Having been the better side throughout the game it was extremely disappointing for the visitors to walk off with nothing -- and with Toby Alderweireld taken off on a stretcher. The sight of oxygen being administered to Alderweireld while the home fans inexplicably chanted "cheat" at him was an incredibly sour moment during...
Leicester's sensational 2-0 victory over Swansea on Saturday was the first time they have managed three successive top-flight wins since 2000, when they were in the top four at Christmas.
Encouragingly, Nigel Pearson's men are only in the relegation zone on goal difference and are off the bottom of the table for the first time since November. Momentum is well and truly on Leicester's side.
If a myth is perpetuated enough people start to believe it. Sadly Southampton coach Ronald Koeman bought into what must have been written in the dusty folder marked "Stoke" when he inherited his job on the south coast instead of forming his own opinions about a side who have long since moved on from the rudimentary tactics of old.
Chelsea were not pretty but will likely be champions. Manchester United at times oozed with aesthetic qualities, but proved themselves short of the exacting standards that will be required if they should meet their pretensions of becoming English football's best team.
Their time may come, and there were signs that they might soon be capable of duking it out with Chelsea, but the final result was a lesson served by an opponent whose success lies in getting matches won with optimum efficiency.
Eden Hazard's first-half goal was decisive for Chelsea in their 1-0 win vs. Manchester United, though Louis Van Gaal's side should take heart from a game in which they missed several of their starters yet dominated play and possession for long periods.
Chelsea's defensive tactics paid them the ultimate compliment, with the visitors creating the bulk of the chances. This match felt like the prelude to a sustained Manchester United title challenge next season, and it's a defeat -- though ending their...