Manchester City swept to the pinnacle of the Premier League with a four-zero rout of Southampton as Erling Haaland prolonged his first rate scoring run to 10 successive video games, at the same time as resurgent Chelsea eased to a three-zero victory against Wolves on Saturday.
Joao Cancelo, Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez all netted for Pep Guardiola’s side before Haaland delivered his standard goal to seal yet some other one-sided success at the Etihad Stadium.Haaland has scored an spectacular 20 dreams in his first 12 competitive video games since his £fifty one million ($fifty six million) pass from Borussia Dortmund.
Fuelled by using the Norway striker, City are the primary club to attain at the least three dreams in nine consecutive top-flight domestic fits when you consider that Wolves in 1959.
The champions are now two factors clear of second placed Arsenal beforehand of the north London membership’s conflict with Liverpool on Sunday.
Guardiola’s tremendous team have only misplaced one among their final 37 league games as they chase a 5th English title in the ultimate six seasons.
City have scored 24 desires of their closing six games, prevailing 8 in their last 9 throughout all competitions.
In stark assessment to City’s blistering form, Southampton’s 5th successive defeat brought to the mounting pressure on boss Ralph Hasenhuttl.
City opened the scoring inside the twentieth minute as Joao Cancelo weaved thru the Southampton defence, kept away from James Ward-Prowse’s project and fired through the legs of keeper Gavin Bazunu.Phil Foden doubled City’s lead as he ran onto Kevin De Bruyne’s bypass and clipped a deft lob over Bazunu into the a long way nook after 32 minutes.
Riyad Mahrez positioned the result beyond doubt in the 49th minute. The Algeria winger met Rodri’s go with a scientific volley from a tight attitude.
Inevitably, Haaland wasn’t to be denied and he completed off Cancelo’s skip with a normally ruthless near-variety attempt inside the 65th minute.
“I am so upset with him! He failed to rating 3 desires!” Guardiola joked about Haaland.
“Expectations of him are so excessive that human beings expect he goes to attain three or four dreams every recreation.
“But in the end he changed into there and scored. He has achieved it and helped us again.”
At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea racked up a third win in new boss Graham Potter’s four games because changing the sacked Thomas Tuchel.
Potter made seven adjustments after the midweek Champions League victory over AC Milan, with Reece James, Raheem Sterling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang amongst the ones rested.
Showing the intensity of their squad, Chelsea took the lead when Kai Havertz netted 3 minutes into first half stoppage-time with a looping header from Mason Mount’s pin-factor move.
Christian Pulisic placed Chelsea in entire manage with a cute finish after exchanging passes with Mount inside the 54th minute.
Armando Broja grabbed his first intention for Chelsea with a 20-backyard pressure in the 90th minute.
After their spluttering form on the cease of Tuchel’s reign, Chelsea are up to fourth region.
“I don’t suppose we are able to be successful with simply eleven gamers. It’s now not proper just to play 11 until they fall down and get injured,” Potter said.
“When you are playing three games a week, you’ve got to make choices round sparkling gamers, while players are determined and desperate to play.”
Tottenham are three factors in the back of Manchester City after Harry Kane secured a 1-0 win at Brighton.
Antonio Conte’s 1/3-located group won for the first time in three games after losing at Arsenal and drawing away to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Kane struck with his 8th intention of the season in the 22nd minute, the England captain converting Son Heung-min’s cross with a glancing header.
It changed into a first defeat for Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi after an impressive three-three draw at Liverpool in his first healthy.Bournemouth put underneath-fire Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers back on the recent seat with a 2-1 win at Dean Court.
Having won for the first time this season on Monday, 2nd bottom Leicester have now misplaced seven in their closing 8 video games.
Fifth placed Newcastle thrashed Brentford five-1 at St James’ Park.