at the top of EPL log to 12 points after Chelsea hold Man United to a draw

Man City extend their lead at the top of EPL log to 12 points after Chelsea hold Man United to a draw

- Premier League table changed slightly as Manchester City extend their lead on the standings

- Close rivals Manchester United and Leicester City dropped points over the weekend

- Reigning champions Liverpool are still out of the continental spot as they are 6th

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Manchester City have extended their lead on the Premier League standings after a hard fought 2-1 win over West Ham United on Saturday, February 27.

Two of City's center-back Ruben Dias and John Stones scored in each half of the game as Mikhail Antonio got the Hammers only goal.

And with Manchester United and Leicester City dropping points over the weekend, Pep Guardiola’s side now lead the Premier League standings with 12 points.

Manchester City are buoyant after another Premier League weekend where their winning run marched on, and their main rivals dropped points.

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It seems that Pep Guardiola's side are the only team who want to win the Premier League title, and with no other side looking capable of reeling them back in, City are overwhelming favourites to win the league this season.

Liverpool returned to winning ways in the Premier League for the first time since January 31 following their 2-0 win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

Though they won their Champions League rounds of 16 first-leg clash against RB Leipzig on February 16, they had lost all four of their EPL meetings in the month under review.

Man City extend their lead at the top of EPL log to 12 points after Chelsea hold Man United to a draw
Premier League table see Man City take 12-point lead. Photo: Matt McNulty
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However, two second-half goals from Curtis Jones and Kean Bryan (own goal) powered the Reds to their only English topflight win this month.

With 43 points from 26 matches, Jurgen Klopp’s side are now one point below the continental spot and are a massive 19 points behind league leaders City.

Arsenal put up one of their best performances this season as they came from behind to beat Leicester City 3-1 at the King Power, their first win in the stadium since 2015.

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With the victory, the Gunners are languishing in 10th position with 37points from 26 matches.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United manager Ole Gunner Solskjer has slammed Chelsea over a post on their website saying it is capable of influencing Premier League referees.

The tactician says the cheeky post on the Blues’ website may have been responsible after United were denied a penalty at the Stamford Bridge.

Solskjaer was referring to an article posted on the Chelsea official website which discussed in detail, a controversial decision during their first leg encounter at the Ole Trafford earlier this season.

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