Manchester City leapfrogged Southampton to take second place in the Premier League with a comprehensive win at St Mary’s Stadium. After a dull first-half the game unlocked in the second 45, with Yaya Toure’s effort opening the scoring. Shortly after the Sky Blues’ dominance was threated as Eliaquim Mangala was sent off for hauling down Shane Long, but Frank Lampard quickly made sure the numerical disadvantage was not a serious one with a fine effort from 18 yards. Gael Clichy then added a third for City, who move to within six points of leaders Chelsea.
Tottenham secured their successive Premier League 2-1 winning scoreline with a comeback victory at home to Everton. The Toffees took an early lead through a Kevin Mirallas effort from distance, but the Lilywhites quickly pegged back the visitors as Christian Eriksen dinked a neat finish past Tim Howard. Both sides had been in Europa League action last week, but the energy of Harry Kane inspired the Londoners, who found the eventual winner in first half injury time as Roberto Soldado netted his first goal since March.