Saturday, December 5, 2015 10:27 pm
Arsenal scooped all the three points at stake today, beating Sunderland 3-1 at the Emirates. The victory promoted Arsenal to second on the table from number four last week.
But reviewing the dramatic results recorded at various centres today, Arsenal’s midfielder fell short of saying this year’s title race must be the craziest ever.
“It is really close at the moment. Teams are taking points off each other so it is going to be tight all the way”, Ramsey, who just returned from injury said.
Part of today’s drama was that Manchester City collapsed 0-2 to Stoke City and Manchester United were also held in Old Trafford by West Ham United.
Leicester beat Swansea 3-0, with a hat trick by Algerian player Riyad. Jamie Vardis, who had scored in past 11 matches suffered a drought today. Nonetheless, the result sent Leicester, incredibly to the top of the league with 32 points. Arsenal is second with 30 points.
In the Emirates match, Olivier Giroud scored at both ends and Aaron Ramsey was also on target as Arsenal picked up a 3-1 win over Sunderland.
Arsene Wenger’s team achieved a first win in four Barclays Premier League matches despite Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla joining a lengthy injury list after last Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Norwich City.
Joel Campbell and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain started and it was the former who opened the scoring 33 minutes in when he converted Mesut Ozil’s delightful pass from inside the area only for Giroud to score at the wrong end before half-time.
Wenger’s men were given a stern test by a Sunderland side now resolute and organised under Sam Allardyce but the visitors were denied a point as Giroud atoned for his earlier error.
Giroud glanced Ramsey’s delivery past Costel Pantilimon before the Welshman made sure of maximum points late on for Arsenal who move second in the table after Manchester City lost and Manchester United drew on Saturday.