Manchester City eased to a 4-0 win over Southampton to go top of the Premier League table as Erling Haaland continued his scoring streak.
Haaland scored Man City’s fourth goal, his 15th of the season, and struck for the seventh match in a row. But the forward was unable to register a fourth consecutive home hat-trick.
Goals from Joao Cancelo, Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez had earlier put City in command to send them two points clear of Arsenal, who host Liverpool tomorrow.
Newcastle United are up to fifth after they cruised past Brentford 5-1 at St James’ Park to celebrate the first anniversary of their takeover.
Bruno Guimaraes scored twice, while goals from Jacob Murphy, Miguel Almiron and an Ethan Pinnock own goal sealed Eddie Howe’s biggest win at the club. Ivan Toney’s penalty to make it 2-1 gave Brentford’s travelling fans hope but it was soon extinguished and the Bees slip to 12th on 10 points.
Chelsea in top four
Chelsea are in the UEFA Champions League spots after goals from Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic and Armando Broja, his first for the club, eased them to a 3-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers, who remain in the relegation zone on six points.
AFC Bournemouth extended their five-match unbeaten run under interim head coach Gary O’Neil as they fought back to beat Leicester City 2-1 at Vitality Stadium.
Leicester, fresh from their first win of the season, had taken the lead through Patson Daka, but two second-half goals inside four minutes from Philip Billing and Ryan Christie, his first in the Premier League, claimed the three points that lift the Cherries to eighth. Leicester remain in 19th.
Kane on target again
Tottenham Hotspur bounced back from their north London derby defeat by beating Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 at Amex Stadium to stay third and end the hosts’ seven-month unbeaten home run.
Harry Kane’s eighth goal of the season gave Spurs a first-half lead and they were able to hold firm after the break as Roberto De Zerbi suffered a loss in his first home match in charge of the Seagulls, who sit sixth.
On Sunday, before Arsenal seek to return to top spot by securing a first win in five attempts against Liverpool, Crystal Palace will look to move away from the bottom three at home to Leeds United. There is also a London derby between West Ham United and Fulham.
In the day’s final match, Everton will look to claim a third win in a row when they host Manchester United.
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