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Man City outclass Watford, extend lead; Spurs, Palace grab away victories



Manchester City returned to winning ways with a 3-1 victory against Watford at the Etihad on Tuesday to go 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

The Pep Guardiola side, which drew 0-0 at Crystal Palace on Sunday, opened the scoring as Raheem Sterling slotted home Leroy Sane’s cross for the quickest goal in the Premier League this season on 38 seconds.

Kevin de Bruyne’s cross was then slid into the net by Watford’s Christian Kabasele to double City’s lead 13 minutes into the game.

The hosts got their third goal when Sergio Aguero scored from close range, before Andre Gray netted a late consolation for Watford, tapping home Andre Carrillo’s low cross eight minutes from time.

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Watford have now lost 10 of their past 14 games but remain 10th on the league table by virtue of their form at the beginning of the season.

In the other Premier League games played on Tuesday, Tottenham defeated bottom club Swansea City 2-0 to climb to fifth.

Goals by Fernando Llorente and Dele Alli in both halves respectively gave the visitors the comfortable win.

Elsewhere, Southampton lost a one-goal lead as visiting Crystal Palace came from behind to beat them 2-1. West Ham United also defeated West Brom 2-1 at home.


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