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EPL PIX: Super-sub Welbeck scores late Arsenal winner; Liverpool crush Villa

Last updated on: February 15, 2016 00:15 IST
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Danny Welbeck

IMAGE: Arsenal's Danny Welbeck, right, scores the winner. Photograph: Tony O'Brien/Reuters

Danny Welbeck, making his first appearance of the season as a late substitute, headed a stoppage-time winner to give Arsenal a 2-1 home win over league leaders Leicester City in the Premier League on Sunday.

Welbeck, who had not played since last April, came on after 83 minutes and scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time to secure the victory.

Leicester, reduced to 10 men after defender Danny Simpson was sent off early in the second half, took the lead in the 45th minute when Jamie Vardy scored with a penalty after referee Martin Atkinson ruled that he had been fouled by Nacho Monreal.

Arsenal equalised after 70 minutes when substitute Theo Walcott scored from close range after Giroud's header found him in space.

Liverpool crush beleaguered Villa 6-0

Daniel Sturridge

IMAGE: Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge scores against Aston Villa. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Liverpool pushed Aston Villa even closer to relegation when they crushed the Premier League's bottom club 6-0 on Sunday leading to a mass exodus of home fans long before the final whistle at Villa Park.

Liverpool went ahead when Daniel Sturridge, who has been injured for most of the season, headed in after 16 minutes before former Villa winger James Milner doubled their lead with an inswinging free kick eight minutes later.

Villa collapsed midway through the second half conceding four goals in 13 minutes with Emre Can starting the blitz with a 25-metre shot that beat keeper Mark Bunn after 57 minutes.

Divock Origi burst through to make it 4-0 a minute after coming on as a substitute before England defender Nathaniel Clyne made it 5-0 with a tap-in and Kolo Toure headed a sixth in the 70th.

The victory ended Liverpool's run of five matches without a win in all competitions.

Spurs beat Manchester City to keep title hopes bubbling

Christian Eriksen

IMAGE: Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen, left, celebrates scoring his team's second goal with Harry Kane. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Christian Eriksen celebrated his 24th birthday with the winning goal for Tottenham Hotspur when they beat Manchester City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday to stay second in the Premier League table.

Spurs broke the deadlock in the 53rd minute after referee Mark Clattenburg ruled that City's Raheem Sterling had handled in the area even though he turned his back as Danny Rose crossed and the ball hardly seemed to hit his arm.

But that did not worry Kane who fired his spot kick down the centre of the goal and past his England team mate Joe Hart into the net.

Yaya Toure almost equalised for the home side when he hit the bar with a 57th minute free kick, but they were soon level when Kelechi Iheanacho swept a cross from Gael Clichy into the roof of the Spurs net.

Eriksen though gave Spurs all three points when he scored in the 83rd minute after a surging run from Erik Lamela.

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