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It’s in the big games, against United’s title rivals, where Mourinho chooses to keep it tight and two of them are coming up: Arsenal away and then City at home. United has nine clean sheets from 14 games so far.
A 2-1 loss at Leicester was Spurs’ third loss in its last five games, and followed a disappointing home draw against West Bromwich Albion. The team is now 13 points adrift of City having played a game more.
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When Anthony Martial scored in the 32nd, United was cruising but Watford mounted a late fightback to score through Troy Deeney — from the penalty spot — in the 77th and Abdoulaye Doucoure in the 84th.
Meanwhile, the Jamie Vardy-Riyad Mahrez double act propelled Leicester to its improbable league title triumph in the 2015-16 season and they scored beautifully taken goals in the first half to sink Tottenham.
Vardy met Marc Albrighton’s left-wing cross with a volleyed lob in the 13th minute, before Mahrez made it 2-0 on the stroke of halftime when he ran down the right on a counter-attack, cut inside and curled a left-foot shot into the far corner.
Harry Kane grabbed his 10th league goal of the season by meeting substitute Erik Lamela’s pass with a finish high into the net in the 79th minute, but Tottenham missed the chance to climb to third place.
Elsewhere, Alan Pardew is expected to become West Bromwich Albion’s manager on Wednesday and he will inherit a team just two points above the relegation zone after it squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 against Newcastle.
Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Field put Albion 2-0 up by the 56th minute at The Hawthorns, but Ciaran Clark reduced the deficit in the 59th and Newcastle equalized through Jonny Evans’ own goal in the 83rd.
Newcastle ended a run of four straight league losses while West Brom’s winless run stretched to 13 games, giving Pardew a glimpse of the size of the teak awaiting him. Pardew, who wasn’t at the match, will take on former club Crystal Palace on Saturday should his appointment be confirmed.
In the night’s other game, Brighton drew 0-0 with Crystal Palace, which stayed in last place but is now tied for points with Swansea.