Tuesday Night Takeaways: Leicester loosen grip on Premier League title and Sunderland leave it late

Your weekly regular talking points after a busy night in Premier League

Goals galore in Tuesday night's Premier League action as Leicester slip-up at a crucial moment and Fabio Borini's late goal might inspire a great escape for Sunderland.

1) Door swings open for Tottenham as Leicester slip up

It was close. There was a chance in the dying moments when you thought substitute Leonardo Ulloa was going to turn the ball into the net. 

Shinji Okazaki had hit the crossbar in the second half, Jamie Vardy in the first. The chances were there.

But for the first time this season, Claudio Ranieri's men didnt quite get the rub of the green. Instead the match was decided by a moment of real quality; Craig Gardner's 50th minute freekick left Kasper Schmeichel rooted to the spot.

Leicester were forced to settle for a point, in a game they should have won. The result leaves them three points clear of Tottenham, but Mauricio Pochettino's side have a greater goal difference.

A win tomorrow would see them move to the top of the league for the first time this season. However, this is by no means the beginning of a slip for Leicester.

The support tonight from home fans every time they conceded was commendable; cheers and applause encouraging their team. They have every reason to be proud of the effort their side has put in this season.

With ten games to go things can change very quickly, so in truth, the real race starts here.

Andy King got the second goal of the game for Leicester this evening. Image:  Joe Giddens / EMPICS Sport.

2) Big Sam can inspire a great escape

Any football fan will know the ecstasy of scoring a last minute equaliser, or even better, a last minute winner.

Fabio Borini came off the bench tonight to rescue a point for Sunderland, as they threw away a one-goal lead and conceded twice - the goals coming from former Sunderland player, Connor Wickham.

For the 14th league game running, Sunderland conceded. John O'Shea was replaced by Younes Kaboul in the first half due to injury.

Sam Allardyce will need all the experience he can get in defence if he is to execute a great escape and keep Sunderland in the Premier League.

Borini scored what could be a crucial goal in the context of the season to earn them a point, but the onus on the final 10 games will be to keep it tight at the back and knick as many 1-0 wins as they can.

But if they can't plug the leak, they'll surely be heading for the Championship come fall.

Fabio Borini scores in added time to rescue a point for Sunderland. Image:  Owen Humphreys / PA Wire/Press Association Images

3) Norwich are in serious, serious trouble

Tonight's game on paper looked like a game that Norwich City were destined to get nothing out of and it proved so.

Chelsea come away with all three points and continue their march back up the table, to put a more respectable gloss on what's been a poor season for the defending champions.

Alex Neil's men have picked up just a solitary point in their last eight Premier League games and tonight dropped into the relegation zone on goal difference.

Admittedly, they've come through a tough run of fixtures that featured Tottenham, West Ham, Liverpool as well as a trip to league leaders Leicester.

They do face a number of relegation six-pointers including West Brom, Sunderland and Newcastle on the run-in.

Something will have to change and face, one or two more games without a win could seriously hamper their Premier League status.

Pressure mounts on Norwich and their manager, Alex Neil. Image: Adam Davy / PA Wire/Press Association Images