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Sport Normal service resumed as Man City move 15 points clear

01:45  03 january  2018
01:45  03 january  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Firmino strikes twice as Liverpool crush Swansea

  Firmino strikes twice as Liverpool crush Swansea Roberto Firmino scored twice as Liverpool eased to a 5-0 win over bottom club Swansea City on Tuesday to remain fourth in the Premier League table. Juergen Klopp named Philippe Coutinho as captain and the Brazilian curled a sublime effort into the top corner with the home side’s first real attacking foray after just six minutes.Andrew Robertson and Firmino both went close as the first period drew to a close, with Swansea rarely threatening a riposte.

LONDON - Manchester City returned to winning ways and restored their Premier League lead to 15 points with an emphatic 3-1 victory over Watford at their Etihad Stadium stronghold on Tuesday. As Tottenham Hotspur moved back into fifth

Abuja – Manchester City returned to winning ways and restored their English Premier League lead to 15 points with an emphatic 3-1 victory over Watford at their Etihad Stadium stronghold on Tuesday. Bournemouth’s Dutch defender Nathan Ake (L)

a group of football players on a field: Premier League - Manchester City vs Watford© REUTERS/Andrew Yates Premier League - Manchester City vs Watford Manchester City returned to winning ways and restored their Premier League lead to 15 points with an emphatic 3-1 victory over Watford at their Etihad Stadium stronghold on Tuesday.

As Tottenham Hotspur moved back into fifth, leapfrogging London rivals Arsenal with a 2-0 victory at bottom club Swansea City, Manchester City marched on as in-form Raheem Sterling set up their win with a goal after 38 seconds.

Swansea's plight under new manager Carlos Carvalhal looked as precarious as that now also facing West Bromwich Albion's Alan Pardew, as Andy Carroll scored twice in West Ham United's 2-1 comeback win over the Baggies.

Liverpool agree world record deal to sign Van Dijk from Southampton

  Liverpool agree world record deal to sign Van Dijk from Southampton Liverpool have agreed to sign Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for a reported world record fee for a defender, both Premier League clubs said on Wednesday. "The Reds have agreed a deal with the south coast club, and the player himself, that will see the 26-year-old defender move to Anfield when the transfer window re-opens on January 1, 2018," Liverpool said in a statement."The Netherlands international will be assigned squad number four, upon his arrival at Liverpool.

Manchester City marched on as in-form Raheem Sterling set up their win with a goal after 38 seconds.

Manchester City ’s relentless charge after a record 18 straight league triumphs may have been checked in the goalless draw at Palace on Sunday but normal service seems to have been resumed . The win put City on 62 points from 22 games, 15 clear of their cross- city rivals Manchester United.

a group of young men playing a game of football: Premier League - Manchester City vs Watford© REUTERS Premier League - Manchester City vs Watford

Crystal Palace's revival under Roy Hodgson continued apace as they also came from behind to win 2-1 at Southampton and pull clear of the relegation zone.

Manchester City's relentless charge after a record 18 straight league triumphs may have been checked in the goalless draw at Palace on Sunday but normal service was resumed by the unbeaten leaders with dramatic swiftness.

Sterling scored his ninth goal in nine home league matches after Watford's defence were caught napping in the opening seconds before Christian Kabasele sliced an attempted clearance into his own net in the 13th minute.

Sergio Aguero sealed the victory in the 63rd minute before a late Watford consolation from Andre Gray.

Dominant City go 15 points clear

  Dominant City go 15 points clear Manchester City moved 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League after a dominant 1-0 win over Newcastle on Wednesday. City were in complete control throughout at St James' Park and should have secured their 18th straight league win by a more convincing scoreline.Sergio Aguero hit the post twice and Kevin De Bruyne also struck the woodwork, but in the end Sterling's 31st-minute finish was enough for all three points.Newcastle had just 22 per cent possession and only threatened on a couple of occasions, with Rolando Aarons going closest when his chipped effort was headed off the line in the first half.

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Southamptona> are 17th, also on 20 points alongside Stoke, while West Ham moved out of the danger zone to 16th on 21.

a man standing in front of a crowd: Premier League - Manchester City vs Watford© REUTERS/Andrew Yates Premier League - Manchester City vs Watford The win put City on 62 points from 22 games, 15 clear of their cross-city rivals Manchester United, although champions Chelsea have the chance to go second, albeit still 14 points behind, if they win at Arsenal on Wednesday.

At the other end of the table, Swansea and West Brom can now see an alarming gap opening above them as they both sit on 16 points, four behind 18th-placed Stoke City.

Southampton are 17th, also on 20 points alongside Stoke, while West Ham moved out of the danger zone to 16th on 21. Palace, rock bottom for so long at the start of the campaign, move up to 14th on 22.

Messaging service Slack suffers major outage .
The Slack messaging tool suffered a major outage Tuesday that left users unable to connect to the service. In a post on its systems status page, Slack noted that that customers were experiencing connectivity issues as a result of the outage.“A majority of customers are unable to connect to Slack. We're aware of the issue and are working to resolve it as quickly as possible,” explained Slack in the post, which was written at 2:35 P.M. EST.“We've isolated the problem and are working on bringing the service back online for all users. More details to come as they become available,” it added at 3:00 P.M.EST.

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