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Premier League: City Extend Lead, Chelsea edge United

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Manchester City extended their lead atop the Premier League table with a 3-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday.

It’s a club record run of 15 wins in all competitions as Pep Guardiola’s men picked up from where they left off midweek by opening an eight-point gap over City rivals, Manchester United.

In-form Belgian midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne gave City the lead in the 19th minute through a low drive that beat Petr Cech in Arsenal goal.

Club record scorer Sergio Aguero doubled their advantage shortly after the interval when he slotted home a penalty after Raheem Sterling was bundled over by Nacho Monreal.

Substitute Alexandre Lacazette pulled one back with a clinical finish in the 56th minute, but City restored their two goal lead when David Silva set up substitute Gabriel Jesus for a simple tap-in although replays suggest the Spaniard was offside.

Chelsea bounced back from their Champions League humbling at Roma with a deserved 1-0 victory over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

Record signing Alvaro Morata grabbed the winner 10 minutes after the restart with a thumping header off a cross from compatriot Cesar Azpilicueta to condemn United to their second defeat in three games.

David de Gea kept out further strikes from Morata and Eden Hazard as Chelsea looked to add to their lead, while Marcus Rashford and Marouane fellaini came close to levelling for United in the closing stages.

The Blues remain fourth on the log, while United are joined in second placed by Tottenham Hotspurs who ran out 1-0 winners over Crystal Palace earlier in the day.

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