Agency, 5 October : Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League with a 6-1 victory over Southampton. They took the lead on only six minutes when Wesley Hoedt turned Leroy Sane’s cross into his own net.
Sergio Aguero made it 2-0 in the 12th minute from Raheem Sterling’s cutback for his 150th Premier League goal. David Silva drove into the top corner for their third after more good work by Sterling and Sane.
After conceding their first goal in seven matches through Danny Ings’ penalty, City hit back as Sterling converted Aguero’s centre in first-half stoppage-time. Sterling finished off another Aguero assist on 67 minutes and then teed up Sane to complete the scoring late on.
Unbeaten City are two points clear with 29 points, while Southampton, winless in seven, are 16th with seven points.
Morata at the double to put Chelsea in second
Chelsea moved up to second in the Premier League table as two goals from Alvaro Morata helped the Blues claim a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace. Morata scored the first on 32 minutes when he swept the ball home from a Pedro pass but Palace responded seven minutes after half-time with Andros Townsend’s breakaway goal.
Chelsea regained the lead on 65 minutes when Morata finished from an acute angle from substitute Eden Hazard’s free-kick. And five minutes later, Pedro diverted Marcos Alonso’s cross into the bottom corner to seal the three points and maintain Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the campaign.
Chelsea are ahead of Liverpool on goal difference and two points behind leaders Manchester City, while Palace are in 14th place, three points clear of the bottom three.
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