Manchester City go five points clear

Manchester City opened up a 5 point gap at the top of the Premier League as they continued their fantastic goal scoring form to beat Burnley 3-0 at the Ethiad Stadium.
Argentinian International Sergio Aguero set the club on their way with a controversial penalty in the 1st half, that meant he equalled the clubs all time goal scoring record, with his 177th goal that saw him draw level with Man city legend Eric Brook.
The score stayed that way until late on the 2nd half, when Manchester cities pressure final broke the stubborn Burnley defence allowing Otamendi to contact with Sane’s corner to double the home teams lead, while Sane then added the third benefiting from Kevin De Bruyne’s brilliant pass.
The result also sees the club equal their previous record of 11 straight victories.
Manchester City’s lead at the top was helped by Huddersfield Town’s 2-1 defeat of Manchester United at the John Smiths Stadium, as they recorded their first win over the Red Devils in 65 years.
Two sloppy mistakes in a five-minute spell midway through the first half, saw United double their goals against tally for the season. First one came from after Juan Mata, gave away precession far too easily, leading to Tom Ince having a shot and Aaron Mooy reacting quickest to De Gea save!
Five minutes later a mistake from Swedish defender Victor Lindelof lead to Huddersfield doubling their lead when Laurent Depoitre rounded De Gea to slot the ball home.
But despite 80% possession and massive amounts of pressure, United could only muster a Marcus Rashford reply 12 minutes from time as they saw their unbeaten start to the season disappear.
At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea left it late to come from behind to record a 4-2 win over London neighbours Watford.
Pedro had opened the scoring in the 12th minute with a stunning effort from outside the box, but two goals either side of the break from Aboulaye Doucoure and Roberto Pereyra gave Watford the advantage as they looked to continue they excellent start to the season, which could have got worse for the home side as Brazilian Richarlison wasted two glorious opportunities.
Chelsea, crept back into the game when substitute Batshuayi equalised with 20 minutes reminding and the draw looked on the cards as both team looked to cancel each other out.
That was until Azpilicueta completed the comeback with minutes remining to send Stamford Bridge into a frenzy. There was still time for Batshuayi to add another injury time as Chelsea consolidated fourth place in the league.

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