The top three sides in the Premier League all won this weekend, although it’s fair to say that only one of them delivered a performance that made you go ‘Wow!’.
Manchester City’s 6-0 demolition of Chelsea showed that they won’t give up their title easily and sent out an ominous warning to Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
Sportslens takes a look at the main talking points from the latest round of games.
Aguero outshines Higuain
Sergio Aguero comfortably won the battle of the Argentine strikers as City crushed Chelsea.
Aguero scored his second successive hat-trick to lead City to victory, while Gonzola Higuain could only watch and admire.
The 30-year-old now has 11 Premier League hat-tricks for City, putting him level with Alan Shearer’s record – not bad company to be in.
In their hands, but doubts remain
Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Bournemouth keeps them in the driving seat for the title, but the suspicion remains that they will slip-up at some point.
Manchester United would undoubtedly love to derail Liverpool’s title challenge when the two sides meet on February 24 and a defeat there would hand the initiative to City.
Pep Guardiola’s side know what it takes to win the title – fill your boots and back them to win it again.
Spurs still in the mix
Spurs have been dismissed by many pundits in this season’s title race, although it would be foolish to write them off just yet.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side had to dig deep to see off Leicester City on Sunday, but that spirit could stand them in good stead during the run-in.
With Harry Kane and Dele Alli close to a return to action, Spurs are still a threat to City and Liverpool.
Stop being morons
Southampton are intending to ban two ‘supporters’ who were arrested after allegedly making ‘indecent gestures’ during Saturday’s game against Cardiff City.
Images circulated on social media show one man making what appears to be an aeroplane gesture in reference to the tragic death of Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala who was confirmed dead by Dorset police on Thursday.
Why do some people feel the need to be morons in situations like this? Stop it. Now.
Everton reap what they sow
Everton’s 1-0 defeat at Watford on Saturday was yet another embarrassment for a club that continues to underperform.
Their fans were eager to see the back of Sam Allardyce as manager last summer, but the decision to ditch him looks increasingly questionable.
Marco Silva promised to bring ‘exciting, attacking football’ to Everton – he’s failed to deliver.