Leicester City willed their way to an emotional Premier League win Saturday as Arsenal extended their unbeaten run with a late draw.
Demarai Gray’s goal gave Leicester a 1-0 win at Cardiff in their first game since owner Vichai Srivvadhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash.
Arsenal made it 14 straight unbeaten by drawing 1-1 with Liverpool off Alexandre Lacazette’s 82nd-minute score. Though the draw moved unbeaten Liverpool top of the table, they were left to rue dropped points.
“It’s disappointing, when you are 1-0 up late on you should see it out and we didn’t manage to do that,” James Milner, who scored the opener, told BT Sport.
Football was an afterthought for Leicester, who were playing just seven days after popular owner Vichai was among five people killed when his helicopter crashed.
“I feel proud,” goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel said afterwards. “It’s been a really tough week for everyone.
“It has been an emotional day and glad we got three points for him.
A minute’s silence was held prior to the game, which then turned into a tense affair that was settled in the 55th minute by Gray’s goal.
The win brought a little joy to what the Foxes declared the toughest week in club history.
“It was tough to prepare this game, important to find the good balance between emotion and concentration for this game,” manager Claude Puel, whose team will fly overnight to Thailand for Vichai’s funeral, told the BBC.
“Today is the first step, now we can continue.”
Meanwhile, after combining for 27 goals in their last five meetings, Arsenal and Liverpool could only manage one each at the Emirates Stadium.
The keepers played a part in the goals with Arsenal’s Bernd Leno pushing a cross out for Milner to fire home and Lacazette beating Alisson to the ball before equalizing.
“It was a difficult game with both attacking teams and I guess the fair result was the draw,” Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi said.
Despite extending their run, Arsenal dropped a place in the table to fifth.
That’s because Tottenham held on for a 3-2 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers to go above the Gunners and draw level on points with third-placed Chelsea.
Goals from Erik Lamela and Harry Kane put Spurs 3-0 up before penalties from Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez gave the Wolves hope.
Marcus Rashford scored a stoppage-time winner as Manchester United came from behind to win 2-1 at Bournemouth.
United started poorly and deservedly trailed through Callum Wilson’s early goal before Anthony Martial equalized before the break.
Second-half substitute Rashford then won it from close range in the 92nd minute.
Richarlison scored twice to lead Everton past Brighton 3-1, Felipe Anderson’s second-half brace helped West Ham beat Burnley 4-2, and Newcastle United beat Watford 1-0 for their first win and moved out of the relegation zone ahead of Cardiff.