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EPL: Manchester City beat Leeds, Chelsea get first win under Lampard, other results 

Gundogan bagged a brace for Manchester City

Manchester City were 2-1 winners over Leeds United in a Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

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Two fine first-half goals by Ilkay Gundogan had done the damage for City, who recorded their 10th straight league win.

Gundogan’s first neat finish, which came after Riyad Mahrez found him in space on the edge of the area, was into the bottom left-hand corner of Joel Robles’ goal.

His second, again with Mahrez the provider, was identical apart from that, he found the opposite corner of the net.

Their best chance to wrap the game up came with six minutes to go, when Pascal Struijk fouled Phil Foden inside the area and referee Andrew Madley pointed to the spot.

Regular penalty-taker Haaland passed up the chance to take it and add to his 51-goal tally for the season, but saw Gundogan miss out on a hat-trick when he sent his effort against the post.

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That gave Leeds hope and, only 58 seconds later, they were somehow back in the game. Manuel Akanji failed to deal with a long ball, and substitute Rodrigo beat Ederson with a low finish.

They are now four points clear of Arsenal on the top of the Premier League table.

Other results

AFC Bournemouth vs Chelsea

Joao Felix
Joao Felix scored for Chelsea

Two late goals finally gave Frank Lampard his first win since his return as Chelsea’s interim manager.

The Blues had lost all four Premier League games since Lampard’s return in April, but had led through Conor Gallagher’s early header.

Matias Vina levelled for Bournemouth, but Benoit Badiashile and Joao Felix struck inside the last 10 minutes.

Relegation remains a possibility for the Cherries with three games left, while Chelsea are 11th in the table.

Tottenham vs Crystal Palace

Harry Kane
Kane scored the winner for Spurs

Harry Kane became the outright second-highest goalscorer in Premier League history as Tottenham ended a four-game winless run with a much-needed victory over Crystal Palace.

He expertly headed in Pedro Porro’s cross in first-half added time to reach 209 goals in the competition and surpass former Manchester United and Everton striker Wayne Rooney.

The win moved Spurs above Brighton into sixth place – although they have now played three games more than the Seagulls, who face Everton on Monday.

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Aston Villa

Toti as the match winner for Wolves

Toti scored his first Wolves goal as Julen Lopetegui’s side beat European hopefuls Aston Villa at Molineux to banish any lingering fears of Premier League relegation.

The hard-fought victory lifts Lopetegui’s team to 40 points, 10 clear of 18th-placed Nottingham Forest, who have four games left to play.

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