After a quiet Saturday of Premier League action, Sunday's televised clashes didn't disappoint. Adam Baylis reviews all of the weekend action...
"Pep Guardiola's men are now [1.2] to win the league and with a record tally of 31 points after just 11 games, it seems foolish to take them on."
Clock ticking for Tony Pulis
Saturday's fixtures somewhat paled in comparison to the promise of Sunday's televised clashes, but despite only four goals being scored across the 3pm kick-offs, there was still some late drama. Lead by Sean Dyche - but for how long - the Burnley juggernaut rolled on courtesy of an 81st minute goal from Sam Vokes at St. Marys' to secure sixth spot in the league.
Liverpool would join them there on 19 points following a 4-1 demolition of West Ham in the late game and as a result Slaven Bilic has seen his price further come in to 1/4 on the Betfair Sportsbook in the next Premier League manager to leave market.
He won't be the only one not looking forward to work on Monday with West Brom falling to defeat at Huddersfield Town. Away fans spent the majority of the second half chanting for the Hawthorns hierarchy to hand Tony Pulis his P45 and with their next two fixtures coming against Chelsea and Spurs, their wish may be granted. The Welshman is 8/1 to leapfrog Slaven Bilic in leaving his Premier League post.
Gazzaniga shines in Wembley spotlight
Tottenham fans arriving at Wembley on Sunday morning to the news that Paulo Gazzaniga would be between the sticks against the visiting Crystal Palace could be forgiven for feeling a little concerned. The third choice keeper was thrust into the spotlight due to injuries to both Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm; this combined with Dele Alli's absence provided the potential for another banana-skin in their title quest.
For 60 minutes, it looked like that may end up being the case but Son's exquisite curling effort ensured another three points for Mauricio Pochettino's men. That was his 20th goal in the league to surpass Park Ji-Sung in becoming the highest ever Asian goalscorer in the competition.
And what of Gazzaniga? He became only the fourth Spurs goalkeeper not to concede a goal on his debut and was lavished with praise by his manager in the post-match interviews. Tottenham are now [15.0] to win the league and have the North London Derby to look forward to after the International break; they're [2.76] for victory at the Emirates.
Guardiola's record breakers
Touted by Graeme Le Saux as likely the most entertaining game of the weekend, the clash between Manchester City and Arsenal didn't disappoint. City slightly rode their luck last week against West Brom but they required no such fortune at the Etihad, pulling a goal in front after just 19 minutes through Kevin De Bruyne.
Arsenal were given a lifeline at 2-0 down thanks to Alexandere Lacazette, but it was quickly snuffed out by Gabriel Jesus who put the blue side of Manchester back in front in less than ten minutes to record a 3-1 victory. Pep Guardiola's men are now [1.2] from [1.3] to win the league and with a record tally of 31 points after just 11 games, it seems foolish to take them on.
Morata puts Chelsea back on track
After disappointment in the Champions League in midweek, Chelsea bounced back to record a 1-0 victory over former manager Jose Mourinho and put a dent in Manchester United's title aspirations. While United were set up to be tough to break down, Chelsea were rampant and were it not for David De Gea, could possibly have added to their tally. As a result, United are out from [14.0] to [21.0] while Chelsea shortened from [30.0] to [25.0] in the Premier League outright.
At Goodison Park, Everton dragged themselves out of the drop zone with a stunning 3-2 victory over Watford following Leighton Baines' penalty in the 91st minute. The Toffees hit a high of [120.0] during the game and their resurgence looked all but over when Richarlison won a penalty for Watford in the 101st minute however former Everton man Tom Cleverly failed to convert the spot kick.