Arsenal saw their title lead cut in a huge round of Premier League action, where the relegation scrap grew ever tighter.
League leaders, Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw at Southampton as Granit Xhaka’s 11th minute strike was cancelled out by Stuart Armstrong’s 65th minute equaliser.
Erling Haaland’s brace plus Kevin De Bruyne’s curled effort fired Manchester City to a 3-1 home win against Brighton, which saw their deficit to Arsenal reduced to two points.
Tottenham Hotspur remain third despite suffering consecutive defeats for the first time this season, as first-half goals from Callum Wilson and Miguel Almiron fired Newcastle up to fourth with a 2-1 win at Spurs amidst Harry Kane’s consolatory header for the hosts.
Chelsea and Manchester United round out the top six after they played out a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, in which Jorginho’s penalty for the Blues was cancelled out by Casemiro’s injury-time header for Utd.
Down in the relegation zone with three teams now separated by goal difference on nine points apiece, Nottingham Forest remain rock-bottom despite stunning Liverpool at the City Ground as Taiwo Awoniyi struck a 55th minute rebound winner against his former team.
Wolves slipped to second-bottom after suffering a 4-0 thrashing at home to Midlands rivals, Leicester who climbed out of the relegation zone in a game where Jamie Vardy produced a goal and assist for the Foxes.
Leeds meanwhile slipped into the bottom three for the first time this season after suffering a 3-2 defeat at home to Fulham, in which Crysencio Summerville scored his first goal for the club after Rodrigo had initially put the Yorkshire club ahead.
Elsewhere, Danny Ings scored twice and Leon Bailey provided a goal plus assist as Aston Villa battered Brentford in a shock 4-0 home victory, in their first match since Steven Gerrard’s sacking and prior to Unai Emery’s appointment as manager.
Alex Iwobi provided assists for Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Dwight McNeil either side of Anthony Gordon’s goal, as Everton defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 at Goodison Park.
Finally, late goals in each half from Kurt Zouma and Said Benrahma respectively saw West Ham beat Bournemouth 2-0 at London Stadium in Monday Night Football.