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EPL: Man City go top after thrashing West Brom; Arsenal seal comeback win at Southampton

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Manchester City have assumed top spot in the English Premier League after defeating West Brom in a one-sided clash on Tuesday night.

City, who started the day in second place behind rivals Manchester United, climbed to top spot with a 5-0 victory over Sam Allardyce’s team.

No team in Europe’s top five divisions has conceded as many goals at home as West Brom this season.

Ilkay Gundogan bagged a brace for City, Joao Cancelo, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling all got into the scoresheet as they top the table for the first time this season.

Defeat leaves 19th-placed West Brom six points adrift of safety going into a massive game against Fulham this Saturday.

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Elsewhere, Arsenal pulled off a revenge against Southampton, sealing a 3-1 win few days after losing 1-0 to crash out of the English FA Cup.

The Gunners trailed from the third minute after Stuart Armstrong put the hosts ahead, but turned the game around to clinch a vital win.

Nicolas Pepe started the comeback in the eighth minute as he equalised with a neat finish, before Bukayo Saka scored a wonderful goal in the 39th minute to put Arsenal ahead for the first time in the game.

In the second half, the Mikel Arteta side completed the stunning fightback with a 72nd-minute goal by Alexander Lacazette.

Earlier on Tuesday, Crystal Palace fell 2-3 to West Ham, who climbed to fourth with the victory; while Newcastle United lost 1-2 to visiting Leeds United.

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