Manchester is five points clear of the pack after United and City both posted wins on Saturday.
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The Red Devils’ victory came a bit easier, 4-0 against moribund Crystal Palace, but City’s may have made a bigger statement of intent considering a terrific win at Stamford Bridge.
Huddersfield Town 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur — RECAP
Harry Kane is really good, and finished September with a combined 13 goals for club and country after scoring a brace Saturday at the John Smith’s Stadium. Even Moussa Sissoko scored for Spurs, who also found a goal from Ben Davies.
Manchester United 4-0 Crystal Palace — RECAP
Squad rotation was no problem for Jose Mourinho, as Marouane Fellaini scored twice to go with Juan Mata‘s 145-second opener at Old Trafford. Romelu Lukaku bagged one late to doom Palace to a seventh-straight goalless loss.
Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City — RECAP
Don’t let the score line fool you: Manchester City was very, very good on a day without Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany. The goal came from Kevin De Bruyne, and it was wonderful, but this was a total win. The final shot total was 17-4 in favor of City.
West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Watford — RECAP
The Hornets were dormant out of the gates, and both Salomon Rondon and Jonny Evans reaped the spoils to open a 2-0 lead for the hosts. But Abdoulaye Doucoure scored and Brazilian magician Richarlison added an equalizer for Watford.
Bournemouth 0-0 Leicester City — RECAP
West Ham United 1-0 Swansea City — RECAP
Diafra Sakho came off the bench to move the Irons out of the drop zone at the expense of now 18th Swans.
Stoke City 2-1 Southampton — RECAP