Premier League round-up: Man City go top, Tottenham score late winner

Gabriel Jesus

Manchester City moved back to the top of the Premier League by beating Everton, while third-placed Tottenham struck late to win against Burnley and there were also victories for Crystal Palace, Newcastle, Watford, West Ham and Wolves.

City are now two points clear of Liverpool, who do not play until Sunday against Manchester United at Anfield (16:00 GMT kick-off).

Gabriel Jesus scored twice before Dominic Calvert-Lewin pulled one back for the visitors – but substitute Raheem Sterling added a third with his first touch to seal a 3-1 win.

The match also marked the return of midfielder Kevin de Bruyne from a knee injury, the Belgium international coming off the bench for his first appearance since 1 November.

Christian Eriksen scored a 91st-minute winner as Tottenham finally broke Burnley’s resolve with a 1-0 victory at Wembley that moved them to two points behind Liverpool in second.

Salomon Rondon scored the winner as Newcastle beat Huddersfield 1-0.

It was the Magpies’ first win in four games and moves them away from danger into 14th, while the Terriers stay in the relegation zone.

Luka Milivojevic’s goal just before half-time gave Crystal Palace a potentially crucial 1-0 win over Leicester at Selhurst Park – a result which lifted Roy Hodgson’s side into 15th.

Wolves moved above Everton into seventh as they beat Bournemouth 2-0 with goals from Raul Jimenez and Ivan Cavaleiro.

Watford held on to beat Cardiff 3-2 at Vicarage Road and record their first league win since October.

Goals from Gerard Deulofeu, Jose Holebas and Domingos Quina put the Hornets 3-0 up, before Junior Hoilett and Bobby Reid struck late for the visitors.

In Saturday’s late kick-off, West Ham climbed to ninth with a 2-0 victory over bottom side Fulham.

Robert Snodgrass and Michail Antonio were on target for the Hammers, who secured a fourth straight win.

In the Scottish Premiership, Kilmarnock beat Dundee 3-1 to move a point clear of Celtic at the top of the table.

In the Championship, Leeds United knocked Norwich off top spot after beating Bolton 1-0. The Canaries missed the chance to return to the summit in the evening kick-off, as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Bristol City.

Aston Villa came from behind to draw 2-2 with Stoke, while Middlesbrough lost 2-1 to QPR.

Ipswich Town’s first win under Paul Lambert, a 1-0 victory against Wigan, isn’t enough to lift them off the bottom of the table.

Elsewhere in the Football League, former England defender Sol Campbell achieved his first victory as a manager, as his League Two bottom side Macclesfield Town beat Crawley Town 2-0.

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