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Top form: Ilkay Gundogan was among the goals to fire City to summit

Top form: Ilkay Gundogan was among the goals to fire City to summit

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Top form: Ilkay Gundogan was among the goals to fire City to summit

Manchester City are back on top of the Premier League after hammering West Bromwich Albion 5-0 at The Hawthorns.

German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan fired a double for Pep Guardiola's visitors, who also got goals from Joao Cancelo, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling to take them one point clear of Manchester United - who face Sheffield United at Old Trafford tonight - at the top of the table.

Elsewhere, Arsenal gained revenge on Southampton for their FA Cup exit at the weekend with a 3-1 win over the same opponents at St Mary's Stadium.

Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette found the net for Mikel Arteta's men, who leapfrogged the Saints into the top half of the table.

Meanwhile, Leeds United heaped more pressure on Steve Bruce after they defeated Newcastle United 2-1 at St James' Park.

Jack Harrison fired the winner for Leeds on the hour mark after Miguel Almiron had cancelled out Raphinha's opener to condemn the Magpies to yet another loss under Bruce's stewardship.

At the London Stadium, a double from Tomas Soucek and a further strike from Craig Dawson saw West Ham continue their flawless start to 2021 and move into the top four with a 3-2 win over Crystal Palace.

Belfast Telegraph


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