Man City move top, Chelsea suffer big loss

English Premier League

Burnley 0-2 Manchester City

Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League table after seeing off Burnley 2-0 on Saturday evening.

A fifth minute finish from Kevin De Bruyne gave the Citizens the perfect start before Ilkay Gundogan doubled their lead a little thereafter.

Burnley looked to have reduced the deficit after halftime, but Nathan Ake produced a goal-line clearance while Raheem Sterling battered the crossbar late on, as City secured victory in the end.

Chelsea 1-4 Brentford

Chelsea’s chances to solidify third spot on the standings suffered a huge set-back as they went down 4-1 to Brentford at Stamford Bridge.

A superb finish from fullback Antonio Rudiger handed the Blues the lead five minutes after halftime, but the lead was short-lived as Vitaly Janelt clawed the Bees level.

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen put the visitors ahead within minutes to continue his remarkable return to the pitch.

Chelsea were further behind as Janelt went and completed his brace before a one-touch finish from substitute Yoane Wissa compounded the Blues misery and left the Bees to a famous win.

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Leeds United 1-1 Southampton

Leeds United continued their improvement under Jesse Marsch with a 1-1 draw against Southamptaon at Elland Road.

The Saints trailed at the course of halftime through a telling finish from Jack Harrison, but James Ward-Prowse clawed the visitors level to see the spoils shared.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Aston Villa

Wolverhampton Wanderers claimed the bragging rights in the West Midlands derby following a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa.

A first-half strike from Jonny and an own-goal from veteran Ashley Young give the host the platform to victory, before a penalty late on from Ollie Watkins gave Villa a lifeline but to no avail.

Brighton & Hove Albion 0-0 Norwich City

Brighton & Hove Albion were not able consolidate their mid-table positioning after struggling to a goalless draw against bottom-placed Norwich City.

In fact, the Seagulls allowed a clear chance to victory pass them by when forward Neal Maupay missed from the penalty spot after Sam Byram was handled in the area.

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