Manchester City have embarked on a record 15 matches, won in a row, with a 4-1 drubbing of Spurs at home on Saturday.
City, who struggled last season, are now 11 points ahead of Manchester United. City under Pep, have gone from strength to strength, defeating their biggest rivals along the way and now look to have a great x mas period without to many injuries or suspensions.
City, playing free flowing football and looking unbeatable took the lead early, then doubled their lead through a man of the match performance by the deadly De Bruyne followed by a brace from the inform Sterling. City also missed a penalty before Spurs scored a late consolation goal through Eriksen in stoppage time. The loss for spurs put’s them 7th in the table & a massive 21 points behind City in the table.
Chelsea maintained 3rd on the table with a close 1-0 win at home to a stubborn Southampton. The bridge was bouncing when Alonso scored a screamer right on half time as Chelsea are 1 win behind United in 3rd whilst 4 points clear of an improving Liverpool.
Sunday saw 2 fixtures that was hard to take your eyes away from the screen, firstly the early kick off saw United travel away to West Brom. United started strong, with 2 early goals from Lukaku & Lingard, before Garath Barry pulled one back in the 77th minute. The win puts added pressure on West Brom, now 2nd bottom without a win in over.
Liverpool travelled south to Bournemouth in Sunday’s last fixture, with the inform Merseysiders scoring 4, in a thumping performance to ensure they go into 4th ahead of Arsenal. Goals from Salah, Lovren, Countinho & Firmino confirmed the victory.
Saturday’s roundups started with Leicester hosting Crystal Palace, with Leicester in form & Palace struggling, the bookies were shocked as a ramped Palace scored 3 un answered goals, winning 3-0 away.
The win takes Palace out of the bottom 3 and takes them to 14th in the table in an extremely competitive bottom half of the table. Other fixtures also produced many goals, with Huddersfield shocking Watford 4-1 away from home, and West Ham winning 3-0 at Stoke.
Arsenal were 1-0 winners at home to Newcastle United whilst Brighton & Burnley shared the spoils with a goalless draw.
Wesley Tronson is a bank manager in Brisbane CBD and lived in England for seven years to 2010 in banking and soccer.
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Wesley Tronson is an award winning sport writer who spent 7 years in England in soccer and banking. He is now a senior regional manager in banking in Queensland