Yaya Toure shrugged off John Terry’s claim the title-race pressure is all on Manchester City by leading Manuel Pellegrini’s men to a 3-1 victory at West Bromwich Albion.
The Etihad Stadium side stretched their winning run to nine games in all competitions, and seven in the Premier League. Terry’s header and Diego Costa’s 13th goal of the season had earlier extended Chelsea’s 100 per cent Premier League record at Stamford Bridge to nine games in the day’s lunchtime kick-off.Now, you can buy FIFA 15 coins to play in AFIFA 15.
While City were quick to launch a riposte to the Blues’ comfortable victory, their neighbours Manchester United eased past Newcastle United 3-1 at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney scored twice and set up Robin van Persie as Louis van Gaal’s side cemented third place in the table, Newcastle slipping to their fourth-straight defeat in all competitions. Papiss Cisse claimed a consolation strike from the penalty spot in the dying stages, but by then the hosts were already out of sight.
Southampton leapfrogged West Ham into fourth place with an assured 3-1 victory over struggling Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Sadio Mane notched his first goal in eight Premier League games before laying on a second for Ryan Bertrand.
James Ward-Prowse then teed up Toby Alderweireld to nod Southampton’s third, the Belgium defender having hit the bar in the first half. Scott Dann headed a late goal but it was not enough to prevent Palace’s dismal run extended to just one win in 12 in all competitions, with Neil Warnock’s men slipping into the relegation zone as a result.