Manchester City continue to move closer towards a fifth Premier League crown following another crazy weekend of action.
Raheem Sterling’s second minute header from Riyad Mahrez’s cross proved enough for City to beat Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, thereby ensuring that Pep Guardiola’s Citizens continue to sit atop of the league by ten points.
Second half strikes from Daniel James and Bruno Fernandes gifted Manchester United a 3-1 win over Newcastle in Sunday Night Football at Old Trafford, as Allan Saint-Maximin’s smasher cancelled out Marcus Rashford’s opener in a tight first half.
Leicester stay third on goal difference behind Man Utd after Harvey Barnes set up James Maddison’s 18th minute strike, before scoring himself on the rebound to clinch a 2-1 win at Aston Villa after Bertrand Traore could only fire in a consolatory goal for the hosts from Matt Targett’s cross.
Early goals from Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard in respective halves ensured that West Ham defeated Tottenham to go fourth, despite Lucas Moura’s 64th minute header offering Spurs faint but eventually unsuccessful hope of snatching a point.
Chelsea consequently slipped to fifth behind the Hammers after Mason Mount’s penalty rescued Thomas Tuchel’s Blues a point at Southampton, after Takuma Minamino had put the Saints ahead from Nathan Redmond’s through ball.
Down in the relegation zone, Ademola Lookman’s superb solo strike moved Fulham to within three points of safety, as the Cottagers edged a nervy but dominant encounter against rock-bottom Sheffield United whose survival hopes now look all but mathematically over.
West Bromwich Albion survived Semi Ajayi’s red card for handball as they dug deep to hold Burnley to a goalless away draw at a blustery Turf Moor.
Elsewhere, Everton ended their 23 match winless run at Anfield in the Merseyside derby since September 1999, after Richarlison’s third minute strike and a 83rd minute penalty from Gylfi Sigurdsson secured victory over Liverpool who have now lost four straight home games for the first time since 1924.
Christian Benteke delivered a dramatic 95th minute volley as Crystal Palace defeated Brighton in the M23 derby, after Jean-Philippe Mateta’s backheel opener for Palace was cancelled out by Joel Veltman’s strike.
Finally, Leeds bounced back from Illan Meslier’s back deflecting own goal induced defeat at Wolves on Friday evening, as they defeated Southampton 3-0 in Tuesday’s rearranged clash with Raphinha bending a superb free-kick to clinch victory after goals from Patrick Bamford and Stuart Dallas.