Manchester City continued their relentless pursuit of the Premier League title with a ruthless 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad. Raheem Sterling scored two as Leroy Sane and Kevin de Bruyne both put on masterclasses in attacking football. Dele Alli could well be in trouble if the FA decide to look further at his apparent stamp on de Bruyne.
Manchester United can only keep winning and home that City do eventually drop points. They beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at the Hawthorns with goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard. WBA scored their first goal under Alan Pardew with Gareth Barry finding the back of the net.
Chelsea were under-par against Southampton but took all three points thanks to Marcos Alonso’s free-kick. The win keeps Chelsea in third.
The care-free Liverpool turned up in Bournemouth and put four past the Cherries. The key moment of the game was Jermain Defoe hitting the post when Liverpool led 2-0, only for Liverpool to score their third shortly after. Mo Salah now has 20 Premier League goals for the season. Liverpool are 4th.
Mesut Ozil was Arsene Wenger’s match-winner as Arsenal beat Newcastle United 1-0 at the Emirates. Ozil scored a fine volley from the edge of the penalty-area to seal victory and keep Arsenal in 5th place.
Burnley’s charge for Europe was slowed by a determined Brighton performance. The game ended 0-0.
Leicester City had been in fine form under Claude Puel, but Saturday afternoon’s early kick-off saw them brought back down to earth by a clinical Crystal Palace, led by Wilfried Zaha. Christian Benteke and Bakary Sako scored either side of Zaha’s goal to give Palace a 3-0 win and see them move out of the relegation zone.
Stoke City fans were calling for the head of their manager Mark Hughes following their 3-0 loss at home to West Ham United in the delayed kick-off at the Bet365 Stadium. Marko Arnautovic returned to his former home and scored the second goal for the Hammers who have now gone three games without conceding.
Huddersfield Town surprised Watford at Vicarage Road, running away with the game 4-1. Huddersfield move into 11th place whilst Watford, with one point in the last five games, remain in 9th.
Swansea City now sit bottom of the table and will play Sam Allardyce’s Everton tonight.