What happened in football today: February 13, 2021

Manchester City are seven points clear

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League after a convincing 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

City took the lead at the Etihad Stadium through Rodri, who converted from the penalty spot after Ilkay Gundogan was fouled in the box.

Gundogan then scored a brace to secure victory against Spurs, who remain eighth.

Manchester City extended their winning streak to 15 games, and the two teams will next meet in the Carabao Cup final on April 25.

Liverpool’s worrying form continues with Leicester defeat

Leicester City fought back with a goal to beat Liverpool 3-1, taking Brendan Rogers’ side second in the Premier League table while Liverpool remain fourth.

Mohamed Salah put Liverpool ahead in the second half, before Leicester responded emphatically with three goals in eight minutes from James Maddison, Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes.

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson was involved in another defensive calamity – following his two errors against Manchester City – as he faced debutant Ozan Kabak as he attempted to clear a long pass from Youri Tielemans. The ball fell straight into Vardy’s path who dribbled into an empty net to put Leicester ahead in the 81st minute.

Liverpool have lost three consecutive Premier League games for the first time since November 2014 when they were managed by current Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers.

Crystal Palace struggles without Zaha

Burnley beat a Wilfried Zaha-less Crystal Palace 3-0 at Selhurst Park.

Two goals in the first 10 minutes, from Johann Gudmundsson and Jay Rodriguez, worried Roy Hodgson’s team.

A Matthew Lowton goal early in the second half sealed the result for Burnley, as the club trailed 11 points from the drop zone.

Atlético Madrid extend La Liga lead

Atletico Madrid’s 2-1 win at Granada puts them eight points clear of Real Madrid at the top of the La Liga table.

Goals from Marcos Llorente and Angel Correa canceled out Yangel Herrera’s opener and helped Diego Simeone’s side to a narrow victory.

Second-placed Real Madrid have a chance to close the gap when they take on Valencia on Sunday.

Ancelotti’s house robbed on Friday night

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti’s home in Crosby, Merseyside was burglarized on Friday night.

Merseyside Police were called to the Hall Road East property at 6.35pm after two men entered the building and stole a safe.

The police are appealing for witnesses.

The hidden struggle of professional footballers with the game

As part of Athleticism’In the series “Inspired by You”, Oliver Kay addresses the hidden struggle of football players with gambling and addiction.

For more on the candid experiences of various former players, dive deeper below.

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