Tottenham and Manchester City kept the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea courtesy of victories over Everton and Sunderland respectively on Sunday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs cut the gap to seven points after a Harry Kane brace inspired them to a 3-2 victory over in-form Everton, with Dele Alli’s strike late on turning out to be the winner after goals from Romelu Lukaku and Enner Valencia threatened a Toffees second half fightback.
However, Spurs held on to record a ninth successive league win at White Hart Lane, and they remain a point clear of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City after they got the better of bottom side Sunderland 2-0 at the Stadium of Light.
Goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane secured the Citizens a fourth successive league victory, and also means that they are five points clear of Arsenal in fifth after the Gunners went down 3-1 at Liverpool on Saturday, a result which propelled Jurgen Klopp’s men into the top four.
Manchester United remain sixth after only managing a 1-1 draw at home to Bournemouth on Saturday, while Stoke and Southampton moved into the top half after wins over Middlesbrough and Watford respectively.
Boro’s defeat at the bet365 Stadium saw them fall into the bottom three for the first time this term, and that was because Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace picked up a vital 2-0 success away at West Brom on Saturday.
Elsewhere at the bottom, Swansea’s resurgence continued with a 3-2 win over Burnley at the Liberty Stadium, and caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare led champions Leicester to a second consecutive league victory as they saw off Hull 3-1 at the King Power Stadium.
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