Manchester City won 3-0 at Fulham this Saturday in a round 28 game of the English Football League, temporarily increasing their lead to 17 points over Manchester United.
A free kick by Portuguese defender João Cancelo for central defender John Stones (47 ‘) brought the citizens to a comfortable victory.
The Brazilian Gabriel Jesus took advantage of a defensive mistake by the Londoners, who counted on Ivan Cavaleiro until the 80th minute to increase the lead (560) before the Argentine Sergio Agüero scored the 3-0 in four minutes after a penalty.
For the striker, it was the first goal of the season in the Premier League, in the eighth game, in a complicated season. Rúben Dias (left at 75 ‘) and Bernardo Silva (67’) started.
Pep Guardiola’s side have 71 points, 17 points more than second-placed rivals Manchester United, who are two games behind and finish fifth at West Ham on Sunday.
Fulham, who had returned to winning ways the day before, lost again and is penultimate with 26 points in a descending position. Burnley previously left the relegation zone to surprise Everton and won at home with the “Toffees” 2-1 with goals from Wood (13 ‘) and McNeil (24’).
The Liverpool team with André Gomes reacted in the 32nd minute from Calvert-Lewin shortly before an “unfortunate game”: The goalkeeper Pickford was injured and had to leave. He was replaced by Portuguese João Virgínia, who made his American debut in the English League.
Everton, sixth with 46 points, could be further from “European” opponents but still be overtaken by José Mourinho’s Tottenham, seventh at 45, who will play with Arsenal in the London derby on Sunday.
The day started with a tie between Leeds and Chelsea, who are fourth and further away from the leaders. United and Leicester, third, are even further away.
In London, Crystal Palace prevailed against West Bromwich (1-0), with outsiders, 19th and penultimate with 18 points, eight for safety reasons, which came closer and closer to relegation.