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Man City, Crystal Palace win, Man United, Southampton share points


Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba (L) is hugged by Southampton’s Italian striker Manolo Gabbiadini (R) during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, southern England on December 1, 2018. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) /

Manchester City saw off Bournemouth to increase their lead at the top of the table to five points, as goals flew in across the Premier League yesterday.

The champions were made to work as the Cherries levelled through Callum Wilson, before Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan wrapped up a 3-1 win.

Crystal Palace earned their first home win of the season as they saw off Burnley, while Brighton fought back to beat 10-man Huddersfield.


James McArthur put the Eagles ahead in a dominant performance, with Andros Townsend adding a spectacular second to steer Roy Hodgson’s side clear of the bottom three.

Meanwhile, Steve Mounie was sent off for Huddersfield with the Terriers leading 1-0 after Mathias Jorgensen’s first-minute opener, only for Shane Duffy to level for Brighton before Florin Andone netted the winner.

Any of the fans staging an 11th-minute “walk-in” protest at Newcastle would have been greeted by West Ham’s Javier Hernandez putting the visitors in front, with the Mexican adding a second and Felipe Anderson wrapping up a 3-0 win.

Leicester City climbed to seventh in the table after James Maddison scored a fine individual effort to add to Jamie Vardy’s opener from the spot in a 2-0 victory over Watford, who had Etienne Capoue sent off.

Manchester United were facing an embarrassing defeat early on as Southampton went into a 2-0 lead inside the opening 20 minutes.

Marcus Rashford inspired a comeback before half-time, with two goals in six minutes from Romelu Lukaku and Ander Herrera earning the visitors a point, but it was another unconvincing display for Jose Mourinho and his lads.

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