UK Back Pages: Tottenham, Arsenal Squander Chances in Premier League Chase

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterMarch 2, 2016

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A day after Leicester City bore the brunt of criticism for botching a chance and dropping points at home to West Brom, their title rivals capitulated in far worse fashion a day later.

Manchester City were destroyed by Liverpool 3-0, Arsenal fell to Swansea 2-1 at the Emirates and Tottenham were narrowly beaten by West Ham 1-0.

So while the Foxes' dropping of points presented a massive opportunity to the others, they came out of the Premier League's midweek fixtures looking the best of them all. 

Words like "Blown it" and "Claud 9" were used to describe the fortunate turn of events for Claudio Ranieri's side. 

STAR SPORT: Blown it! #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/bEw5gVOjus

— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) March 2, 2016

EXPRESS SPORT: After you Claudio #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/BKcm4CszEx

— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) March 2, 2016 

SUN SPORT: Claud 9 #tomorrowspaperstoday #Leicester pic.twitter.com/G1jy846kgY

— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) March 2, 2016 

INDEPENDENT SPORT: Does anyone want to win this? #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/d99BA5PH6o

— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) March 2, 2016

GUARDIAN SPORT: Torpid Tottenham blow chance to go top #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/pQTuaBKh1I

— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) March 2, 2016

MIRROR SPORT: Claudio silver lining #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/ZmLPeX2GwU

— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) March 2, 2016

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