Man City maintains a 12-point lead, while United maintain a point

Man City maintains a 12-point lead, while United maintain a point ...

  • Sterling nets hat-trick for rampant Man City
  • Man United held for second consecutive league game
  • Everton claim first league win under Lampard

Manchester City's 4-0 win over Norwich City has slowed as they progress to their top four - goals.

Raheem Sterling has scored a hat-trick, with Phil Foden also on target as City rise to a 12-point lead against Liverpool while battling Burnley on Sunday.

United fought back to a draw against Burnley in midweek, but despite taking the lead as Marcus Rashford set up Jadon Sancho in the 21st minute, they were again unable.

Southampton were beaten 9-0 on their last trip to Old Trafford, but responded three minutes later when Che Adams slotted into the corner.

Armando Broja forced David de Gea to a save while Stuart Armstrong blazed a good chance over the bar.

United moved into a fifth spot, achieving a 40 point lead over West Ham United, while Arsenal (39) have two games in hand, while Tottenham Hotspur (36) have played three games less.

Everton defeated Leeds United 3-0 to maintain their lead in the championship.

A 2-0 home defeat against Brighton and Hove Albion left Roy Hodgson's first home game dwindling.

Brentford finished their final five-match losing run in the league with a 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace, with the only real highlight coming before kick-off. Christian Eriksen was presented to the crowd eight months after he suffered a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020.

After 31 minutes at Carrow Road, Sterling had failed to score in his last five appearances for City, but ended his team's lead with a goal.

Foden was bundled in the city's second in the 48th minute to achieve the feat a formality, but Sterling provided some gloss with a header and then converted a rebound as a result was made clear by home goalkeeper Angus Gunn.

City have won 14 of their last 15 Premier League games, bringing the other in.

"We need a lot of points, and we know what we have, and the closest one is Liverpool," Guardiola says, whose side have 63 of the 90 plus points he says they will need.

"(Liverpool) won't drop many points for their talent. It's the best team they have in the last decade. We'll have to win a lot of games."


While City is on the move, United are tipped to be stuck under interim manager Ralf Rangnick, who will soon have a decision to make about Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese has now failed to score in any of his last six appearances in all competitions -- something he has not endured at club level since January 2009.

"He would have wished to score, but I would have said it," Rangnick said. "Today he had his chances, with one off the line, and had excellent moments in the second half.

"Again, it is not only Cristiano, but as a team we create enough chances but cannot score. It is a major problem."

Everton's defeat to Newcastle United in the first half had left Lampard's team in the relegation battle.

On Saturday, captain Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane, and Anthony Gordon both scored stunning goals.

"Relief is three points, and the table looks a bit better this week, but I'm just so proud of the performance," Lampard said.

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