City move 15 points clear at the top

City move 15 points clear at the top

Manchester City returned to winning ways and restored their Premier League lead to 15 points with an emphatic 3-1 victory over Watford.

As Tottenham Hotspur moved back into fifth, leapfrogging London rivals Arsenal with a 2-0 victory at bottom club Swansea City, Manchester City marched on as in-form Raheem Sterling set up their win with a goal after 38 seconds.Swansea's plight under new manager Carlos Carvalhal looked as precarious as that now also facing West Bromwich Albion's Alan Pardew, as Andy Carroll scored twice in West Ham United's 2-1 comeback win over the Baggies.Crystal Palace's revival under Roy Hodgson continued apace as they also came from behind to win 2-1 at Southampton and pull clear of the relegation zone.Manchester City's relentless charge after a record 18 straight league triumphs may have been checked in the goalless draw at Palace on Sunday but normal service was resumed by the unbeaten leaders with dramatic swiftness.Sterling scored his ninth goal in nine home league matches, tapping in Leroy Sane's cross as Watford were caught napping in the opening seconds before Christian Kabasele sliced an attempted clearance into his own net in the 13th minute.Sergio Aguero sealed the victory in the 63rd minute before a late Watford consolation from Andre Gray.The win put City on 62 points from 22 games, 15 clear of their cross-city rivals Manchester United, although champions Chelsea have the chance to go second, albeit still 14 points behind, if they win at Arsenal on Wednesday.

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