Manchester City back on top of the Premier League after win over Brighton

It has been a while, but Premier League champions Manchester City are back on top after they beat Brighton 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium today.

Saturday’s late afternoon kick-off saw Liverpool and Chelsea fight out a thrilling 1-1 draw, with former City man Daniel Sturridge rescuing a point for Jurgen Klopp’s men.

That result means City will finish a gameweek top for the first time this season, edging out Liverpool on goal difference. The two sides meet next weekend at Anfield, a ground City have not won at for 15 years and will look to avoid a defeat at heading into the international break.

Further down the table, North London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal are tied on 15 points, only 4 points behind City and Liverpool, so still very much in touch with the leading pack.

And further… further down still lie Manchester United in 10th place, after former City manager Manuel Pellegrini masterminded West Ham’s 3-1 win over the Red Devils in Saturday’s early kick-off.

Next up for Pep Guardiola’s men is a trip to Hoffenheim in the Champions League on Tuesday and then all eyes will turn to Anfield for the biggest match of the season to date next Sunday.

Here’s how the Premier League table looks with the top sides having all completed their fixtures this weekend.

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