Manchester City maintains and extend extraordinary winning record in the premier league after beating Swansea away from home with exciting goal margin.
The premier league table leaders had David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero on score sheet to enable them extend their record to 15 straight top flight win in the first tier.
David Silva well positioned following an assist from De Bruyne brushed with his left foot into the net to open the scores before De Bruyne successfully converted a free kick that went discreetly in the presence of opponents past the goal line to double their lead.
Manchester City got their third goal through Silva as Argentine born but Manchester legend Sergio Aguero closed the day with the forth at the 85th minute.
Manchester City set a new record of 15 wins and maintains the 11 point lead a head of 2nd place Manchester United who beat Bournemouth a goal to nil.
As city will face another test of the season on Saturday in their fixture with Tottenham Hotspurs, Swansea will be away to Everton on Monday 18th.
Meanwhile at Old Trafford, a 25th minute goal by Romelu Lukaku gives Manchester United restitution from the painful defeat that seemingly gifted their Manchester rivals City the title in the opinion of multitude.
The Belgium international headed into the top corner off Juan Mata’s cross in the first half of the game.
United stood the chance to win the fixture with two or more goals if not for the grace of the cross bar when substitute Marcus Rushford shot and Lukaku’s effort that was saved by Begovic.
The win obviously leaves United 2nd on the table, with 38 points whereas Bournemouth is 14th with 16 points.
The Red Devils will visit West Brom on Sunday as Bournemouth will host Liverpool the same day.
At the Wembley Stadium, hosts Tottenham Hotspurs pushed Liverpool downward as their 2-0 victory over Brighton pushed them to the 4th place.
After a fruitless 40 minutes as a result of resistance from Brighton, Sergi Aurier finally broke through for Spurs with his lucky but also deserved goal.
The Ivorian’s cross from the right flank took a direction towards the goal past Ryan into the net to give the hosts the lead before on form Son Heung-min doubled their lead 3 minutes to 90.
Erick Lamela and Harry Kane met misfortunes as their attempts struck the goal post at some moments.
The win not only moves the North London side to the top four but adds their points to 31 whereas Brighton is 13th with 17 points.
Mauricio Pochettino will be at the touchline as always to guide and watch his side take on table leaders Manchester City on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium and on the other side, Brighton will host Burnley.
The visit by Arsenal to West Ham in search of a win proved futile as the Gunners returned goalless following a tough response from their opponents in terms of battle.
The Gunners have struggled to pick maximum points away from home and it’s evident by the defeat they suffered to United, the hard fought draw they earned from Southampton in the previous fixture and now West Ham.
Arsene Wenger’s boys have in the past 3 fixtures enjoyed possession but seem to have forgotten what matters is the goal.
The third consecutive winless run for the gunners demoted them to the 7th position following the failure of Alex Iwobi to convert Alexis Sanchez assist, Sanchez free kick that was saved by Adrian and wastages from Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud.
Chances are high that the visitors could have left pointless if not for the woodwork denying a late minute attempt by substitute Javier Harnandez.
Although it could be right to condemn Arsenal for failing to score against the second worst defense in the league, it becomes wrong given the improvement of West Ham in their performance since the arrival of David Moyes who has helped them win against Chelsea last week and now put up a spirited fight to share point with Arsenal.
West Ham hopes to keep another clean sheet after the back to back in their next fixture against another struggling side Stoke City on Saturday meanwhile Arsenal will seek to find their lost scoring habits as they host New Castle the same day.
Anfield was not a good field for Liverpool again because The Reds’ desire to win a home match after securing a draw with Everton a few days ago turned out negative.
Roberto Firmino messed up a clean chance that requested a side foot finish but his inaccuracy lead to the ball going out. For that Jürgen Klopp admitted his side didn’t use the chances enough.
“That was not our best game tonight. But I think we had enough chances to win. We didn’t use them and we have to accept the results.” Said Klopp.
Salah could have still put Liverpool in charge but it has unfortunate for the BBC African Footballer of the year to miss the header slightly.
The Reds had a goal through substitute Solanke but it was disallowed. Klopp saw it as a chest ball unlike the referee who deemed it a handball nevertheless the Kops coach accepted the decision.
West Brom manager Allan Pardew believes his defenders are doing a great job given the fact they didn’t give their opponents chance.
“We’re growing with defensive confidence. It is looking a little bit brighter tonight.”
Following the draw Liverpool goes to the 5th spot on the table with 31 points as equal as 4th place spurs but an inferior goal difference. Whereas West brom is 17th with 14 points.
Liverpool will play Bournemouth on Sunday meanwhile West Brom will battle it with Manchester United.