League leaders Manchester City scored their 13th consecutive win in the English league this Sunday after defeating Arsenal (1-0) and maintaining a “cushion” of 10 advantage points for second-placed Leicester.
The victory in the English capital, which was contributed by the Portuguese João Cancelo, Rúben Dias and Bernardo Silva, all starters, also led in official games for the citizens for the 18th time in a row.
England international Raheem Sterling scored the only goal of the 25th game of the game in two minutes, a great cross from Algerian Riyad Mahrez.
If the history of the Manchester team has been remarkable, it is that of the “gunners” that Cédric Soares had among the substitutes, with just one triumph in the last six games and missing out on scoring in the first leg of the Europa League round of 16 in the middle of the week Benfica a goal.
With 25 games played, Pep Guardiola’s team has 59 points, against 49 for second-placed Leicester and 46 for Manchester United, who will host Newcastle on Sunday. Arsenal are 10th at 34.
Hours before, Leicester had dominated the field at Aston Villa (2-1) and temporarily isolated in second place. Now he was waiting for the “red devils” to slip up.
At Villa Park in Birmingham, the foxes got a strong performance in the first few minutes, which was reflected in goals from midfielders James Madisson (19) and Harvey Barnes (23), who gave the visitors consolation with the Portuguese Ricardo Pereira at the beginning a lead that was reduced in the second half by Bertrand Traoré (48).
Without triumphing there are two rounds, the “Villans” take eighth place with 36 points, but they have two games overdue.
In the first challenge of the day, Tottenham, who was coached by José Mourinho, lost points again, this time in the London derby with West Ham (2-1), who were not superior to the “spurs” but took the chances in goals granted in Contrasted with what happened in the target “protected” by Fabianski.
Mikhail Antonio took advantage of an incomplete defense from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to give West Ham the lead in the fifth minute before Jesse Lingaard extended the lead to 47 minutes and scored the third goal in four games for the Hammers.
The best thing Tottenham could reduce was Brazilian Lucas Moura in the 64th minute after a corner collected by Gareth Bale.
With their seventh win in the last nine rounds, West Ham moved up to fourth place in the Premier League with 45 points, surpassing Chelsea (43), who drew in Southampton on Saturday while the “Spurs” experienced the worst phase the season. Season after adding the fifth loss in the last six Premier League games in which he is ninth with 36 points, seven from the “European zone”.