At the top of the table, Manchester City were looking to keep the pressure on Chelsea and Liverpool and overcame the dismissal of Fernandinho in the first half to beat Burnley 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium. Man City came to life in the 2nd half and with Clichy opening the scoring, it took substitute Aguero who was starting on the bench for the 2nd game in a row, to double the score in the 62nd minute. Burnley replied through Mee (70) but City held on to take the three points.
Another team chasing down leaders Chelsea is Liverpool and, after a fantastic win over rivals Man City a few days ago, they travelled to Sunderland looking to close the gap on the leaders. Manager Jurgen Klopp giving his players the chance to rest up if they felt ‘tired’. The Reds took the lead in the 19th Min when Sturridge netted his 2nd goal of the season, only for Sunderland to equalise via a Defoe penalty minutes later. After the break, Liverpool kept on the pressure and in the 72 minute they were rewarded, when Mane fired home from close range. However, Mane soon turned from hero to villain and after being penalised for handling in the box, Defoe stepped up and netted his 2nd of the day to give Sunderland the 2-2 draw.
The evening game between Manchester United and West Ham was full of controversy as Manchester claimed a 2-0 victory at Old Trafford and kept up the pressure on Tottenham and Arsenal. With West Ham having to play 75 mins with ten men, due to the early dismissal of Sofiane Feghoui, Manchester opened the scoring through Jaun Mata half way through the 2nd half, this was soon doubled by Ibrahimovic as he carried on his fantastic form to make it 2-0 and take Manchester United into 5th and level on points with Tottenham who play tonight.