Arsenal & Man City claim big wins

English Premier League

West Bromwich Albion 0-5 Manchester City

Manchester City leapfrogged Manchester United at the top of the Premier League table with a 5-0 hammering of West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday evening.

City went for two changes from the win over Aston Villa, as Kyle Walker made way for Oleksandr Zinchenko and Kevin De Bruyne’s injury giving Riyad Mahrez a starting berth.

The Citizens were off to the perfect start after Ilkay Gundogan brought a cross from Joao Cancelo in his stride to fire past Sam Johnstone.

Cancelo gave City a second after getting on the end of a cutback near the area from Bernardo Silva to unleash from a promising position.

The floodgates were well and truly opened inside the last ten minutes of the first half, as Gundogan pounced on sloppy defending to apply a smart finish.

It was four with the last kick of the half as Mahrez collected a telling ball from Raheem Sterling near the byline to cut inside and send a curling shot into the far corner.

City made a double change seven minutes in the second half, with Gundogan removed for Aymeric Laporte and Ferran Torres introduced for Phil Foden.

The Citizens grabbed a fifth towards the closing quarter when Sterling got on the end of a cross from Mahrez to finish from point-blank range and see his side ascend to the top of the table.

Southampton 1-3 Arsenal

Arsenal came from behind to claim a 3-1 win over Southampton in the Premier League on Tuesday evening.

Thomas Partey started once again following his recent return from injury, but the Gunners were still without star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who missed out through ‘personal reasons’.

Southampton had their noses in front on three minutes after Stuart Armstrong made a late run in the area to send a pin-point corner-kick past Bernd Leno with a first-time strike.

It was back level again before ten minutes as a ball into space from Granit Xhaka found Nicolas Pepe, who withheld his marker to finish from close-range.

Arsenal overturned the contest late in the first half as a ball into space saw Bukayo Saka gather to round goalkeeper Alex McCarthy for an easy finish.

Mikel Arteta’s side should’ve had a third early in the second half from a looping on the near side by Emile Smith Rowe, but the defence cleared.

The third did arrive towards the latter stages when Alexandre Lacazette sliced in at the near post to tuck in a cross from Saka.

Southampton targeted a strong end to the match with a free-kick from James Ward-Prowse bringing Bernd Leno to a flying save, but the Gunners ran out victors in the end.

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