It is not all over yet, but the crowd is starting to think about coming on to the pitch, as it were, as Arsenal slipped to 11 points off the top of the Premier League thanks to Leicester City riding their luck once again to earn the narrowest of wins over a Newcastle United team that was much improved under new manager Rafa Benitez.
The feeling that this is going to be the Foxes year was made even stronger as they won this match by scoring the only goal of the game with their only shot on target and their visitors spurned a number of good chances to get something. It was a well taken goal with an overhead kick by Okazaki but Vardy who headed the ball back to him was in an offside position and the goal could easily have been disallowed.
Such is the way of things for them this season, while Arsenal get decisions like the non-foul by a Swansea player on Ozil that completely turned the game’s momentum. All we can do now is hope and start winning games. We do have one of those in hand but even winning that leaves us eight points to make up in the other eight games. Too much? I think so and I would not be surprised if the gap grows even bigger this weekend as we have an early trip to Everton after a big Champions League clash with Barcelona, while Leicester should be fresh for their trip to Crystal Palace.