Manchester City climbed to the top of the Premier League table in style as they thrashed West Brom 5-0 at The Hawthorns (Man City 4/11 – Premier League outright).
No team in Europe’s top five divisions has conceded as many goals at home as the Baggies, and they were humbled by a rampant Citizens outfit.
Ilkay Gundogan scored a brace, while further goals from Joao Cancelo, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling put the icing on the cake for City.
City can be replaced by Manchester United on Wednesday evening, while the Baggies remain six points from safety after another heavy defeat.
In the other 20:15 kick-off, Arsenal came back from behind to beat Southampton 3-1.
The Gunners (11/4 – to finish in the top six) fell behind in the third minute when Stuart Armstrong fired home, but they were back level within five minutes thanks to Nicolas Pepe.
Further goals from Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette put the game to bed, and Mikel Arteta dedicated the victory to captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who missed the game through “personal reasons”.
Leeds United (5/2 – to finish in the top 10) ended a run of three straight defeats to beat Newcastle United 2-1 at St James’ Park.
Steve Bruce’s team showed some fighting spirit, and the Magpies boss says he saw enough from his team to suggest they can avoid the drop.
He told BBC Sport: “I don’t know if I’ve been on a worse run in 20 years, but tonight I’ve seen a little bit of something and we will start again tomorrow.”
West Ham (4/1 – to finish in the top six) moved into the top four after a thrilling 3-2 victory at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace.
David Moyes suggests the Hammers have yet to “scratch the surface” of their potential, but Tomas Soucek continues to shine after scoring a brace.
Like Arsenal, the Irons were forced to come back from behind and they held on for all three points despite a late goal from Michy Batshuayi.