Date: 5th December 2016 at 11:18am
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Chelsea went three points clear at the top of the Premier League after coming from behind to beat Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

A Gary Cahill own goal had given the hosts a deserved lead just before half-time, but second half strikes from Diego Costa, Willian, and Eden Hazard secured an impressive win for Antonio Conte’s men.

City unravelled as the second period progressed, and saw striker Sergio Aguero and midfielder Fernandinho sent off late on as the two sets of players clashed over Aguero’s awful tackle on the outstanding David Luiz.

Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal are now up to second after Alexis Sanchez inspired the Gunners to a 5-1 win at West Ham on Saturday evening. The Chilean netted a hat-trick and, alongside goals from Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, helped to secure an excellent win for Wenger’s side at the London Stadium.

Liverpool missed the chance to leapfrog the Gunners after they threw away a 3-1 lead to lose 4-3 at Bournemouth on Sunday.

Goals from Sadio Mane, Divock Origi, and Emre Can looked to have secured the points for Jurgen Klopp’s side, but Ryan Fraser, Steve Cook, and Nathan Ake built upon Callum Wilson’s opener to record one of the biggest wins in the club’s history, and move them into the top half of the table.

Elsewhere, Tottenham got back to winning ways with a 5-0 thrashing of bottom-of-the-table Swansea, while Manchester United stayed sixth despite only drawing 1-1 at Everton.

Tony Pulis’ West Brom had overtaken the Red Devils courtesy of a 3-1 victory over Watford, while Stoke moved into the top half after dispatching Burnley 2-0 at the bet365 Stadium.

Alan Pardew picked up a much-needed 3-0 win over Southampton on Saturday, while champions Leicester lost again on the road, this time at David Moyes’ Sunderland.

Unsurprisingly, many football fans took to Twitter over the course of the weekend to express their views on the games, and it was Chelsea’s win at City that got many talking, with the performance of Diego Costa highly-regarded by many…

 
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