Manchester City and West Ham secure massive wins

The return of Premier League action this weekend was much anticipated and the two-week wait was worth it, as there were a number of crucial results in the top-flight.

Big result at Goodison Park

Manchester City recorded a massive 3-1 victory at Goodison Park against Everton in Saturday’s late kick-off.

Pep Guardiola’s side coasted to victory after a fantastic first-half display. It took the Citizens just four minutes to take the lead, as Germany international Leroy Sane volleyed home a David Silva cross.

The visitors doubled their advantage on 12 minutes. This time Kevin De Bruyne produced a pinpoint cross for Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus to head home from six yards out. City rounded of a frantic first half by adding a third goal on 37 minutes, as Raheem Sterling finished from another David Silva cross.

Everton improved in the second half and Yannick Bolasie struck a superb low effort that bounced off both posts to beat Ederson in the City goal.

The victory means that the Citizens only have to defeat city rivals Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium next weekend to clinch the title. However, before that there is the small matter of a Champions League quarter-final first leg against Liverpool in midweek.

West Ham hammers the Saints

West Ham moved five points clear of the relegation zone with a comfortable 3-0 home win over 18th place Southampton on Saturday afternoon.

Portuguese playmaker Joao Mario opened the scoring on 13 minutes with a powerful long-range effort on 13 minutes. Mark Arnautovic doubled the Hammers lead on 17 minutes, at the second time of asking after Alex McCarthy parried his close-range header.

The miserable was complete for Mark Hughes’ side four minutes into first-half stoppage-time, as Arnautovic volleyed home from a Artur Masuaku cross.

The defeat means that the visitors are two points from safety, having played a game fewer than 17th place Crystal Palace.

Other results from Saturday

Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool

Brighton 0-2 Leicester

Manchester United 2-0 Swansea

Newcastle 1-0 Huddersfield

Watford 2-2 Bournemouth

West Brom 1-2 Burnley

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