Thursday, February 29

Man City extend lead atop Premier League to 12 points

Agencies

Manchester City extending their lead at the top of the Premier League to 12 points following a 2-0 victory over Brentford on Wednesday night.

According to the BBC, City were deserved winners against Brentford despite a tough opening. Mads Roerslev’s rash tackle on Raheem Sterling presented Riyad Mahrez with the opportunity to score and he sent David Raya the wrong way from the penalty spot.

Kevin de Bruyne doubled City’s lead after 69 minutes when he finished off the rebound after Raya had rolled the ball straight to Sterling on the edge of the area, then denied the England man with a save he could not hold.

Brentford have now lost six in a row in all competitions for the first time since 2006. Then, Oldham and Cheltenham were among the teams who beat them when they were in League One. Now it’s Liverpool, Manchester United and defending champions City.

Elsewhere, Southampton twice came from a goal behind to put a huge dent in Tottenham Hotspur’s top-four ambitions with a 3-2 away win in a compelling Premier League clash on Wednesday.

Son Heung-min appeared to have secured a vital win for a ragged Tottenham with a superb finish 20 minutes from time. But Southampton, who had been the better team throughout, struck twice in the space of three minutes, Reuters reported.

According to the news agency, Mohamed Elyounoussi headed in the equaliser before Che Adams won it for the visitors with another header — James Ward-Prowse providing the crosses for both goals.

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