Manchester City continued their fantastic start to the season with a 3-1 victory over Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium. They now sit 8 points clear at the top of the Premier League, along with qualifying for the knock out stages of the champions league and reaching the quarter final of the Carabao Cup.
Belgium International Kevin De Bruyne continued his excellent form with the opening goal to give the home side a 1-0 half time lead. Sergio Aguero doubled the lead from the penalty spot shortly after the break before Alexandre Lacazette came off the bench to pull a goal back for the visitors, but it was two little too late as Gabriel Jesus finished off a move from close range. The result see’s Manchester City open up the biggest gap between 1st and 2nd place at this stage of the seasons in the premier league era, while Arsenal drop to sixth a full 12 points behind the leaders.
Cities closest rivals Manchester United remain in 2nd place despite going down 1-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea needed a goal from Alvaro Morata, his first since September to break the deadlock early in the second half. This seemed to give United the motivation they lacked but it was still not another as their Summers star signing Romelu Lukaku having another below par game, meaning United’s only real attacking threat came from Marcus Rashford who failed to convert his two decent chances, while Chelsea Keeper did well to deny United midfielder Fellaini as his side pulled off a much-needed victory.
At Wembley, below strength Tottenham never really got out of 2nd gear against bottom of the table Crystal Palace, However, they still managed to take the 3 points and remain level on points with United thanks to an excellent 2nd half effort from Son Heung-min. Although manager Spurs Mauricio Pochettino had a lot of praise for his young keeper Paulo Gazzaniga on debut as it was his efforts that kept Palace score less