EPL: Manchester City move back to top, Arsenal square with Spurs in north London derby

Manchester City moved back to the top of the English Premier League after a 1-0 win at Bournemouth on Sunday (NZ time).

Riyad Mahrez scored the only goal of the game 10 minutes into the second half to put City two points ahead of Liverpool, who play at Everton on Monday.

Tottenham remained third after a 1-1 draw with Arsenal, while Manchester United moved above the Gunners into fourth after they beat Southampton 3-2.

City struggled to break down Bournemouth in the first half and lost Kevin de Bruyne to injury just before half-time.

Mahrez replaced the Belgian and squeezed in the crucial goal 10 minutes into the second half to put the pressure back on Liverpool.

Tottenham stayed four points clear of Arsenal as they drew 1-1 in the north London derby, although Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a late penalty for Arsenal in injury time.

Aaron Ramsey put Arsenal ahead after 16 minutes but Harry Kane equalized from the penalty spot on 74 minutes, before Aubameyang's late penalty for Arsenal was saved by Hugo Lloris.

Beaten in each of their last two games, Tottenham had Lloris to thank for their point, having lost their previous two games.

Romelu Lukaku scored twice, including a late winner, as United edged out a battling Southampton side 3-2 to go above Arsenal into fourth.

Yann Valery put Southampton in front early on but Andreas Perreira and Lukaku helped United lead before James Ward Prowse equalised for the visitors.

Lukaku snatched the winner in the 89th minute and though Paul Pobga missed a penalty, the result lifted United one point above Arsenal, while Southampton are just two points above the bottom three.

Meanwhile, Huddersfield look dead and buried - 13 points from safety with nine games to go, after a 1-0 defeat at Brighton.

Cardiff are still in the bottom three after a 2-0 loss at Wolves while Crystal Palace moved further away from trouble with a 3-1 win at Burnley.


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