At 12:45 on Saturday the 26th of September, Man City were top of the Premier League. By 5:00, thanks to Tottenham and Man United, they were not. In the early kick-off, Man City played Spurs…And lost badly.
It all started well for City when Yaya Toure started a counter-attack ending in a Kevin De Bruyne low shot across the goalkeeper to give the Belgian another goal and put the blue side of Manchester into pandenonioum. When Sterling then cut inside and forced a sharp save out of Hugo Lloris, you felt City were on top. Unfortunately, on the stroke of half-time, Eric Dier fizzed a low shot from 25 yards in off the post after a cross from Kyle Walker (who was offside) was cleared by the City defence.
Spurs then went ahead courtesy of a Toby Alderwield header from a Eric Lamela (who was man of the match) corner that flicked over a horribly positioned Caballero into the net. City were still very much in it until a Christian Eriksen free-kick rattled the post before it came out to Harry Kane (who looked offside) who ended his goal drought with a loopy finish into the unguarded net. Any small chance of a incredible City comeback were killed in the 79th minute when the sub N’jie brilliantly turned Kolarov in the middle of the City half and then played in Lamela who went round the goalkeeper and tucked home Spurs’ 4th.
As a result of Manchester City’s mishap, the red side of the north-western city (Man U) went top as they comfortably beat Sunderland 3-0 in a game that saw Wayne Rooney end his goal drought. Leicester and Arsenal provided a stunning match which saw the gunners win 5-2 thanks to an Alexis Sanchez hat-trick and a goal apiece for the Londoners strikers (Walcott and Giroud).
In the evening kick-off, Newcastle took Chelsea all the way, but a 90th minute Willian free-kick gave them a 2-2 draw. There were braces for both Rudy Gestede and Daniel Sturridge in a 3-2 win for Liverpool which also included a 63 second goal from James Milner. A 90th minute Kouyate goal helped West Ham to a 2-2 draw against Norwich which kept the hammers in 3rd place. In the other games, Southampton beat Swansea 3-1 and Stoke beat Bournemouth 2-1. In the Sunday game, Crystal Palace won 1-0 against Watford.