Arsenal, Spurs grab late winners against EPL title rivals


AP
2:39 p.m. EST February 14, 2016

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Arsenal and Tottenham grabbed late winning goals against title rivals on Sunday to move two points off the lead as the race to win the English Premier League tightened up.

Leicester started the weekend with an unlikely five-point lead but conceded in the fifth minute of stoppage time to lose 2-1 at Arsenal, with Danny Welbeck scoring the winner in his first match back after 10 months out injured.

“This strengthens our belief that we are in the fight,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. “It would have been massive for us to lose.”

It was only Leicester’s third loss of the season — and two of them have been inflicted by Arsenal.

Christian Eriksen didn’t leave it quite so late for Spurs against Manchester City, slotting home in the 83rd minute to also seal a 2-1 win at Etihad Stadium. It will be regarded as a landmark win for a young Tottenham team that is going for the club’s first league title since 1961.

“It is true our supporters can dream,” Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said.

Second-place Tottenham leads Arsenal on goal difference, while City’s second straight home loss…

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