Manchester City back to winning ways/ Tottenham pile on the pressure for Swansea

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Manchester City took only 38 seconds open the scoring and quickly erase the memory of Sundays 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace as they reopened their 15 point gap at the top of the table with a 3-1 home win win over Watford.

Raheem Sterling, connecting with Leroy Sane’s cross to score the Premier Leagues quickest goal of the season so far. They doubled their lead when Watford defender Christian Kabasele failed to clear Kevin De Bruyne’s cross, instead he guided it straight into his own net just before the 15 minute mark.

Sergio Aguero ensured City took the spoils with their third mid way through the second half, the Argentinian reacting quickest when the Watford keeper parried another De Bruyne’s cross.

The Visitors did manage to get on the score sheet late on when Andre Gray tapped home Andre Carrillo’s well placed cross.

Tottenham jumped up to fifth with a 2-0 win away to Swansea City, with Harry Kane starting on the bench it was former Swansea front man Fernando Llorente who opened the scoring early in the first half. Despite Tottenham being by far the superior team in the opening exchanges, Llorente’s goal caused some controversy as he appeared to come from an offside position.

Swansea grew into the game and by the second half they had carved out a number of chances to equalise with Mike Van der Hoorn’s header hitting the post, but after surviving the home sides pressure Spurs ensured they took the three points with a last-minute counter attack found Kane, who squared the ball to Dele and although he England international had his first effort saved by Swansea Keeper Lukasz Fabianski, Dele was on hand to ensure the rebound found the back of the net.

This was Tottenham’s third win in a row enabling them to leap frog Arsenal who play Chelsea tonight (wed), while Swansea remind rock bottom, four points away from safety.

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