Along with Liverpool, who won on Saturday against Brighton & Hove Albion, the biggest winners over the past weekend in the Premier League were Leicester City. However, the celebrations from their fans may have been cut short by a revelation made by Brendan Rodgers in his post-match interview.
The Foxes boss appeared to admit that he did have a release clause in his contract with the club, which has only intensified the speculation linking him with a possible move to the Emirates.
Reports in soccer seemed to uncover that Rodgers had a £14 million release clause that should Arsenal match, they would be able to talk to the Northern Irishman about him becoming their next manager.
However, he did stop short of admitting his interest in the job and instead stated that he couldn’t have been happier with where he currently is and the project that they have going on.
Another Win For Leicester
Rodgers made this comments after he watched his Leicester side battle back from a goal down to take all three points at the King Power Stadium against Everton.
The Toffees went ahead after just over 20 minutes when Richarlison scored a wonderful header which he managed to direct beyond the reach of Kasper Schmeichel.
It looked destined to be a missed opportunity for the Foxes as they started the second half sluggishly and Everton could have extended their lead.
However, the travelling side couldn’t take their opportunities, and they were forced to regret that as Jamie Vardy levelled the scores with 20 minutes remaining.
The game appeared to be heading for a draw, but there was to be a late twist in the tale, as Leicester’s forgotten man Kelechi Iheanacho wrapped up a big win for the home side.
The roof came off the King Power as the Nigerian striker scored his first goal of the season despite the offside flag threatening to derail the party. However, the curled finish went to VAR, and the striker was adjudged to be onside by the tightest of margins.
The win means that Leicester are the closest challengers to Liverpool and trail the Reds by just eight points. Liverpool take on Marco Silva’s Everton in their next fixture, and the pressure on the Toffees manager already looks to be too much.
Sunday Draws For Arsenal and Manchester United
Leicester weren’t the only team in action on Sunday afternoon as both Manchester United and Arsenal were forced to settle for draws against two of the newly promoted sides.
Arsenal played earlier in the afternoon and twice came from behind to gain a draw in Freddie Ljungberg’s first match in charge.
Teemu Pukki opened the scoring before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang levelled the scored. Todd Cantwell put the Canaries back ahead before the Gabon striker equalised for the second time.
Manchester United also remain off the pace for a top-four finish after spurring a 2-1 lead to Aston Villa. The travelling side went ahead through Jack Grealish’s curling effort before an own goal from Tom Heaton levelled the scores before the break.
United went ahead with 25 minutes remaining as Victor Lindelof scored just his second goal for the club. However, they surrendered that lead just two minutes later as Tyrone Mings was given the freedom of the United penalty area to make it 2-2.