EPL Round Up: Mikel escapes defeat with Chelsea as Leicester return to top spot

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The amazing record held by Nigerian midfielder, John Obi Mikel, of never losing under current boss, Guus Hiddink, was almost broken on Saturday as Chelsea required a late goal to force a 3-3 draw against Everton.

Mikel, in the previous 20 games played under Hiddink, had never lost, but that record was under threat on Saturday at Stamford Bridge where Everton first took a 2-0 lead before they were pegged back.

Even at that, the Toffees still found themselves back in front through Ramiro Funes Mori who scored in the 91st minute from Gerard Deulofeu’s cross, only for Terry to flick home a last-gasp equaliser despite an apparent offside.

Mikel was in action from start to finish in the thrilling contest.

While Chelsea‘s solitary point still means they are hovering around the relegation zone, the same one point earned by Leicester away to Aston Villa was good enough to momentarily take them back to top spot on the EPL standings.

To other games involving Nigerian players, Kelechi Iheanacho gave another above average performance as Manchester City thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

The 19-year old saw 57 minutes of action and he did well; providing the assist for one of Sergio Aguero’s goal.

At St. Mary’s stadium, Victor Anichebe played all minutes of West Brom’s 3 – 0 loss to Southampton. It was the first time he has started and finished a game since the season began.

Finally at St James Park, Victor Moses, after six weeks, returned to action as he played in the last 20 minutes of West Ham’s 2-1 loss against Newcastle United.


Tottenham Hotspur 4 – 1 Sunderland
AFC Bournemouth 3 – 0 Norwich City
Chelsea 3 – 3 Everton
Manchester City 4 – 0 Crystal Palace
Newcastle United 2 – 1 West Ham United
Southampton 3 – 0 West Bromwich Albion
Aston Villa 1 – 1 Leicester


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