Defending champions Manchester City have at least temporarily increased their lead over their pursuers at the top of the table in the English football championship. After the 2-0 (1-0) win against FC Brentford, star coach Pep Guardiola’s team has a twelve-point lead over FC Liverpool.
However, the Reds can reduce the gap to nine points with their German team manager Jürgen Klopp on Thursday with a win against Leicester City. In addition, the former record champion still has a catch-up game in hand. Champions League winners Chelsea are one point behind Liverpool in third place.
Tottenham Hotspur, meanwhile, missed out on a place in the Champions League with a 2-3 (1-1) home defeat against FC Southampton. Aston Villa and Leeds United burned a goal firework in their 3: 3 (3: 2), while Norwich City and Crystal Palace also separated in another midfield duel 1: 1 (1: 0).
Riyad Mahrez gave Manchester the lead five minutes before the break. Former Bundesliga star Kevin de Bruyne (69th) made the decision in favor of the Citizens before German international Ilkay Gündogan came into play for the last 19 minutes.