EPL: Iwobi reclaims top spot with Arsenal

Alex Iwobi; Photo: Squawka

Nigerian youngster, Alex Iwobi, and his Arsenal teammates are back at the summit of the English Premier League standings after battling to a 0-0 draw away to Stoke City on Sunday evening.

Iwobi was brought into the game in the 72nd minute to replace Theo Walcott and while he also fired blanks in the encounter at the Britannia Stadium, the solitary point earned by Arsenal in Sunday’s game was enough to take them back to the top of the EPL standings where they were initially displaced by Leicester.

The Gunners enjoy a slim advantage at the top by virtue of their superior goals difference of 16 compared to the Foxes’ 14. Both Arsenal and Leicester have 44 points after 22 games.

In the other super Sunday clash, Manchester United are gradually clawing their way back to the top-four as they recorded a crucial 0-1 win over Liverpool away at Anfield.

Wayne Rooney chose the perfect time to break his Anfield jinx as he netted his first goal ever at the revered stadium. Sunday’s goal was also the first time since March 2012 that Rooney will be scoring in four consecutive games.

With the three points from the Liverpool win, Manchester United have moved to 5th place on the log just two points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

The Week 22 games in the EPL will be completed on Monday when Odion Ighalo and his Watford teammates take on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

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