Man City secure dramatic win over Swansea, Palace see off Southampton – Premier League round-up

first_imgManchester City moved top of the Premier League with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Swansea at the Etihad Stadium.Wilfried Bony put City ahead against his former club, heading home a Jesus Navas corner midway through the first half.Bafetimbi Gomis’ goal a minute from time looked to have secured the managerless Swans a deserved point.But a deflected Yaya Toure strike in injury-time snatched all three points for Manuel Pellegrini’s side, who were far from convincing throughout.City duly return to the Premier League summit, although Leicester and Arsenal could both be back above them come Monday.Swansea, meanwhile, remain a point above the relegation zone with their winless run now standing at five games.Crystal Palace moved up to sixth with a 1-0 victory over Southampton at Selhurst Park.Yohan Cabaye was the Eagles’ matchwinner, the Frenchman tapping home Yannick Bolasie’s cross seven minutes before the break.Alan Pardew’s side are now unbeaten in three, while Southampton are without a win in four and remain 12th.Watford are now just a point behind Palace in seventh after a 1-0 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.Odion Ighalo’s 10th goal of the season just four minutes in earned the Hornets a deserved win – their third in succession in the Premier League.Sunderland have now suffered back-to-back defeats and remain second from bottom, a point adrift of safety.West Ham and Stoke played out an entertaining goalless draw at Upton Park.The Hammers, without a host of key men through injury, dominated for long periods but couldn’t find a breakthrough.Mauro Zarate came closest for the hosts, hitting the post, while Marko Arnautovic also struck the woodwork for the Potters.West Ham drop to eighth while Stoke, who have now kept seven clean sheets in their last nine league games, stay 11th.In Saturday’s early kick-off, Norwich fought back to claim a 1-1 draw with Everton at Carrow Road.Premier League results:Crystal Palace 1-0 SouthamptonNorwich 1-1 EvertonManchester City 2-1 SwanseaSunderland 0-1 WatfordWest Ham 0-0 Stoke 1 Yaya Toure last_img read more