City edge tight Goodison contest

Pep Guardiola

Manchester City were made to work hard by Everton at Goodison Park but Phil Foden’s second-half strike earned them all three points to open a six-point lead at the top of the Premier League (City 1/4 Outright).

After losing at home to Tottenham last weekend, Pep Guardiola’s (pictured) men started this round of fixtures just three points clear of second-placed Liverpool.

Everton created plenty of opportunities but were unable to convert and City made them pay when Foden hit the back of the net in the 82nd minute.

Tottenham (10/3 Top 4 Finish) blitzed past Leeds United at Elland Road to recover from Wednesday’s disappointing defeat at the hands of Burnley.

They held a 3-0 lead at half time courtesy of strikes from Matt Doherty, Dejan Kulusevski and Harry Kane before Son Heung-min added the fourth late in the second period.

Leeds (13/8 to be relegated) remain in serious danger of relegation after suffering a fourth successive loss and they sit just two points above the drop zone.

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Manchester United (2/1 Top 4 Finish), however, failed to take advantage of an underwhelming Watford at Old Trafford despite winning the shot count 22-10.

They registered just three efforts on target on a frustrating afternoon as the clash ended goalless.

Newcastle United further strengthened their hopes of beating the drop as they extended their unbeaten streak in the league to seven games.

The Magpies were aided massively by an early sending off for Brentford (2/1 to be relegated) midfielder Josh Dasilva and they made the man advantage count at the Brentford Community Stadium.

Joelinton and Joe Willock notched in the first half to help Newcastle move four points clear of the relegation zone and ahead of Brentford into 14th.

There was nothing to separate Crystal Palace and Burnley at Selhurst Park after Luka Milivojevic put through his own net in the second half to cancel out Jeffrey Schlupp’s ninth-minute opener.

Aston Villa bounced back to winning ways at the expense of Brighton courtesy of a 2-0 victory at the Amex Stadium.

Matty Cash and Ollie Watkins, who netted for the first time since December, were on the scoresheet to keep Steven Gerrard’s side in the race for a top-half finish.

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Author: Paula Allen