LONDON: Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan struck in the second half as Manchester City extended their Premier League lead to five points by beating Bournemouth 3-1.
The Premier League champions had been pegged back by a Callum Wilson equaliser on the stroke of half-time after taking an early lead through Bernardo Silva at the Etihad Stadium.
Pep Guardiola’s side let their pace drop at times but Sterling responded and hit the post before putting the hosts back ahead, and Gundogan made victory certain.
Guardiola’s 400th coaching careervictory was not the most convincing performance but the result ensured City remained in firm control of the competition, with Liverpool not in action until facing Everton on Sunday.
Javier Hernandez brought Newcastle’s Premier League recovery to a juddering halt as West Ham ran riot in a 3-0 win at St James’ Park.
The Mexico international struck either side of half-time with Felipe Anderson adding a third at the death to end the Magpies’ three-game winning streak in comprehensive fashion on an afternoon when the Hammers might have won even more handsomely if they had been more composed in front of goal.
Mathias Jorgensen opened the scoring for Huddersfield in the first minute, but they suffered a 2-1 defeat against Brighton, who came from behind to win for the first time in the Premier League.
Steve Mounie was given his marching orders after 32 minutes and Shane Duffy levelled on the stroke of half-time before Florin Andone bagged the winner midway through the second half.
Crystal Palace ended their eight-match winless streak with a dominant 2-0 victory at Selhurst Park on Saturday as Burnley’s torrid campaign took another turn for the worse.
James McArthur scored Palace’s first goal from open play at home this season before Andros Townsend secured the win with a fine goal 12 minutes from time.
Sean Dyche’s side, now with just a single point from their last six outings, may have finished seventh last season, but the Clarets are a team devoid of confidence and, on the evidence of their display here, relegation would appear a distinct possibility.
Their woes should take nothing away from Palace, who built on their deserved point at Old Trafford last weekend with a win that provides Roy Hodgson’s side breathing space from the bottom three.
James Maddison’s sensational goal inspired Leicester to sink 10-man Watford.
The midfielder’s first-half volley, finishing off a flowing break, sealed a 2-0 win for the hosts at the King Power Stadium.
It capped a turnaround for Maddison after he was sent off for diving in last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Brighton.
Jamie Vardy’s early penalty put the Foxes in control and, with Isaac Success and Andre Gray wasting Watford’s best chances, the Hornets were well beaten – having Etienne Capoue sent off late on.
The Foxes leapfrogged them in the table and now sit seventh with Watford – who have won just two of their last 10 games – slipping to 10th.